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Offline dano14041

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Desiccants and grain storage
« on: August 17, 2011, 07:42:20 am »
Has anyone tried using desiccants for moisture control when storing grain in plastic/rubber containers in humid environments? Were the results great/good/alright/bad?

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Offline wingnut

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Re: Desiccants and grain storage
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 08:02:00 pm »  Mechanical dehumidifier...yes  and it worked great for a while.

Essentially I have found that keeping the plastic bag or canister sealed is the best defense. I have used the huge ziplocks (big enough to fit  a basketball or two) to store grain and had better luck. 

Essentially, the air is going to have enough moisture to slowly stale the grain.  The more moisture, the the desiccant will help, but the sealed plastic bag is the best.

Good luck
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