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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

4/5/20 1 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 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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~68 lb Grain Capacity] – $22.99 + free prime ship

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

4/4/20 10 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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 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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TWO x Utility Bus Tubs [Brew Day & Beyond] – $20.15, $10.08 each + free prime ship

NUCU Artisan Utility Bus Box and Storage Bin with Handles, 2-Pack

NUCU Artisan Utility Bus Box and Storage Bin with Handles, 2-Pack

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

  • Use these multi-purpose bins for cleanup, storage, and more in the kitchen and beyond.
  • Made in the USA from high-density polyethylene and made to handle temperatures from -30 to 180 degrees F, these bins are built with reinforced handles and stacking lugs to handle heavy loads.
  • Quickly multiply your carrying capacity for cleanup or storage with these bins that are easily stored under a table, in a closet, or in the trunk of your car.
  • Load the bins with dishes, sporting goods, items for donation, and more, stacking them when empty for efficient storage.
  • This set includes two tubs, each measuring 21.75 inches long, 15.5 inches wide, and 7 inches deep.
  • Wash the bins with warm water and detergent as needed. Dry with a soft cloth.
  • Whatever the recipe, put Artisan’s 100-plus years of exceptional experience to work for you.
  • Made from high-density polyethylene, these bins are perfect for transporting and storage.

 

I use two similar bus tubs [Note: Mine are a different model from a different manufacturer and different specs] on brew day and I find them invaluable.  I keep one below my March Pump setup.  It catches drips and also offers a place to store wet items such as stirring spoons, mash paddles, my mash stirring whisk and my equally invaluable 1 gallon pitchers.  I reserve the other tub for clean and dry items.  Having two of these helps me keep dry/clean and wet/dirty items separate and means less lugging stuff around on brew day.  See: Bus Tubs for Brew Day & Beyond – Save Time and Effort When You Homebrew

4/4/20 8 AM Central: These are selling for just $20.15.  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 

NUCU Artisan Utility Bus Box and Storage Bin with Handles, 2-Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Also: Rubbermaid Commercial Products FG335100BRN 7 1/8-Gallon Brown Undivided Bus/Utility Box

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48 x Pint Deli Containers + Lids [Yeast Cake, Yeast Rehydration, General Storage & More] – $13.50, 28 cents each + free shipping

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count)

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count)

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

  • plastic
  • Made in USA
  • Package of 48 – 16 oz Deli Food Containers with tight sealing lids Clear Heavy Guage Polyethylene Plasic – Pint Size Microwaveable – Reuseable – Dishwasher Safe Dimensions:3″ Tall X 4.6″ Top X 3.3″ Diameter Base Commercial Restaurant Quality – Deli Takeout Container, Made in US
  • 48 sets of 16 ounce (pint-size) heavy duty plastic food containers & lids, clear container with Clear lid. It is Microwave safe,Dish washer safe, leak resistant air-tight locking lids.Great for restaurant take out ,home food storage and party, picnic Etc
  • Ideal for storing baby food, dressings, sauces, fruit, salads, soups and healthy snacks. Great picnic and camping containers
  • No problem heating them up. No problem freezing them either. Our round plastic containers with lids are build to withstand the microwave as well as the freezer. Dishwasher safe as well (top rack)
  • Deli containers are great for all of your food storage needs. Tight fitting lids will not allow spills or drips.

 

Possible homebrew-related uses – yeast cake storage, store smaller amounts of ingredients, yeast rehydration, storing and organizing smaller parts and pieces around your homebrewery and general storage.  Non-brewing related bonus… these type of containers are great for giving food-stuffs away as they are economical enough that you don’t need to worry about getting your container back.

4/3/20 5 PM Central: These are selling for $13.50,  That figures to just 28 cents per lid/container set. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices, 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.

Deli Food Storage Containers with Lids, 16 Ounce (48 Count) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


There are many offerings for these types of containers and they can change quickly.  Search Amazon for “deli containers” to see what’s out there.  Some things to look for – food safe materials, microwave safe and tight fitting lids.

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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.

Nalgene 16 Oz HDPE Wide Mouth Round Container – $5.89 + 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.

4/3/20 11 AM Central: These are selling for $5.89. 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.

IRIS Airtight Storage Container [16 Gallon, ~50 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $21.95 + free prime ship & a deal on bulk grain

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, 50-Pound, Clear/Black

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free.  This has wheels 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 50-lbs dog food or 40-lbs cat food
  • Includes 4 wheels for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.7 inch D x 15.7 inch W x 21.4 inch H, Inside: 16.5 x 13.5 x 18.75 Inches
  • Made in the USA with BPA-free material

 

This has a 50 lb rating.  That rating is for pet food.  This is model #300585.  According to the manufacturer’s specs for this model number this has a capacity of 65 quarts.  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.

4/1/20 7 AM Central: This is selling for $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, 50-Pound, Clear/Black


Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | 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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 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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Bergan Smart Storage – 22 lb Capacity [Grain Storage] – $11.99 + free prime ship

Bergan Smart Storage

Bergan Smart Storage 22 lb size

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

  • Keep your pet’s dry food fresh and handy in Bergan’s 22-Pound Smart Storage, Medium (Color May Vary)
  • The durable plastic Smart Storage container is ergonomic for easy handling
  • Designed for easy access to pet food for scooping and pouring
  • Store up to 22 pounds of dry food
  • Bergan products are designed to help you enjoy life with your pet
  • Stackable containers mean more storage without taking up more floor space
  • Stackable design leaves access to opening for food retrieval

 

3/30/20 11:30 PM Central: This is selling for just $11.99.  That’s a whopping 43% 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 

Bergan Smart 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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 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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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $4.99 + free prime ship

5 Gallon Bucket Lid Opener.  Buckets are an economical way to store grain and more.  Lids can be difficult to pry off.  This tool helps with the task. Note that this is designed for use with standard-type bucket lids and may not work well with thin-lipped style lids used on some fermenters.

Also Consider Gamma Seal Lids: 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.  Search Amazon “gamma seal lid”

3/29/20 4 PM Central: These are selling for $4.99. 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 

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


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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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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
  • 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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

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

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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 $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear

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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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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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