Why is it important to store bokashi bran correctly?
Bokashi bran contains billions of living microbes. It is this life that will ferment and break down your food. Therefore it is important to keep these microbes alive and healthy until you need to put them to work. If your bokashi bran is stored incorrectly then the microbes may be killed or weakened and your bokashi bin is more likely to go bad.
How to store bokashi bran
Our bokashi bran is thoroughly dried before we ship it. The drying process puts the bokashi microbes into a dormant state so that the bran can be stored for longer periods of time. Here are a few tips to correctly store your bokashi bran:
- Keep the bran in an airtight container. The re-sealable bags and large blue bins that we use to ship the bokashi bran are ideal. If you do need to change the container make sure not to use any biodegradable containers such as paper or waxed paper bags.
- Keep the bokashi bran out of direct sunlight. The ultraviolet light will destroy the microbes.
- Store the bokashi bran within a few degrees of room temperature. Extreme heat or cold may kill the bokashi microbes.
- Keep the bokashi bran dry.
If you follow the above steps you will be able to store our bokashi bran for 1-2 years.