Category Archives: Containers

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

Thanks to HBF Reader Jonathan 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 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

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

More: Recent Great Deals

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.

Continue reading

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.

More: Recent Great Deals

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

pst:eegamma

10 lb Storage Container [Grain]

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

Pet Food Container

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

More: Recent Amazon

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.

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

IRIS Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container, Large

More: Recent Amazon

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

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

Update: Since this post was published the price, availability or promotion has changed.  Check the product page for up to the minute description, price and availability.  Also: Today’s Deals on Amazon

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap

More: Recent Amazon

6 Gallon Bucket w/Spigot and Sediment Filter [Fermentation or Bottling] – $13.99

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. (With Spigot)

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer.  Includes MoreBeer’s Sediment Block Spigot, which helps minimize trub uptake.  Spigot can be rotated up (if you use this as a fermenter) or down (if you use this as a bottling bucket).  Note that lids are sold separately.

More Info

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

A six gallon food grade bucket for fermentation or bottling with a built in spigot.  Outlet barb accepts 3/8″ ID vinyl tubing.  To use as a fermenter you will need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and an airlock.  Includes our new Sediment Block Spigot, which will help minimize trub uptake as you rack after fermentation.  If using this as a bottling bucket, simply rotate the spigot to maximize product output.  Spigot includes gasket and sediment blocking lock nut and can easily be removed for cleaning and sanitizing.

If you use the bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Please note:

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food-Grade to 180° F

 

 

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Availability: This is a More Beer Deal of the Day. Quantities are limited. Check the Deal of the Day section Here to see if this is still available.

Plastic Bucket – 6 gal. (With Spigot) FE345$17.99 $13.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order

This ships for free as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Promo.  Grab your next recipe kit – See: BrewMaster SeriesBrewing Pliny, some gear, something that’s on sale or clearance and put together a $59 order to get free shipping.

More: Recent MoreBeer

 

Looking for a MoreBeer Deal? – Today’s Deal of the Day | Sale Items | MoreBeer Deals