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[50] x 50 mL No-Leak Centrifuge Tubes by Karter Scientific – yeast slurry storage, sample collection & more – $14.99, 30 cents each

Centrifuge Tubes, 50ml, 30x115mm, Blue Cap, Skirted, No-Leak, Karter Scientific 208J2 (Pack of 50)

50ml Graduated Centrifuge Tube, PP Materials, Self-Standing, Disposable, Blue Cap, Non-Sterile, Karter Scientific 208J2 – Pack of 50 by Karter Scienfific

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

  • Volume: 50ml
  • Style: Skirted Bottom
  • RCF Rating: 10000 x g
  • Non-Sterile
  • Cap Color: Blue

 

What are other people saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “yeast”

Possible Homebrew Uses: Yeast slurry storage, small parts storage, brew day sample collection, general sample collection after fermentation starts

10/13/19 6 PM Central: These are selling for $14.99.  That figures to just 30 cents each. 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 

50ml Graduated Centrifuge Tube, PP Materials, Self-Standing, Disposable, Blue Cap, Non-Sterile, Karter Scientific 208J2 – Pack of 50 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Related: Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation & Best Sellers in Lab Erlenmeyers – via Amazon | StirStarter Stir Plate | Yeast Starters and Fermentation Resource Page

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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.

LOCK & LOCK 84 Ounce Storage Bins [Grain & DME Storage] – back down to $6.29, best price + free prime ship

LOCK & LOCK Storage Bins Food Storage Container with Flip-top lids 84.54-oz / 10.57-cup

LOCK & LOCK Storage Bins Food Storage Container with Flip-top lids 84.54-oz / 10.57-cup

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

  • PATENTED LOCKING SYSTEM: Lock & Lock containers are guaranteed leak-proof (airtight and watertight) with our patented four-hinge locking system and silicone sealing lid. This assures food to stay fresh longer and keeps contents in containers secure.
  • BPA FREE & FDA APPROVED: Made from BPA free material that ensures containers to be safe and eco-friendly. Passed strict hygiene and safety tests of the US FDA and German SGS.
  • CONVENIENT TO USE: Can be used in the microwave, freezer and dishwasher (top rack only). Whether it is storing leftovers or packing lunch, Lock & Lock are convenient to use around the kitchen or for any other household needs. Wide variety of unique, stackable designs allows you to save space in your cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer.
  • LONG-LASTING: Our containers are made from high quality materials that makes them long-lasting, strong and durable. Cultivate a healthy lifestyle and save space, food and money by investing in some Lock & Lock containers!

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

10/11/19 9 PM Central; These have dropped back down to just $6.29. 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 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 

LOCK & LOCK Storage Bins Food Storage Container with Flip-top lids 84.54-oz / 10.57-cup – 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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50 lb Stackable Airtight Vittles Vault Container [~55 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $30.36 + free shipping, Reader Photo & snag a deal on grain

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

10/11/19 1 PM Central: This is selling for $30.36.  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 – choose 8 x 10 lb, unmilled offering – that comes to $63.92 for 80 lbs of grain and shipping is free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check product link 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 Premium Airtight Storage Container [~18 lb+ Grain Capacity] – $10.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

IRIS airtight storage container.  Airtight seal.  Made of FDA compliant, BPA free material.  Translucent sides so you can see contents.


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 15 quarts/3.75 gallons of dry pet food.
  • BPA free material.
  • Dimensions: 13.8″L x 8.3″W x 14.8″H

According to specs on the manufacturer’s website model #NMP-S has a capacity of 15 quarts.  15 quarts = 3.75 gallons.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 18.75 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual capacity will vary.

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

10/11/19 11 PM Central; These are selling for just $10.99.  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 

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple sizes and colors available

Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer: Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – choose 8 x 10 lb, unmilled offering – that comes to $63.92 for 80 lbs of grain and shipping is free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check product link for current price & availability.

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

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IRIS Airtight Container [~35 lb Capacity Grain Storage] – back at $11.34 + free prime ship

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers


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 300646 has a 28 quart capacity.  My rule of thumb for 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 only an estimate based on an assumed capacity.

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

10/10/19 8 PM Central: This has dropped back down to $11.34.  Besides being a straight up bargain it’s also 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 

IRIS Premium Airtight Pet Food Storage Containers – multiple size and color options are available, a different version may show up


Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer: Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – choose 8 x 10 lb, unmilled offering – that comes to $63.92 for 80 lbs of grain and shipping is free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check product link for current price & availability.

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

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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 33 Quarts w/casters [~41 lbs+ Grain Storage]… $14.99 + free prime ship & a great deal on bulk 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.

