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Jun 1, 2020 | 11:03 1 Wheat drying in summer in bins with just a fan. Should a guy circulate the grain first or hit the switch on fan and go? Reply With Quote
Blaithin's Avatar Jun 1, 2020 | 11:20 2 How tough is it?

Probably wouldn’t hurt to at least core it good and break up any crust on top to let good air flow. A full bin flip would break up any spots that might be forming and you’d be able to grab a bin sample and check how it’s doing. If there’s spots starting to rot I don’t know how much just turning on the fan would reach them. Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 11:27 3 We started a while ago. We're done. Probably way over dry at the duct because its about 13.5% 4 feet down into the bin(only 3300 bu flat bottom) We're using it to blend with marginally tough stuff.
We also started and stopped the fans according to temp and humidity and equilibrium chart results. Not supposed to do that but we do.

Good luck.

Any bugs? Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 12:23 4 We had it all Froze down.so going to start took couple semi loads out all is good but test 17 moisture at 16 Celsius. Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 12:40 5 Horizontal tube or rocket or floor air?

How big is the bin. Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 12:41 6 4800 with rocket Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 12:41 7 Hopper bins Reply With Quote
Jun 1, 2020 | 12:47 8 As mentioned ours was in flat bottoms. Helfer ducts. 3 and 5 hp fans.

I think yours will take longer.

Real ugly vaccing those bins out. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 1, 2020 | 17:25 9 Did you run the fan last fall? If you did I would just turn on the fan. If not I would split the bin into two different bins and run fan Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 1, 2020 | 18:18 10
    Quote Originally Posted by TASFarms View Post
    Did you run the fan last fall? If you did I would just turn on the fan. If not I would split the bin into two different bins and run fan
    This would likely be the best method in my opinion. Split into 2 bins, run fan for a week and you will be close to dry with a uniform moisture. Reply With Quote
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  • Jun 1, 2020 | 23:19 11 We froze all our tough wheat bins last fall, gained about a point dryer this spring. Our rocket bins on a 18-5 in wheat will almost blow your hat off looking in from the top, no need to split into two bins. Canola is a different story, three ring is the max for me if I want to dry. Reply With Quote