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LazyBear 05-09-2008 04:08 PM

Home Storage of Wheat ~ USU extension
 
http://extension.usu.edu/files/publi...ion/FN-371.pdf

Article was published June 1995

Print a copy to keep with your foodstorage.

4crazyboyz 12-20-2011 11:31 AM

I read in this pamphlet that it's best when storing wheat in buckets to use a lid with a gasket. Do I need to use gamma lids for long term storage or can I just use regular lids as long as I use the dry ice method when packing it?

bluebooks 12-20-2011 12:28 PM

There are lids with gaskets that aren't gamma lids. Just look for a black rubber thing inside the lip of a lid. I have also seen white. They are usually just a dollar or two more than a non-gasket lid. The last few I got at Walmart.

4crazyboyz 12-20-2011 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluebooks (Post 1126768)
There are lids with gaskets that aren't gamma lids. Just look for a black rubber thing inside the lip of a lid. I have also seen white. They are usually just a dollar or two more than a non-gasket lid. The last few I got at Walmart.

Thank you! So I'm assuming I need these gasket lids according to this: http://providentliving.org/pfw/multi...ons_v4_pdf.pdf
Do you remember how much they were at Walmart?

s275hv 12-20-2011 12:39 PM

Gamma lids actually have two gaskets, one on the ring that snaps onto the bucket, and one on the part that twists on and off. I don't think I would use the gamma lids for long time storage since they are so expensive. I always use the regular lids, I just make sure the lids I buy have a gasket. Some do not, so make sure you look. They are usually black. A good storage or container store should know what you are talking about.
The ones at maceys come with a lid that does not have a gasket, but they sell the lids with gaskets separately.
I use gamma lids for the bucket I am currently using, I usually dump the stored bucket into the one with the gamma lid, so I don't have to keep moving the gamma lids.
I hope that makes sense.

4crazyboyz 12-20-2011 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s275hv (Post 1126774)
Gamma lids actually have two gaskets, one on the ring that snaps onto the bucket, and one on the part that twists on and off. I don't think I would use the gamma lids for long time storage since they are so expensive. I always use the regular lids, I just make sure the lids I buy have a gasket. Some do not, so make sure you look. They are usually black. A good storage or container store should know what you are talking about.
The ones at maceys come with a lid that does not have a gasket, but they sell the lids with gaskets separately.
I use gamma lids for the bucket I am currently using, I usually dump the stored bucket into the one with the gamma lid, so I don't have to keep moving the gamma lids.
I hope that makes sense.

Yes, it does. Thanks a ton. :)

bluebooks 12-20-2011 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4crazyboyz (Post 1126773)
Thank you! So I'm assuming I need these gasket lids according to this: http://providentliving.org/pfw/multi...ons_v4_pdf.pdf
Do you remember how much they were at Walmart?

Maybe $2 or $3. I bought buckets at the same time and was a little dismayed to find that the lids didn't come with the buckets. When she told me the price of the lid I was okay with it, so it couldn't have been more than $4.


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