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Up to 15% Off Akro-Mils – Storage Bins & Cabinets – via Amazon Black Friday Week Sale

11/25/20 12 AM Central: As one of their Black Friday Week Deals Amazon is discounting select Akro-Mils Storage Solutions by 15%. Available today only, while supplies last. Shipping to many US addresses should also be free with Prime Membership or a qualifying order. Check the product or promo page for current price, description and availability.

Use for storage and organization around your home-brewery and beyond.

Save up to 15% on Akro-Mils Storage Solutions

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Plano Large 2 Sided Box [Storage and Organization]… $5.99 + free prime ship

Large 2 Sided Tackle Box model 171502 by Plano

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  • Double-sided storage Ten removable dividers create 16-26 compartments Molded-in handle
  • Double sided storage
  • Ten removable dividers create 16-26 compartments
  • Molded-in handle

 

Use for storing, organizing and easily transporting small parts and pieces (like smaller Food Safe Silicone O-RingsMore Info) around your home brewery and beyond.

11/23/20 8 PM Central: This has dropped to just $5.99.  That’s a 57% discount from list and 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 

Plano Large 2 Sided Tackle Box, Premium Tackle 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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Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage + A Great Deal

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


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  • Amazon has these for just $20.31.  This is an outstanding deal. 
  • Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order
  • This has been all over the place lately.  The price can change quickly and coupons can come and go… 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.

Vittles Vault Stackable – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Vittles Vault Storage Bins

Gamma2 as a company is 100% dedicated to their mission of designing and providing pet food containers to animal owners (technically they also care about your dog getting out of the pool, as they make a doggy pool exit ramp). But, that doesn’t mean these “pet food containers” can’t be co-opted for homebrewing. The same characteristics that make them ideal for pet food, also make them ideal for malt storage.

Vittles Vault 60-lb Container

I’ll go through a few storage basics for malt. First, you want to store it uncrushed, so that the husk helps keep the good stuff inside protected from the environment. Cracked grain kernels are more enticing to critters, and opens up the endosperm to fast staling. Beyond that, grain wants to be kept at cooler room temperatures (40 – 60F), dry, away from light, and in an airtight environment. Maltsters range in the max recommended storage time, with most in the 12-18 months range, and some up to 24 months. When you buy grains by the 55-lb sack, most will put a “best by” date on the label, since you don’t know how old it is before you get it. Although you can save money by buying grains in bulk, you need to make sure you have the right throughput to use it up before it stales.

Lid o-ring Out of Groove on Right Side

Gamma2 has a number of different types and sizes of storage containers. All are designed to be airtight, so they keep air from getting in and staling your grains when you’re not scooping it. (Which of course, the same thing can’t be said for that 55-lb sack of grain you’ve got in the corner, with a stretch of duct tape over the hole you cut into it…) The lid design is how they achieve this air-tightness. There’s a compliant o-ring that’s held in a groove on the lid which gets compressed down onto a chamfered face on the body of the container to make the seal. As the threaded lid gets screwed down, the o-ring will get squished to block off the air-leak path past the lid.


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Plano Prolatch Stowaway Deep Box with Adjustable Compartments [Storage and Organization] – $6.99 + free prime ship

Plano 2363001 Prolatch Stowaway Deep Box with Adjustable Compartments

Plano 2363001 Prolatch Stowaway Deep Box with Adjustable Compartments by Plano

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  • Creates 4-9 deep, adjustable compartments
  • Includes Plano 3630 size stowaway, Plano brochure, Nameplate order form
  • Deep compartments for large, hard to store items
  • Secure ProLatch System
  • Dimensions: L11 x W 7.25 x H2.75 in Inches; Color: clear

 

Use for storing, organizing and easily transporting small parts and pieces (like smaller Food Safe Silicone O-RingsMore Info) around your home brewery and beyond.

11/18/20 5:30 PM Central: These are on sale for just $6.99.  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 

Plano 2363001 Prolatch Stowaway Deep Box with Adjustable Compartments – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Muscle Rack 5 Tier Wire Shelving [Brewing Storage & Organization]… $38.26 + free shipping

Muscle Rack WS241459-5S 5 Tier Wire Shelving with Hooks in Silver, 59" Height, 24" Width, 14" Length

Muscle Rack WS241459-5S 5 Tier Wire Shelving with Hooks in Silver, 59″ Height, 24″ Width, 14″ Length

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Shelving features 5 tiers of adjustable shelving units with 5 additional hooks on the side hook-rail. To adjust the shelves, simply clip together dual plastic sleeves around the poles and adjust to your desirable height. It is suitable for sorting, storing, and transporting items. The shelves are adjustable in 1 inch increments to accommodate items of varying heights, and have a welded wire construction reinforced with wire trusses and struts for strength. The shelf cart’s open wire design offers visibility of contents, permits air circulation in the work environment, and helps resist dust build-up.


 

Use to store and organize items around your home brewery and more.

11/15/20 5 PM Central: This is marked down a whopping 45% from list to $38.26.  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.

