Category Archives: Grain Storage

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13 Gallon Food Safe Drums for Fermenters and Grain Storage

13 Gallon HDPE Food Safe Fermenter Grain Storage

13 gallon food safe containers via eBay. Drill a 1/2″ hole in the lid and add an airlock grommet [Search: Airlock Grommet] and you’re up and going with a 13 gallon fermenter. You could also use this as a food safe 13 gallon grain storage container. At an estimated 5 lbs per gallon, these would hold approximately 65 lbs of grain. These are pre-used barrels. They were used to hold pharmaceuticals.

from HBF Reader Aaron: “I own one of these, they do have an o-ring and work great for storing grain or fermenting in.”

These are selling for $20 + $23 Shipping.  The seller will combine shipping for multiple items (contact the seller for actual USPS charges).  Or… if you live in or around Rancho Cucamonga, California you can arrange for local pickup.

Home Brewing Beer Fermenter 13 Gallons HDPE 2 – $20

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Reader Tip: $6.97 Gamma Seal Lids at Menards

Thanks to HBF Reader Kent for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Gamma Seal Lids for Grain Storage
Pictured: Gamma Seal Lids from Emergency Essentials

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 also means no prying off hard to remove lids.  The whole thing is airtight.

A 5 gallon bucket can hold about 25 lbs.  So two 5 gallon buckets equals about a bag of grain.  Two six gallon buckets have an approximate capacity of 60 lbs.

Gamma Seal Lids at Menards.  Kent Says that Gamma Seal Lids are available at his local Menards (Madison, WI) for $6.97.  Check your local store for pricing and availability.

Gamma Seal Lids at Emergency Essentials Emergency Essentials – beprepared.com – has Gamma Seals marked down to $7.50 with reasonable tiered flat rate shipping.

Gamma Seal Lid – $7.50 – available in a variety of colors

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$10 Off $30 at Petsmart – Vittles Vault Containers for Grain Storage

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Petsmart offers $10 off orders (ends 2/1/16) when you use promo code TAKETENOFF

Petsmart offers 40 and 60 lb sizes of stackable Vittles Vault Containers.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They are food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  This 60 lb easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.

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40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container

Vittles Vault Stackable Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. They are made of FDA Approved, Food Grade Plastic that is BPA free.  They are airtight, water tight and heavy duty.  The easy spin off lid features lock down double gaskets.  Molded handles for carrying and large easy access lid.  These containers are stackable (recommended 2 high) and space efficient.

These have a stated 40 lb capacity but can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  A 60 lb size is also available.

Vittles Vault 40-Pound Stackable

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Two Airtight Storage Containers & Scoop

Three piece combo set – 25 lb airtight container (with casters), 10 lb Airtight Container and a scoop.  BPA Free/FDA Compliant Material.  You could use these containers for grain storage.  The scoop could also be handy for scooping grain.

As to capacity…. This combo has appeared on HBF in the past. Here is some feedback we’ve received..

Anonymous Comment: “Mine arrived yesterday and I managed to fit a 50lb sack of 2 row in them.”

from HBF Reader Adam: I was able to successfully fit a 50lb Briess bag of Rye into one set of these. I was not able to fit a 55 lb bag of 2-row into a set. I may take a few more minutes to shake it to settle the grain and try again, but it is going to be very close. One additional note on these, when you pick these containers up to move around, the lock doubles as a handle, as such, it is very easy to unlock it and potentially spill the grain.

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit, Blue Indigo/Gray

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Gamma Seal Lids [Grain Storage] – $6.49

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 also means no prying off hard to remove lids.  The whole thing is airtight.

A 5 gallon bucket can hold about 25 lbs.  So two 5 gallon buckets equals about a bag of grain.  Two six gallon buckets have an approximate capacity of 60 lbs.

Emergency Essentials – beprepared.com – has Gamma Seals marked down 35% from $10 to $6.49.  Emergency Essentials also has reasonable tiered flat rate shipping.

Gamma Seal Lid – $6.49 – available in a variety of colors

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Reader Tip: 60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage

Thanks to HBF Reader Mary for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Vittles Vault Stackable Homebrew Grain Storage

60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are.. food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They also 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.

This 60 lb capacity Vittles Vault easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  Stock up on bags of malt to save money, have fresher grain and be ready for your next homebrew.  That’s just 29 cents off the best historical Amazon price I found.

Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb