Gamma Seal Lids, used in conjunction with standard buckets are a very popular option for grain storage. I recently picked up one to give a try.
Underside of the lid with label. (click on the picture for a closer view)
Close up on the top portion of the label. This fits 3.5 to 7 gallon buckets. A lot of specifications list 5 gallon as the top end. Other listed features: Heavy Duty, Easy to open and close and unlimited uses.
Close up of bottom left portion of the label includes assembly instructions and Made in the USA label.
I found that the lid is easy to screw on and off.
Top view of lid. Lefty loosey, Righty Tighty guys.
High quality, gasketed lids do exist for 5 gallon buckets. I haven’t seen any that claim to be airtight, but my guess is that they are airtight or near airtight. The problem with these lids is… they are usually difficult to remove. The revolutionary thing about Gamma seal lids is that the ring stays installed on the bucket. That ring is used in conjunction with an easy to remove spin off lid that features airtight seals.
This is a great option for grain storage. I found the lid to be well built and easy to use.
A 5 gallon bucket will hold right around 25 lbs of grain. Two buckets and two gamma seal lids gets you a full 50 lb sack of grain.
Check out our Storage Options Roundup Post for a full rundown of storage options for base grain, specialty grains and DME.
I ordered this Amazon. The product description says “Assorted Colors”. I take that to mean they are going to send you whatever color they’d like. The product picture shows a black lid, I received a white lid.
Gamma Seal Lid – ASSORTED COLORS
Another source for these is Home Depot. It’s worth noting that the product description does not specifically say these are Gamma Seal brand, but… the Model number is listed as 5GAMMA6 and if you zoom into the picture it clearly says Gamma Seal Lid.
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