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Back In Stock: 60-Pound Capacity Vittles Vault Stackable, Airtight Storage Bin [Grain Storage] – on sale for $26.98 + 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

10/28 1 AM Central: This is on sale for just $26.98. This is best deal popped up several days ago and it’s the price we’ve seen on the 60 lb size going back almost a year. This sold out for a short time, but is back in stock as of this update. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vittles Vault Stackable – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Homebrew Grain ScaleUltraship 55 lb Grain Scale – Review

 

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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.


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As of this posting, Amazon has the 60 lb size on sale for just $26.98. This is best deal we’ve seen on the 60 lb size going back almost a year. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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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60-Pound Capacity Vittles Vault Stackable, Airtight Storage Bin [Grain Storage] + 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

Vittles Vault Stackable – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Homebrew Grain ScaleUltraship 55 lb Grain Scale – Review

 

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Airtight Container Set – SIX Containers [DME, Grain Storage & more] – $19.99, best price + free prime ship

Large Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids - Air Tight Containers for Food Flour Container Kitchen Storage Containers for Pantry Containers Flour Storage Containers Airtight Containers Set of 6

Large Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids – Air Tight Containers for Food Flour Container Kitchen Storage Containers for Pantry Containers Flour Storage Containers Airtight Containers Set of 6

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  • CHALKBOARD LABELS AND MARKER INCLUDED – organize your cupboards with the bonus chalk marker and 12 chalkboard stickers included in this airtight containers set. Just wipe the stickers clean with a damp cloth to write something new!
  • BONUS SCOOP – this pantry storage container set includes a bonus multipurpose kitchen scoop, perfect for measuring out your cereal in the morning.
  • SPACE SAVING AND VERSATILE – specifically designed to be space-saving, these stackable kitchen storage containers are perfect for storing cereal and much more by making the most of your storage space.
  • STAY FRESH FOR LONGER – the silicone-sealed lids ensure a 100% air and water-tight seal meaning your cereal does not go stale and keeps its crunch. BPA-free and non-toxic,these airtight storage containers are perfect for keeping your family healthy.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

10/23/21 9:30 AM Central: These are on sale for $19.99. 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 order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Large Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids – Air Tight Containers for Food Flour Container Kitchen Storage Containers for Pantry Containers Flour Storage Containers Airtight Containers Set of 6 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Eisco Labs 500 ml Polypropylene Reagent Bottle + My Yeast Rehydration Technique

Reagent Bottle, 500ml - Wide Mouth with Screw Cap - Polypropylene - Translucent - Eisco Labs

500 ml Polypropylene (PP) wide mouth bottle

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  • 500ML CAPACITY || Industrial quality reagent bottle with a 500ml capacity. Excellent for storing chemicals, liquids or powders
  • SUPERIOR DURABILITY || The rigid polypropylene construction provides excellent chemical resistance to acids, alcohols & alkalis, and very good resistance to aldehydes and hydrocarbons. Both bottle and cap are translucent with excellent optical clarity. Stable at temperatures between -20°C and 135°C
  • WIDE NECK || Bottle features a wide neck. Outer diameter of mouth measures 47mm and inner diameter measures 43mm. Includes a leak-proof screw cap
  • EASY TO CLEAN || Bottle and screw cap are autoclavable and top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and sterilization
  • GREAT FOR PROFESSIONAL LABORATORIES, CLASSROOMS & HOUSEHOLD || Designed for use in professional laboratories, but is an ideal choice for science classrooms and household use

From HBF: 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.

 

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.

Reagent Bottle, 500ml – Wide Mouth with Screw Cap – Polypropylene – Translucent – Eisco Labs – 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.

IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~40 lb Grain Storage] – $18.99 + free prime ship

IRIS USA Airtight Pet Food Storage Container MP-8

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

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  • FOOD FOR ALL: For your cats, dogs, birds, and more! Store your cute family member’s dry foods into our sealable and portable pet food container. Our 33 quart size food storage container are great for storing 25lbs of dry food.
  • AIRTIGHT CONTAINER: Don’t let unwanted pests and rodents eat your pet food. The airtight seals with snap-lock latches make them rodent proof storage containers. Lock in the freshness of the dry food and delicious treats by sealing away moisture and humidity. Slim plastic container design is space saving, and keep your food storage area neat and organized.
  • ROLL IT AROUND: The storage bins come with attachable casters so you have the option to have them off or on. Store it on a shelf or attatch the wheel to roll it from the storage area to your dog or cat bowl.
  • CLEAR CONTAINER BODY: The translucent body allows you to check the food level in just one glance. Quickly check the remaining amount before you head to the pet store.
  • DIFFERENT SIZES: Check out the different size containers to store your cute friend’s kibbles, pellets, seeds, and treats. Made in USA and BPA free.

 

Airtight lid, clear sides so you can see what’s inside and wheels to help you move it around.  Use to store base and specialty grain and more.

This is rated for 25 lbs.  That, generally speaking, is for pet food.  This has a stated capacity of 33 quarts. 33 Quarts = 8.25 gallons. My estimation for unmilled grain storage capacity is 5 lbs per gallon. At that rate, this would hold about 41.25 lbs of grain.  This is a rough estimate. Actual storage capacity will vary.

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

10/21/21 9:30 PM Central; This is selling for $18.99. 10/21/21 7 PM Central: These are selling for just $13.99. 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 Storage Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Flambeau Tackle Outdoors 24 Compartment Tuff Tainer [Brewery Organization & Small Parts Storage] – $4.64 + free prime ship

4007 Tuff Tainer - 24 Compartments (Includes (12) Zerust dividers)

4007 Tuff Tainer – 24 Compartments (Includes (12) Zerust dividers)

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  • SMART DIVIDER SYSTEM: This tackle storage box offers customization options with 12 adjustable dividers that can create up to 24 different compartments. This ensures quick compartmentalization of your storage space.
  • ZERUST ANTI-CORROSION TECHNOLOGY: Exclusive VCI formula infused into the dividers releases a corrosion inhibiting vapor that forms a protective layer on metal to stop rust in extreme marine environments.
  • LASTING RUST DEFENSE: The proprietary Zerust formula inhibits electrochemical reactions that cause rust & corrosion. Provides up to 5-years of protection to keep tackle rust free season after season.
  • EASY IDENTIFICATION DESIGN: The Tuff Tainer Divided is made with a translucent plastic lid and base for convenient identification of the contents inside, even when closed. Designed with the fisher in mind for quick and organized baiting.
  • SPECIFICATIONS: This Tuff Tainer fishing tackle box measures 11″ L x 7.25″ W x 1.75″ D. Includes 12 Zerust dividers. Proudly Made in the U.S.A.

 

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces [like keg o-rings] around your home brewery and beyond.

10/19/21 3 PM Central: These are on sale for $4.64. 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

4007 Tuff Tainer – 24 Compartments (Includes (12) Zerust dividers) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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  • 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 unmilled 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.

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

10/18/21 6:30 PM Central: This is selling for $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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

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Vittles Vault 40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container [Grain Storage] – now $25.18 + free shipping

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault

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  • Food Storage 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 and can be kept in garages, barns and outdoors; Perfect for dry food, treats, birdseed and horse feed; Holds up to 40 pounds
  • Airtight Engineering: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance and features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness and controlled moisture
  • 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
  • Just For Pets: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, birds, and other furry friends; Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, PetQwerks and more
  • perfect for homes with two animals
  • easy access

 

  • The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. These have a stated 40 lb capacity (rating is for pet food) but the 40 lb size can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  Actual storage capacity will vary.  A 60 lb size is also available.
  • What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations
  • Check out our Hands on Review of the 60 lb version of this container.

10/19/21 9:30 AM Central: This is on sale for $25.18. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food 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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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 33 Quarts w/casters [~41 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $18.99 + free prime ship + deal on bulk malt

IRIS USA Airtight Pet Food Storage 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
  • Perfect for indoor or outdoor use
  • Holds up to 25lbs. of dry pet food
  • “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.

10/10/21 2 PM Central: This is back in stock at just $18.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

IRIS USA 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


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