Category Archives: Storage

(6) Gamma Seal Lids

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6 x Gamma Seal Lids by Gamma,  Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review] are used on conjunction with standard sized 3.5 to 7 gallon buckets and are popular for grain storage.  My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate 50 lbs fits in (2) 5 gallon buckets.

Gamma Seal Lids are a great upgrade.  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.

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Gamma Seal Lid- 6 Pack

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

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(12) 500 mL Polypropylene Lab Jars

Azlon Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles, 500 mL Capacity (Pack of 12)

12 x Azlon Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles.  500 mL Capacity.  Autoclavable.  Leak-proof with polypropylene screw closures.

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

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Azlon Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles, 500 mL Capacity (Pack of 12)

Also ConsiderBel-Art 106320007 Scienceware Polypropylene Precisionware Wide-Mouth Autoclavable Bottle with 53mm Closure, 500ml Capacity, Pack of 12

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6 Half Gallon Ball Wide Mouth Jars- $14.54 + 5 Recent Hop Finds

Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon 64 Oz Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6

6 x 64 ounce/Half Gallon Ball Wide Mouth Jars

You can use canning jars to store hops, smaller amounts of grain, and other brewing ingredients and can starter wort.  I seal these with my FoodSaver V2244 [Review] Jar Sealing Attachment (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) when storing ingredients.  You can also use Mason jars to make starters and to can starter wort and sterile water (using a pressure cooker).  Storage Lids (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) are also available.

9/20/16 1:30 PM Central: These have dropped to $14.54. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping is also free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.  See Recent Amazon Finds and our Amazon Fillers Resource Page to help you put together an order that qualifies for free shipping.

Ball Wide Mouth Half Gallon 64 Oz Jars with Lids and Bands, Set of 6

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(12) Wide Mouth Quart Ball Jars + Recent Hop Finds

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12 Wide Mouth Quart.  Wide Mouth.  64 oz/Quart Size.

AlsoFoodSaver Wide-Mouth Jar Sealer | V2244 Review

You can use canning jars to store hops, smaller amounts of grain, and other brewing ingredients and can starter wort.  I seal these with my FoodSaver V2244 [Review] Jar Sealing Attachment (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) when storing ingredients.  You can also use Mason jars to make starters and to can starter wort and sterile water (using a pressure cooker).  Storage Lids (Wide MouthRegular Mouth) are also available.

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Jarden 52505 Wide Mouth Ball Jar, 32-Ounce, Case of 12

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Four 6″ x 50′ (200′) Vacuum Sealer Bags [Hop Storage]

Four 6" X 50' Rolls of FoodVacBags Vacuum Sealer Bags

Four 6″ x 50′ Vacuum Sealer Rolls by FoodVacBags.  You get 100 feet in all.

  • 4 mil embossed bags can be used in most clamp style vacuum sealers
  • Eliminates freezer burn and dehydration
  • Increase food storage time locking in freshness, flavor and nutritional value
  • FDA Approved and BPA Free
  • Great for food storage PLUS collectibles, valuable documents, silver & electronics

Vacuum seal hops (and other ingredients) in these and put them in the freezer to preserve freshness and flavor.  This allows you to get in on discounted bulk hop buys (See: 5 Recent Hop Finds) and break full lbs up into smaller increments.

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Four 6″ X 50′ Rolls of FoodVacBags Vacuum Sealer Bags

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Brewery Organization: 16″ x 16″ Interlocking Pegboard

Dorman Hardware 29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch

29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch by Dorman Hardware.  This has built in stand-offs (provides proper spacing from wall).  Locking mechanisms to allow multiple panels to be combined into one.  Plastic construction means hanging damp items on this won’t damage it.

I use a similar system [The Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit] around my brewery to store tools (regulator adjustment screwdriver), tubing, funnels, scoops, my Blichmann Beer Gun and more.  This is a great way to store and organize gear.

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Dorman Hardware 29993 Pegboard, 16-Inch X 16-Inch

AlsoThe Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit

Bulldog Hardware Ultimate Pegboard System – for Brewery Storage and Organization

The Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit

Bulldog Peg-A-System Ultimate by Bulldog Hardware

I’ve been using two Bulldog Ultimate Pegboards since December of 2010.  I can highly recommend this pegboard to you.

I was looking for a pegboard setup so that I could organize my brewing area.  I was drawn to this one because it is plastic.  I wanted something that I could hang damp items on without worrying.

This was easy to install.  The initial board mounts with a couple of screws and then the remaining panels slide into place.  You don’t need to worry about spacing this away from the wall, because the panel is designed to insure you have enough room for pegs to slide into place.

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I’ve been been using these for years and years.  They are durable, they look great and they work great.  I store tubing, tools, strainers, my Blichmann Beer Gun and more on my two boards.

The Bulldog Ultimate Kit gets you 4 panels (8 square feet) of peg board, installation hardware and 43 pegs and accessories.

The Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit

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