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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $2.97 + free add on shipping

5 Gallon Bucket Lid Opener.  Buckets are an economical way to store grain and more.  Lids can be difficult to pry off.  This tool helps with the task. Note that this is designed for use with standard-type bucket lids and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermetenters.

Also Consider: The Gamma Seal Lid – Gamma Seal Lids have an outer ring (that typically stays installed) along with a center section that spins on and off.  It’s airtight and easy to open and close.

7/14/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $2.97. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


Also: Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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50 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain] – $24.22 + free prime ship

Van Ness 50 Pound Food Container with Wheels

Van Ness Pet Food Container.  50 lb Capacity,  Made from plastic approved for food contact.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Ideal for pet owners who want to store 50-pounds of pet food
  • Fresh-tite seal ensures your pet’s food will stay fresh longer reducing spoilage due to pests and moisture
  • Made from united states food and drug administration approved plastic for food contact

Use to store base and specialty grain and more

7/13/18 8 AM Central: This is selling for $24.22. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Van Ness 50 Pound Food Container with Wheels – multiple sizes available


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IRIS Airtight Container [50+ lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $20.81 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 50 lbs of pet food.  BPA free and with FDA compliant material.  Airtight.


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Airtight seal and snap lock latch keep out moisture, humidity, and pests
  • Tapered container makes it easy to scoop out pet food
  • Holds up to 50-lbs dog food or 40-lbs cat food
  • Includes 4 wheels for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.7″D x 15.7″W x 21.4″H
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material

The 50 lb size is listed as model number 300591 on the product page.  According to the manufacturer that model has a 65 quart capacity.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  65 quarts is 16.25 gallons.  At 5 lbs per gallon a 16.25 gallon container would hold about 81.25 lbs of grain.  That’s only an estimate based on an assumed capacity, which may not be right.

7/11/18 1 AM Central; This is on sale for $20.81.  That’s a 41% discount. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container – multiple sizes available


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Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization] – $3.99 + free add on shipping, save 60%

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 4-24 adjustable compartments Fits many Plano hard and soft Systems Twenty dividers included Includes Plano 3620 size stowaway, Plano brochure, Nameplate order form
  • Includes Plano 3620 size StowAway, Plano brochure, nameplate order form
  • Fits many Plano hard and soft systems
  • Twenty dividers included
  • 4-24 compartments
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces around your home brewery and beyond.

7/9/18 6 PM Central: This has dropped to just $6.99.  That’s a 60% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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6 Piece [3 Container] Rubbermaid Storage Container Set w/Easy Find Lids – $6.49, Save 65%

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers, Racer Red, 6-Piece Set 1777166P


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Food storage containers feature Easy Find Lids that snap on to container bases, as well as same-size lids, so you can always find lids when you need them, and your cabinets stay organized
  • Plastic food storage containers are great for leftovers, cabinet storage, crafts, and more
  • Nest easily with other containers for compact storage
  • Thick, durable container walls for everyday use
  • Microwave-safe base, freezer and dishwasher safe, and BPA free
  • Set includes two 3-cup and one 5-cup containers with lids

Store DME, misc brewing ingredients and parts and pieces around your brewery and beyond

7/9/18 2 PM Central: This has recently spiked as high as $18.68.  It’s droppped to just $6.49. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers, Racer Red, 6-Piece Set 1777166P


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Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container – $14.97, 50% Off List

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container

Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container by Reliance

  • Rigid, 7-gallon rectangular water container with molded contour grip
  • Space-saving design for easy storing and stacking when empty
  • New and improved screw-on vent; hideaway spigot for on-demand water dispensing
  • Suitable for outdoors activities and emergency water storage

Possible homebrewing uses include collecting and transporting brew day water.

7/6/18 10 PM Central: This is on sale for $14.97. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Reliance Products Aqua-Tainer 7 Gallon Rigid Water Container


Also Consider: Portable Universal 5-stage Reverse Osmosis RO Purification Water System with DI Deionizing Mixed Bed 0PPM postfilter, made in USA | Hands on Review

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IRIS Airtight Container [25+ lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $14.99

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 25 lbs of pet food.  BPA free and with FDA compliant material.  Airtight.

The stated inside dimensions for this container are 12 x 12 x 14.3 Inches.  That figures to 8.9 gallons.

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate an 8 gallon container would hold approximately 40 lbs.

7/5/18 2 PM Central: This is on sale for $14.99. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container, Large

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Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container via Amazon

Reader Photo: 50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $37.95 + Free Shipping

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

7/5/18 1 PM Central: This is marked down to $37.95.  That’s a 31% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation] – $28.74 + Free Shipping

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter and as grain storage.

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

7/5/18 7:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $28.74.  That’s a 50% discount from list and the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


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Set of 16 Regular Mouth Storage Mason Jar Lids

KooK Mason Jar Lids Regular Mouth, Leak Proof and Secure, Red, Gold, Silver, White, 16 pack (Red)

KooK Mason Jar Lids Regular Mouth, Leak Proof and Secure, Red, Gold, Silver, White, 16 pack (Red)


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • Fits half-pint jars perfectly, with no leakage. A great fit for standard mason jars from major brands such as Ball & Kerr (2 5/8 inch wide mouths), not intended for use with wide mouth jars
  • Great for storing leftovers,fresh sauces or juice, storing screws and nails, dry storage , spices and more
  • Replace rusty or worn-out metal lids, perfect for fridge and pantry storage; easy grip ribbed lids.
  • Great for Party, Christmas gifts, to store spice, candies, cookies, craft supplies. Cook pie in your mason jars, close it with gorgeous lids and add a tag to go with it!
  • The lids are 70/450 closures and have BPA free plastisol liner with ribbed neck and button. Made in USA These lids are not for hot bath. You can use it for hot foods over 190º F (89º C)

You should be able to use these as lids/airlocks for yeast starters made in compatible wide mouth jars and for yeast storage.

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KooK Mason Jar Lids Regular Mouth, Leak Proof and Secure, Red, Gold, Silver, White, 16 pack (Red)

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