not sure if this is the right place to ask but do any of you have a suggestion for the long term storage of pic related? i have about 50 of these, and many other dry goods i recently inherited. i'd like to store them methodically and appreciate any suggestions
Put those bags into an airtight plastic container with some desiccant packs and O2 absorbers. Beans and rice last indefinitely if stored properly. My brother gets gallon plastic jugs with screw tops from his work. They buy things like condiments and salad dressing by the gallon so I clean them out and use them for storage. But plastic is not a (long term) O2 barrier, so you need the O2 absorber to keep them at optimal freshness. Even if they do get stale they are still edible they'll just taste bland and have a bad texture.
White rice last forever that way. Brown rice less so. Beans get mealy and less palatable after awhile even stored optimally
alternatively use a vacuum sealer with a mylar bag
Honestly a lot of dry goods will store for years without special storage, but those tips will help maximize that.
I still have an enormous box of quinoa and oats I bought in 2019 that are still completely fine. I've done nothing special with it, it's just in a box under my kitchen shelf, still tastes fine. Far greater risk moisture or mold or something gets into it, but point is loads of shit is shelf stable for a long long time.
What I used to do was a good 5 gallon bucket, then the o2 absorbers, but I would purge the bucket with nitrogen (from work) or CO2 buy putting some dry ice in the bucket and letting it sublimate.
You end up with either gas displacing the O2 and the packets absorbing whatever is left.
I also put in a mix, so if one bucket failed I was not left with "All Rice" or "All Beans". There'd be a mix of bags of rice and various beans/peas.
just use empty milk jugs and a funnel
and instead of fancy o2 purging just hold your breath ond breathe into the jug before closing it
I still have like a dozen bags of beans somewhere in the woods I left
Bury in the woods
You inherited them in baggies like that? The person you inherited them from didn't bother storing them?
Mylar, wallaby brand is good. Provident Prepper has good videos on it.
Also id fuck that old lady lol, shes quirkey and cute, u just know she has some monster saggers
I eat lots of beans and the older they get, the worse they cook up, especially in the high desert environment that I live in
Once they get too dry the have a hard time becoming tender even in a pressure cooker
Sure you could survive on three year old beans but having eaten them, they suck.
As a side not if you ever see "new crop pinto beans" grab them, You will be amazed at how creamy and delicious pintos can be
Soak them in sodium bicarbonate and you will surprised how tender they'll cook
Terrible idea, this will severely hamper gas production and your wonderful fruit will be far less musical
I was taught to soak beans in water for a day before cooking. Throw out the soaking water.
Does not help old beans
add sugar to the soaking water
(more sugar for more stale of a bean)
avoid oil and salt when soaking obviously
even with an instant pot anf fresh beans. you shourd soak them on the "keep warm" setting for 3 hours prior to cooking
I used to (when I had electricity) eat chickpeas (garbanzos) and would heat up the water then set a timer to cook them in 3 hours
you can reuse the soaking water if you're used to eating beans (when your digestion adapts and you stop farting)
>add sugar to the soaking water
confirmed for diabeatus
I can't take it to not joke about it.
I cook my beans at high pressure for over an hour. If they are not done , they go for another half hour.
Also it not all the beans that stay hard which is annoying.
I have been eating beans for decades and so have the townspeople , everyone agrees, old beans suck
Fuck an hour? I rarely cook them for more than 25 minutes in my pressure cooker. Not including soaking time of course
Remember I am at high altitude , the rules are very different up here.
I soak my beans over night then rinse them twice a day until they just start to sprout
Yeah also you don't use a pressure cooker
Otherwise it wouldn't make any sense
I do use a pressure cooker.
You understand that the pressure valve that regulates a pressure cooker is such that the temperature at sea level is 250 degrees but much less at altitude right?
If they are under a year or two old you can get pretty good germination with them. Way cheaper than buying “seeds” I had good luck planting in to some corn
I;m thinking about thos beans
>inheriting 50$ worth of groceries
Depends. If you're storing in huge bulk get food-safe 5 gallon buckets and desiccant packets, the kind where the lid seals and can't be removed unless you tear the plastic strip. Make sure it's clean, sanitized and bone dry, put in the food, throw in a couple dessicant packets and seal her down. Food will keep for many years that way.
I have had several instant pots and stovetop pressure cookers
Old beans suck
Mylar bags + oxygen absorbers or buy the bulk canned food from Mormons that last 30 years.
Do NOT put those in plastic container. Mason jars are best option. Anyone who says they’re too expensive are poor fats who are gonna have gay balls and their children will have no sperm count
>i'd like to store them methodically and appreciate any suggestions