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Storing Flour

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Paul Angelucci

Storing Flour

Wanted to say that I love this website and the willingness of y'all to share your ideas and information.  To that end, I buy hard-to-find flour like durum spelt and light rye in bulk (Heartland Mills) and vacuum-seal it in 5 lb. bags using a Food Saver.  Storing these vacuum-sealed bags in a cool part of the house, away from light should keep them fresh for a very long time.

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ques2008

When you say "Food Saver", is that a plastic bag or a special gadget?

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Paul Angelucci

Brand name of a gadget used for vacuum-sealing food, like meat, usually for the freezer.  Available at Wal-Mart and other retailers.  Google it for more info.

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ques2008

OK, thanks much!