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Vittles Vault 40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container [Grain] – now $21.89 + Free Prime Ship, Best Price

Vittles Vault Stackable Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. They are made of FDA Approved, Food Grade Plastic that is BPA free.  They are airtight, water tight and heavy duty.  The easy spin off lid features lock down double gaskets.  Molded handles for carrying and large easy access lid.  These containers are stackable (recommended 2 high) and space efficient.

These have a stated 40 lb capacity but can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  A 60 lb size is also available.

Update (lower price) 6/22/17 3 AM Central: This highly rated container is selling for just $21.89. 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. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  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.

Vittles Vault 40-Pound Stackable

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High Quality Food Grade 6 Gallon Buckets w/Lids – $8 Each, When you Buy 10

Emergency Essentials Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Nutshell:  Emergency Essentials has great prices and reasonable shipping on on Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids.


Bucket Sale.  As of this posting, Emergency Essentials has 6 gallon food safe buckets and lids on sale for $10.95.  Buy 10 or more and they drop to just $8. Shipping to most US addresses is based on an economical tiered model that maxes out at 12 no matter how much you order.

For some pricing clarity, 10 x 6 Gallon Buckets and lids = $8 per bucket, 10 x 6 Gallon Buckets no lids = $9.50 per bucket.  These are $1.50 less than 6 gallon buckets without lids when you buy 10 or more.  Check Emergency Essentials for up to the minute pricing and availability.


Food Grade 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets are available with either Standard Lids or with airtight Gamma Seal Lids.  I own and use 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals for my primary grain and kit storage.  See my Hands on Review

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.  They are airtight and no more prying lids.

About the 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets: “These buckets are different from what you will find at a hardware store. These are high quality, thick (90 mil) food grade plastic bucket, so there aren’t harmful chemicals that may affect your stored goods.”

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).

These buckets are food grade so they could also be used as fermenters.  Just pick up an airlock grommet to add an airlock.  If you do that, I would go with the standard lid option, not the gamma seal option.

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Shipping to most US addresses is based on an economical tiered model that maxes out at 12 no matter how much you order.

Grommets: Food Grade Silicone Grommets via Amazon

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12 Ball Pint Mason Jars [Hop and Ingredient Storage] – $8.58 + Free Add On Shipping

12 Wide Mouth Pint Jars by Ball.  Includes lids and bands.  You can use these for hop and ingredient storage.

A quart jar holds about 1 lb of pellet hops [See: FoodSaver V2244 Review].  Pint jars hold about 1/2 lb of pellet hops.  Also: Ball Wide Mouth Storage Caps | FoodSaver Wide Mouth Jar Sealer

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.

6/19/17 9:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $8.58. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. 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 Mason Jars Wide-Mouth Can or Freeze – 16 oz 12pk

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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $2.97

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.

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.

6/18/17 9 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. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. 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.

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12+ Gallon, Airtight Food Safe Container [Grain Storage] ~62 lb Capacity

12 1/2 Gallon Container.  Airtight.  Made of FDA approved Food Safe and BPA free materials.  Clear sides to easily see contents and large opening for easy access.  Wheels for tilt and roll maneuverability.

My estimation for grain per gallon is 5 lbs of grain per gallon.  At that rate, I estimate this should 62.5 lbs or so.  That’s easily enough capacity for a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  This is an estimate.

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Plano Large 2 Sided Box [Storage and Organization]

Large 2 Sided Tackle Box by Plano

Double sided storage with 10 removable dividers, creating 16 to 26 compartments.  Molded handle.

Use to organize, store and easily transport small parts and pieces around your brewery.

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11 Quart Airtight Storage Container [~13.75 lbs Grain Storage] – $8.99, Best Price

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Airtight seals and snap tight latches.  BPA free.  Made in the USA,

My rule of thumb for grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  11 quarts is 2.75 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 13.75 lbs in this container.  That’s an estimate.

6/1/17 2 PM Central: This has dropped nearly $8 from $16.29 to $8.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses is also free, with a qualifying order, as part of the Amazon’s Add On promotion. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. 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.

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container – multiple sizes available

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