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Vittles Vault Airtight Container [25 lb Size, ~32 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $20.95 + free prime ship & Hands on Review

The Vittles Vault line of containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They have a large opening for easy access and have an airtight design.

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  • Airtight Pet Food Container: This pest-proof pet food container for dry food keeps food fresh with our patented airtight sealing system that locks moisture out. Design is stackable for space efficiency. Includes scoop
  • Food Storage Container: The pet food pail is made of food-grade, BPA-free HDPE plastic that won’t shatter if dropped & can be kept in garages, barns & outdoors. Perfect for dry food, treats, bird seed & horse feed
  • Airtight Engineering: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance & features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness & controlled moisture
  • Made In America: GAMMA2, Inc. created & patented an airtight container in 1989 & has always been committed to manufacturing in the USA. Our storage containers provide a solution in pet food staleness&ensures dry pet food stays fresh & protected from pests
  • GAMMA2: Dog & cat dry food stays fresh & nutritious with our collection of airtight food containers. Features wall mounted containers, travel, pantry & kitchen containers & larger containers for large dogs & horses

 

The 25 lb size is said to be 6.5 gallons.  My estimate for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate an 6.5 gallon container would hold about 32.5 lbs of grain that’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

This container is included as part of our Vittles Vault Review: Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage

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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

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Van Ness 25 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $12.99 + free prime ship & bulk grain deal tips

Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels

Van Ness Pet Food Container

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  • Ideal for pet owners who want to store 25-pounds of pet food
  • Fresh-tite seal ensures your pet’s food will stay fresh longer reducing spoilage due to pests and moisture
  • Made from united states food and drug administration approved plastic for food contact

 

Use to store base and specialty grain and more.  Translucent sides so you can see what’s inside and wheels for easily moving around

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Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage!

Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

Bus Tubs HomebrewBus Tubs for Brew Day – A Rubbermaid Commercial Products Bus Tub/Utility Box with a Rubbermaid Commercial High Temp Pitcher and my Brew Day Whisk

I use two commercial bus tubs on brew day and beyond and find them invaluable.  They’re well made, versatile and help me save time and frustration.

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Inkbird Vacuum Sealer! [Preserve Hops & More] – 30% Off Coupon

Inkbird Vacuum Sealer, Automatic Sealing Machine for Food Preservation, Dry&Moist Sealing Modes|Built-in Cutter|Starter Kit|Easy Cleaning Stainless Steel Panel|Compact Design|Led Indicator Lights

Inkbird Vacuum Sealer

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  • 【7X Longer Preservation】—The vacuum sealer removes air from bags and seals them to keep foods fresh and extend the shelf life of them. The vacuum preservation time is 7 times the ordinary preservation.
  • 【2 Sealing Modes&1 Button Stop】—The vacuum sealer provides 2 vacuuming modes for different kinds of food, choose an appropriate mode will make the sealed foods taste better. Press the stop button to stop vacuuming at any time and this will make it easier to control the vacuuming time according to the food type.
  • 【Built-in Cutter】—Customize a desired bag with the built-in cutter easily. Fits up to 11.8” width sealer bags and rolls.
  • 【Wide Application&Simple Operation】–The vacuum sealer is easy to use and clean, simply vacuums and seals your food and other small staffs that you want to keep from oxidation. The -80kPa strong suction sealer makes it quickly to vacuum food and keep them fresh for a longer time, saves time and money for you.
  • 【Complete Starter kit】— Vacuum Sealer*1, Air Suction Hose*1, Sealer Bag*5 (8″*11.8″), Bag Roll*1 (8″*79″), User Manual*1, 12 Months Warranty

 

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Inkbird Vacuum Sealer, Automatic Sealing Machine for Food Preservation, Dry&Moist Sealing Modes|Built-in Cutter|Starter Kit|Easy Cleaning Stainless Steel Panel|Compact Design|Led Indicator Lights – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Vittles Vault Airtight Storage Bin, 15 lb size [Grain Storage] – $17.95 + Free Prime Ship & Reader Photo

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Outback 15 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

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 PET FOOD CONTAINER: This pest-proof pet food container for dry food keeps food fresh with our patented airtight sealing system that locks moisture out. Design is stackable for space efficiency. Includes scoop
  • FOOD STORAGE CONTAINER: The pet food pail is made of food-grade, BPA-free HDPE plastic that won’t shatter if dropped & can be kept in garages, barns & outdoors. Perfect for dry food, treats, bird seed & horse feed
  • AIRTIGHT ENGINEERING: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance & features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness & controlled moisture
  • MADE IN AMERICA: GAMMA2, Inc. created & patented an airtight container in 1989 & has always been committed to manufacturing in the USA. Our storage containers provide a solution in pet food staleness & ensures dry pet food stays fresh & protected from pests
  • GAMMA2: Dog & cat dry food stays fresh & nutritious with our collection of airtight food containers. Features wall mounted containers, travel, pantry & kitchen containers & larger containers for large dogs & horses

 

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.  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.

