Category Archives: Grain Storage

50 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain] – $24.22 + free prime ship

Van Ness 50 Pound Food Container with Wheels

Van Ness Pet Food Container.  50 lb Capacity,  Made from plastic approved for food contact.


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

  • Ideal for pet owners who want to store 50-pounds of pet food
  • Fresh-tite seal ensures your pet’s food will stay fresh longer reducing spoilage due to pests and moisture
  • Made from united states food and drug administration approved plastic for food contact

Use to store base and specialty grain and more

6/20/18 9 AM Central: This is selling for $24.22. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

Van Ness 50 Pound Food Container with Wheels – 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.

6/20/18 9 AM Central: This highly rated container is selling 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

14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation] – $28.74 + 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


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 and as grain storage.

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’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

6/11/18 11:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $28.74.  That’s a 50% discount from list and the best historical direct from Amazon price I found. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

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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5 x Gamma Seal Lids – Assorted Colors + Humidity Indicator Strips [Grain Storage] – $45, $9 per lid + free shipping

Gamma Seal Lid, Assorted Colors, 5 Pack - New! - Boxed! - 5 Gallon Bucket Lids (Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gal.) Storage Container Lid

Gamma Seal Lid, Assorted Colors, 5 Pack – 5 Gallon Bucket Lids (Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gal.) Storage Container Lid


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

“Fits any standard 3.5 – 7 gallon buckets. 1 each red, orange, yellow, green, blue Air and water tight Includes a free 10% – 60% humidity indicator card.”


Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review] are used on conjunction with standard sized 3.5 to 7 gallon buckets and are popular for grain storage.  Gamma Seal Lids are a great upgrade.  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.

My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate 50 lbs fits in (2) 5 gallon buckets.

6/16/18 6 PM Central: This variety pack is selling for $45.  That figures to $9 per lid.  Shipping is also free to most US addresses.  Price, shipping and availability can change quickly.  Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Gamma Seal Lid, Assorted Colors, 5 Pack – New! – Boxed! – 5 Gallon Bucket Lids (Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gal.) Storage Container Lid


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

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Updated – 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

Pictured: Food Grade Buckets via Amazon

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.

Related: Search Food Grade Bucket on Amazon | Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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60-Pound Capacity Stackable, Airtight Storage Bin [Grain Storage] – $39.95 + free shipping

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container

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.

6/1/18 1 PM Central: This is marked down 22% from list to $39.95. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

Vittles Vault Stackable – multiple size options are typically 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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Homebrew Grain ScaleUltraship 55 lb Grain Scale – Review

 

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50 lb Stackable Airtight Container [55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $37.95 + 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.

6/4/18 7 PM Central; This is marked down to $37.95.  That’s a 31% discount from list. Shipping to most US addresses also is free. 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.

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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14 Gallon Drum [Grain Storage, Fermentation]

Thank you to Facebook Friend [connect with HBF on Facebook] Seth for this tip!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


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 and as grain storage.

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’ss an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” – Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

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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55 lb+ Capacity Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage]

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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.

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes available


Also: All 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 Storage Container [Grain Storage]

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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.

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes available


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

More: Recent Amazon Finds