Category Archives: Grain Storage

60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage

Vittles Vault Stackable Homebrew Grain Storage

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.

Vittles Vault Stackable 60 lb

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Gamma Seal Lids for Grain Storage

Thanks to HBF Reader Jason for this tip!

I use 5 and 6 gallon buckets along with Gamma Seal Lids for grain storage.  Two 5 gallon buckets will hold a 50 lb sack of grain.  I also store recipe kits in 5 gallon buckets with these lids.  Depending on the kit, I can store 1 to 2 in a bucket.  I use a write on/ wipe off pen to record the contents of each bucket.

The Gamma Seal Lid, Black

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Two Airtight Grain Storage Containers & Scoop

IRIS USA, Inc. Airtight Pet Food Container Combo Kit

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.”

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

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Homebrew Grain ScaleUltraship 55 lb Grain Scale - Review

 

Grain Storage: Gamma Seal Lids

Gamma Seal Lid Grain Storage

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 buckets.

Gamma Seal Lid – ASSORTED COLORS

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Reader Tip: Airtight Grain Storage Containers on Woot

Thanks to HBF Reader Adam for this tip!

IRIS USA Airtight Pet Food Container Grain

sellout.woot is offering a number of airtight, food safe containers from IRIS USA that would be good for grain storage.  Sizes range from 11 to 69 quarts.  A general rule of thumb for grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.

Airtight, FDA Approved, Wide Opening for Easy Access, BPA Free, Clear Sides so you can see what’s in the container.

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Gamma Seal Lids – $7.50

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 size gallon buckets have an approximate capacity of 60 lbs.

Emergency Essentials – beprepared.com – has Gamma Seals marked down from $10 to $7.50.  Gamma Seals + 6 Gallon Buckets are also on sale.

Emergency Essentials has tiered flat rate shipping – up to $60 ships for $60, $60.01 to $120 ships for $9 and $120 + ships for $12.

The Gamma Seal Lid - $7.50

Related: 6 Gallon Bucket with White Gamma Seal Lid - $13.95

All Grain Brewing Picks and ReviewsThe Brew Bag – Purpose Made BIAB - Review  Igloo 10 Gallon Seat Top Cooler  Stainless Steel Sparge Arm Assembly – $69.99 • Great Prices on Bags of Malt  Hand Made – Michigan Hard Maple Mash Paddle for… $18.99 • 60 LB Stackable, Airtight Container for Grain Storage • 24″ Stainless Brewer’s Whisk – Extract, All Grain and WhirlpoolingReview  Rubbermaid Commercial Products Gallon Pitcher - Review • March High Flow Pump • Electric BrewEasy Brewing System

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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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