[Sca-cooks] bugs in grain

Bj Jane Tremaine vikinglord at cox.net
Sun Oct 28 11:48:24 PDT 2007

When I get home I put the flour, beans what ever in the freezer in the 
original package.  After 48 hrs or when I remember it, I take the stuff out 
and put in Tupperware, if damp I let the original package dry out before 
opening.  I do not have much trouble with damp packaging only during the 
monsoon season in San Diego County( That means we get humidity, AZ gets the 
rain).  This is also when I am buying general supplies, stuff for specific 
meal or upcoming banquet I do not bother with because I will use it before 
there is a problem..  It is when large quantizes are purchased and stored in 
a pantry that I have had problems.

I also freeze any kind on cake mix, flavored noodles etc in a box , took 
care of all of my worm problems.

Know if I just get rid of the roaches,  The little brown ones, which is why 
all my food is either in Tupperware or plastic bags. The Termanix guy told 
me short of burning the house down they are impossible to get rid of and are 
mostly after water not food, that they can find plenty of in the walls.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Heleen Greenwald" <heleen at ptd.net>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2007 12:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] bugs in grain

> Hi Jana,
> When you freeze grains... do you then have to keep the grain
> refridgerated? Does the grain get/stay damp? Can you then store the
> previously frozen grain in a Tupperware on the pantry shelf?
> Thanks.,
> Phillipa
> "My furs are not in storage, or draped across the bed,
> they're hanging from the cage door, waiting to be fed."
> On Oct 27, 2007, at 3:17 PM, Bj Jane Tremaine wrote:
>>  It's not like the nasty flour bugs, that come in as eggs
>>> with the flour.
>> Years ago my aunt told me to freeze any grain product for 48 hours
>> after
>> purchase, she said it killed the eggs in the product.  I do and
>> have never
>> had a problem since.
>> Jana
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