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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


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Lock & Lock 5 Ounce Screw Top Containers [rehydrate yeast, sample collection, storage] – $1.99

Lock & Lock Easy Essentials Twist Food Storage lids/Airtight containers, BPA Free, Short-12 oz-for Coffee

Lock & Lock Easy Essentials Twist Food Storage lids/Airtight containers, BPA Free, Short – 5 oz

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  • SMART STORAGE: The Easy Essentials Twist 5-ounce storage container provides fresh, stackable storage with an easy-open, easy-close sealing lid
  • NO MESS, STAYS FRESH: Enhanced sealing system is airtight to keep foods fresh longer and leakproof to prevent unwanted drips and spills
  • BPA-FREE: Peace of mind for healthy, happy food storage
  • CONVENIENT: Microwave safe for convenient reheating and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
  • VERSATILE: Provides a convenient, all-in-one storage solution for the refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and on the go

From HBF: 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.

 

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces [like keg o-rings] around your home brewery and beyond.

Since this is microwave safe it may be handy for making sanitized water for yeast rehydration.  See Tip #1 on our tips page for my process for doing that with a different container.

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Lock & Lock Easy Essentials Twist Food Storage lids/Airtight containers, BPA Free, Short – 5 oz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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50 x Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags by Bonsenkitchen [Preserve Hops & More]… $4.99

Heavy Duty Vacuum Sealer Bags For Food, 50 Pint 6"x 10" Food Saver Bag for FoodSaver, Seal a Meal, Geryon Vacuum Machine, Commercial Grade, BPA Free Vacuum Seal Bag Perfect for Sous Vide

Heavy Duty Vacuum Sealer Bags For Food, 50 Pint 6″x 10″ Food Saver Bag for FoodSaver, Seal a Meal, Geryon Vacuum Machine, Commercial Grade, BPA Free Vacuum Seal Bag Perfect for Sous Vide

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  • 【Professional food vacuum bags】 The Bonsenkitchen vacuum sealer bags can be microwave frozen, reused, washed, boiled and cleaned in the dishwasher. This allows you to control your cooking temperature precisely to achieve perfect results. You can prepare sous-vide food in bonsenkitchen vacuum bags by placing them in water at temperatures up to 230 ° F).
  • 【HEAVY DUTY COMMERCIAL GRADE】Bonsenkitchen food saver bags have specially designed channels that remove air, keeping your food’s moisture and creating an airtight barrier that locks in flavor and prevents spoilage and freezer burn
  • 【UNIVERSAL SIZE Food Saver packaging bag】 The food saver 6″x 10″ vacuum bag is compatible with all vacuum sealers with a sealing width of more than 15 cm. Almost all food vacuum machines have seals of more than 15 cm. With our professional vacuum bags you can vacuum beef, salmon, shrimp, chicken and other meat as well as snacks, nuts, fruits and vegetables.
  • 【Unique seal design】 One side has a groove design and the other side is smooth and transparent. The embossed ventilation vacuum bag maximizes freshness and enables efficient air extraction for better food preservation. Our vacuum bags can increase the freshness of food eight times.
  • 【SAVING TIME AND MONEY】 Pre-cutting the vacuum bag saves time in sous-vide cooking to avoid having to cut the vacuum film independently of one another. With a vacuum bag you can tidy up your fridge and kitchen, prepare your food in advance and save it. Each pack contains 50 sachets. Bonsenkitchen also sells vacuum film, you can find them by searching for “Bonsenkitchen”

 

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?  Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys.  Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Heavy Duty Vacuum Sealer Bags For Food, 50 Pint 6″x 10″ Food Saver Bag for FoodSaver, Seal a Meal, Geryon Vacuum Machine, Commercial Grade, BPA Free Vacuum Seal Bag Perfect for Sous Vide – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Set of EIGHT Airtight Storage Containers – $29.97 w/$10 Off Coupon

Chef's Path Airtight Tall Food Storage Container Set - Ideal for Spaghetti, Noodles & Pasta - All Same Size - Kitchen & Pantry Organization - Plastic Canisters with Durable Lids (8)

