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From the bread making thread, how are you breadmakers storing 25# bags of flour? Are you putting smaller amounts in a cannister or whatever, how are you keeping bugs out of the big bag...? I'd love to stop buying weenie 5# bags but don't know how/where to store it, esp since my freezer is full.
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We have large buckets with tight fitting lids for the wheat & flour & sugar. It is then put in the basement. Then we have smaller canisters in the kitchen we fill from those.

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Clean 5 gallon paint buckets here. One I bought brand new unused from walmart, the other two I got off my dad and cleaned with bleach and hot soapy water and will line with a trash bag. Not the best in the world but I am doing what I can until I can afford more brand new buckets
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I have a bunch of the huge pickle jars from costco that I fill up with the flour after I freeze it for a day.
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We have an extra fridge in the garage for soda and overflows, and I use that. LOL it's a 3 part process really - I fill up the glass canister if needed, then fill up a 2 qt plastic container (like a rubbermaid cereal container I already had around) and keep that in the freezer in the kitchen. The rest gets put in the extra fridge (it's a lot colder than normal, so no worries). LOL I guess since we moved and our garage isn't heated we could just leave it in a container out there - it was cold enough a couple weeks ago that our sodas were frozen!
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I have a big glass jar that I keep in the kitchen and fill from the food grade buckets in the garage.

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Clean 5 gallon paint buckets here. One I bought brand new unused from walmart, the other two I got off my dad and cleaned with bleach and hot soapy water and will line with a trash bag. Not the best in the world but I am doing what I can until I can afford more brand new buckets
Go to any bakery or grocery store with bakery and ask if they'd be willing to give you their empty frosting/filling buckets. Even if one place says no, there are others that will give it to you for free. Food safe, all you need to do is clean them.

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I buy 20lb bags of flour and oats and store them in old gallon glass pickle jars my MIL gets from the retirement home she works at. I store them in the basement on shelves, it's cold down there.
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I have an old small freezer in the back porch. It doesn't run consistently so I use it for storage. I keep large bags of white sugar, brown sugar, white and WW flour and rolled oats in there. For convenience, I fill 5gal food grade buckets that are stored in the kitchen from the large bags. This way when the bag runs out, I still have the bucket as a buffer before I run out completely. And the kids use the buckets for everything - step stools, trains, chairs... Less than ideal, but my pantry isn't finished so they will continue to float around the kitchen until further notice.

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Yes, please if you're going to store the flour in buckets buy FOOD GRADE buckets.

I keep my wheat in food grade 5 gallon plastic buckets with gamma seals in my basement. When I'm running low on flour, I grind a small amount at a time and put that in a cannister in the kitchen.

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I have big clear containers we got from a restaraunt supply. They have nice tight fitting lids.

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I have a big plastic crock type thing with a really good lid. It'll hold 25 pounds of flour (or sugar) and the rest I keep in the freezer.
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