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IRIS Airtight Container [~35 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $16.33 + free prime ship

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

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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 22 pounds of dry pet food.
  • Bpa free rolling dry food storage bin includes casters for easy mobility.
  • Dimensions: 15.8″L x 10.8″W x 19.3″H

 

According to the manufacturer model/SKU 300646 has a 28 quart capacity.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  28 quarts is 7 gallons.  At 5 lbs per gallon a 7 gallon container would hold about 35 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate based on an assumed capacity.  Actual storage capacity will vary.

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

10/18/20 10 AM Central: This is on sale for $16.33. 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 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


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.

Also: Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Plano 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway Container [Brewery Organization]… $4.96, Save 47% + free prime ship

Plano 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway

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  • Fishing Equipment Tackle Bags And Boxes
  • Dri Loc O ring seal
  • Three tight sealing cam action latches
  • Perfect for phones and other small valuables

 

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.

10/17/20 6 AM Central: This is selling for just $4.96.  That’s a 47% discount from list.  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 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway (3400 Series) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Gamma Seal Lids in Red – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $9.99 + free prime ship

Gamma2 Seal Lid

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

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  • The food-grade seal is crafted from BPA-free plastic; it’s safe for human and food and dry dog, cat and other pet food; fits standard 12 inch buckets
  • Keep pets fed with fresh food & water with a variety of our products; check out our airtight dry food storage containers, bowls for kennels, gravity water bowls, automated food bowls and travel accessories
  • Dog & cat dry food stays fresh and nutritious with our collection of airtight food containers
  • Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, chickens & other small furry friends; check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, Jackson Galaxy and more
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid

 

Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review] are a great upgrade to standard buckets.  You attach the base of the unit to the bucket and leave that intact.  The lid screws on and off easily.  No more prying lids off.  These are also airtight.  I use buckets with Gamma Seal Lids as my primary storage for bulk grain and recipe kits.

How much grain can you store in a 5 gallon bucket?  My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate a  50 lb sack of grain fits in (2) 5 gallon buckets.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

Gamma Seal Lids are available in a variety of colors and quantity offerings – Search Gamma Seal Lids on Amazon to shop around

10/17/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $9.99. 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 

The Gamma Seal Lid, Red – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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60-Pound Capacity Vittles Vault Stackable, Airtight Storage Bin [Grain Storage] – $23.29 + free prime ship & Hands on Review

60 lb Stackable Vittles Vault Container.  The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.

These are.. food grade, airtight and pest proof.  They have a large easy access opening and their ability to stack makes them space efficient.  They feature heavy duty construction and have easy spin off and on lids with gaskets.  The body includes molded handles for easy carrying.  Made from Food Grade Plastic that is BPA and BPS free.

This 60 lb capacity Vittles Vault easily holds a 50-55 lb bag of grain.  Stock up on bags of malt to save money, have fresher grain and be ready for your next homebrew.

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

10/13/20 11 AM Central: This has dropped to just $23.29.  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 orderFor some pricing clarity, this is less than the current price ($29.74 as of this posting) of the smaller 40lb size.  Pricing and coupons on this have a tendency to be all over the place.  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 

Vittles Vault 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 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 Grain ScaleUltraship 55 lb Grain Scale – Review

 

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IRIS Airtight Container [25 to 40 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $21.99 + free prime ship

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

  • 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.

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

10/11/20 2 PM Central: This is selling for $21.99.  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 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.

Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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IRIS Nesting 12.75 Quart Airtight Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $9.59 + free prime ship

10 lb Airtight Container by IRIS USA, Inc

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

  • 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 10-lbs dog food, 8-lbs cat food, 15-lbs of bird seed or 18-lbs cat litter
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material
  • Dimensions: 11.6″D x 9.1″W x 12.4″H and inside dimensions is 9.5 x 7.8 x 12.0 inches

 

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

As of this posting, Iris’ website shows this [item 300555] as 12.75 Quarts or 3.1 gallons. My rule of thumb on grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  With that estimate, this should hold about 15.5 lbs of unmilled grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual capacity will vary.

10/11/20 7 AM Central: This is on sale for $9.59.  That’s a 31% discount from list.  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.

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 10-Pound, Clear/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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12 x Food Grade 8 oz Bottles + Caps – slurry storage & more – $11.94… $1.00 each + free prime ship

(12) 8 oz. Clear Food Grade Plastic Juice Bottles with Cap (12/Pack) (Orange)

(12) 8 oz. Clear Food Grade Plastic Juice Bottles With Cap (12/pack)


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

  • Material: PET
  • Approx 2.3″ square x 4.5″ Tall
  • 38mm Screw Top Tamper Evident Cap
  • Capacity: 8 oz.
  • Bottle Color: Clear

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection,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 made of a different material.

10/11/20 4 AM Central: These are selling for just $11.94. 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.

(12) 8 oz. Clear Food Grade Plastic Juice Bottles With Cap (12/pack)  – 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.

Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage + Limited Time 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.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

10/10/20 11 AM Central:  The Amazon price for this has dropped to just $26.20.  I had to go back to the first quarter of 2020 to find a better Amazon price.  In all this is just $1.20 shy of 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 orderFor some pricing clarity, this is less than the current price ($29.74 as of this posting) of the smaller 40lb size.  Pricing and coupons on this have a tendency to be all over the place.  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 

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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Cambro 6 Quart NSF Rated Food Safe Container – $3.49 + Free Prime Ship

Cambro RFS6PP190 Camwear 6-Quart Round Food Storage Container, Polypropylene, Translucent, NSF

Cambro RFS6PP190 Camwear 6-Quart Round Food Storage Container, Polypropylene, Translucent, NSF

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  • Round food storage container
  • Made of polypropylene material
  • Use to store ingredients or transport ready-to-serve or partially prepared foods
  • Round shape promotes proper air circulation around the container
  • Comes in 6-quart capacity

 

10/10/20 3:30 AM Central: These are selling for just $3.49. 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.

Cambro RFS6PP190 Camwear 6-Quart Round Food Storage Container, Polypropylene, Translucent, NSF  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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12 x 500 ml United Scientific Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottle – $30.40, $2.53 each + Free Shipping

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12)

12 x 500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottles by United Scientific Supplies

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Available in polypropylene (PP) as well as high density polyethylene (HDPE). The PP bottles are rigid, translucent and have excellent contact clarity. These bottles can be autoclaved. The HDPE bottles are not rigid yet have excellent strength.


 

Possible homebrew uses include: Refractometer and pH sample collection, yeast rehydration, yeast washing and slurry storage. Also an easy vessel for making and storing sanitized water.  I use similar containers to collect samples and to aid with yeast rehydration.  Check out Tip 1 on our Tips Page for more info on my process for yeast rehydration.

10/4/20 5 PM Central: These are selling for $30.40 that figures to just $2.53 or so per bottle.  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.

United Scientific 33309 Polypropylene Wide Mouth Reagent Bottles, 500ml Capacity (Pack of 12) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Compare: New offerings are regularly added – Search Amazon for “Polypropylene Lab Bottles” – Some things to look for – proper temp ratings, use of food safe materials and microwaveable.

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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.