8 x 2.8 liter Canisters by Chef’s Path

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  • ✮ Superior bundle – Your complete bundle comes with 8 BPA-free premium food-storage canisters, measuring spoon set, a chalkboard marker & bonus reusable chalkboard labels allowing you to organize your pantry like never before. This set comes in a beautiful box which makes it an ideal gift for any family. Nobody else in the market provides more value to you than us
  • ✮ Elegant same size containers – Give your kitchen or pantry an upgrade with our 8 elegant same size air-tight containers. Each one has a 2.8-liter capacity (2.46 QT/ 11.83 cups/ 0.74 gallons). Your kitchen will never look the same again
  • ✮ Versatile containers – many great uses: These air-tight food-safe keepers are not only ideal for storing dry foods such as pasta, spaghetti, noodles, flour, sugar, rice, grain, cereals, nuts, beans, snacks, pasta, coffee and tea and but they are also perfect for holding liquids such as water, juice, soup, and more. The 4 sided-locking lids with silicone seal ensure that no air or water enters, keeping your favorite snacks super fresh and dry.
  • ✮ Space saving design – These durable bins have been especially designed to minimize space, they are stackable and will easily fit into your refrigerator, freezer or cupboard which enables you to get the kitchen organized and frees up space in the pantry. These clear containers are also easy to clean, extremely user friendly and ready to use.
  • ✮ Our promise – We are completely confident that you will llove our containers, if you don’t love it or don’t feel it was worth every penny of your investment today, we’ll give your full payment back no questions asked and you can keep the containers as well.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

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Chef’s Path Airtight Tall Food Storage Container Set – Ideal for Spaghetti, Noodles & Pasta – All Same Size – Kitchen & Pantry Organization – Plastic Canisters with Durable Lids (8) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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25 x Mylar Bags, Assorted Sizes – hops and more – $4.99 + free prime ship

25Pcs 3 Sizes Mylar Aluminum Foil Bags - Metallic Mylar Foil Flat Heat Sealing Bags Storage Bags Pouch for Food, Coffee Bean, Candy, Cookie Kitchen Storage(6 x 9 Inch, 8 x 11 Inch, 10 x 14 Inch)

25 x Mylar Bags, Assorted Sizes

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  • Food-grade Material — Made of premium food-grade mylar aluminum foil, which is high & low temperature resistance, water proof, smell proof, strong, durable, so they can be heated at high temperature or stored at low temperature, nice to to meet your long term dry storage requirements.
  • 3 Size for Choosing — 3 sizes of foil bags are included, that is 5pcs foil bags with the size of 10*14 inches, 10pcs foil bags with the size of 8*11 inches and 10pcs foil bags with the size of 6*9 inches, meeting almost all your sizes need.
  • Long Term Storage — These mylar bags for food storage can prevent food from spoiling and extend the storage time of food. And they have good material and high quality that can protect the food from external weather changes.
  • Widely Application — These reusable food bag are vary suitable for storing cookies, coffee beans, tea, dried flowers, dried fruits, grains, seasoning, dried food, nuts, powder, candies etc. And they are also suitable for packing, storing, sampling and sorting.
  • Easy to Use — These mylar bags are reusable and heat sealable, so you can use the heat sealing machine (not included) to seal the bags, and can reseal after opening. And they can also be vacuum sealed and there is a u-shaped hole on the side of the foil bag for easy tearing.

From HBF: 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.

 

Mylar bags generally have low oxygen permeability and block light. You can store hops, other brewing ingredients and more in Mylar bags. Check out my techniques for sealing Mylar bags using traditional vacuum sealers.

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25Pcs 3 Sizes Mylar Aluminum Foil Bags – Metallic Mylar Foil Flat Heat Sealing Bags Storage Bags Pouch for Food, Coffee Bean, Candy, Cookie Kitchen Storage(6 x 9 Inch, 8 x 11 Inch, 10 x 14 Inch) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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[50] x 50 mL No-Leak Centrifuge Tubes by Karter Scientific – yeast slurry storage, sample collection & more – $16.99, 34 cents each

Centrifuge Tubes, 50ml, 30x115mm, Blue Cap, Skirted, No-Leak, Karter Scientific 208J2 (Pack of 50)

50ml Graduated Centrifuge Tube, PP Materials, Self-Standing, Disposable, Blue Cap, Non-Sterile, Karter Scientific 208J2 – Pack of 50 by Karter Scientific

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  • Volume: 50ml
  • Style: Skirted Bottom
  • Economy Grade
  • Non-Sterile

 

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50ml Graduated Centrifuge Tube, PP Materials, Self-Standing, Disposable, Blue Cap, Non-Sterile, Karter Scientific 208J2 – Pack of 50 – 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.