Storing Beans, I Tried All Methods Yet Nothing Works, Any Suggestions?

Good day Eya and all WC Visitors. Ill be glad to get better suggestions on this issue.

My family doesn't eat much beans, but to balance their diet I cook it at least once every week. We used to buy a quarter bag of beans (7.5kg) but due to weevil attack and to curtail waste, I resorted to buying just a custard bucket.

Recently, I've

increased the bean menu to twice a week and the bucket size doesn't last much any longer. I'm contemplating increasing the quantity I buy, but I fear weevil attack.

I don't know how else to prevent or minimize weevil attack. I've tried putting my beans in an airtight container like a cooler, Jerry can (you know the 25litres) etc. with enough dry pepper. None of these methods have given me the result I desire.

Please any suggestions?

Comments

  1. brooklyn11/15/2013

    Dis is wot u wil do, put d beans in a jerrican nd store it in d freezer.thank mi l8r.

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  2. brooklyn11/15/2013

    Dis is wot u wil do, put d beans in a jerrican nd store it in d freezer.thank mi l8r.

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  3. Anonymous11/15/2013

    POSTER TRY WHAT BROOKLYN SAID, I HAVE HEARD FROM SOMEONE BEFORE BUT AM YET TO TRY THAT MYSELF

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  4. Anonymous11/15/2013

    My dear, just keep in an air tight bucket or good nylon bags and store in d freezer! Lobatan! We dedicated the freezer of our fridge to beans in my house.

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  5. Anonymous11/15/2013

    but wont the beans be soggy after iv taken it out of the freezer?

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    1. Same Question on my mind

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    2. Anonymous11/15/2013

      Keeping beans in d freezer doesn't make it get soggy at all. It has no effect on d beans. Just make sure u keep in an airtight container. I even keep mine in d frigde. No weevil has ever come near. Thank me later.

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    3. Anonymous11/15/2013

      Keeping beans in d freezer doesn't make it get soggy at all. It has no effect on d beans. Just make sure u keep in an airtight container. I even keep mine in d frigde. No weevil has ever come near. Thank me later.

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    4. Anonymous11/17/2013

      I was gonna say just preboil enough to last the month and freeze them after cooling then I remembered NEPA!!! The other ladies idea is better to freeze them raw

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  6. Exactly it is. Keep in air tight bucket and store in your freezer.

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  7. i pick out the stones and debris in the beans. grind like a cup of dry pepper and then mix it with the beans and store in an airtight container. the pepper repels any unwanted visitors..

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  8. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Freezer, freezer, freezer!!!!

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  9. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Freezer, freezer, freezer!!!!

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  10. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Freezer is what I use and it's never failed

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  11. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Freezer is the best preservation method,just make sure its in an airtight container.enjoy

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  12. Anonymous11/15/2013

    Buy dry paper and mix it with the beans and jst keep in airtight container. It can stay more than two mouths without weevils infecting it. But u most first pick the beans bfor storing. My grandmum thought me and it has worked for me.

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    1. Same method I know of...

      I come dey wonder weather pple dey keep half bag of beans for inside fridge?


      Na wa ooo, Jis'ike!

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    2. Also buy healthy beans

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  13. Anonymous11/16/2013

    Freezer mehn!! No time to pick 7.5kg of beans!!!
    Best method ever!

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  14. Anonymous11/16/2013

    Pour them into a jerry can and pour as many pepper as you can into it. When ever you want to cook the beans all you need do is select the pepper out and pour them back into the jerry can. My colleague told me a few days back. This was the method they used throughout her childhood days.

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  15. Anonymous11/16/2013

    Put it in an airtight container n in2 d freezer!!! It works n no it won't b soggy. It stays fresh!

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  16. Beans is best preserved in an airtight container with dried cayene pepper mixed with it. It will remain protected from pests.

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  17. Anonymous11/16/2013

    No need for pepper or freezer. Just pour the beans into a dry empty drinking water bottle e.g Big Eva water bottle; screw tight n ur beans is safe.

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  18. The freezer always works!

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  19. I have been trying to comment severally in ur blog bt won't jst go; I don't if is network or ma fone; I think I av soln to d poster cuz iv bn usinf ds mthd n it's really bn workg for me; I so much detest weevils;
    So help me post as reply in comment session to d post;
    You can pick d beans and store inside freezer; jst make sure u wrap inside very thick nylon lyk 3 @a time to prevent water from enterg; d logic here is d very low temperature will prevent weevil from breeding hence no reproductn tks place in ds kind of environment; for more dn 1yr now, iv bn using ds method and trust me it works very well; jst make sure dr's no single hole on any of d nylon u r wrapping wt; evn whn dr is no light, don't bother ursef jst d vry low temp is all u need; except ur beans av bn infested b4 u put it in d freezer. MrsAj

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  20. Store in a ziplock bag and put in the freezer.Been doing this for 6yrs now,no soggy beans wen brought out .Remains fresh .

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  21. Anonymous11/19/2013

    Freezer is d best

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  22. Anonymous3/06/2014

    But why is beans infested with weevil heard to cook

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  23. Anonymous2/12/2015

    Hahhaahahahahaha una too like beans no wonder say una 2 dey pooo pooo! Hahahahahah my own beans dey sorry state now. Well I have mixed it with powdered pepper and the weevils don't seem 2 withstand the pepper I think this method works

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  24. I only know of pepper application. I wonder how half bag of beans will enter in a fridge.

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  25. Anonymous5/01/2015

    This is exactly my situation now . I have a half bag of beans and I am tempted to try the freezer method. Not sure what to do, pepper or freezer?

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  26. The freezer method is the only answer for the consumers but in my case I'm a beans dealer, a business I just started and I'm seeking for the best way to preserve the beans from this evil weevils cos I rebag and seal for supermarkets after picking. Though I've not experienced any weevil attack but I love to prevent rather than curing. So please any suggestions?

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  27. The freezer method is the only answer for the consumers but in my case I'm a beans dealer, a business I just started and I'm seeking for the best way to preserve the beans from this evil weevils cos I rebag and seal for supermarkets after picking. Though I've not experienced any weevil attack but I love to prevent rather than curing. So please any suggestions?

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