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5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with Cap – $15.14 + free shipping

Plastic Carboy, 5 Gal, With Handle & Cap (Hedpack)Plastic Carboy, 5 Gal, With Handle & Cap (Hedpack)


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

  • 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

The Hedpak is a 5 gallon container. This container is square shaped and is equipped with a heavy-duty carrying handle. On the back end of the handle is a vent lid (included) that when unscrewed permits a more even flow from the spigot (spigot adapter lid also included) – spigot is not included. It is a natural (translucent) container. Plastic Carboy, 5 Gal, With Handle & Cap,


12/10/18 1:30 PM Central: This has dropped to $15.14. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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.

Plastic Carboy, 5 Gal, With Handle & Cap (Hedpack)

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9 Gallon Utility Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond]… $5.75 + free add on shipping

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.

12/10/18 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $5.75. That’s 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

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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Airtight Storage Container [~18 lb+ Grain Capacity] – $10.99 + free shipping

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

12/5/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $10.99.  That’s $2 shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. 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 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 Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes and colors available

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

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Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization] – $3.17

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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

  • 4-24 adjustable compartments Fits many Plano hard and soft Systems Twenty dividers included Includes Plano 3620 size stowaway, Plano brochure, Nameplate order form
  • Includes Plano 3620 size StowAway, Plano brochure, nameplate order form
  • Fits many Plano hard and soft systems
  • Twenty dividers included
  • 4-24 compartments
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces around your home brewery and beyond.

12/9/18 6 PM Central: These have dropped to just $3.17. That’s 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 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

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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IRIS Airtight Container [50 to 80 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $24.99 + free shipping

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 50 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 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

The 50 lb size is listed as model number 300591 on the product page.  According to the manufacturer that model has a 65 quart capacity.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  65 quarts is 16.25 gallons.  At 5 lbs per gallon a 16.25 gallon container would hold about 81.25 lbs of grain.  That’s only an estimate based on an assumed capacity, which may not be right.

12/9/18 12:30 PM Central: This is selling for $24.99. 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 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 – multiple sizes available


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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.

11/25/18 4:30 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.

Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $2.97 + free add on shipping

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 and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermetenters.

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.

12/6/18 12 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. 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

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


Also: Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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

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”

12/5/18 12 AM Central: This is selling for $23.99. 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 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 Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes and colors available


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

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Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

gamma seal lids

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”

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

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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation]

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


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

  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter and as grain storage.

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’s an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter


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