Muscle Rack WS241459-5S 5 Tier Wire Shelving with Hooks in Silver, 59″ Height, 24″ Width, 14″ Length – 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 SIX Containers – up to 121.8 Ounces [grain & dme storage] – $22.99 + free prime ship, $3.83 per container, w/coupon

ME.FAN Food Storage Containers [Set of 6] Airtight Storage Keeper 3.6L(121.8oz)-1.6L(54.1oz) with 24 FREE Chalkboard labels Ideal for Sugar, Flour, Baking Supplies - Clear Plastic with Blue Lids

ME.FAN Food Storage Containers [Set of 6] Airtight Storage Keeper 3.6L(121.8oz)-1.6L(54.1oz) with 24 FREE Chalkboard labels Ideal for Sugar, Flour, Baking Supplies – Clear Plastic with Blue Lids

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  • ☆ PREMIUM QUALITY + DURABLE: ME.FAN food storage containers made of premium food grade plastic materials, BPA Free, FDA approved, no smell and use securely. After many experiments, the durable plastic containers can be used for a long time, easy to wash and dishwasher available, good for you and your family.
  • ☆ LARGE STORAGE SIZE + MULTI USE: Meet all your storage needs with the set of 6 large storage containers, included 2X3.6L(121.8oz)-7.48’’X4.92’’X6.3 + 4X1.6L(54.1oz)-4.92’’X3.15’’X6.5’’. The set of containers are perfect for all shapes, sizes, and volumes, make efficient use of every inch of your home kitchen, are suitable for baking supplies, cheerios, oats, pasta, cereal, rice, flour, sugar, coffee, tea, snacks, nuts, fusilli, macaroni even pet food, crafts or anything you need store.
  • ☆ SECURE SEALING LID + KEEP FOOD FRESH: 4 side-locking lids with blue silicone gasket make these storage containers tightly and airtight, will protect your food from air and water while keeping it fresh, prevent liquid food from spilling. You can store away your food without worrying about anything entering into them.
  • ☆ SEE-THROUGH + STACKABLE DESIGN: The clearly containers body provide a clear view that you can see what the contents are without the need of tags and notes. These containers also have a stackable and modular design, will save you a ton of space in your pantry fridge, freezer or cabinets for better kitchen organization.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

11/15/20 4 AM Central:  These are selling for just $25.99.  Click on “Save an extra $3.00 when you apply this coupon” and the price drops to $22.99.  That figures to just $3.83 or so per container.  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 

ME.FAN Food Storage Containers [Set of 6] Airtight Storage Keeper 3.6L(121.8oz)-1.6L(54.1oz) with 24 FREE Chalkboard labels Ideal for Sugar, Flour, Baking Supplies – Clear Plastic with Blue Lids – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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40 x Stainless Steel Clips – $6.96 + free prime ship

Clothespin 2.2” Pin,40 Pack Stainless Steel Wire Clip,Durable Metal Pin for Clothesline Utility Pin for Laundry, Kitchen, Backyard, Outdoor Clothes Drying, Chip Clip,Bag Seal,Room Decorat, Office Pin

40 x Stainless Steel Clips

Possible homebrew related uses include… hanging up items to dry (vacuum bags and tubing) as well as securing and routing tubing on brew day, keeping BIAB bags in place and as bag closures.

11/14/20 11 AM Central: These are on sale for just $6.96. 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 

Clothespin 2.2” Pin,40 Pack Stainless Steel Wire Clip,Durable Metal Pin for Clothesline Utility Pin for Laundry, Kitchen, Backyard, Outdoor Clothes Drying, Chip Clip,Bag Seal,Room Decorat, Office Pin – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization]… $2.48 + free prime ship

Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers

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  • Four dividers create 5-9 adjustable compartments
  • Transparent for quick and easy identification of contents
  • Tested for durability; Made using the highest quality components
  • Includes Plano 3500 size StowAway, Plano brochure, nameplate order form
  • Fits many Plano hard and soft systems; Intermediate size StowAway
  • Dimensions: L 9.13 x W 5 x H 1.25 in Inches; Color: Clear
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty; Made in the USA

 

Use for storing, organizing and easily transporting small parts and pieces (like smaller Food Safe Silicone O-RingsMore Info) around your home brewery and beyond.

11/14/20 10 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.79. 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 

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IRIS Airtight Container [25 to 40 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $16.12 + free prime ship + Bulk Grain Deal

IRIS Airtight Container.  Rated for 25 lbs of pet food.  BPA free.  Airtight.  Clear sides so you can see what’s inside.  Casters to help you move it around.

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  • Airtight seal and snap lock latch keep out moisture, humidity, and pests
  • Tapered container makes it easy to scoop out pet food
  • Holds up to 25-lbs dog food, 22-lbs cat food, 40-lbs of bird seed or 55-lbs cat litter
  • Includes 4 wheels for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 14.7″D x 13.75″W x 15.37″H (NO wheels)
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material
  • The dimensions mentioned without (wheels)

 

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #MP-350/SKU 300570 has a capacity of 32.5 quarts.  32.5 quarts = 8.125 gallons.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 40.6 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate based on an assumed size, actual storage capacity will vary.

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11/8/20 1 PM Central: This is selling for just $16.12.  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 Nesting Airtight Pet Food Container, Large – 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 Malt, Viking Xtra Pale Malt, Viking Wheat Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – all sell for $10.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $10.99 = $54.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

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Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

When it comes to storing grain and DME, we’re concerned about keeping ingredients fresh minimizing oxygen and moisture exposure.  We’re also interest in keeping Grain and DME away from possible pests.  Beyond that convenient access and efficient use of space are issues to consider.  This post also includes some tips and general sizing guidelines.

Buckets for Grain Storage – Pros, Cons and Capacity Estimates

Pictured: Food Grade Buckets via Amazon

Buckets are one of the most basic and popular options out there and for good reason.  They are generally easy to source, well made and cheap.  Food safe options are also easy to find.

My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is about 5 lbs per gallon for unmilled malt storage.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.  A 5 gallon bucket holds about 25 lbs Two buckets = a 50 lb bag.  Two 6 gallon buckets would comfortably hold a 55 lb bag.

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