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12 x 500 ml United Scientific Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles – Yeast Rehydration, Sample Collection and More – $25.25, $2.10 each, best price + free shipping

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12)

12 x 500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottles by United Scientific Supplies

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Available in polypropylene (PP) as well as high density polyethylene (HDPE). The PP bottles are rigid, translucent and have excellent contact clarity. These bottles can be autoclaved. The HDPE bottles are not rigid yet have excellent strength.


 

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

2/23/20 7:30 AM Central: These have dropped to just $25.25.  That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare: New offerings are regularly added – Search Amazon for “Polypropylene Lab Bottles” – Some things to look for – proper temp ratings, use of food safe materials and microwaveable.

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

Two x IRIS Airtight Storage Containers [Grain Storage]… $16.30!

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container Combo

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container Combo

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  • This plastic airtight 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.
  • 14 QT storage container stacks on the 33 QT storage container.
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility.
  • Dimensions: 16.50″L x 10.83″W x 18.63″H
  • Made in the USA.

 

My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that estimate, You could get about 41.25 lbs of grain in the 33 quart (8.25 gallons) container and about 16.5 lbs of grain in the 14 quart (3 gallon) container.  These are rough estimates.  Actual capacities will vary.

2/22/20 3 PM Central: This combo has dropped to just $16.30. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Note: This is currently on backorder.  Order now to reserve this great price and Amazon will ship as soon as it’s available… Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container Combo – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer:  Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – both sell for $7.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $7.99 = $39.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  Xtra Pale is $8.69/10 lbs or $43.45 for 50 lbs.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

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

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5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with Cap – $15.83 + free prime ship

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap


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

  • Hedpak is constructed of high Density polyethylene (HDPE) – molded graduations, in 1/2 gallon increments
  • Large 70 mm threaded neck for easy filling
  • Fits a variety of dispensing faucets and taps for easy shelf dispensing
  • Molded carrying handle on top and finger recess on bottom for easy handling

Possible Homebrew Uses: Collect water on brew day, convert to a fermenter, use for grain storage.  I estimate 5 lbs of grain storage per gallon.  At that rate a 5 gallon container would hold about 25 lbs of grain.  This is an estimate.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew”

2/17/20 5 PM Central: This is on sale for $15.83.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~68 lb Grain Capacity] – $22.99 + free prime ship & a deal on grain

IRIS airtight storage container.  Airtight seal.  Made of BPA free material.  Wide opening for easy access.  Includes wheels/casters.  Translucent sides so you can see contents.

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  • Premium airtight plastic food container features an airtight seal and snap lock latch to keep moisture, humidity and pests out.
  • Airtight storage bins are tapered so they’re easy to clean and scoop food from.
  • Airtight containers for food hold up to 45 pounds of dry pet food.
  • BPA free rolling dry food storage bin includes casters for easy mobility.
  • Dimensions (LxWxH)-Entire Unit- 18.5 x 13.6 x 22.9 Inches. Inside- 15.75 x 12.25 x 19 Inches

 

The 42 model has a stated capacity of… 42 lbs.  That’s an estimate for pet food.  According to specs on the manufacture’s website model #300662 has a capacity of 55 quarts.  55 quarts = 13.75 gallons.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 68.75 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

What are others saying?  Search this container’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

2/17/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $22.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer:  Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – both sell for $7.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $7.99 = $39.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  Xtra Pale is $8.69/10 lbs or $43.45 for 50 lbs.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

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Nalgene 16 Oz HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – $5.39 + free prime ship

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container


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

  • BPA free, made using the finest plastics and metals
  • Great for use in both outdoor and indoor activities
  • Great look and innovative carrying solutions for your liquids
  • Made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), a reliable and durable plastic.
  • Translucent white with white covers.
  • Jars are not recommended for liquid storage.

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast washing, yeast slurry storage and general small items storage and organization.

Related: Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration using lab jars.  Note that the jars I use for that process are of a different material and are a different size.

2/17/20 12 AM Central: These are selling for $5.39. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Nalgene HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

14 Gallon Drum – Eagle 1610MB – [Grain Storage, Water Collection, Fermentation] – $29.91 + free shipping

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5" Height, 15" Diameter

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter

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  • Lab pack drum comes with a plastic lid and can be used to store, transport, and dispose of small, intact containers of hazardous materials and help contain spills
  • Made of blue HDPE, which weighs less than steel, is resistant to dents, punctures, and certain chemicals, and may be incinerated
  • Metal lever-lock ring can be used to secure the lid to the drum
  • Has 14-gallon storage capacity; weighs 8 lb.; measures approximately 26-1/2″ high and 15″ in diameter
  • Meets DOT regulation 173.12 and UN standards concerning the packaging and shipping of hazardous materials

 

Possible homebrew uses includes: Conversion for use a fermenter, grain storage and water collection

I estimate 5 lbs per gallon for grain storage capacity.  At 14 gallons that would figure to approximately 70 lbs of grain storage capacity.  That’s an estimate.

