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Reader Tip: 60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container [Grain Storage] – $26.87 via Sam’s Club

Thanks to HBF Reader Lars for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They are food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  The 60 lb size easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

As of this posting Sam’s Club has the 60 lb size for just $26.87.  Note: Membership is required to purchase.  Buy online to reserve yours and the select in store pickup to skip the shipping charges. Price, promotions 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 the product page.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability

Gamma Vault Stackable 60 lb. Airtight Pet Food Container

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll

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Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth 32 Oz Round Containers – $6 [volatile pricing] + free add on shipping

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container.  BPA free.  Made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a reliable and durable plastic.


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 – rehydrate yeast, collect refractometer and pH sample on brew day, yeast slurry and general storage.

8/19/18 2 PM Central: These highly rated  containers are selling for just $6. 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

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – multiple sizes may be available


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Seal-a-Meal Vacuum Sealer – Preserving Hops & Other Ingredients – $18.49, Save 63%

Seal-a-Meal Manual Vacuum Sealer with compact design, hands-free, seal indicator lights, FSSMSL0160-000

Seal-a-Meal FSSMSL0160-000 Vacuum Sealer by Seal-a-Meal


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

  • Press/Hold Release System
  • Patented removable drip tray
  • Fits 8-inch, 11-inch, quart and gallon heat-seal bags and rolls
  • Hands-free and seal indicator lights
  • Compact Design

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

8/18/18 1 PM Central: This has dropped to just $18.49. That’s 63% off list price. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Seal-a-Meal Manual Vacuum Sealer with compact design, hands-free, seal indicator lights, FSSMSL0160-000


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Also: Recent Hop Finds


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Vittles Vault 40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container [Grain] – $34.95 + free shipping

Vittles Vault Stackable Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault


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

  • Airtight
  • Heavy Duty
    Easy Spin On / Off lid
  • Lock-Down Double Gaskets
  • Molded handles
  • Stackable (Top and bottom are designed to nest together. Recommend 2 high only, heaviest container on bottom)

Made from High Density Polyethylene, FDA Approved Food Grade Plastic. BPA free.
We care about the safety and storage of food, for people and pets! Vittles Vaults are completely recyclable. Weights are estimates and will vary based on size and density of kibble.


The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. These have a stated 40 lb capacity but can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  A 60 lb size is also available.

8/15/18 3 AM Central: This is selling for $34.95.  That’s a 30% discount. 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.

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container


Also Consider: Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb | All Grain Tips & Gear | Storage Options

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Carlisle Bronco 10 Gallon Container – NSF Certified for food contain – $12 + free prime ship

Carlisle 34101023 Bronco Round Waste Container Only, 10 Gallon, Gray

Carlisle 34101023 Bronco Round Waste Container Only, 10 Gallon, Gray


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

  • Sturdy Construction – High-strength plastic walls and double reinforced stress ribs withstand daily use in commercial environments
  • Food Safe – NSF certified for food contact provides a cost-effective alternative to large food prep and storage containers
  • Ergonomic Handles – Integrated Comfort Curve™ handles offer a comfortable grip while helper handles on the base allow for secure maneuvering for overhead tipping
  • Tight Sealing Lids – Coming in a variety of styles, each lid (sold separately) offers a secure fit to keep odors in and contaminates out

Note from HBF: Possible uses include grain storage (not airtight, you need to buy a lid separately), spent grain collection.  This is certified for food contact, so there may be some other good homebrew applications.

8/10/18 6 PM Central: This is selling for just $12. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Carlisle 34101023 Bronco Round Waste Container Only, 10 Gallon, Gray


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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.

8/5/18 6 AM 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

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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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

8/4/18 10 PM 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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Compact Vacuum Sealer Machine with Starter Kit [Preserve Hops & Other Ingredients] – $19.97

WAOAW Compact Vacuum Sealer Machine with Starter Kit for Food Sealers Vaccum Packing Plus 15Pcs Sealer Saver Bags

WAOAW Compact Vacuum Sealer Machine with Starter Kit for Food Sealers Vacuum Packing Plus 15Pcs Sealer Saver Bags


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

  • Food Saving, Space Saving, Time Saving and Money Saving. Compact Vacuum Sealing System eliminates freezer burn, reduces spoilage and food waste.
  • Fits up to 11.6” wide quart and gallon heat-seal bags and rolls.
  • One touch vacuum sealer operation, Hands-free and seal indicator lights.
  • Not only save fresh meat, fruit, nut, snacks and vegetables, it also can be used for wrapping letters, magazines, artifacts, linens, etc.
  • Includings: 1 x WAOAW Vacuum Sealer, 1 x Manual, 15x Heat-Seal Bags(9.8 x 7.5”).

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

8/1/18 7 PM Central: This is selling for just $19.97. Shipping to most US addresses is also free with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

WAOAW Compact Vacuum Sealer Machine with Starter Kit for Food Sealers Vacuum Packing Plus 15Pcs Sealer Saver Bags

Also: Recent Hop Finds


IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~50 lb+ Grain Storage Capacity]

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free.  Made in the USA.


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

  • Airtight pet food container is the ideal solution for storing dog or cat food, other pet food, and more
  • Pet food bins have airtight seals and snap lock latches to keep out moisture and pests for secure dry food storage
  • Slim plastic container design fits into tight spaces
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.13″L x 10.63″W x 23.78″H

As of this posting, the product page for this container is listing it at 47 quarts.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  47 quarts is 11.75 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 58,74 lbs in this container.  That’s an estimate.

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container – multiple sizes may be available


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

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

TWO x 6.5 Gallon Coldbreak Fermentors w/Stainless Blow Off Tubes

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment 2BUCKT 6.5 gal Fermenting Bucket with Grommeted Lid and Stainless Steel Blow Off Tube, (2 Pack)

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment 2BUCKT 6.5 gal Fermenting Bucket with Grommeted Lid and Stainless Steel Blow Off Tube, (2 Pack)


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

  • 2 – 6.5 gallon food grade fermenting buckets
  • 2 – lids with grommets
  • 2 – stainless steel blow off tubes
  • Buckets are made from food grade #5 (pp) polypropylene. Polypropylene containers do not leach harmful chemicals into foods or liquids. They commonly contain yogurt, medicine, drinks, ketchup, etc. Type 5 plastic is flexible, hard and semi-transparent and has high resistance to solvents
  • The buckets contain external gallon markings.

Coldbreak Brewing Equipment 2BUCKT 6.5 gal Fermenting Bucket with Grommeted Lid and Stainless Steel Blow Off Tube, (2 Pack)


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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