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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #45 on: December 11, 2009, 10:50:43 AM »
I use large Rubbermaid totes for storing my grain. Keeps it dry and also keeps the mice out. Plastic trash cans work weel too.

+1  I usually don't have more than a couple hundred pounds though, so it doesn't take up all that much room.
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #46 on: December 12, 2009, 07:41:06 PM »
MDixon

do you think the pressure of vacuum sealing will be enough to prevent hatching?

I tried vacuum sealing some grain and found that the points on the individual kernels
of grain were enough to puncture the vacuum bag. 80%+ of the vacuumed bags were
no longer air-tight..(they had lost the vacuum and were as if I had simply used ziplocks...)

So eliminating O2 or air would be very temporary in this situation. Conditions could return
to ideal for hatching...
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #47 on: March 25, 2010, 09:00:45 AM »
First post here so bee easy on me. I buy my grain from "Brewmwsters Warehouse". On line a 50# sack of Beiss 2 row takes 2 days for home delivery  and will ship total order for $6.99 and no tax to FL. Pretty good deal
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2010, 10:10:32 AM »
First post here so bee easy on me. I buy my grain from "Brewmwsters Warehouse". On line a 50# sack of Beiss 2 row takes 2 days for home delivery  and will ship total order for $6.99 and no tax to FL. Pretty good deal
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Agreed Danny...these guys are great.  The 50# sack I bought from them was cheaper than anywhere else I could find.
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2010, 10:23:39 AM »
Agreed Danny...these guys are great.  The 50# sack I bought from them was cheaper than anywhere else I could find.

I just went and checked this site out.  Looks comparable to Northern Brewer to me and people have posted some other places that are cheaper than that.

I compared a 55# sack of Maris Otter.

Northern Brewer:  63.99 + 28.02 shipping = $92.01
Brewmasters $85.25 + 6.99 shipping = $92.24

Am I missing something?
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2010, 10:32:11 AM »
A 10% off Brewing Network code. ( I think they have one for Homebrewtalk as well ).

Edit: and shipping to me in New England is about $6 more than you.  MO from NB came out to $98+
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2010, 10:46:21 AM »
Gotca, thanks.  I'm always on the lookout for better bulk prices.
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2010, 11:46:15 AM »
I compared a 55# sack of Maris Otter.

Northern Brewer:  63.99 + 28.02 shipping = $92.01
Brewmasters $85.25 + 6.99 shipping = $92.24

Am I missing something?

Yep, you're missing North Country Malt

55# Marris Otter:  40.24 + 26.35 shipping = $66.59
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2010, 11:47:53 AM »
I compared a 55# sack of Maris Otter.

Northern Brewer:  63.99 + 28.02 shipping = $92.01
Brewmasters $85.25 + 6.99 shipping = $92.24

Am I missing something?

Yep, you're missing North Country Malt

55# Marris Otter:  40.24 + 26.35 shipping = $66.59

And even cheaper if you can buy a pallet load (group buy)!!
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2010, 11:50:40 AM »
I compared a 55# sack of Maris Otter.

Northern Brewer:  63.99 + 28.02 shipping = $92.01
Brewmasters $85.25 + 6.99 shipping = $92.24

Am I missing something?

Yep, you're missing North Country Malt

55# Marris Otter:  40.24 + 26.35 shipping = $66.59

And even cheaper if you can buy a pallet load (group buy)!!

While tygo and I are both in Northern Virginia, I don't think the two of us could buy enough sacks to be a "group" :)
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2010, 12:16:31 PM »
I can just see the look on my wife's face if a pallet of grain was dropped on the driveway.  "You see honey, it's a lot cheaper if you buy in bulk!"  I think it would look something like this -->  >:(
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2010, 12:17:34 PM »
I can just see the look on my wife's face if a pallet of grain was dropped on the driveway.  "You see honey, it's a lot cheaper if you buy in bulk!"  I think it would look something like this -->  >:(

i've seen that look before when I opened the back of my tahoe to show my wife the 9 bags I got at our recent group buy.

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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2010, 12:44:21 PM »

While tygo and I are both in Northern Virginia, I don't think the two of us could buy enough sacks to be a "group" :)

I played with the $'s a while back.  If I remember right it was cheaper by the pallet after 5 bags. Shipping was a flat $90 per pallet & ground was ~$20/bag to my location. Surely you could split 5 or more bags...  ;)  Though one pallet will hold 42 bags....  :o
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2010, 01:09:32 PM »
You need a loading dock for pallet orders, though.
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Re: Storing Grain?
« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2010, 01:20:54 PM »
You need a loading dock for pallet orders, though.

I don't believe so - though I believe there is an extra fee ($50?) for delivering without a dock - delivery guy has forklift it off.
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