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Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $8.99 + free prime ship – one of our most popular items of 2019

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One of our most homebrew-related Amazon Items of 2019!  To celebrate an awesome 2019, we’re recapping some of our most popular content of 2019.  As determined by traffic.  We’ll publish a new resource post and review daily through January 9th with a recap on January 10.  Note: This based on yearly summary data.  The current price does not necessarily reflect the prices or deals we featured in 2019.

Want to see the complete list?  2019 Year in Review – Top Resource Posts, Reviews & More!


Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2


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

  • Keeps food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid

“Transform your bucket into an easy opening, airtight, pest-proof storage container with the universal Gamma Seal Lid. When attached to virtually any 12″ diameter bucket (3.5- to 7.0 gallon), the Gamma Seal Lid provides airtight protection for the contents—excellent for literally thousands of storage applications. The resilient elastomeric gaskets keep air and contaminants out, while protecting the contents. Stackability is also a handy feature! The Gamma Seal Lid is available in a variety of food-grade colors for safe 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 an estimate and will vary.

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

1/9/20 12 AM Central: These have dropped to $8.99.  That’s a 40% 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 

Gamma Seal Lid


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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TEN x 3.5 Gallon Heavy Duty Buckets – $27.62 – $2.76 each + free shipping

Argee RG503/10 Bucket, 3.5 gallon, White

Argee RG503/10 Bucket, 3.5 gallon, White

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

  • Heavy-duty, 70 mil bpa-free polyethylene
  • Pails have metal handle with a plastic grip
  • Reinforced upper rim
  • Solvent resistant
  • Made in the USA

 

1/3/20 7 AM Central: These are selling for just $27.62.  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.

Argee RG503/10 Bucket, 3.5 gallon, White


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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.

Bucket Lid Opening Tool – $2.93 + 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”

12/31/19 5 PM Central: These are selling for just $2.93. 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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Camco Pop-Up Cooler Collapsible Cooler

Camco Pop-Up Cooler - Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel - Blue (51995)

Camco Pop-Up Cooler – Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel – Blue (51995)

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

  • Lightweight, convenient cooler pops open for use and collapses flat for storage
  • Water resistant interior prevents leaks, spills and condensation
  • Insulated access hatch allows you to retrieve food and beverages while minimizing cold loss
  • Features a zippered lid, carry handles, and buckle strap to keep flat when not in use and bottle opener also included
  • Measures 13″ in diameter by 10.5″ tall when expanded and 3″ high when collapsed for storage

 

Camco Pop-Up Cooler – Lightweight, Waterproof and Insulated Pops Open for Use and Collapses Flat for Storage | Perfect for the Beach, Pool, Camping, Tailgating and Travel – Blue (51995) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

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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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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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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, Cons and Capacity Estimates

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.

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.

Related: Search Food Grade Bucket on Amazon | Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

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TWO x 17 Gallon Utility Tubs with Rope Handles [ice beverages, swamp chiller]

Homz Plastic Utility Tub with Rope Handles, 17 Gallon, Cobalt Blue, Set of 2

Homz Plastic Utility Tub with Rope Handles, 17 Gallon, Cobalt Blue, Set of 2

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

  • 17 gallon capacity
  • Rugged plastic material with rope handles withstands indoor and outdoor use
  • Multiple tubs nest together for easy storage
  • Makes a great party cooler or ice chest
  • Set includes TWO plastic utility tubs. Made in the USA

 

You could use this to ice beverages, collect and dispose of spent grain, for general storage around the brewery or, depending on your fermenter, as part of a swamp cooler setup for fermentation temp control.

Homz Plastic Utility Tub with Rope Handles, 17 Gallon, Cobalt Blue, Set of 2 – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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

gamma seal lids

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2


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

  • Keeps food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid

“Transform your bucket into an easy opening, airtight, pest-proof storage container with the universal Gamma Seal Lid. When attached to virtually any 12″ diameter bucket (3.5- to 7.0 gallon), the Gamma Seal Lid provides airtight protection for the contents—excellent for literally thousands of storage applications. The resilient elastomeric gaskets keep air and contaminants out, while protecting the contents. Stackability is also a handy feature! The Gamma Seal Lid is available in a variety of food-grade colors for safe 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 an estimate and will vary.

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

Gamma Seal Lid


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

prodamzgs:B0089QJQTS

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

gamma seal lids

Gamma Seal Lid by Gamma2


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

  • Keeps food fresh
  • Airtight seal protects the contents
  • Easy spin on/off lid

“Transform your bucket into an easy opening, airtight, pest-proof storage container with the universal Gamma Seal Lid. When attached to virtually any 12″ diameter bucket (3.5- to 7.0 gallon), the Gamma Seal Lid provides airtight protection for the contents—excellent for literally thousands of storage applications. The resilient elastomeric gaskets keep air and contaminants out, while protecting the contents. Stackability is also a handy feature! The Gamma Seal Lid is available in a variety of food-grade colors for safe 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 an estimate and will vary.

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

Gamma Seal Lid


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

prodamzgs:B0089QJQTS