13 Gallon Food Safe Fermenter or Grain Storage

13 Gallon HDPE Food Safe Fermenter Grain Storage

13 gallon food safe containers via eBay. Drill a 1/2″ hole in the lid and add an airlock grommet [Search: Airlock Grommet] and you’re up and going with a 13 gallon fermenter. You could also use this as a food safe 13 gallon grain storage container. At an estimated 5 lbs per gallon, these would hold approximately 65 lbs of grain. These are pre-used barrels. They were used to hold pharmaceuticals.

from HBF Reader Aaron: “I own one of these, they do have an o-ring and work great for storing grain or fermenting in.”

These are selling for $20 + $19 Shipping.  The seller will combine shipping for multiple items (contact the seller for actual USPS charges).  Or… if you live in or around Rancho Cucamonga, California you can arrange for local pickup.

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8 thoughts on “13 Gallon Food Safe Fermenter or Grain Storage

  1. Anonymous

    I have one of these and I use it to store grain. Easily holds a 55 lb sack of grain. I was going to ferment in them but they are way to heavy to lift into my chest freezer with 10.50 gal of wort.

  2. Anonymous

    What is the function of the petals on the lid?
    Why not just a circular round lid?

    For stacking purposes I suppose?

    1. Chris Brewer

      Maybe to easily close and open the lid? I know this is kind of an issue with the cooper fermenters. Having those to grab onto would make it easier.

  3. Aaron

    I own one of these, they do have an o-ring and work great for storing grain or fermenting in. This is a steal for these containers, hard to find for less than $40-50 usually

    1. Bill h

      Aaron, I bought a couple of these and was looking to install a grommet. Did you just install it right in the center?? Was wondering if with the concave lid air pockets will form on the sides and possibly cause ill effects during fermentation. Thanks!! Any other tips on using them?? Is the lid sturdy enough for using as handles?? What about the ones on the side??


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