Selection of Storage Wheat
In Australia, you can purchase many varieties of wheat. There is:-
Durum Wheat: Used for making semolina flour in pasta
Australian Hard Wheat: Used for bread making
Australian Soft Wheat: Used for cakes and pastries
There are also red and white varieties.
Store only grade-one wheat. This means no less than 60 pounds per bushel. Protein content should be 12% or better. Before eating the wheat, clean it and remove all foreign materials.
It is important to make sure that the moisture content of the wheat is 10% or less. Wheat draws moisture, so take precautions to protect it from exposure to high humidity and high temperatures.
A good way to test wheat after it has been stored for many years is to either see if it will sprout in a lid with some damp cotton balls. If it sprouts, it is still good.