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12 x 500 ml United Scientific Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles – $32.94, $2.75 Each + free shipping

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12)

12 x 500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottles by United Scientific Supplies.  Can be autoclaved.

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.

4/21/19 5 PM Central: These are selling for $32.94. 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. 

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12)


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9 Gallon Utility Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $5.75 + free prime ship

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.

4/18/19 6 PM Central: This is selling for just $5.75. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses 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 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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3 x Commercial Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $22.55, $7.52 each + free prime ship

Vababa 3-Pack Plastic Commercial Bus Box/Bus Tub, Kitchen Wash Basin (Black, White, Grey)

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

  • Dimension: 17.2″ x 13″ x 4.71″ (outside size), inside size: 15.62″ x 11.78″ x 4.52″
  • Color: black, gray, white
  • Made of durable, commercial grade plastic, BPA free
  • Multi-function utility bus box great for clean up, storage, and more purpose in the kitchen

 

By my math the interior dimensions of 15.62″ x 11.78″ x 4.52″ figure to about 3.6 US Gallons.  That’s an estimate.

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer, they’re also quite a bit larger at 7 1/8 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.  See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

4/18/19 7:30 AM Central: These are selling for $22.55. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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

Vababa 3-Pack Plastic Commercial Bus Box/Bus Tub, Kitchen Wash Basin (Black, White, Grey)


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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Keter Masterloader – Rolling Toolbox – $43 + free ship, OOS but orderable

Keter 241008 Masterloader Plastic Portable Rolling Organizer Tool Box Storage Solution

Keter 241008 Masterloader Plastic Portable Rolling Organizer Tool Box Storage Solution

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

  • Dimensions: 14.88 in. W x 24.25 in. D x 16.34 in. H
  • Central locking mechanism for security
  • Tool divider inside for organizing tools
  • Extendable handle for ease when rolling
  • Compartmentalized bins

 

Use for general around the brewery and beyond storage and organization.  The wheels on this could make it really handy.

4/16/19 6 AM Central: This has dropped to $43.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Note: As of this posting, this is backordered but orderable.  Order now and Amazon will deliver as soon as it’s available… 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.

Keter 241008 Masterloader Plastic Portable Rolling Organizer Tool Box Storage Solution


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Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization] – $3.99 + free add on ship

Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

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

  • Four dividers create 5-9 adjustable compartments
  • Transparent for quick and easy identification of contents
  • Tested for durability; Made using the highest quality components
  • Includes Plano 3500 size StowAway, Plano brochure, nameplate order form
  • Fits many Plano hard and soft systems; Intermediate size StowAway
  • Dimensions: L 9.13 x W 5 x H 1.25 in Inches; Color: Clear
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty; Made in the USA

 

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

4/16/19 11 AM Central: This is selling for $3.99.  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 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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IRIS Airtight Container [25 to 40 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $14.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 25 lbs of pet food.  BPA free and with FDA compliant material.  Airtight.

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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 25-lbs dog food, 22-lbs cat food, 40-lbs of bird seed or 55-lbs cat litter
  • Includes 4 wheels for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 14.6″D x 13.8″W x 17.3″H, Inside: 12 x 12 x 14.3 Inches
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material

 

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #MP-350/SKU 300570 has a capacity of 32.5 quarts.  32.5 quarts = 8.125 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 40.6 lbs of grain.  That’s an estimate.

4/15/19 11:30 AM Central: This is just $14.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container, Large – multiple sizes and styles may be available, a different version may show up at this link


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IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~10 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $8.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container by IRIS USA, Inc

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

  • Airtight seal keep out moisture, humidity and pests
  • Tapered shape from top to bottom; easy to clean
  • “Positive-snap” latche so you know when the lid is closed
  • Holds 6-lbs dog food, 5-lbs cat food, 10-lbs of bird seed, 11.5-lbs cat litter
  • Made in the USA; FDA-compliant and BPA-free material

 

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #MP-220/SKU 300540 has a capacity of 8 quarts.  8 quarts = 2 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 10 lbs of grain.  That’s an estimate.

4/12/19 10 AM Central: This is selling for $8.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, 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

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

10 x 5 Gallon Food Grade Buckets – $34.29, $3.43 Each + Free Ship

5 Gallon Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack - Argee RG5700/10

5 Gallon Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack – Argee RG5700/10


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

  • Excellent option for food storage and emergency kits when used with the gasket lids
  • Holds up to 5 gallons, 12 inch diameter
  • White pail is food-safe and non-toxic
  • Made in the USA
  • Can be used to store items for human and animal consumption
  • Excellent option for food storage and emergency kits when used with the gasket lids
  • Holds up to 5 gallons, 12 inch diameter

4/12/19 11 AM Central: These are selling for $34.29.  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.

5 Gallon Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack – Argee RG5700/10


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.

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14 Gallon Drum – Eagle 1610MB – [Grain Storage, Water Collection, Fermentation] – $29.91 + free shipping

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

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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, grain storage and water collection

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” AND “brew”

4/11/19 11 AM Central: This has recently (within the past three months) spiked as high as $40.35.  It’s dropped to $29.91.  That’s $4.73 shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. 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.

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

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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.

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – now $7.35, volatile pricing + free prime ship, volatile pricing

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”

4/11/19 10:30 AM Central:  These are selling for $7.35. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. In my opinion pricing on these have been relatively volatile lately… 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

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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