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Old 08-26-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Storing flour, sugar etc.

Hello,

I buy Flour, Sugar etc in bulk. I would like to store my Flour and
Susar in Plastic Tubs/Containers. How do I detirmen what size
containers I would need. I know they come in Pint, Quart and Gallon
sizes. I need the containers to hold 1LB, 5LB, 10LB and 20LB. Thank
you in advance for helping me with this.

George

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Old 08-26-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this is a trick question or not......

Those containers you see in the supermarket or Target like store come in a variety of sizes. You just have to eyeball it.
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:11 PM   #3
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Some flour, sugar, etc. packages tell you how many cups they contain. Convert that to quarts (4 cups) and buy accordingly.

For example, a 5 pound bag of KA AP Flour contains approx. 19 cups of flour. 20 cups = 5 quarts...
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:12 PM   #4
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Like Vera said...visualize a 10 bag of sugar sitting in the container with the lid on. If you can "see" that, then it will hold the 10 lbs of sugar with room to spare. Hope this helps!


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Old 08-26-2007, 11:49 PM   #5
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I found some great glass jars at Wal Mart that come in different sizes and I have my flour in a 2 gal jar and my sugar in a one gallon jar and a lot of my dry beans in a 2 qt jar
and my 2 gal will hold 10 # of flour easy A side note put a couple of bay leaves in your flour it helps to keep out creepy crawlers
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:39 AM   #6
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I usually just use more than one container, if the flour, sugar etc wont fit in the sizes I have.

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Old 08-28-2007, 06:47 AM   #7
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I always thought excesses of flour should be stored in the freezer......as it does some what of a shelf life. I keep mine in a extra fridge, as well as a lot of my other baking ingredients.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:56 AM   #8
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I never even considered storing flour in the fridge.
Does it actually go bad faster, if it is not kept cool?

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:19 AM   #9
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Spoilage is an issue for whole grain flours. Whole wheat flour will spoil faster. It's less of an issue With AP flour.
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:42 AM   #10
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Thanks Andy M.

Does anyone know around how long flour stays good for?
I thought it is forever, because my flour has never yet gone bad, unless it gets wet.

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