Check out the TB2K CHATROOM, open 24/7               Configuring Your Preferences for OPTIMAL Viewing
  To access our Email server, CLICK HERE

  If you are unfamiliar with the Guidelines for Posting on TB2K please read them.      ** LINKS PAGE **



*** Help Support TB2K ***
via mail, at TB2K Fund, P.O. Box 24, Coupland, TX, 78615
or


Food What is the best way to store flour?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North Central Louisiana
    Posts
    8,884

    What is the best way to store flour?

    This month I got 4 5# bags of flour in commodities. Besides putting it in the freezer, what is the best way to store flour?

    TIA

    Judy

  2. #2
    Quote Originally Posted by nomifyle View Post
    This month I got 4 5# bags of flour in commodities. Besides putting it in the freezer, what is the best way to store flour?

    TIA

    Judy

    should fit in one 5 gallon bucket - mylar & 02 absorbers are your food's best friend ....
    Illini Warrior

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    should fit in one 5 gallon bucket - mylar & 02 absorbers are your food's best friend ....
    Agreed... it will keep for years (at reasonable temps) in mylar with O2 absorbers. Next best would be in either glass jars or heavy plastic soda bottles, filled to the brim (you want as little airspace as possible, to minimize exposure to oxygen) and tightly sealed. If you are using clear glass or plastic, store them in the dark.. inside a closed cupboard or in cardboard boxes.

    Summerthyme

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North Central Louisiana
    Posts
    8,884
    Thanks Ladies for your information. I have some one gallon buckets that would be easier to use and not expose it all. I have some flour that has been in a canister sitting on the counter for several months that is smelling off, I tasted it and it was okay so I used it, its not self rising. I keep my baking powder in the freezer so it holds up for a long time.

    I used the flour the other day and made biscuits (one of the few times I've ever made biscuits) and they were okay. I watch videos on making biscuits and I can see where tweeking the recipe that I used would make them better. DH has decided he wants biscuits in the mornings, he hasn't been feeling all that great, sinus issues. His doctor put him on antibiotics and they made him sick to his stomach, he quit taking them after about 5 days and not feeling any better, now he does.

    Judy

    Judy

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    SE Georgia
    Posts
    4,517
    I was going with freezer....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North Central Louisiana
    Posts
    8,884
    Quote Originally Posted by 20Gauge View Post
    I was going with freezer....
    I look to long term, in case there is no electricity.

    Judy

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by 20Gauge View Post
    I was going with freezer....
    For white flour, it's really not necessary to freeze it, and if you choose that method, it still needs to be well wrapped and sealed, or it will absorb odors and flavors ftom other foods and you won't like the results!

    Whole wheat flour should be refrigerated (for use within a month or two) or frozen (up to a year... possibly more if a non-self-defrost freezer which is set at 0 degrees F or lower) as soon as possible after grinding. I just store the wheat berries and grind as needed for bread.

    Summerthyme

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    3,474
    So, if I start buying non self-rising flour, I can just store it in jugs that are tightly sealed, and it won't go bad? If that's the case, I'll stop buying self-rising, and switch. I've only been using self-rising, and storing it in my freezer. I could sure use all that freezer space? I did not know that freezing baking powder would make it last longer.

    Man, I learn something new here from you guys and gals everyday, almost! LOL.
    Sherree

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    SE Georgia
    Posts
    4,517
    Quote Originally Posted by nomifyle View Post
    I look to long term, in case there is no electricity.

    Judy
    Understood. I haven't really considered the 2nd step. We know our deep freezer is good for 5 days. Then once the flour is out in the air, good for up to 6 months. At that point we are just about out. Beyond that, we haven't planned much.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    SE Georgia
    Posts
    4,517
    Quote Originally Posted by summerthyme View Post
    For white flour, it's really not necessary to freeze it, and if you choose that method, it still needs to be well wrapped and sealed, or it will absorb odors and flavors ftom other foods and you won't like the results!

    Whole wheat flour should be refrigerated (for use within a month or two) or frozen (up to a year... possibly more if a non-self-defrost freezer which is set at 0 degrees F or lower) as soon as possible after grinding. I just store the wheat berries and grind as needed for bread.

    Summerthyme
    Heck! Our freezer is vacuum sealed food and flour..... so far so good. Yet I appreciate the information!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


NOTICE: Timebomb2000 is an Internet forum for discussion of world events and personal disaster preparation. Membership is by request only. The opinions posted do not necessarily represent those of TB2K Incorporated (the owner of this website), the staff or site host. Responsibility for the content of all posts rests solely with the Member making them. Neither TB2K Inc, the Staff nor the site host shall be liable for any content.

All original member content posted on this forum becomes the property of TB2K Inc. for archival and display purposes on the Timebomb2000 website venue. Said content may be removed or edited at staff discretion. The original authors retain all rights to their material outside of the Timebomb2000.com website venue. Publication of any original material from Timebomb2000.com on other websites or venues without permission from TB2K Inc. or the original author is expressly forbidden.



"Timebomb2000", "TB2K" and "Watching the World Tick Away" are Service Mark℠ TB2K, Inc. All Rights Reserved.