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Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

When it comes to storing grain and DME, we’re concerned about keeping ingredients fresh minimizing oxygen and moisture exposure.  We’re also interest in keeping Grain and DME away from possible pests.  Beyond that convenient access and efficient use of space are issues to consider.  This post also includes some tips and general sizing guidelines.

Buckets for Grain Storage – Pros and Cons

Pictured: Food Grade Buckets via Amazon

Buckets are one of the most basic and popular options out there and for good reason.  They are generally easy to source, well made and cheap.  Food safe options are also easy to find.

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Grain Storage Capacity Estimations

My rule of thumb for grain storage capacity is about 5 lbs per gallon for unmilled malt storage.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.  A 5 gallon bucket holds about 25 lbs Two buckets = a 50 lb bag.  Two 6 gallon buckets would comfortably hold a 55 lb bag.

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

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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
  • Keep food fresh; transform any bucket into a resealable storage container with this heavy duty airtight lid with a leak-proof design that’s easy to open; HDPE-free; Made in America.

 

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

3/1/21 8 AM Central: These are selling for $9.99 in select colorsgre. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderNote: This is available in multiple colors, pricing has been volatile. When one option drops to $9.99 it seems to bounce back up fairly quickly..,. Prices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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

Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $9.99 + free ship eligible, limited availability

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. FE340

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer

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

A food-grade six gallon plastic bucket perfect for all kinds of home beer or winemaking activities. Plastic buckets are often used as a fermenter, bottling bucket, or even sanitizer bucket. We go through thousands which helps keep our price down. If you want to use it as a fermenter you will also need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and airlock. This bucket is also available in a version that includes a spigot (see recommended products below).

If you use this plastic bucket for fermentation be sure to use care when cleaning. Do not use any abrasive pads that would scratch. Once you get a scratch in a plastic bucket it is very hard to sanitize.  This is also why we don’t recommend storing equipment in a bucket between uses as a fermenter. A hot PBW soak is often a perfect way to clean a bucket, followed by a Star San soak for killing bacteria.

Bucket has external volume markings up to 5 gallons.

  • Buckets are translucent and do not come with lids.
  • Buckets are not designed to hold pressure.
  • Lids are not gasketed and so do not always form a perfect, airtight seal. Not intended for long-term storage.
  • Food grade up 180°F.

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $9.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

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San Jamar KP196KCYL Kleen-Pail Commercial Cleaning Bucket, 6 Quart

San Jamar KP196KCYL Kleen-Pail Commercial Cleaning Bucket, 6 Quart, Yellow

San Jamar KP196KCYL Kleen-Pail Commercial Cleaning Bucket, 6 Quart, Yellow

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  • Color-Coded – prevents cross-contamination and minimizes confusion between cleaning solutions
  • Durable Handle – ergonomic handles are break-resistant and convenient for carrying
  • Graduated Marking – capacity measurements aid in proper chemical dilution ratios
  • Embossed Raised Lettering – identifies pails purpose as non-food containers
  • Trilingual Labeling – English- Spanish front panel with English-French back panel aids in employee identification and training

 

Part of San-Jamar’s color coded Kleen-Pail system.

San Jamar KP196KCYL Kleen-Pail Commercial Cleaning Bucket, 6 Quart, Yellow – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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William’s Brewing 6 Gallon Food Grade Buckets – fermenter, priming tank, & more – $12 each when you buy 2

William's 6 Gallon Bucket

William’s 6 Gallon Bucket via William’s Brewing

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This 6 gallon food grade translucent HDPE bucket has a multitude of uses. Use it as a fermentor, priming tank, holding tank, cooling tank for a cooling coil, or grape bucket. Includes 1 to 5 gallon markers. Order items E97 Lid, E60 Stopper, and E01 Airlock to give this bucket an airtight fermenting lid.

17” high, 13” deep. Withstands temperatures of up to 170° F.

 

  • These are selling for $14.99.
  • Buy 2 or more and the price drops to just $12.99.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

William’s 6 Gallon Bucket

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Also Consider…. 

Plastic Bucket Fermenter With Spigot – 7.9 Gallons (30 L) FE357 – Check product page for current price & availability

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Gamma Seal Lids in Orange – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

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

  • Keep food fresh; transform any bucket into a resealable storage container with this heavy duty airtight lid with a leak-proof design that’s easy to open; HDPE-free; Made in America.
  • 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

 

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.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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

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

Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Gamma Seal Lids in Orange – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

More Info

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

  • Keep food fresh; transform any bucket into a resealable storage container with this heavy duty airtight lid with a leak-proof design that’s easy to open; HDPE-free; Made in America.
  • 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

 

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.

What are Other’s Saying?   Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “malt” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

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

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

Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

Gamma2 Seal Lid

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

More Info

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

  • Keep food fresh; transform any bucket into a resealable storage container with this heavy duty airtight lid with a leak-proof design that’s easy to open; HDPE-free; Made in America.
  • 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

 

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.

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

Gamma2 Seal Lid – 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

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

More: Recent Amazon Finds

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

gamma seal lids

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma


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

  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid/bucket not included
  • Keeps food fresh

The White Gamma Seal Lid converts plastic 3.5 to 7 gallon buckets into airtight storage containers. This works well for storing everything from food such as rice and flour, pet food to paint and shop needs. Anything you want to keep fresh and airtight will be well stored in a bucket with a Gamma seal lid. The patented Gamma2 Seal Lid uses two gaskets to assure an airtight and leak-proof seal. The Gamma seal lid is proudly made in the USA from BPA free, FDA approved food grade plastic.


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.

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

The Gamma Seal Lid, White


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

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

More: Recent Amazon Finds

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6 x Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage]

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6 x Gamma Seal Lids

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  • Threaded adapter ting with O-ring snaps on 3.5-7 gallon standard bucket
  • Threaded lid with O-ring

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

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

Gamma Seal Lid- 6 Pack – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

More: Recent Amazon Finds