Which container for Malt Storage?

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  1. ChicoBrewer

    ChicoBrewer Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the vittles vault. I'm just not sure what size? 30lb or 50lb? What is the volume of a 50 lb sack of grain?
     
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    Get the 50-pounder...and get several if you can get find them on sale.
    I keep one for each of my base malts along with a big 45 gallon plastic storage tub/tote with a lid that I can stack full of unopened bags if I stock up on multiple bags of malts like Pilsner and 2-row that I use a lot of. I can hold about a 6-month supply of base malts.
     
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    Get the 50# I have 4 and love them. Then I use a few of the gamma lids on buckets.
     
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    I use big rubbermaid totes but I really like the look of the vittles vaults. Might be better for space utilization.
     
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    I like metal garbage cans for the base malts. In the shop, the mice can’t chew through them.
     
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    I just use generic 5 gallon buckets with standard issue lids. Small quantities are in their original packages which I tape shut after opening. Base malts go straight into the buckets. Everything is kept inside, and since we live in the high desert, humidity isn't a concern.
     
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    I use the 50lb vittles vault for base malt. Five gallon buckets, with lids, for smaller quantities and DME. Everything is stored in the basement. No issues so far. I really like the vittles vault and will probably upgrade at some point.
     
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    Nice, only 85$ in shipping to Canada. Yay!
     
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    There's always that...
     

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