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Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $7.48 + Save Another 10% When You Buy 3

GAMMA2 Gamma Seal Lid - Pet Food Storage Container Lids - Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gallon Buckets, Green

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

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  • SMART FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: (I) Turn any standard utility bucket into an airtight pet food storage container. (II) Great for storing cat food, dog food, livestock feed, horse feed, bird feed, and more! (III) Fits standard 3.5, 5, 6, & 7-gallon buckets.
  • KEEPS PET FOOD FRESH: (I) Gamma’s unique 2-piece seal lids lock in freshness & lock out moisture. (II) Protects your dog & cat food from unwanted dust, dirt, bugs, & rodents. (III) Keeps your pet food fresh and tasty!
  • PEACE OF MIND: (I) Made with heavy duty BPA free HDPE Plastic. (II) Safe to store pet and human food as well as other household items.
  • PORTABLE AND EASY-TO-USE: (I) Gamma Seal Lid is 2 pieces; the ring connects to the bucket & the lid connects to the ring. SEE PROVIDED VIDEO. (II) Most utility buckets are equipped with handles to easily move from pantry to food dish.
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: (I) 100% RECYCLABLE. (II) Passes stricter European REACH safety standards. (II) 12 Month for manufacturer defects.
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid
  • Keeps food fresh
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh

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

As of this posting, the green version of these great lids is just $7.48.

GAMMA2 Gamma Seal Lid – Pet Food Storage Container Lids – Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gallon Buckets, Green– 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 to shop around

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SIX x 5 Gallon Food Grade, Heavy Duty 90 mil Buckets+Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more] – $49.99, $5.55/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.

11/14 1 AM Central: These are on sale for just $49.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices, promotions and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

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.


Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] in Orange – $9.60

gamma seal lids

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2

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Highlighted Features
  • SMART FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: (I) Turn any standard utility bucket into an airtight pet food storage container. (II) Great for storing cat food, dog food, livestock feed, horse feed, bird feed, and more! (III) Fits standard 3.5, 5, 6, & 7-gallon buckets.
  • KEEPS PET FOOD FRESH: (I) Gamma’s unique 2-piece seal lids lock in freshness & lock out moisture. (II) Protects your dog & cat food from unwanted dust, dirt, bugs, & rodents. (III) Keeps your pet food fresh and tasty!
  • PEACE OF MIND: (I) Made with heavy duty BPA free HDPE Plastic. (II) Safe to store pet and human food as well as other household items.
  • PORTABLE AND EASY-TO-USE: (I) Gamma Seal Lid is 2 pieces; the ring connects to the bucket & the lid connects to the ring. SEE PROVIDED VIDEO. (II) Most utility buckets are equipped with handles to easily move from pantry to food dish.
  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: (I) 100% RECYCLABLE. (II) Passes stricter European REACH safety standards. (II) 12 Month for manufacturer defects.
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid
  • Keeps food fresh
  • Pet Food goes stale Gamma2 keeps your food fresh

 


  • 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

As of this posting these are on sale for around $9.60 (in orange, other options available at varying costs, some upwards of $19, can change quickly). The price has been changing pretty frequently. 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

GAMMA2 Gamma Seal Lid – Pet Food Storage Container Lids – Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gallon Buckets, Orange – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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7 Gallon Food Grade Bucket… Hot Fill Capable

Hudson Exchange Premium 7 Gallon Bucket with Lid, HDPE, Black

Hudson Exchange Premium 7 Gallon Bucket with Lid, HDPE, Black

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  • Polished surface provides attractive appearance
  • Reinforcing ribs maintain container shape, tapered design allows for container nesting
  • Hot fill capability up to 190°f with appropriate materials and freezer compatible
  • Practical fill is 7.00 gallons
  • Package contains one bucket and one lid

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.

 

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.

As of this posting, the specifications for this bucket are showing that it is hot fill capable up to 190 deg F. Check product page for current specs. Always use caution when handling hot liquids and equipment.

Hudson Exchange Premium 7 Gallon Bucket with Lid, HDPE, Black – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Search Amazon for “hudson exchange 7 gallon bucket” for other offerings

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.

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] in Yellow… now $9.51 + free prime ship


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

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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Related: Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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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MoreBeer Deal of the Day – 6 Gallon Food Safe Bucket – $12.99 + 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 $12.99 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.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

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6 x 5 Gallon Food Grade Buckets and Lids

6 x 5 Gallon Food Grade Buckets and Lids

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  • QUALITY FOOD GRADE – These food safe buckets are made of BPA Free plastic. Lids create air-tight seal to protect and preserve grains, animal feed, or other perishables that can be stored in these buckets.
  • HEAVY DUTY - 5-gallon large buckets are 90 mils thick for a strong tub to hold liquids or solids. Durable and economical to handle any purpose they are used for.
  • STURDY METAL HANDLE - Round tubs have solid carrying handles with plastic molded grip for easy carrying of heavy loads.
  • ALL PURPOSE - Empty stacking bucket can hold a tool supply, gallons of paint or water, food, animal feed, balls and more.
  • MADE IN USA – These buckets are proudly made in the 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.

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – BPA Free Plasti (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.

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $8.71 + free prime ship


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

  • 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 (8-pack)

– 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 to shop around

Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] now ~$9.36 volatile + free prime ship

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MoreBeer 6 Gallon Bucket w/Spigot and Sediment Filter [Fermentation or Bottling] – $15.99, Limited Availability

Plastic Bucket - 6 gal. (With Spigot) FE345

6 Gallon Food Grade Bucket from MoreBeer.  Includes MoreBeer’s Sediment Block Spigot, which helps minimize trub uptake.  Spigot can be rotated up (if you use this as a fermenter) or down (if you use this as a bottling bucket).  Note that lids are sold separately.

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

A six gallon food grade bucket for fermentation or bottling with a built in spigot.  Outlet barb accepts 3/8″ ID vinyl tubing.  To use as a fermenter you will need to pick up the optional lid, stopper, and an airlock.  Includes our new Sediment Block Spigot, which will help minimize trub uptake as you rack after fermentation.  If using this as a bottling bucket, simply rotate the spigot to maximize product output.  Spigot includes gasket and sediment blocking lock nut and can easily be removed for cleaning and sanitizing.

If you use the 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.

Please note:

  • 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 to 180° F

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $15.99 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.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

Plastic Bucket – 6 gal. (With Spigot) FE345

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SIX x 5 Gallon Food Grade Buckets + Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more] – Made In USA

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid - Set of 6 - Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail - Food Grade - Plastic Container

5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 6 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Plastic Container

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  • Set of 6 - 5 Gallons in Volume - Food Grade HDPE Plastic - BPA Free
  • 90 Mils Thickness (.09 inches) - All Purpose - Heavy Duty
  • Metal Handle with Plastic Grip
  • No lids Included
  • Made in USA

 

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.

6 Pack | Premium 5 Gallon Bucket, Food Grade BPA Free HDPE, White – no Lid – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

An Easy Upgrade for Buckets!

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.

Gamma2 Seal Lid – Pet Food Storage Container Lids – Fits 3.5, 5, 6, & 7 Gallon Buckets, White, 4122E – 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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