There are many different types of grain. People have cultivated different types of grain for thousands of years. The most well-known ones are wheat, barley, rye and oat. Grain must be properly stored after harvesting. We offer grain tanks suited to this purpose.
Types of grain and their usage
Nowadays, wheat is the most important ingredient in baking bread and producing pastries. But it’s also used as feed for animals. What it’s used for depends entirely on the type of wheat.
Barley has been used to produce pearl barley and cereal-based coffee. It’s also used in beer brewing. However, today, this grain is mostly cultivated as feed for pigs and cattle.
Rye, like wheat, is a very old grain. Rye is very robust and is able to withstand cold weather. It’s a popular grain for baking bread, particularly in Northern and Eastern Europe.
In the past, grain was harvested by hand, which involved several steps. The grain would usually be cut with a scythe and tied together. It would then be left out in the field so that it could dry. The grain would then be separated from the chaff at the farm for subsequent processing.
Nowadays, combine harvesters and machines take care of these tasks. The prepared grain would then be stored in large tanks, also known as silos.
With grain tanks it’s important for the grain not to be damaged by moisture and to be stored such that it remains dry and protected from external influences. Moisture can cause mould, rendering the entire contents of a tank unusable. To prevent this, moisture content should be monitored regularly.
Grain tanks are generally tanks which are fixed in place and can be seen in the agricultural industry on farms. Large-scale bakeries also have their own individual grain tanks and mill the grain themselves.
Transport tanks are needed in order to transport grain. However, these also need to meet the requirements of a grain tank and therefore be suitable for foodstuffs and dry transport.
Looking for a grain tank? Get in touch with us! We have a large range of tanks which we can adapt to your needs.