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Old 08/30/08, 01:07 AM
 
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How many pounds of flour in a 6 gallon bucket?

How many pounds of standard white flour will a 5 or 6 gallon bucket hold?

I'm planning on getting several 5 or 6 gallon food grade buckets with gamma lids to hold bulk flour, oats and such in my kitchen but I was wondering how many pounds they hold. I'm guessing that a 6 gallon bucket would hold 30 or 40 pounds of flour but I honestly don't have a clue.

If anybody has any experience with this and could help me out I'd appreciate it greatly.

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Old 08/30/08, 01:56 AM
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About 44. Depends on the type of flour, moisture content, and how densely packed it is.

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I can get about 35lbs of flour in my 5 gallon buckets.

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Thank you very much! That helps a great deal.

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