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Food & Water • Lets talk Bananas ???

February 16, 2017 Murby 0

I want to store some banana chips but have a few questions..

Can I make them myself and store for long term in a canning jar or mylar bag?

Been reading that people make them using just an oven.. wondering how well that works and if its enough to store them long term..

I also have a dehydrator with heater and fan that does great with jerky…

Or should I just go straight to the freeze dried stuff they sell?

I was thinking if I use an oven to dry them, then pack in quart jars, then back into the oven for another round of heating, then put the lid on and pull down a heavy vacuum w/oxy absorber, that should do it.. What do you think?

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:04 am


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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 ReadyMom 0
IceFire wrote:
I buy 50 lb bags of re-cleaned wheat for under $15. Same with oats and barley. Of course, that IS at the local feed store…..

I’ve done that too. But, it wasn’t very clean. I had a lot of sifting to do to remove a lot of bits & pieces, before freezing & storing. -k

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 rebnavy1862 0

The amish store outside of Charlottesville, Virginia sells beautifull wheat at 50 lbs in the low 20s. They have about 5 kinds including Bronze Chief. It is about a 2 hour drive for me, but I pick up lots of other bulk stuff from them. And,,,,,,,,, we hit the winerys and cideries. :D
Reb

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 donba 0

My local LDS site is selling Hard White at $11.75 for 25 # bulk. #10 can 5.5 ponds for $ 3.00 = 22pounds for $12.00 . Of corse this is you pick up. This is in southern Ca…….

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Blondie 0
Murby wrote:
I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

I came across smaller quantities at a Mennonite bulk store. Couldn’t quote a price per lb but it may be an option if you live near an Amish or Mennonite community.

If you stop in, ask about ordering larger quantities and pick it up at their store to save on shipping.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

beprepared.com on 1 occasion refused to replace damaged goods they sent me. Well, I ordered once more, damaged again, they wouldn’t even return my calls or e-mails, so they’re done with me and about 10 other customers that I know. Their loss.

Honeyville, for me has a good product and I have never had a problem with them on anything that was damaged in shipment. I have ordered from other companies and never had a problem with them, only this one. The shipping is only 4.99 on anything you buy, whether it’s 1.00 or 1000.00, makes a big difference.

There are other good companies out there, you just have to check them out. But remember, you only get what you pay for.

It’s only pricey if you can’t afford it, like I said you get what you pay for.

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Murby wrote:
What kind of problems did you have?

You’re paying well over $1/lb.. that seems like a lot.

I’ve also gotten mine from Honeyville. And the shipping price is the reason why. When you price-compare at other places, you’ll find that the shipping will kill you, because of the weight. -k

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 rickdun 0

Honneyville has it for 58.99 + 4.99 shipping for a 40lb pail. I’ve been getting mine there for about 3 years now, have had no problems with Honneyville. Had problems with beprepared.com, won’t deal with them anymore. Good luck.

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Food & Water • WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 Murby 0

I need to stock up on some hard white wheat and was wondering what everyone is paying for it? By the time it ships to your home, what is your price per pound work out to?

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Food & Water • Re: Oxygen absorbers or vacuuming?

February 11, 2017 Murby 0

For dried goods like beans, pasta, powdered milk, powdered eggs, etc, here is what I do…

Wash and dry the jars and then stick the empty jars in the oven at 225° for an hour. Turn oven off and let them cool until barely warm. This makes sure they are bone dry and sterile.

Fill them with product

Stick them back in the oven at around 225° to 250°.. but this time you have to monitor them. You want to get the jar hot, but not the contents. Heat the jar up until its just hot enough that you don’t want to pick it up with bare hands.

Pull the jars out one at a time, insert oxygen absorber, place the lid (not the screw ring) on top, then apply deep vacuum to 27 inches of Hg.. We use a rotary vane vacuum pump from Harbor Freight.. its original purpose is to evacuate air conditioning systems so it pulls a nice hard vacuum. It takes our pump about 8 seconds to pull down a 1/2 gallon jar.

That’s it.. done. Contents should last 10 to 20 years.

Statistics: Posted by Murby — Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:04 pm