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Title: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 02, 2018, 04:05:32 AM
Just for what it's worth. I was thinking about easy ways, other than weighing, to reliably get 1 pound of dry pinto beans from a five gallon bucket. The beans would not be in 1lb. packages but loose. A scoop would be inconsistent so some sort of container seemed appropriate. Looking on my shelves I saw 1lb. bags of beans next to Classico jars. Hmm, looks good.

I poured one sack into an empty Classico jar and that filled it to the ring under the threads. I don't think you would necessarily need a scoop but it might be easier to fill the jar with one. The graduations on the jar might make it easy so approximate other weights of beans.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 02, 2018, 08:21:26 AM
Sounds like a good way to do that. Maybe keep that jar in the bucket for future use?
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 02, 2018, 08:27:46 AM
Sounds like a good way to do that. Maybe keep that jar in the bucket for future use?

Yup for sure. Bucket will hold approx. 34lbs. of pintos. I have 29lbs. and the jar in the bucket.

FWIW. HD didn't have gamma seal lids. They had Leaktite Corp. screw top lids. I'm not sure I like them as well as the Gamma seal lids. Something seems amiss with the threads, I'm not quite sure what and the lid o-ring might not stay in place when the lid is removed.

(https://eapi.supplyhog.com/file-srv/img/i_1e2b5c9d34faec69e54249b36f472343.jpg?o%5Bw%5D=400&o%5Bh%5D=400&o%5Bf%5D=1&defaultImgFile=)
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: fritz_monroe on August 02, 2018, 07:56:30 PM
My HD still carries Gamma Seal lids, or at least they did a month or so ago when I needed one.  I'll have to check again to see if they switched to this other lid. 

If you have an unused Gamma, how about taking pics of them next to each other to see what the differences are?
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 02, 2018, 08:02:24 PM
Yea, pic comparision needed you ol bird.  ;D

Guess I haven't ran across that brand.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 03, 2018, 02:08:12 AM
Google has lots of pics. Lid seal stays in place, I may not have had it correctly seated after washing.

Gamma seal
(https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/media/img/products/sm/gamma-seal-lid-blue-a-sm.jpg)

Leaktite
(https://eapi.supplyhog.com/file-srv/img/i_1e2b5c9d34faec69e54249b36f472343.jpg?o%5Bw%5D=400&o%5Bh%5D=400&o%5Bf%5D=1&defaultImgFile=)
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 03, 2018, 09:26:58 AM
Less plastic on the  lid part
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 03, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
Look closer. You can see that the mold that came out of used to make 4 lugs. It's been many years since I messed with plastic molding equip. Looks like some pieces were removed and spaces plugged.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 03, 2018, 10:03:39 AM
Yes I see that now. Wonder if it was originally a gamma mold.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 03, 2018, 10:06:27 AM
Possible perhaps. Gamma is by US Plastics I think, the Leaktite is by Leaktite Corp. Does make you wonder if Leaktite makes both though.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 03, 2018, 04:30:58 PM
Yes. Or, someone pours them for both.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 03, 2018, 05:19:11 PM
Yes. Or, someone pours them for both.

Also possible. I think an injection mold, hot plastic injected under mucho pressure into the mold, but like I said it's been many many years and not enough experience anyway.

Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: fritz_monroe on August 03, 2018, 05:48:43 PM
Look closer. You can see that the mold that came out of used to make 4 lugs. It's been many years since I messed with plastic molding equip. Looks like some pieces were removed and spaces plugged.

Dude, you have a great eye.  I certainly didn't notice that.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 04, 2018, 02:44:20 AM
It's much more noticeable in person.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Stwood on August 04, 2018, 07:46:49 AM
Have you made/needed a divider for one of your buckets yet?
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 04, 2018, 08:36:40 AM
Not yet. Not sure if I'm going to need one. I've got pintos, navy and black beans. The navy beans will go for baked beans, the black beans for soup. I can't get a bulk price on either of those and not sure how much I want to keep around except for the pintos and navys.

Currently thinking about these dried green peas. 20 lbs. is a lot but it is by far the best price/lb. I would use them in curries, ramen noodles, salad, to sprout for bean sprouts in Asian dishes, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Food-Live-Whole-Kosher/dp/B00KWN2CG0/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1533393160&sr=8-2&keywords=dried+green+peas+20lb
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Carl on August 04, 2018, 05:36:45 PM
  I like CHICK PEAS/ GARBANZO BEANS for filler and flavor to match most NAVY BEANS...just my choice over many years.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on August 05, 2018, 02:21:22 AM
  I like CHICK PEAS/ GARBANZO BEANS for filler and flavor to match most NAVY BEANS...just my choice over many years.

I make Hummus from them.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Carl on August 05, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
I make Hummus from them.

I just add some spices and mash them all up,tastes good on a Frito.
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Prepper456 on December 19, 2019, 08:43:38 PM
what kind of beans store the longest and still taste good?
Title: Re: Beans in a Bucket
Post by: Redman on December 20, 2019, 02:25:11 AM
I have no clue on that.