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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 47 Quarts w/casters [~58 lbs+ Grain Storage]… $21.97 + free prime ship

IRIS USA, Inc. 47 Quart Airtight Pet Food Container

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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  • Plastic 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 21.88″H

 

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.

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IRIS USA, Inc. 47 Quart Airtight Pet Food Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear Resource Page | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers [Brewery Organization] – $3.58 + 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 Bulk Food Safe O-RingsMore Info) around your home brewery and beyond.

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Plano 23500-00 Size Stowaway with Adjustable Dividers – 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.

4/12/21 12 AM Central: This is selling for just $20.75. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices 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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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.

Van Ness 25 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain Storage]… $12.99 + free prime ship

Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels

Van Ness Pet Food Container

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  • Ideal for pet owners who want to store 25-pounds of pet food
  • Fresh-tite seal ensures your pet’s food will stay fresh longer reducing spoilage due to pests and moisture
  • Made from united states food and drug administration approved plastic for food contact

 

Use to store base and specialty grain and more.  Translucent sides so you can see what’s inside and wheels for easily moving around

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Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels – 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!

SIX x 5 Gallon Food Grade, Heavy Duty 90 mil Buckets+Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more] – $48.99, $8.17 per set + free shipping

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.

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

Gamma Seals Airtight & Leakproof Lid

Gamma Seal Lids by Gamma2

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

  • Gamma Seal Lids: Turn any standard utility bucket into an airtight storage container. Great for storing pet food, livestock feed, charcoal, smoke chips and more. Fits 3.5 – 7 gallon buckets.
  • Lock In Freshness: Gamma Seal Lids can be used to turn any 3.5 to 7 gallon standard bucket into an airtight pet food storage container; Great for storing cat and dog food, cattle feed, birdseed, charcoal, and more
  • Food Safe: Made with heavy duty BPA free HDPE Plastic. Safe to store pet and human food as well as other household items.
  • Gamma2: Keep dry dog and cat food fresh with our collection of airtight food containers; We have wall mounted containers, travel, pantry, and kitchen containers, plus larger containers for large dogs and horses

 

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 an estimate and will vary.

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

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


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

Tip: Getting Cheap Buckets!

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Also: Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME | All Grain Tips & Gear

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IRIS Airtight 32.5 Quart Container [~40 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – $19.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container

IRIS Airtight Container

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

  • Plastic 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
  • 32. 5 quart storage container provides plenty of food storage room
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 14. 57″L x 13. 77″W x 15. 31″H

 

This has a stated 32.5 quart capacity.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  32.5 quarts is 8.125 gallons.  At 5 lbs per gallon an 8.125 gallon container would hold about 40.625 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 “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

4/5/21 7 AM Central: This is selling for just $19.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container – 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

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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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Set of SIX Containers – up to 121.8 Ounces [grain & dme storage] – $21.99, $3.67 per container + free prime ship

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.

4/1/21 5 PM Central; This combo is on sale for just $21.99. That’s the best historical third party 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 and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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


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

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TWO x IRIS 103 Quart! Weathertight Storage Boxes [Grain Storage]

IRIS USA UCB-LT WEATHERTIGHT Storage Box with Handle, 103 Qt. (2-Pack), Clear, 2 Count

IRIS USA UCB-LT WEATHERTIGHT Storage Box with Handle, 103 Qt. (2-Pack), Clear, 2 Count

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

  • WEATHERTIGHT storage seal on storage tote is the ideal way to keep contents clean and dry
  • Reinforced lid provides stability for stackable plastic storage bins
  • 6 durable buckle latches on WEATHERTIGHT tote lid secure contents inside
  • Back wheels and pull handle on heavy duty storage box provide easy mobility
  • Entire Unit Dimensions: 23. 63″L x 17. 75″W x 18. 75″H
  • Inside Dimensions: 16. 25”L x 14. 25”W x 15. 00”H
  • Maximum weight capacity: 75 lbs.

 

My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.

 

65 quarts is 16.25 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 81.25 lbs in this container.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.  103 quarts = 25.75 gallons.  These have a stated maximum weight capacity of 75 lbs.

IRIS USA UCB-LT WEATHERTIGHT Storage Box with Handle, 103 Qt. (2-Pack), Clear, 2 Count – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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