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Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby kmussack » 12 Aug 2016 04:14

We'll be picking up another 250-pounds of Hard Red Winter Wheat tonight.
The cost of this is amazing; $24/50-pound bag or $0.48/pound.
This is cheap life insurance.
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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby Larry G » 12 Aug 2016 04:50

I bought 200lbs ea of hard red and hard white wheat many years ago. I bought it from Honeyville and paid a pretty price for it. I went to them because their shipping costs were $4 regardless of how much you bought. (I think they're up to $4.99 now).

Your post got me to wondering if there were any wheat producers in my area. A quick search and sure enough, there's a wheat grower (among many other things) just outside Decatur. That's a short drive. Wheat is like corn and water, "One can never have enough."
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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby kmussack » 12 Aug 2016 06:12

I live in a rural area surrounded by Mennonites/Amish.
So there are plenty of small stores owned and operated by them catering primarily to their own community.
I called a small store we've patronized for years. I asked them to order 250-pounds of HRWW last week. They called me yesterday to say it was in.
No deposit, no paperwork, no shipping, no hassle.
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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby kmussack » 13 Aug 2016 08:26

We picked up the wheat yesterday. This morning I got my workout by carrying five 50-pound bags of wheat and one 50-pound bag of dog food to the basement.
We actually use a substantial amount of wheat throughout the year so this is for long term as well as short term use.
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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby kmussack » 08 Sep 2016 05:38

I awoke early this morning and decided to pack the wheat before going to work.
Five fifty-pound bags filled seven buckets.
First I lined each six-gallon bucket with a mylar bag.
Then I equally distributed the wheat across the buckets.
Then one at a time I dropped in an oxygen absorbent packet and heat sealed the mylar bags.
First I'd neatly fold the mylar bag over a towel covered "ironing" board.
At one corner I inserted a steel tube that was connected to a small vacuum cleaner and I evacuated the bag.
Then I quickly withdrew the tube and finished heat-sealing the bag.
I then folded the sealed portion of the bag into the bucket.
And finally I pounded on the top using a dead-blow hammer.
Each bucket is labeled with its contents and net weight.
A good morning's work.

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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby Larry G » 08 Sep 2016 06:18

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Re: Hard Red Winter Wheat

Postby mosby's men » 08 Sep 2016 20:51

great post
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