Category Archives: Grain Storage

Snapware 23 Cup Airtight Container [Grain and DME Storage]

Snapware 22.8 cup Jumbo Fip Top Container.  Silicone gaskets.

I use these exact containers (I got a couple of the three packs) for specialty grain storage along with general storage around my home brewery.

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Snapware 4014 22.8-Cup Jumbo Flip Top Rectangle Cereal Keeper

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55 Quart Airtight Storage [Grain]

Remington Airtight Pet Food Storage

Remington 55 Quart/13.75 gallon airtight storage bin.  4 casters for easy mobility.  Built in handle and lid latch.  BPA free.  Clear sides you can see level of contents.

Two 5 gallon buckets hold about 50 lbs of grain.  This is 13.75 gallons so it should hold a full bag of grain+.

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Remington Airtight Pet Food Storage, 55-Quart

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Gamma Seal Lids [Grain Storage] – from $7.28 (see update)

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.

As this posting, Emergency Essentials has select colors of Gamma Seal Lids marked down to $7.99. Check Emergency Essentials for up to the minute cost and availability. Emergency Essentials also has reasonable tiered flat rate shipping.

Gamma Seal LidsFood Safe Buckets and Lid Combos

UpdatePrice has gone up on these since this post was published, however, HBF Reader Brian pointed out they (or very similar lids) are available at Lowes and Home Depot at about the same price.  Order online to reserve yours and pickup in store to save on shipping.

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12 1/2 Gallon, Airtight Food Safe Container [Grain Storage] ~62 lb Capacity

12 1/2 Gallon Container.  Airtight.  Made of FDA approved Food Safe and BPA free materials.  Clear sides to easily see contents and large opening for easy access.  Wheels for tilt and roll maneuverability.

My estimation for grain per gallon is 5 lbs of grain per gallon.  At that rate, I estimate this should 62.5 lbs or so.  That’s easily enough capacity for a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  This is an estimate.

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Buddeez 12-1/2-Gallon Roll-Away Pet Food Dispenser

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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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69 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain]

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  BPA free.  Made in the USA.

My rule of thumb for grain store is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that estimate, You could get about 86.25 lbs of grain in a 69 quart (17.25 gallon) container.  That’s an estimate.

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IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container

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Vittles Vault 5 lb Capacity Airtight Container [Grain Storage]

Vittles Vault “jr”  Airtight Container made of BPA free, FDA approved food grade plastic

As of this posting, Gamma2 (the manufacturer of the Vittles Vault line of containers) lists the Jr Size as having a 1.3 gallon capacity.  If that’s correct for this offering… I estimate about 5 lbs of grain per gallon.  So, my estimate for a 1.3 gallon container would be about 6.5 lbs of grain capacity.  That’s an estimate.

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Vittles Vault – Note: Multiple size options may be available on this page

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