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16 Gallon Airtight Storage Container [50 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $20.81 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free and made with FDA compliant material.

This has a 50 lb rating.  That is for pet food.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  65 quarts is 16.25 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 81.25 lbs in this container.  That’s an estimate.

5/22/18 11 PM Central: This has dropped to $20.81.  That’s just 56 cents shy of 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 50-Pound, Clear/Black

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

55 lb+ Capacity Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $19.40, 50% off list

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Airtight Storage Container from IRIS.  Airtight lid.  Wide opening for easy access.  Clear sides to see contents.  4 Casters for easily moving this around.

I’ve seen the capacity of this container described a couple different ways.  67 quarts and 55 lbs.  As of this posting, Iris’ via their website says that model 300686 has a 67 quart capacity.

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  67 quarts = 16.75 gallons.  At 5 lbs per gallon that’s… 83.75 lbs of grain storage.  This is an estimate.  It should easily hold a full 50 to 55 lb bag of grain with room to spare.

5/17/18 8:30 AM Central: This highly rated container has dropped to $19.40.  That’s a 50% discount from list and 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes available


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12.75 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $6.47! + Free Add On Shipping

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 10-Pound, Clear/Black

10 lb Airtight Container by IRIS USA, Inc.  Easy to clean, BPA free, made of FDA compliant material.

  • 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 10-lbs dog food, 8-lbs cat food, 15-lbs of bird seed, 18-lbs cat litter
  • Made in the USA; FDA-compliant and BPA-free material

As of this posting, Iris’ website shows this [item 300555] as 12.75 Quarts or 3.1 gallons. My rule of thumb on grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate, this should hold about 15.5 lbs of grain.

5/19/18 7:30 PM Central: This highly rated container is available again for just $6.47.  That’s a 28% discount from list.  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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 10-Pound, Clear/Black

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

AmazonBasics Tool and Small Parts Organizer – multiple units lock together [Small Parts Storage] – $14.21

AmazonBasics Tool and Small Parts Organizer - Adjustable Compartments

AmazonBasics Tool and Small Parts Organizer – Adjustable Compartments


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

  • Adjustable-compartment tool organizer keeps small parts, pieces, and accessories neatly contained
  • Movable inner walls allow for creating customized space for stored items
  • High-transparency plastic lid locks compartments into place, plus offers visibility for quickly locating tools
  • Cases can be stacked on top of each other; locks keep them securely connected (additional cases sold separately)

Note: multiple units can be stacked on top of each other and lock together.

Possible homebrew use:  Use for small parts and pieces around your home brewery and beyond.

5/18/18 12 AM Central: These have dropped to $14.21.  That’s a 21% discount from list and 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

AmazonBasics Tool and Small Parts Organizer – Adjustable Compartments


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Two Airtight Storage Containers & Scoop – on sale for $16.42, 41% off list

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Two airtight containers (33 quart and 12 quart) along with a 2 cup scoop.

My rule of thumb for grain store is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that estimate, You could get about 41.25 lbs of grain in the 33 quart (8.25 gallons) container and about 15 lbs of grain in the 12 quart (3 gallon) container.  These are estimates.

Tip: This is, generally speaking, available in multiple colors.  Check out the “lowest offers for each” search for this item to see what the lowest offer is.

5/16/17 10:30 AM Central: This combo is marked down 41% from list to $16.42. 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 current price, description and availability.

IRIS 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo


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69 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage]

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  BPA free.  Made in the USA.

This stated capacity of 69 quarts – check the product description for current specs.  My rule of thumb for grain store is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that estimate, You could get about 86.25 lbs of grain in a 69 quart (17.25 gallon) container.  That’s an estimate.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container


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[50] x 50 mL No-Leak Centrifuge Tubes by Karter Scientific

Centrifuge Tubes, 50ml, 30x115mm, Blue Cap, Skirted, No-Leak, Karter Scientific 208J2 (Pack of 50)

Centrifuge Tubes, 50ml, 30x115mm, Blue Cap, Skirted, No-Leak, Karter Scientific 208J2 (Pack of 50) by Karter Scienfific


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

  • 50ml
  • Skirted
  • Polypropylene
  • Screw Cap
  • The diameter is approx. 1.18”, length is approx. 4.53”.

Centrifuge Tube, Vol.50ml. Diam.30x115mm. Blue screw cap, Leak-proof. PP material, Skirted Conical bottom/self-standing, Printed Graduation interval 2.5ml. Graduation range: 5-45ml. Bulk pack. Non-sterile


What are other people saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “yeast”

Possible Homebrew Uses: Yeast slurry storage, small parts storage, brew day sample collection, general sample collection after fermentation starts

Centrifuge Tubes, 50ml, 30x115mm, Blue Cap, Skirted, No-Leak, Karter Scientific 208J2 (Pack of 50)


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Airtight Storage Bin w/Spout & Measuring Cup [Grain Storage]

Rice Storage Bin Cereal Container With Pour Spout and Measuring Cup,Portable Sealed Clear Plastic Food Keeper for Grain Cereal Oatmeal Jar Holder Dispenser Practical Convenient Handy, 4.4 Lbs/2KG,1Pcs

Rice Storage Bin Cereal Container With Pour Spout and Measuring Cup,Portable Sealed Clear Plastic Food Keeper for Grain Cereal Oatmeal Jar Holder Dispenser Practical Convenient Handy, 4.4 Lbs/2KG,1Pcs

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

  • Perfect for rice container,cereal container, convenient to bring dry food for kitchen, picnic and camping, indoor and outdoor
  • layers sealing ring, prevent insects and dust from coming in.It complies with FDA regulations, safe and clean
  • Without BPA, made of supreme PP materials, BPA free, great for healthy life
  • 2 KG capacities for dry food, small for refrigerator, pantry, kitchen and cupboard

Notes from HBF:  6″ x 3.3″ x 11.5″ = 227.7 cubic inches or about .98 gallons.  My rule of thumb on grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate .98 can hold about 5 lbs of grain.  This is an estimate.  With an integrated spout and including measuring cup, I think this is a good candidate for storing specialty grains and other dry ingredients.

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

Rice Storage Bin Cereal Container With Pour Spout and Measuring Cup,Portable Sealed Clear Plastic Food Keeper for Grain Cereal Oatmeal Jar Holder Dispenser Practical Convenient Handy, 4.4 Lbs/2KG,1Pcs

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

12.75 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage]

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 10-Pound, Clear/Black

10 lb Airtight Container by IRIS USA, Inc.  Easy to clean, BPA free, made of FDA compliant material.

  • 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 10-lbs dog food, 8-lbs cat food, 15-lbs of bird seed, 18-lbs cat litter
  • Made in the USA; FDA-compliant and BPA-free material

As of this posting, Iris’ website shows this [item 300555] as 12.75 Quarts or 3.1 gallons. My rule of thumb on grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate, this should hold about 15.5 lbs of grain.

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

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 10-Pound, Clear/Black

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

Plano Ammo Can Field Box – General Storage & More

Plano Ammo Can (Field Box)

Plano Ammo Can (Field Box) by Plano.  9.5 X 4.25 X 6 Interior dimension. 

Ideas for homebrew related-uses… general around the brewery storage or putting together a brew day box.

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Plano Molding Plano Tactical Custom Ammo Can

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