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Reader Photo: 50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $24.65 + free prime ship

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.

2/19/19 7:30 AM Central: This is selling for $24.65.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $9.99

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. FE340

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer

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

A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $9.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

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Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $7.57 + free add on ship

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Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2


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

  • Keeps food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid

“Transform your bucket into an easy opening, airtight, pest-proof storage container with the universal Gamma Seal Lid. When attached to virtually any 12″ diameter bucket (3.5- to 7.0 gallon), the Gamma Seal Lid provides airtight protection for the contents—excellent for literally thousands of storage applications. The resilient elastomeric gaskets keep air and contaminants out, while protecting the contents. Stackability is also a handy feature! The Gamma Seal Lid is available in a variety of food-grade colors for safe storage.”


Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review] are a great upgrade to standard buckets.  You attach the base of the unit to the bucket and leave that intact.  The lid screws on and off easily.  No more prying lids off.  These are also airtight.  I use buckets with Gamma Seal Lids as my primary storage for bulk grain and recipe kits.

How much grain can you store in a 5 gallon bucket?  My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate a  50 lb sack of grain fits in (2) 5 gallon buckets.  That’s an estimate and will vary.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brewing”

2/15/19 7 PM Central: Pricing on this has been kind of wild lately.  As of this posting, it’s selling for $7.57. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, 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 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.

Gamma Seal Lid


Gamma Seal Lids are available in a variety of colors and quantity offerings – Search Gamma Seal Lids on Amazon

Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME | All Grain Tips & Gear

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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9 Gallon Utility Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $5.75 + free prime ship

MACCOURT PRODUCTS TV245969 26x20x6 Plas Util Tub

MACCOURT PRODUCTS TV245969 26x20x6 Plas Util Tub


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

MacCourt Utility Tub, All Purpose, Series: AT2606, 9 gal Capacity, 26 in Length, 20 in Width, 6 in Height, Polyethylene, Black, For Mixing Mortar and Cement


I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer, they’re also a bit smaller compared to the tubs featured in this post at 7 1/8 Gallons vs 9 gallons] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.

2/13/19 8 AM Central: This is selling for just $5.75. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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 

MACCOURT PRODUCTS TV245969 26x20x6 Plas Util Tub

Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box


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16 Gallon Airtight Storage Container [50 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $24.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free and made with FDA compliant material.


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

This has a 50 lb rating.  That is for pet food.  This is model #300585.  According to the manufacturer’s specs for this model number this has a capacity of 65 quarts.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  65 quarts is 16.25 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 81.25 lbs in this container.  That’s an estimate.

2/9/19 1 AM Central: This is selling for just $24.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 50-Pound, Clear/Black


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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IRIS Airtight Container [25 to 40 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $14.99 + free shipping

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 25 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 25-lbs dog food, 22-lbs cat food, 40-lbs of bird seed or 55-lbs cat litter
  • Includes 4 wheels for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 14.6″D x 13.8″W x 17.3″H, Inside: 12 x 12 x 14.3 Inches
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #MP-350 has a capacity of 32.5 quarts.  32.5 quarts = 8.125 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 40.6 lbs of grain.  That’s an estimate.

2/7/19 11 PM Central:  This is selling for just $14.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. 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 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 – multiple sizes and styles may be available, a different version may show up at this link


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Nalgene 4 Oz HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – $1.99

4 oz Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container


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

  • BPA free, made using the finest plastics and metals
  • Great for use in both outdoor and indoor activities
  • Great look and innovative carrying solutions for your liquids
  • Made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a reliable and durable plastic.
  • Translucent white with white covers.
  • Jars are not recommended for liquid storage.

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast slurry storage and general small items storage and organization.

2/2/19 10:30 PM Central: These are selling for just $1.99. That’s 50 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free to many US addresses, 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

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – multiple sizes available – a different size may show up at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Airtight Storage Container [~18 lb+ Grain Capacity]

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

IRIS airtight storage container.  Airtight seal.  Made of FDA compliant, BPA free material.  Translucent sides so you can see contents.


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

  • Premium airtight plastic food container features an airtight seal and snap lock latch to keep moisture, humidity and pests out.
  • Airtight storage bins are tapered so they’re easy to clean and scoop food from.
  • Airtight containers for food hold up to 12.5 pounds of dry pet food.
  • BPA free material.
  • Dimensions: 13.8″L x 8.3″W x 14.8″H

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #NMP-S has a capacity of 15 quarts.  15 quarts = 3.75 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 18.75 lbs of grain.  That’s only an estimate.

What are others saying?  Search this container’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – note… I think these reviews are for multiple sizes of this container, but I’m not sure

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes and colors available

Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Airtight Storage Container [~55-80 lb+ Grain Capacity] – $23.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

IRIS airtight storage container.  Airtight seal.  Made of FDA compliant, BPA free material.  Wide opening for easy access.  Includes wheels/casters.  Translucent sides so you can see contents.


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

  • Premium airtight plastic food container features an airtight seal and snap lock latch to keep moisture, humidity and pests out.
  • Airtight storage bins are tapered so they’re easy to clean and scoop food from.
  • Airtight containers for food hold up to 55 pounds of dry dog food and 50 pounds of dry cat food.
  • BPA free rolling dry food storage bin includes casters for easy mobility.
  • Dimensions: 19.3″L x 14.8″W x 23.7″H

According to specs on the manufacture’s website model #NMP-XL has a capacity of 67 quarts.  67 quarts = 16.75 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 83.75 lbs of grain.  67 quarts should be able to easily hold a full 50 to 55 lb bag of grain. That’s only an estimate.

What are others saying?  Search this container’s Amazon reviews for “malt”

2/1/19 1 PM Central: This is selling for $23.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes and colors available


Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

More: Recent Amazon Finds

50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity]

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.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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