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IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~50 lb+ Grain Storage Capacity]

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


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

  • Airtight pet food container is the ideal solution for storing dog or cat food, other pet food, and more
  • Pet food bins have airtight seals and snap lock latches to keep out moisture and pests for secure dry food storage
  • Slim plastic container design fits into tight spaces
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.13″L x 10.63″W x 23.78″H

As of this posting, the product page for this container is listing it at 47 quarts.  My rule of thumb for grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  47 quarts is 11.75 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 58,74 lbs in this container.  That’s an estimate.

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container – multiple sizes may be 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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Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container via Amazon

26+ lb Capacity Storage Container and Scoop

Paw Prints 26 Pound Pet Food Storage Container, Bone Design, Includes 1 Cup Measured Scoop, 15.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 Inches (37185)

Paw Prints 26 Pound Pet Food Storage Container, Bone Design, Includes 1 Cup Measured Scoop, 15.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 Inches (37185)


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

  • Includes 1 cup measuring scoop that locks into lid
  • Moves easily on 4 rolling casters
  • Gasket-sealed lid keeps pet food fresh
  • Holds up to 26 pounds of food, litter or seed
  • Flat-backed design sits flush against the wall
  • BPA free polypropylene plastic
  • Measures 15.5″ L x 13.25″ W x 16.75” H

Generally quote pet food capacities are lower than malt capacities.  I’m guessing this may very well hold more than 26 lbs of grain.

Paw Prints 26 Pound Pet Food Storage Container, Bone Design, Includes 1 Cup Measured Scoop, 15.5 x 13.25 x 16.75 Inches (37185)


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

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Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container via Amazon

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization]

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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

  • 4-24 adjustable compartments Fits many Plano hard and soft Systems Twenty dividers included Includes Plano 3620 size stowaway, Plano brochure, Nameplate order form
  • Includes Plano 3620 size StowAway, Plano brochure, nameplate order form
  • Fits many Plano hard and soft systems
  • Twenty dividers included
  • 4-24 compartments
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces around your home brewery and beyond.

Plano 23620-01 Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers


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Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker [Brewery Labeling & Organization]

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95)

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95) by Brother

  • Features 9 type styles, 10 framing options and 210 symbols
  • Includes 8 Deco Mode Patterns
  • Prints up to 2 lines of text on labels up to 12mm (~ ½” wide)
  • Stores up to 3 labels for quick reprinting
  • Includes a black on white 12mm (~ ½”) starter tape
  • Powered by 4 “AAA” batteries (sold separately)
  • Features Auto Power-Off

Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and lots more.

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

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95)

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Muscle Rack Shelving – 5 Shelf, 4,000 lb Capacity! [Brewery Storage & Organization]

5 Shelf Muscle Rack Shelving Unit by Muscle Rack.  72″ Tall, 48″ Wide.  Wire shelves are adjustable.  This unit sports a whopping 4,000 lb capacity (up to 800 lbs per shelf)!


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

  • Wire shelves adjust in 1.5″ increments
  • Holds up to 4,000 lb total weight or 800 lb on each individual shelf
  • Constructed from industrial strength steel that assembles in minutes with minimal effort and no nuts or bolts
  • Z-beam design for strength

Use for general around the brewery storage and organization.

Muscle Rack UR184872-R 5-Shelf Steel Shelving Unit, 48″ Width x 72″ Height x 18″ Length, Red


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Putting Together a “Brew Day Box”

Why a Brew Day Box?

Over the years I’ve homebrewed, I’ve utilized a number of storage and organization strategies.  Some could be defined less as strategies and more as “piles”.  These strategies have ranged from, cardboard boxes, to big totes that I threw everything under the sun into to using smaller shoe box size containers and breaking everything out into categories.  The shoe box size organization method has worked well and other than a few large totes for bigger items, it’s what I’ve settled on.  At some point after going to that, I realized that when brew day rolled around, I had to collect items from a number of these containers.  I usually forgot something and had to look around, multiple times per brew day trying to find whatever I needed.  That evolved into putting together a container just for brew days.  I cleverly 🙂 call that my “Brew Day Box”.  This container houses nearly all the small odds and ends that I use when brewing.  I’ve also tried to make sure those things don’t really need removed at other times.  For example I use a refractometer regularly, not just on brew day, so… I bought another refractometer.  Everything that’s in my Brew Day Box generally… stay in my Brew Day Box.  This keeps everything in one place and I’m not wasting time trying to find stuff when I should be brewing.

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Brother P-touch PTH110 [Brewery Labeling & Organization]

Brother P-touch Easy Portable Label Maker (PTH110)

Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and lots more.

Brother P-touch Easy Portable Label Maker (PTH110)


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Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker [Brewery Labeling & Organization]

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95)

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95) by Brother

  • Features 9 type styles, 10 framing options and 210 symbols
  • Includes 8 Deco Mode Patterns
  • Prints up to 2 lines of text on labels up to 12mm (~ ½” wide)
  • Stores up to 3 labels for quick reprinting
  • Includes a black on white 12mm (~ ½”) starter tape
  • Powered by 4 “AAA” batteries (sold separately)
  • Features Auto Power-Off

Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and lots more.

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

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95)

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Brewing Storage: Muscle Rack Shelving Unit, 4,000 lb Capacity

Muscle Rack UR361860PB4P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 4 Adjustable Shelves, 3200 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 36" Width x 18" DepthMuscle Rack Shelving Unit by Muscle Rack.  60″ Tall, 36″ Wide, 18″ Depth.  This unit sports a whopping 3,200 lb capacity,

Use for general around the brewery storage and organization and more.

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

Muscle Rack UR361860PB4P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 4 Adjustable Shelves, 3200 lb. Capacity, 60″ Height x 36″ Width x 18″ Depth

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Brewing Storage: Muscle Rack Shelving Unit, 4,000 lb Capacity

Muscle Rack UR361860PB4P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 4 Adjustable Shelves, 3200 lb. Capacity, 60" Height x 36" Width x 18" DepthMuscle Rack Shelving Unit by Muscle Rack.  60″ Tall, 36″ Wide, 18″ Depth.  This unit sports a whopping 3,200 lb capacity,

Use for general around the brewery storage and organization and more.

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

Muscle Rack UR361860PB4P-SV Silver Vein Steel Storage Rack, 4 Adjustable Shelves, 3200 lb. Capacity, 60″ Height x 36″ Width x 18″ Depth

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