Hard Red Spring Wheat Home Storage (DNS)
Although storage conditions may vary, some general principles can be used as guidelines. Grains containing 11 percent moisture or less can be safely stored for food purposes. The ability of stored grains to germinate may decline somewhat with time but the food value is only slightly reduced. The grain must be protected from insects, rodents and exterior moisture to be effectively stored.
Storage at 40-70 degrees F is optimal for most home stored grains. Freezing temperatures do not damage stored grain and will last indefinitely. Our bags of Hard Red Spring Wheat store nicely in the bottom of your freezer.
Our wheat is pre-cleaned for storage and packaged in USDA approved 6 mil food grade triple hermetically sealed bags along with an oxygen absorbing packet and should be stored "as is" until ready for use.
For consumption, rinse the portion needed in warm water. If using for flour, spread wheat kernels on a cookie sheet and bake at 180 degrees for one hour. Never use a Microwave. Reclose your bag removing as much air as possible leaving the oxygen absorbing packet in your bag. Use heavy duty twist ties or bag clips to ensure a tight closure. Once opened, your bag is no longer suitable for long term storage. The remaining wheat should be used regularly.
The grain trade calls Hard Red Spring Wheat "Dark Northern Spring" a term that has become a trademark of excellence for the high protein, high quality wheat. One bushel of wheat weighs 60 pounds and yields 42 pounds of flour after milling and SIFTING. That 42 pounds of flour will make approximately 42 one and a half pound loaves of bread. UNSIFTED will make 64 loaves of whole wheat bread. Our 22 pound bags will yield approximately 1/3 of those loaves.
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