Category Archives: Grain Storage

50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $32.49 + free shipping

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

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.

The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

2/15/18 11 PM Central: This highly rated container is selling for $32.49. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. Price, shipping and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – multiple size options available

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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69 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain] – $16.47, Best Price

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

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

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.

2/10/18 1 AM Central: This highly rated container is selling for $16.47. 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 current price, description and availability.  Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

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

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

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

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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 current 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

69 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain]

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

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

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.

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 Food Storage Container

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

More: Recent Amazon

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.

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