1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #19[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Flying Saucer Grain RefrigeratorBack in 1966, this silvery dome on the Wilbur Paulus farm near Lincoln, Ill., created a lot of interest when it started appearing in farm magazines. At first glance it looked like a flying saucer but it was actually a giant grain refrigerator.
The idea was to cool high-moisture corn down to 32? in order to store it without spoilage. The problem was that even at that temperature, some molds still grew in the 25,000-bu. structure. Cattle could handle the molds but hogs could not and after a few years, Paulus tore the dome down and put up conventional storage buildings.
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