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50 lb Stackable Airtight Vittles Vault Container [~55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $32.58 with Subscribe & Save Coupon

Thanks to Twitter Follower @chillindamos for this photo [and one more below]! [Connect with HBF on Twitter] This is the 50 lb stackable size with a full 25 kg bag of grain in it.  That’s about 55 lbs and there’s still some room.

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 food grade, BPA free plastic.

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

2/24/20 5 PM Central: This is selling for $36.20.  Click on the 10% off subscribe and save coupon and the price drops to $32.58.  Note that Subscribe and Save Subscriptions can be canceled at any time.  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.

Vittles Vault 50-Pound Stackable – 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] | Cereal Killer Grain MIll | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~50 lb+ Grain Storage Capacity] – $17.19 + free prime ship + snag a deal on grain

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free.  Made in the USA.


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
  • Slim plastic container design fits into tight spaces
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.13″L x 10.63″W x 23.78″H

As of this posting, the product page for this container is listing it at 47 quarts.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  47 quarts is 11.75 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 58,74 lbs in this container.  That’s a rough estimate, actual capacity will vary.

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

2/23/20 1 PM 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 Food Storage Container – 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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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.

2/18/20 9:30 PM 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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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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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • 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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Brother PT-D210 Label Maker – TZe Compatible – [Label Keg Lines, Manifolds, Bins & More] – $14.99 + free prime ship

Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White

Brother P-Touch PT-D210 Label Maker

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

  • See how your label will look before you Print
  • One-touch keys: quick access to fonts, frames, symbols and more
  • Useful templates: for file and gift labels, even decorative labels with patterns
  • Easy-access memory: store up to 30 labels for quick reprinting
  • Uses a variety of easy to apply tee tapes: standard, extra-strength, acid-free adhesive, cable and wire, fabric iron-on and more

 

I’m fond of Brother labeling machines that have the ability to use their TZe style labeling tape.  That line of tapes has an extra strength adhesive version.  The extra strength adhesive versions are designed to work in harsh environments, both indoors and outdoors.  I’ve found them to work well even in slightly moist places like my kegerator.  I use TZe style labels for labeling storage bins, my co2 manifold, keg lines, kegs and more.  Search: tze extra strength on Amazon

Lots of TZe Tape colors and styles are available.  I generally use the 1/2″ Black Print on White Tape – Standard | Extra Strength.

2/17/20 1 AM Central: This has dropped to $14.99.  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. Also: Recent Amazon Finds and Amazon Fillers Resource Page

Brother P-touch, PTD210, Easy-to-Use Label Maker, One-Touch Keys, Multiple Font Styles, 27 User-Friendly Templates, White


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

  • 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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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