I sprout in buckets (like frosting buckets from a local bakery--Costco gives them away if asked). Hubby used a table saw to put vertical slits through the portion of the bucket where the bottom and sides meet. Then I put the grain in the bucket, insert it in a bucket without slits and fill with water to soak for 12 hours. Remove from soaking water and rinse every 12 hours thereafter. Oh, yes. Drill holes in the lids and you then stack the buckets in a corner for a continual supply. I do it outside in warm season, inside in cooler weather. The chickens love sprouts!