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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 47 Quarts w/casters [~58 lbs+ Grain Storage]…. $17.19 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, Navy/Pearl

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  BPA free material.  Lid features airtight seals.  Casters so you can move as needed.

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  • 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
  • Boa free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18. 13″L x 10. 63″W x 21. 88″H

Meet the IRIS airtight pet food container with casters designed with your pet in mind. This 47 quart sealed storage container with lid is perfect for storing dog food, cat food, or any other pet food you wish to store. The plastic airtight food storage container features a foam seal and snap lock latches to keep contents fresh and pests out. Designed as pet food bins, These BPA free rolling storage bins offer many other uses as well, such as leash and toy storage, pellet storage, grain storage, bird seed storage, cat litter storage, or even as a Charcoal container. This Iris airtight pet food container with casters is translucent, versatile, functional, and the casters allow for easy mobility in any area of the house. Made in the USA.


 

As of this posting, this is showing a stated capacity of 47 quarts.  47 quarts = 11.75 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage for unmiled malt is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 58.75 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

3/25/20 10 AM Central: This is selling for just $17.19.  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 

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, Navy/Pearl – 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 Resrouce Page | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Tip: Straighten Homebrew Tubing

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • If you have a length of tubing that is difficult to roll up correctly or otherwise sits incorrectly, try soaking it it warm or hot water (be very careful!) and then bend the tubing how you want it and let it cool.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum temp rating for your tubing
  • Search Amazon for “food safe tubing”
  • Related Top Post: Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Tubing
  • Related Categories: Tubing

Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Homebrew Tubing

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

  • 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.

3/23/20 2 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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Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – via Amazon

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts


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Fermenter Storage Rack – 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black


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

  • Protect your floors with Bottle Buddy, the convenient 3-tier storage unit for 5-Gallon water bottles
  • Durable, all-plastic design is easy to set up. Rust,peel or corrode resistant
  • Made in the USA, the unit measures 21.5 x 14.5 x 28.8 inches when assembled
  • Water bottles not included
  • Stores 3 water bottles, 5-gallons each

Potential homebrew application: Use to store empty, compatible carboys and fermenters

Additional sizes and configurations may be available.  Search Amazon for “Bottle Buddy Storage”

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 69 Quart, Translucent Sides & Wheels [~80 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $21.95 & get a deal on grain

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, Navy/Pearl

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  BPA free material.  Lid features airtight seals.  Casters so you can move as needed.

More Info

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
  • 69 qtr. storage container provides plenty of food storage room
  • Boa free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 17. 98″L x 14. 76″W x 21. 88″H

Meet the IRIS airtight pet food container with casters designed with your pet in mind. This 69 quart sealed storage container with lid is perfect for storing dog food, cat food, or any other pet food you wish to store. The plastic airtight food storage container features a foam seal and snap lock latches to keep contents fresh and pests out. Designed as pet food bins, These BPA free rolling storage bins offer many other uses as well, such as leash and toy storage, pellet storage, grain storage, bird seed storage, cat litter storage, or even as a Charcoal container. This Iris airtight pet food container with casters is translucent, versatile, functional, and the casters allow for easy mobility in any area of the house. Made in the USA.


 

This has a stated capacity of 69 quarts.  69 quarts = 17.25 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage for unmiled malt is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 86.25 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

3/22/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $21.95.  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 

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, Navy/Pearl – 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 Resrouce Page | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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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 to organize, store and easily transport small parts and pieces around your brewery.

3/21/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $5.99. 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 

Plano Large 2 Sided Tackle Box, Premium Tackle Storage


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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage] – $3.99 + free prime ship

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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

  • Tip resistant
  • Sturdy with crush resistant corners

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew”

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

3/21/20 2 AM Central: This is selling for just $3.99.  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 orderIn my experience pricing and availability on this can change quickly, as such…  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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page 

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray


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Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Homebrew Tubing

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts


Tubing!  Homebrewers use a variety of sizes and styles of tubing for siphoning, beer transfer, wort and water transfer on brew day, keg to keg transfers, kegerator beer and gas lines and more.

Cleaning:  After using (depending on what I’ve used the tubing for), I’ll give the tubing a rinse to get the majority of stuff off and to keep my cleaning solution as clean as possible.  Next is a soak in hot PBW solution.  I’d say 5 to 10 minutes is typical for me.  Followed by a thorough rinse.

Reducing Water Spots: If you have a problem with water spots on your tubing, make your last step a rinse in a diluted mixture of Star San.  Not only will you get some sanitizing benefits, the Star San acts as a surfactant that helps fight water spots.

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Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 PoundsPictured: Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 Pounds via eBay – For illustrative purposes, I’m not suggesting that you buy this.  Read the tip below.

For years, I have suggested to homebrewers that bottle – make friends with your local craft beer bartenders.  Especially beer spots that carry heavy glass, refillable German and Belgian types of bottles.  These bottles are beautiful and well made and the labels generally come off very easily.  If you make friends with your local purveyor of quality craft beers you can usually grab these bottles for free or for the cost of bottle deposit.  You’ve saved some beautiful bottles for re-use, helped your homebrew standout by using awesome bottles and saved some money.

How about making friends with your local baker or donut shop?  The reason you may want to do that is, first you could eat a donut and those are pretty tasty.  Second, bakeries and donut shops sometimes purchase icing in 5 or 6 gallon buckets.  Those buckets should be food safe, since they… already have food in them.  The trash to treasure principal applies here.  Bakeries that use these have an abundance of them with no great place to send them other than the trash or possibly recycling.  Make friends with your local baker and you may just score some free or near free food safe buckets for fermenting, grain storage and general around the brewery use.

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