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Reader Tip: 55 lb Capacity Airtight Vittles Vault Containers – $27.49 at Petsmart

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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.

As of this posting, Petsmart has the 60 lb stackable version for just $27.49.  Shipping is free to most US addresses with a $49 order.  Order two of these and you qualify for free shipping.  Check product page for current price and availability.

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

Vittles Vault® by GAMMA2 Outback Stackable Pet Food Container

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Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

Homebrew Grain and DME Storage Options

When it comes to storing grain and DME, we’re concerned about keeping ingredients fresh minimizing oxygen and moisture exposure.  We’re also interest in keeping Grain and DME away from possible pests.  Beyond that convenient access and efficient use of space are issues to consider.  This post also includes some tips and general sizing guidelines.

Buckets for Grain Storage – Pros, Cons and Capacity Estimates

Buckets are one of the most basic and popular options out there and for good reason.  They are generally easy to source, well made and cheap.  Food safe options are also easy to find.

A 5 gallon bucket holds about 25 lbs of grain.  Two buckets = a 50 lb bag.  Two 6 gallon buckets would comfortably hold a 55 lb bag.  My rule of about 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage.

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Gamma Seal Lids [Great for Grain Storage] – $7.99 at Emergency Essentials

Gamma Seal Lids for Grain Storage

I store most of my grain in 5 or 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seal Lids.  For recipe kits, I’ll store the whole kit (minus yeast and hops) in it’s own bucket.  Gamma Lids come with two parts.  An outer ring that installs semi-permanently on the bucket and an inner portion that spins off for quick and easy access.  That means no prying off hard to remove lids.  The whole thing is airtight.

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimation two 5 gallon buckets would hold a full 50 lb bag and two 6 gallon buckets would hold a full 55 lb bag (plus a bit more).

As of this posting, Emergency Essentials has Gamma Seal Lids marked down to just $7.99.  Shipping to most US addresses is based on an economical tiered model that maxes out at $12 no matter how much you order.  Check Emergency Essentials for current pricing and availability.

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

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10 lb Storage Container [Grain]

Pureness 10 lb container.  Made from FDA approved plastic for food contact.

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Pet Food Container

AlsoAll 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

IRIS Airtight Container [25+ lb Capacity Grain Storage]

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.

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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

NSF Rated 6 Tier Commercial Shelving w/Casters [Brewery Organization] via eBay – $59.99 + Free Shipping

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6 Tier Commercial Shelving System. 82″x48″x18″.  Adjustable wire rack shelves.  3″ commercial castor wheels.  220 lb limit per shelf – 1,320 lb total capacity.  No tools required for assembly.

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for $59.99.  Shipping is also free to select addresses.  Check the listing for up to the minute price, description and availability.

82″x48″x18″ 6 Tier Layer Shelf Adjustable Steel Wire Metal Shelving Rack 76

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5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with Cap

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap

  • Hedpak is constructed of high Density polyethylene (HDPE) – molded graduations, in 1/2 gallon increments
  • Large 70 mm threaded neck for easy filling
  • Fits a variety of dispensing faucets and taps for easy shelf dispensing
  • Molded carrying handle on top and finger recess on bottom for easy handling

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5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap

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