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I bought a 55lb caputo flour bag. Any recommendations on a container?

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2022, 06:05:32 PM »
Heavy duty extra large ziplock bags. Keep all but one in freezer. Stays fresh and kills potential insects.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2022, 06:29:26 PM »
Heavy duty extra large ziplock bags. Keep all but one in freezer. Stays fresh and kills potential insects.

That's what I've been doing, really doesn't take up much room in the freezer once it's divided up.
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2022, 12:24:41 PM »
I don't use any of those enough to merit getting one to store flour or other dry goods, But I CAN use one to store other items.  :)
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2022, 01:46:07 PM »
Problem with large containers is that as you use the flour it leaves a bigger area for atmosphere to degrade your flour. Being airtight is meaningless unless you are somehow flushing the area with a blanket of gas or vacuuming out the oxygen.

If you blast through the flour quick no big deal.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2022, 02:13:43 PM »
Problem with large containers is that as you use the flour it leaves a bigger area for atmosphere to degrade your flour.

Has anyone done a study to prove or disprove that ?
Mine stays in the container 6-9 months and I don't notice any difference.
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2022, 03:09:34 PM »
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2022, 04:47:35 PM »
Has anyone done a study to prove or disprove that ?
Mine stays in the container 6-9 months and I don't notice any difference.
I'd say that you did. Your results say no difference. Lots of info on flour that hasn't been totally stripped of germ, oil, nutrients. They go rancid pretty quickly. I rarely use plain commercial flour so I'll take your word on it.


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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2022, 04:51:09 PM »
I'd say that you did. Your results say no difference. Lots of info on flour that hasn't been totally stripped of germ, oil, nutrients. They go rancid pretty quickly. I rarely use plain commercial flour so I'll take your word on it.
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2022, 06:43:38 PM »
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I was implying if was done by somebody that knows what they are doing.  That's not me.  ;D

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2022, 07:20:41 PM »
I repack a 25# bag of flour into plastic bags (either zip lock or twist tie), and then put those into a plastic bucket I got from the grocery store bakery department for free. I had to wash out the frosting residue. I think it is a 5 gallon bucket; it holds what I need, with one plastic bag of flour in the house. So far that's worked well and I didn't have to buy something.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2022, 07:21:41 PM »
I bought 2 different size Gamma Vittles Vaults from Pet Co. They come with a nice size scooper too.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2022, 09:42:05 AM »
Saw this 20-gallon stoarage bin at www.restaurantstore.com

That's what I got. Could probably fit two bags in there.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2022, 11:00:39 AM »
I bought a 5 gallon food grade bucket with a gamma lid. Doesn't hold 55lbs of flour, but 2 will.  They're cheap, air/bug tight with the lid and you can buy them at a Lowes or Home Depot. Also locally I bought a big pet food container from Petco or Petsmart.  The one I got there holds 55lbs and has an air tight lid.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2022, 01:58:52 PM »
A buddy of mine is staying with me after a move. He brought his flour. He keeps it in Lowe's buckets, and it works just fine.
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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2022, 11:25:35 AM »
I use these:
55lbs of Caputo on right.

They are the 47gt ones.    -->    https://www.amazon.sg/IRIS-quart-Airtight-Container-Pearl/dp/B07QJMXS7R/ref=sr_1_36?crid=1EOQFBK3LGYD6&keywords=spacesaver+47qt+pet+food+container&qid=1646604496&sprefix=spacesaver+47qt+pet+food+container%2Caps%2C87&sr=8-36

Some use 5 gallon buckets.

I've had these and not a massive fan due to allowing light in and lack of air tightness.

I've since gotten these Vittle dog food containers, and they are a lot better:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002DJOOI/?tag=pmak-20

They lock up much more airtight and aren't transparent.

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Re: Recommendations on a 55lb airtight flour container for home use?
« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2022, 12:33:13 PM »
Also if you want cheaper I've seen gamma vittles vaults at marshalls and tj maxx. They are slightly cheaper

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