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Vittles Vault Airtight Storage Bin (15 lb size, ~23 lb malt storage capacity) [Grain Storage]… $10.82! + 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.

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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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Vittles Vault Outback 35 lb Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $20.75 + free prime ship & Related Review

Vittles Vault Outback 35 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

Vittles Vault Outback 35 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

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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
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh
  • Airtight seal keeps food fresh

 

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

The 35 lb size is listed as having an 8.5 gallon capacity.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate, this would hold about 42.5 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate.  Actual storage capacity will vary.

3/5/21 11 AM Central: This is on sale for $20.75. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vittles Vault Outback 35 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage 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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50 x Pint Vacuum Sealer Bags by Bonsenkitchen [Preserve Hops & More]… $6.97 + free prime ship, w/coupon!

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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Inkbird Vacuum Sealer! [Preserve Hops & More] – $43.99 + free shipping, w/20% 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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Happy Belly 40 Oz Tub of Pretzels – Pretzels+Ingredient Storage – $5.77 + free prime ship

Amazon Brand - Happy Belly Mini Twist Pretzels, 40oz

Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Mini Twist Pretzels, 40oz

From HBF: These are pretzels. You can use the pretzels as… pretzels. 🙂  The tubs these come in look like they would be handy to re-use for ingredient storage. Specialty Grain, DME and more.

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Amazon Brand – Happy Belly Mini Twist Pretzels, 40oz – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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2 x Large 98 Ounce Airtight Square Storage Containers – DME, Grain Storage & More – $9.99, $5 each + free prime ship

2 Pack 98oz/2900ml Clear Plastic Storage Containers Jars with Black Lids Empty Square Plastic Containers,Air Tight Wide Mouth Container with Easy Grip Handles for Kitchen & Household

2 Pack 98oz/2900ml Clear Plastic Storage Containers Jars with Black Lids Empty Square Plastic Containers,Air Tight Wide Mouth Container with Easy Grip Handles for Kitchen & Household

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  • Our storage containers jars package includes 2 pack 98oz/2900ml plastic jars.
  • Size:4.7 x 4.7 x 8.9 inches/12 x 12 x 22.5cm.Fit perfectly stored on a shelf or displayed.Perfect for promotional goods and item re-sale.
  • Good Material:Wide-Mouth plastic slime jars are made of high quality clear plastic,durable,lightweight,not easy to break,great cereal storage containers.
  • Leak proof and Seal:These bottles have screw-on lid with caps that has inner foam linerswhich is leakproof and have good sealing,you don’t worry about your content will spill out.
  • Wide Application:Empty clear jars are perfect storage containers for storing cereal,snacks,beans,candy,spices,Coffee beans.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

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2 Pack 98oz/2900ml Clear Plastic Storage Containers Jars with Black Lids Empty Square Plastic Containers,Air Tight Wide Mouth Container with Easy Grip Handles for Kitchen & Household – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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DeWALT Medium Size Tough Case [Brewery Organization] – $6.98 + free prime ship

DEWALT Tool Box, Tough Case, Medium, Case Only (DWAN2190)

DEWALT Tool Box, Tough Case, Medium, Case Only (DWAN2190)

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  • Connectable accessory storage system to optimize storage space
  • Patented bit-bar design allows easy removal of bits and customizable placement
  • Clear lid allows you to easily see contents at glance
  • Clip latch for secure closing
  • Small bulk storage size fits inside the small and medium Tough Case+ (sold separately) – ideal for organizing loose bits

 

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

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DEWALT Tool Box, Tough Case, Medium, Case Only (DWAN2190) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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 and Cons

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.

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Grain Storage Capacity Estimations

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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LabZhang Vacuum Sealer + Bags [Preserve Hops & More] – $18.99 + free prime ship

LabZhang Vacuum Sealer,One-button Automatic Freezer Sealer Machine for Food Sealer w/Starter Kit|Dry & Moist Food Modes|Portable Compact Design,with 10pcs Vacuum Seal Bags

LabZhang Vacuum Sealer,One-button Automatic Freezer Sealer Machine for Food Sealer w/Starter Kit|Dry & Moist Food Modes|Portable Compact Design,with 10pcs Vacuum Seal Bags

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  • Package Includes:compact automatic food sealer vacuum machine with 10 pcs 6×8 vacuum sealer bags,Automatic Food Sealer Air Sealing System for Food Savers w.(Black)
  • Easy To Operate: One-button operation can choose two sealing modes according to your needs. Press “Vacuum and Seal” to get an automatic vacuum speed of 5-8 seconds, or press the “Seal Only” button for 3 seconds until the red light turns green.
  • Keep Food Fresh: The vacuum sealer can maintain the flavor and nutrition of the food.
  • Dry/wet Dual Mode: You can choose the dry and wet mode according to the food type. The dry mode can be used for aged cheese, sausage, etc, and the wet mode can be used for fresh meat, fresh fish, etc. The dry mode can also be used to jewelry, important documents and photos.
  • Convenience: The vacuum sealer machine is small in size and easy to store. Using the vacuum machine can keep the refrigerator clean and increase the storage space. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will solve it for you.please use it as instruction

 

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.

3/2/21 9 AM Central: This is selling for just $18.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

LabZhang Vacuum Sealer,One-button Automatic Freezer Sealer Machine for Food Sealer w/Starter Kit|Dry & Moist Food Modes|Portable Compact Design,with 10pcs Vacuum Seal Bags – 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 [Grain Storage] + Related Review & Reader Photo

15 lb Capacity Vittles Vault Container

The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

They are food grade and airtight.  They have a large easy access opening and the ability to stack makes them space efficient.  Heavy Duty construction and easy spin off and on lid.  Lid features lock-down double gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from FDA approved Food Grade Plastic and BPA Free.

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

  • 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.

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

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