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6 Pack of Gamma Seal Lids for Grain Storage

Gamma Seal Lid Variety Pack - 6 Colors

6 Pack of Gamma Seal Lids

Gamma Seal Lids are a great option for grain storage.  They fit on top of a standard 5 – 7  gallon buckets and provide an airtight seal.  An outer ring snaps on the bucket.  The inner portion of the lid screws on and off for easy access to grain.  So, you get an airtight seal without having to pry off the lid.  The general rule of thumb is… a 50 lb sack of grain will fit in two 5 gallon bucket.

Gamma Seal Lid Variety Pack – 6 Colors

Lowes and Home Depot also have good prices on similar lids.  Order online and pickup in store.

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Two Airtight Grain Storage Containers & Scoop… $17.56 with Instant Coupon

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit, Garnet Red/Gray

Airtight Containers and Scoop

This combo package gets you two airtight containers (one 25 lb container and one 10 lb container).  You also get a scoop that could act nicely as a grain scoop.  The 25 lb container has casters for easily moving it around.  Both containers are airtight, BPA Free and made from FDA compliant material.

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

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 55lb 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.

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

6/26/15 8:25 AM Central: This combo is selling for $21.95.  An instant 20% off coupon is available.  That brings it down to… $17.56.  Make sure and click the “Clip Coupon & Save” button.  You should see the discount reflected at checkout.  Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $35 order.  Check the product page for up to the minute price and availability.

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit, Garnet Red/Gray

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Iris Airtight Storage Container
 

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

67 quarts = 16.75 gallons.  10 Gallons holds about 50 lbs of grain so 67 quarts should hold about 82.75 lbs of grain.

The product description does say this holds up to 55 lbs of pet food.  My rule of thumb on pet food to grain conversion is based on the Vittles Vault II containers.  Those hold 40 lbs of pet food, but generally hold 50 lbs of grain.  That’s 1.25 lbs of grain per lb of pet food.  Using that conversion this should hold around 68.75 lbs of grain.

So… this either stores 82.75 lbs of grain or 68.75 lbs of grain.

Airtight lid, wide opening for easy access and on casters for easy transport.

Twitter Friend – connect with HBF on Twitter – Frank has one and says… “Perfect for grain storage. Great seal, sturdy.”

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Container, 67-Quart, Almond

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Iris Airtight Storage

Sellout.woot has a selection of IRIS Containers and scoops.  These combos are available in multiple colors and get you a 10 lb container, a 25 lb container and a scoop.  All are versions are selling for $18.99.

My rule of thumb on grain storage is 1.25 lbs per quart.  That’s based on a 5 gallon bucket holding about 25 lbs of grain.  The 25 lb IRIS is 33 Quarts.  I estimate that it will hold about 41 lbs of grain.  The 10 lb is 12 quarts.  I estimate that will hold about 15 lbs of grain.

Airtight, made of FDA compliant material, casters (on the larger container) allow you to easily move it around.  Clear sides so you know what’s in it.  Large easy access top.

Check them out over at sellout.woot

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60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage

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.

Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb

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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 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 pharmeceuticals.

These are selling for $19 + $19 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.

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40 LB, Stackable, Airtight Grain Storage

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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.

Vittles Vault 40-Pound Stackable

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