How to absorb moisture in bucket of wheat berries?


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Old 05-19-24, 12:48 PM
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How to absorb moisture in bucket of wheat berries?

Preferably for free. Til I figure something out I suppose those little silicone packages will help but I've got a about 30lbs in a bucket and I'm in SWFL so it's a little more moist around here and I don't have AC. Any ideas? I've got activated charcoal. Would that work if I put it in a cup upright and sit it on top?
 
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Old 05-19-24, 01:18 PM
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Freshly opened or recharged desiccant packets would be the best option. For something free I'd bake some dry ride on 300 for 15 minutes to drive off as much moisture as possible. Then put the super dry rice into fine mesh or cloth bags and into your wheat.

I don't think the activated charcoal will absorb much moisture.
 
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Old 05-19-24, 03:08 PM
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Thanks Pilot Dane and those packs are pretty cheap at $9/60. But I'll try the baked rice trick too
 
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Old 05-19-24, 03:11 PM
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You could run them through a dehydrator... or a popcorn air popper. Just long enough to bring the moisture down. Or spread them out on a baking sheet and warm them in an oven on low for a while. Keep the door open to let the humidity out.
 
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XSleeper I need a long term solution. Not something tedious I have to do periodically
 
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For a few $$'s you can get desiccant and make your own drying packs. Or you could get the silica gel packets specifically for use with food.
 
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Whittsend i will do this if I don't try the baked rice method suggested earlier. Thanks
 
 

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