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Are grain sacks waterproof

Discussion in 'Grain, Malt and Adjuncts' started by tavas, 26/3/19.

 

  1. tavas

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    Posted 26/3/19
    Hi all
    Just spent 3 days hunkered down waiting out Cyclone Veronica in WA. I know some rain got blown up under the eaves of the shed and is probably on the floor. How waterproof are the sacks used for grain? Can I expect mouldy grain from here?
     
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    Posted 26/3/19
    Not waterproof. Lost a sack because it soaked up a small pool it was sitting in.
     
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    Posted 26/3/19
    Not a specific answer, but every farm I've ever been to stores bagged grain inside, and almost always above ground level. I know part of that is for handling convenience (rather than lifting it onto utes trays/truck beds), but I certainly wouldn't trust the bags' waterproofness.
     
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    Posted 26/3/19
    Yeah that’s what I figured. Thanks guys
     
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    Posted 26/3/19
    Interesting, I had assumed that most grain sacks were in fact water resistant, although I'd never risk it - keep all of my grain stored in plastic tubs. The reason I'm surprised is that years ago before I started composting leftover spent grain, I'd dump it in a grain sack to go in the bin. No liquid ever seemed to seep out of the grain sack...
     
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    Posted 26/3/19
    Resistant to humidity, certainly wouldn't store on a puddle. They are plastic lined so they can hold some wet grain, but if it is too wet, they will leak.
     
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