Danielle asked: When you buy the 25 pound containers what do you have to
store them in?
I am a big fan of buying our grains in larger quantities to help save money on our food budget and keep things simple and organized. I find it especially useful to find a nearby friend to split these purchases as well, as our garage is rather small in our condo. Recently, my friend Samara and I split a 50 pound bag of Montana Prairie Gold wheat (which we highly recommend as one of the best whole wheat grain choices!) and it cost each of us just $15! We keep several large 5 gallon paint buckets in our garage for various grain and sweetener purchases (including whole wheat – hard and soft wheat, kamut, oats, sucanat, and spelt grains).
In the kitchen, we keep glass gallon jars which we refill regularly from our outside storage supply. This is Karis’ favorite task – refilling the glass jars with a measuring cup!
These five paint gallon buckets can be purchased new at your local Home Depot or home improvement store for around $5 each. You may be able to aquire them used at a more frugal cost from a local deli or bakery. Best to find ones that have a strong seal (o-ring) to keep as fresh as possible. Grain should be stored in a cool dark place.
It works for me!