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(8) 6 Gallon Food Safe Buckets + Lids – $64 Shipped

Emergency Essentials Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Emergency Essentials has great prices on 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids on Sale.  5 and 6 Gallon Buckets are available with either Standard Lids or with airtight Gamma Seal Lids.

For a limited time, Emergency Essentials is offering free shipping on any order of $50 or more.  Use code SHIP50 (all caps) in your shopping cart (not on the check out page).

That means you can get 8 food safe 6 gallon buckets and lids for just $64 including shipping.

I own and use the 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals for my primary grain and kit storage.  See my Hands on Review.  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.  These are also airtight.

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimation two 5 gallon buckets would hold a full 50 lb bag and two 6 gallon buckets would hold a full 55 lb bag (plus a bit more).

From the description: “These buckets are different from what you will find at a hardware store. These are high quality, thick (90 mil) food grade plastic bucket, so there aren’t harmful chemicals that may affect your stored goods.”

These buckets are food grade so they could also be used as fermenters.  Just pick up an airlock grommet to add an airlock.  If you do that, I would go with the standard lid option, not the gamma seal option.

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Check out the Full Lineup – coupon SHIP50 (all caps) in your shopping cart for free shipping, while promo lasts

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Free Shipping on Food Safe Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Emergency Essentials Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids

Emergency Essentials has great prices on 5 and 6 Gallon Buckets and Gamma Seal Lids on Sale.  5 and 6 Gallon Buckets are available with either Standard Lids or with airtight Gamma Seal Lids.

For a limited time, Emergency Essentials is offering free shipping on any order of $50 or more.  Use code SHIP50 (all caps) in your shopping cart (not on the check out page).

I own and use the 6 gallon buckets with Gamma Seals for my primary grain and kit storage.  See my Hands on Review.  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.  These are also airtight.

My rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimation two 5 gallon buckets would hold a full 50 lb bag and two 6 gallon buckets would hold a full 55 lb bag (plus a bit more).

From the description: “These buckets are different from what you will find at a hardware store. These are high quality, thick (90 mil) food grade plastic bucket, so there aren’t harmful chemicals that may affect your stored goods.”

These buckets are food grade so they could also be used as fermenters.  Just pick up an airlock grommet to add an airlock.  If you do that, I would go with the standard lid option, not the gamma seal option.

This promo is expired.  See recent finds below.

Check out the Full Lineup – coupon SHIP50 (all caps) in your shopping cart for free shipping, while promo lasts

Also12 QRP GROMMETS BPA-FREE FOOD GRADE WHITE SILICONE

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Vittles Vault II – Airtight Grain Storage

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Vittles Vault Home 40.  Airtight seal.  Clear base.  Easy access opening.  Lid spins on and off.  Made of FDA approved food grade plastic.  BPA free.

These are designed to hold pet food, but they work great for grain storage.  The 40 lb rating is for pet food.  This should hold around 50 lbs of grain – depending on the grain.  Clear sides to easily see how much grain you have left, made from FDA approved plastic and airtight.

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

Vittles Vault Home 40

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(3) 1.43 Gallon Snapware Airtight Containers [Grain Storage]

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Snapware 22.8-Cup Jumbo Flip Top Rectangle Cereal Keeper Pack of 3 by Snapware

3 Pack of 22.8 Cup Jumbo Cereal Keepers with Flip Top lids.  Silicone gaskets and tight snapping latches are said to make these containers airtight.  Modular stacking system.

22.8 cups = 5.39 liters = 5.7 quarts = 1.43 gallons.  My estimate for grain storage capacity is 1.25 lbs of grain per liter.  I’m estimating this would hold about 6.74 lbs of grain.  My estimate for DME storage capacity is 1.14 lbs lbs of DME per liter.   I’m estimating this would hold about 6.14 lbs of DME.  Justification for those estimations come from a review of another Snapware container.  See: Hands On: Snapware 17 Cup (4 Liter) Airtight Container – DME and Grain Storage

img_purchI picked up two sets of three of these to use for grain and ingredient storage

Snapware 22.8-Cup Jumbo Flip Top Rectangle Cereal Keeper Pack of 3

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Vittles Vault 50 lb Stackable [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.

This one is rated for 50 lbs.  Airtight seal and heavy duty design.  The 50 lb rating means it should hold a sack of grain.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable

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.

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Vittles Vault 60-Pound Stackable Storage Bin

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.

Update: Feedback from Reader Da Kine (a comment on this post): “I own several and this is a quality product.  Dang, that’s a cheap price.”

Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb