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    Malt storage for nano brewery?

    What do you small breweries do for malt storage? I don't have the money or space for a silo. Im looking at the pet food containers, but wanted to hear what everyone else does?

    Thanks!

    Phil

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    We use large pet food containers with screw top lids including a seal. The container holds a single 55 lb bag and works great. We have all our bagged grains on pallets on a pallet rack, the containers are on a pallet on the floor. This keeps pests away from bagged grains, and no partial open bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canbrewery View Post
    We use large pet food containers with screw top lids including a seal. The container holds a single 55 lb bag and works great. We have all our bagged grains on pallets on a pallet rack, the containers are on a pallet on the floor. This keeps pests away from bagged grains, and no partial open bags.
    Perfect, thanks for the info. How much malt do you buy at a time? Meaning, how many containers and how long does the malt sit before use? I am thinking multiple brew days at a time, so it may sit for a couple of months?

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    I use about a dozen specialty grains and about nine base grains. Plus one for Brewers Crystals. I order a full pallet of grains (about 45 bags) each time I take delivery. This is usually every 3 months. I typically have from 20-70 bags of grain around at any time. My typical 2+ bbl brew uses 120-135 lbs of grain, and I double batch each brew. All the spent grains from a full brew day fit in a 55 gal drum.


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    Thanks again, great info for someone just starting out, like myself .. you say that you double batch, do you have two boilers/ burners? How does that work?

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