01-14-2014 04:23 PM
My corn went in the bin wet and didn't dry well. That's one reason it's nearly all gone. Some I sold way wet and some got dried down but didn't have the quality I liked.
Anyway, I've heard of a lot of wet corn going to market. When the weather warms up this spring will you be checking your bins or running the planter?
01-14-2014 04:30 PM
JIM ... Yes both (if there is any left)
Mine seems to be in the best shape of the last three years this year.
Going to be coreing them probably within the week.
01-14-2014 05:56 PM
01-14-2014 06:41 PM
01-14-2014 06:51 PM
Froze mine hard
Has always except for last year worked to drop the last 3 to 5% too much moisture out of the corn. (last year it dropped the moisture out but the corn just was not right and still would heat).
I have found that for me at least a 2 hp fan /12,000 bu bin exhausting will do better than a 5-7.5hp blowing air though a bin. No condensation on the roof etc. to run down the sides and to get in trouble later.
I usually get a final moisture level around 15% + or - 3/4%.
01-14-2014 06:55 PM
Buck: turn the fan around and suck the air through. Just make sure you have adequate venting for the roof.
Pushing air through will always give you a higher moisture reading on the first few loads after it has sat a day or two.
01-14-2014 07:45 PM
01-15-2014 06:25 AM
This is just me talking out loud here - But if I had wet corn ( 17 or so ) comeing out now- it woud be gone by spring - - I run mine threw a dryer and then cool in bin - so I do it different than some -
Buck as MT and hobby has said - many thinggs can and will go wrong - it could have been as simple as mositure in the probe at the elevator when they tested it .
I'm more on the same page as MT here - Lots of air will save a lot of problems down the road - I have 3-- 36 footers with 2 - 20hp fans on each and one with a 10 hp fan - I use this one mainly for beans and it sucks compared to the 20's ,
01-15-2014 03:38 PM - edited 01-15-2014 03:38 PM
If there is a good fan on the bin, 16-17% corn can still be air dried and kept thru the summer. All you have to do is hit the switch on the fan.........a little more often than usual. I have done this many times and pulled dry corn out of the bins in August.