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Bob's Red Mill (Bulk Purchase)

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Steve H

Bob's Red Mill (Bulk Purchase)

I'm thinking about bulk purchasing some flour from Bob's Red Mill.  Specifically, 25# of White Flour, Spelt Flour, and some odds and ends like Teff, Buckwheat, etc, in smaller quantities.


This means I'd probably be freezing a bunch of it and was wondering what experience anyone had with freezing flour for 6 months or so.  Any problems with doing this?

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aliao

I buy Bob's redmill flour in the bulk section of Winco Foods.  It is very fresh, I see them refill it at least once  a week.  I have very good results with the flours I get there.

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aliao

The only flour they don't have is teff.

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aliao

You also don't have to buy 25 lbs of each different flours and take up freezer space.

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BNLeuck

I've frozen WW pastry flour (local stuff that I know is pretty fresh) for two years in my (really really cold) chest freezer. It started to get a little funky at some point after that, but I got a solid two out of it. I've never kept any other flour around longer than six months, so I can't help you there. Oat flour, however, doesn't keep well for me. And I ground that myself, so I KNOW it was fresh. I give that a limit of 2-3 months. You may find different, but that's just my experience.