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Equipment manufacturers use distributors to pass their products onto consumers as they are focused on R&D, manufacturing and quality management, not customer service. With a few exceptions, like Dell and Apple in the PC arena, suppliers will not sell direct to consumers for a number of reasons. Agreements with their distributors, prevent them from ...


Great post on exactly this topic yesterday with lots of options on homebrewfinds: http://www.homebrewfinds.com/2012/03/storage-options-base-grain-specialty.html Seems like a very good and cheap option is 5 gallon buckets with gamma seal lids.


I've learned the hard way that Grain looses it's freshness after about 12 months and becomes stale tasting after 24 months. (I took a break from brewing for 2 years, and started back using my existing grain stock. Couldn't figure out why the first few batches tasted so...meh, but figured out eventually that it was the old grain.) Grain stales quicker when ...

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