What are Other’s Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “fermenter” AND “brew”

2/16/20 5 PM Central: This is selling for just $29.91.  That’s $4.73 shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lighting Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid, 14 gallon Capacity, 26.5″ Height, 15″ Diameter – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Search Amazon for Food Safe Airlock Grommet

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SIX x 5 Gallon Food Grade, Heavy Duty 90 mil Buckets+Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more] – $52.48, $8.75 per set with coupon

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid - Set of 6 - Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail - Food Grade - Contains No BPA Plastic (5 Gal. w/Lids - 6pk)

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 6 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Contains No BPA Plastic (5 Gal. w/Lids – 6pk)


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

  • Set of 6 – 5 Gallons in Volume – Food Grade HDPE Plastic – BPA Free
  • 90 Mils Thickness (.09 inches) – 14.5″ Height, 12″ Diameter
  • Metal Handle with Plastic Grip – Lid included
  • All Purpose – Heavy Duty
  • Made in USA

Potential uses: Convert to fermenters (search Amazon for food grade grommets) and for grain storage.  My general rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate, these would each hold 25 lbs of grain.  That’s an estimate, actual capacity will vary.  Additional uses could include – assist with cleaning and sanitizing items and generally lugging stuff around.

2/15/20 3 PM Central: These are selling for $55.48.  Click on “Save an extra $3.00 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $52.48.  That figures to $8.75 per bucket/lid set and…  Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability.

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 6 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Contains No BPA Plastic (5 Gal. w/Lids – 6pk) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also Consider: The Gamma Seal Lid – Gamma Seal Lids have an outer ring (that typically stays installed) along with a center section that spins on and off.  It’s airtight and easy to open and close.

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Vittles Vault Airtight Storage Bin (15 lb size, ~23 lb malt storage capacity) [Grain Storage] – $13.99 + free prime ship + Reader Photo

15 lb Capacity Vittles Vault Container.  Vittles Vault containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are.. made from FDA approved food grade plastic and are airtight.  Lock down double gaskets, easy spin on an off lid and molded handles.

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  • Airtight
  • Heavy Duty
  • Easy Spin On / Off lid
  • Lock-Down Double Gaskets
  • Molded handles for easy grip

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

From what I’ve gathered this has a 4.5 gallon capacity.  Not 100% sure if that’s right, but my estimation for unmilled grain storage capacity is 5 lbs/gallon.  At that rate, a 4.5 gallon container could hold about 22.5 lbs of malt.  That’s a rough estimate.  Actual capacity will vary.

2/15/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for $13.99.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus for Pet Food Storage – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer:  Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – both sell for $7.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $7.99 = $39.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  Xtra Pale is $8.69/10 lbs or $43.45 for 50 lbs.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear

In action!

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo –  The 50 lb size stacked with two 15 lb capacity containers

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Lock & Lock 27 Ounce Airtight Container [small parts & ingredients storage] – $3.77 + free prime ship

Lock & Lock HPL816C Easy Essentials On The Go Meal Food Storage Container With Divider / Food Storage Bin With Divider - 27 Ounce, Clear

Lock & Lock HPL816C Easy Essentials On The Go Meal Food Storage Container With Divider / Food Storage Bin With Divider – 27 Ounce, Clear

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  • SIMPLE KITCHEN STORAGE: The Easy Essentials On the Go Meals divided container lets you separate different foods in a single container for work, school, picnics, parties, and more.
  • DURABLE STORAGE CONTAINER: Unique, patented 4-hinge locking system is durability tested for long-lasting performance up to 3 million uses.
  • NO MESS, STAYS FRESH: Enhanced locking system is 100 percent airtight to keep foods fresh longer and 100 percent leakproof to prevent unwanted drips and spills.
  • BPA-FREE FOOD STORAGE: Peace of mind for healthy, happy food storage.
  • VERSATILE: Microwave safe and dishwasher safe for a convenient, all-in-one storage solution in the refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and on the go.
  • MAKE YOUR OWN SPACE: Convenient divider lets you customize container storage space

 

Potential homebrew uses – small parts storage and organization and storage for smaller amounts of ingredients.

2/14/20 10:30 PM Central: This has dropped to just $3.77. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Lock & Lock HPL816C Easy Essentials On The Go Meal Food Storage Container With Divider / Food Storage Bin With Divider – 27 Ounce, Clear – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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4 x Commercial Utility Busy Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $24.99… $6.25 each + free prime ship

Eagrye 4-Pack Bus Tubs, Commercial Tote Box, Plastic Bus Box (13 L Capacity), Grey

MACCOURT PRODUCTS TV245969 26x20x6 Plas Util Tub


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

  • Outside size: 18*13.3*4.8 inch
  • Made of commercial grad plastic
  • Capacity: 13 L
  • Easy to clean
  • Great multi-purpose item

I use two bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model, manufacturer and specs] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.  They’re also handy for catching drips from drying gear and general storage.

2/14/20 1 AM Central: These are selling for just $24.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices, shipping and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit Amazon. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Eagrye 4-Pack Bus Tubs, Commercial Tote Box, Plastic Bus Box (13 L Capacity), Grey


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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