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Grain storage
« on: April 09, 2018, 11:25:21 AM »
Hi i didn't want to dig up an old (similar) thread

Im looking for suggestions on what size containers you guys use for storing your 25kg bulk grains in?

Trying to figure out if a 50 or 60 litre container is enough or if i should go to 100 litre?
Only looking to store base malts

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 12:39:09 PM »
Hi i didn't want to dig up an old (similar) thread

Im looking for suggestions on what size containers you guys use for storing your 25kg bulk grains in?

Trying to figure out if a 50 or 60 litre container is enough or if i should go to 100 litre?
Only looking to store base malts

Cheers

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55lt. will hold a 25kg bag+.

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 12:53:14 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 12:58:13 PM »
A 25kg grain bag also holds 25kg of grain.
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 01:22:58 PM »
I have 100L containers which hold 2x25kg sacks of grain each
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 01:48:40 PM »
Retired fermenters - perfect solution
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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 02:59:44 PM »
A 25kg grain bag also holds 25kg of grain.
Also too easy for rodent entry.

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2018, 03:00:19 PM »
Retired fermenters - perfect solution
Dont have any yet, only early days into brew

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Re: Grain storage
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2018, 03:40:21 PM »
A 25kg grain bag also holds 25kg of grain.
Also too easy for rodent entry.

Retired/dead fridges/freezers (with good door seals still intact) keep away rodents, bugs, light, moisture and keep the grain at consistent reasonable temps (just checked mine in the un-insulated shed and inside was 24C on this 35 C day).  25kg bags go nicely in there and I twist up and tie the plastic inner liner, to ensure minimal air/moisture exchange with that outside the bag. 

Generally you should be able to pick up a dead fridge for free, as I did and depending on the size will hold 3+ whole bags plus a couple of quarter/half bags.  I also keep a few kilos of speciality grains, sealed in the bags I bought them in, on the fridge door racks.  It also stores all of my brewing salts in the freezer compartment too.

As an extra insurance a $3 moisture remover (essentially calcium chloride in a plastic tray with a screen) ensures that air moisture content inside the fridge is kept at a minimum.