When it comes to storing grain and DME, we’re concerned about keeping ingredients fresh minimizing oxygen and moisture exposure. We’re also interest in keeping Grain and DME away from possible pests. Beyond that convenient access and efficient use of space are issues to consider. This post also includes some tips and general sizing guidelines.
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From HBF: Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application. Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application. Always read and follow manufacturer directions.
Mylar bags generally have low oxygen permeability and block light. You can store hops, other brewing ingredients and more in Mylar bags. Check out my techniques for sealing (smaller) Mylar bags using traditional vacuum sealers.
Steve’s picture above shows about 25 lbs of malt in these 5 gallon bags.
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Buckets for Grain Storage – Pros and Cons
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Buckets are one of the most basic and popular options out there and for good reason. They are generally easy to source, well made and cheap. Food safe options are also easy to find.
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Grain Storage Capacity Estimations
My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is about 5 lbs per gallon for unmilled malt storage. That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary. A 5 gallon bucket holds about 25 lbs Two buckets = a 50 lb bag. Two 6 gallon buckets would comfortably hold a 55 lb bag.