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 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.