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

  • This plastic airtight 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
  • 33 QT storage container stacks with other 33 QT and 12 QT storage containers
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 16. 50″L x 10. 83″W x 16. 88″H

 

As of this posting, this is showing a stated capacity of 33 quarts.  33 quarts = 8.25 gallons.  My rule of thumb for grain storage for unmiled malt is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate this would hold about 41.25 lbs of grain.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

10/10/19 12 AM Central: This is selling for $14.99.  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 

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 – choose 8 x 10 lb, unmilled offering – that comes to $63.92 for 80 lbs of grain and shipping is free to addresses in the contiguous US.  Check product link for current price & availability.

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

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12 x 500 ml United Scientific Wide Mouth Polypropylene Bottles – $25.79… $2.15 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.  Can be autoclaved.

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.

10/9/19 10 PM Central: These are selling for just $25.79.  That’s just 15 cents shy of the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning 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.

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


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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.

TEN x 5 Gallon Heavy Duty, Food Grade Buckets [fermenters, grain storage & more] – $33.35, $3.34 each… + free shipping

5 Gallon Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack - Argee RG5700/10

5 Gallon Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack – Argee RG5700/10

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

  • Excellent option for food storage and emergency kits when used with the gasket lids
  • Holds up to 5 gallons, 12 inch diameter
  • White pail is food-safe and non-toxic
  • Made in the USA
  • Can be used to store items for human and animal consumption
  • Excellent option for food storage and emergency kits when used with the gasket lids
  • Holds up to 5 gallons, 12 inch diameter

 

Possible uses: Convert for use as a fermenter (does not include lids), as a bottling bucket, for grain storage and around the brewery cleaning and storage.  A note about grain storage capacity: My estimate for storage of unmilled malt is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate, a 5 gallon bucket holds about 25 lbs.  That’s a rough estimate.  Actual storage capacity will vary.

10/8/19 6 PM Central; These have dropped to just $33.35.  Considering shipping, this is a straight up bargain.  Note: If you see a higher price, try this link to see if this deal is still available. 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 Heavy Duty White Plastic Bucket, 10-Pack – Argee RG5700/10

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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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LOCK & LOCK Cereal Storage Containers [Grain & DME Storage] – $9.43 + free prime ship, best price

LOCK & LOCK Cereal Dispenser Food Storage Container 131.87-oz / 16.48-cup

LOCK & LOCK Cereal Dispenser Food Storage Container 131.87-oz / 16.48-cup

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

  • PATENTED LOCKING SYSTEM: Lock & Lock containers are guaranteed leak-proof (airtight and watertight) with our patented four-hinge locking system and silicone sealing lid. This assures food to stay fresh longer and keeps contents in containers secure.
  • BPA FREE & FDA APPROVED: Made from BPA free material that ensures containers to be safe and eco-friendly. Passed strict hygiene and safety tests of the US FDA and German SGS.
  • CONVENIENT TO USE: Can be used in the microwave, freezer and dishwasher (top rack only). Whether it is storing leftovers or packing lunch, Lock & Lock are convenient to use around the kitchen or for any other household needs. Wide variety of unique, stackable designs allows you to save space in your cabinets, refrigerator, and freezer.
  • LONG-LASTING: Our containers are made from high quality materials that makes them long-lasting, strong and durable. Cultivate a healthy lifestyle and save space, food and money by investing in some Lock & Lock containers!

 

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “grain”

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

10/8/19 5:30 AM Central: This selling for $9.43 each. 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 

LOCK & LOCK Cereal Dispenser Food Storage Container 131.87-oz / 16.48-cup


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

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Hands On Review: Gamma Seal Lids for Homebrew Grain Storage

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Buckets are… Good for Grain Storage

Buckets are cheap and efficient containers for storing bulk homebrewing malts.  They are generally sturdy and cost effective.  Since they stack, they are also space efficient.  Search Amazon for “food safe buckets”

How Much Grain Can You Store in a 5 Gallon Bucket?

My general rule of thumb for unmilled malt storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  That means a 5 gallon bucket would hold about 25 lbs.  Two x buckets would hold a full 50 lb bag of malt.  That’s a rough estimate.  Actual storage capacities will vary.

The Problem… Lids

I’ll group standard bucket lids into two categories.

  • First… relatively easy to install and remove and…. questionable on air-tightness.  No o-rings or gaskets.  They go on fairly easy and come off relatively easy.  Sometimes too easily, I’ve had this style pop off on their own.
  • Second… sturdy, airtight lids… that require the power of Thor to remove.  These are gasketed and seal well but are tough to remove.  They’re so hard to remove, they make tools to do it.  If you’re stuck with these lids, those are worth a look.  Search Amazon for “bucket lid opener” to see what’s out there.

The Fix… Gamma Seal Lids!

High quality, gasketed lids do exist for 5 gallon buckets.  The problem with these lids is… they are usually difficult to remove, sometimes very difficult.  The revolutionary thing about Gamma Seal lids is that the ring stays installed on the bucket.  That ring is used in conjunction with an easy to remove spin off lid that features airtight seals.  Airtight + Easy to Use = Whammo!

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