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10 x 5 Gallon Bucket Lids – $30, $3 each + free shipping

Poly Farm Flexible Easy Access Snap On Lids for 5 Gallon Buckets (Also fits Most 3.5, 6, and 7 Gallon Buckets) (White) (10)

Poly Farm Flexible Easy Access Snap On Lids for 5 Gallon Buckets (Also fits Most 3.5, 6, and 7 Gallon Buckets) (White) (10)

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

  • DURABLE – designed for repeated use and Made in USA with USA sourced resin
  • SAFE – High Density PolyEthylene (HDPE) is FDA compliant (food grade) and is not a candidate for BPA (BPA Free).
  • CONVENIENT – Flexible Lid is easy on the hands for quick and hassle-free access
  • COMPLETE – No external tools needed for installation or use of these lids. Just Snap on and Go!
  • Shipping included in Price! // Refer to our policy prior to returns

6/27/20 3 AM Central: These are selling for $30.  That figures to just $3 per lid. 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.

Poly Farm Flexible Easy Access Snap On Lids for 5 Gallon Buckets (Also fits Most 3.5, 6, and 7 Gallon Buckets) (White) (10) – 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 | All Grain Tips & Gear

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THREE x 5 Gallon Food Grade, Heavy Duty 90 mil Buckets+Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more]

Living Whole Foods 5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid - Set of 3 - Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail - Food Grade - Contains No BPA Plastic

Living Whole Foods 5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 3 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Contains No BPA Plastic


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

  • Hdpe Plastic
  • Set of 3 – 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.

Living Whole Foods 5 Gallon White Bucket & Lid – Set of 3 – Durable 90 Mil All Purpose Pail – Food Grade – Contains No BPA Plastic – 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.

More: Recent Amazon Finds


2 x Handy Pantry Smart Seal Lids – for 5 gallon buckets [Grain Storage]

Handy Pantry Smart Seal Replacement Lid - Easy Screw Top Pail Lid for 3.5,5,6 & 7 Gallon Buckets - Food Grade, Air & Water Tight, Storage, Paint, Brine, Cat & Dog Food, More

Handy Pantry Smart Seal Replacement Lid – Easy Screw Top Pail Lid for 3.5,5,6 & 7 Gallon Buckets – Food Grade, Air & Water Tight, Storage, Paint, Brine, Cat & Dog Food, More

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  • SMART SEAL LID – The Handy Pantry Smart Seal Lid transforms any 3.5, 5, 6, or 7-gallon bucket (with 12″ diameter) into the ideal storage container – 2 Pack – Black – BPA Free – Food Grade Plastic – High-Density Polyethylene
  • LID FEATURES – Uses two elastomeric gaskets to assure an airtight, leakproof, and pest-proof seal. Re-seals your bucket – Fits universally – Easy to open.
  • EASY TO INSTALL – Snap the adapter ring to the bucket and spin the lid clockwise to seal. Spin the lid counter-clockwise to open. Install time: a few minutes. Perfect replacement for frustrating traditional 5-gallon bucket lids.
  • PROTECT AND KEEP FOOD FRESH – Create a container to store your dog food, cat food, chicken feed, or horse feed. Be prepared for an emergency and use it for dry food storage. Keep it in your pantry for bulk foods like rice, salt, or flour. Brine your turkey or marinate meats.
  • ENDLESS APPLICATIONS – Replace paint container lids. Store your salt ice melt. Take it fishing to store your gear or fish. Keep wood pellets in it for your smoker. Put your survival gear in it. Use it to store and transport lawn & garden supplies.

 

These are very similar in function to Gamma Seal Lids [Hands on Review]

You attach attach an adapter ring on your compatible bucket.  The inner lid screws on and off, while the adapter ring remains installed.  Quick easy and airtight.  No more prying off standard bucket lids.  Use buckets + these lids for grain storage and more.

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.

Handy Pantry Smart Seal Replacement Lid – Easy Screw Top Pail Lid for 3.5,5,6 & 7 Gallon Buckets – Food Grade, Air & Water Tight, Storage, Paint, Brine, Cat & Dog Food, More  – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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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6 x Gamma Seal Lids – Spin Off, Airtight Bucket Lids [Grain Storage] – $60, $10 each + free shipping

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6 x Gamma Seal Lids by Gamma

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.

5/5/20 3 PM Central: These are selling for $60.  That figures to $10 per lid. 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.

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


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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Bucket Lid Opening Tool – helps with buckets, great for homebrew grain storage

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”

Linzer 5425 Plastic 5-Gallon Paint Can Opener


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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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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.

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

Plastic Bucket (6 Gallon) FE340

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SIX x 5 Gallon Food Grade, Heavy Duty 90 mil Buckets+Lids [fermenters, grain storage & more]

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.

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.

More: Recent Amazon Finds


TEN x 5 Gallon Heavy Duty, Food Grade Buckets [fermenters, grain storage & more]

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.

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.

Tip: Get Food Grade Buckets for Cheap – or free

Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 PoundsPictured: Satin Ice Rolled Fondant Icing White 20 Pounds via eBay – For illustrative purposes, I’m not suggesting that you buy this.  Read the tip below.

For years, I have suggested to homebrewers that bottle – make friends with your local craft beer bartenders.  Especially beer spots that carry heavy glass, refillable German and Belgian types of bottles.  These bottles are beautiful and well made and the labels generally come off very easily.  If you make friends with your local purveyor of quality craft beers you can usually grab these bottles for free or for the cost of bottle deposit.  You’ve saved some beautiful bottles for re-use, helped your homebrew standout by using awesome bottles and saved some money.

How about making friends with your local baker or donut shop?  The reason you may want to do that is, first you could eat a donut and those are pretty tasty.  Second, bakeries and donut shops sometimes purchase icing in 5 or 6 gallon buckets.  Those buckets should be food safe, since they… already have food in them.  The trash to treasure principal applies here.  Bakeries that use these have an abundance of them with no great place to send them other than the trash or possibly recycling.  Make friends with your local baker and you may just score some free or near free food safe buckets for fermenting, grain storage and general around the brewery use.

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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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