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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

Also Consider…. 

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

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5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with Cap – $16.47 + free prime ship

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap

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  • Hedpak is constructed of high Density polyethylene (HDPE) – molded graduations, in 1/2 gallon increments
  • Large 70 mm threaded neck for easy filling
  • Fits a variety of dispensing faucets and taps for easy shelf dispensing
  • Molded carrying handle on top and finger recess on bottom for easy handling

 

Possible Homebrew Uses: Collect water on brew day, convert to a fermenter, use for grain storage.  I estimate 5 lbs of grain storage per gallon.  At that rate a 5 gallon container would hold about 25 lbs of grain.  This is an estimate.

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

8/23/21 1 AM Central: This combo is selling for just $16.47. 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

5 Gallon Plastic Hedpack with cap – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 33 Quarts w/casters [~41 lbs+ Grain Storage]

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.

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

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Putting Together a “Brew Day Box” – Save Time & Frustration on Brew Days

brew day box

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts! This is a Top Post! See: All Top Posts


Why a Brew Day Box?

Over the years I’ve homebrewed, I’ve utilized a number of storage and organization strategies.  Some could be defined less as strategies and more as “piles”.  These strategies have ranged from, cardboard boxes, to big totes that I threw everything under the sun into to using smaller shoe box size containers and breaking everything out into categories.  The shoe box size organization method has worked well and other than a few large totes for bigger items, it’s what I’ve settled on.  At some point after going to that, I realized that when brew day rolled around, I had to collect items from a number of these containers.  I usually forgot something and had to look around, multiple times per brew day trying to find whatever I needed.  That evolved into putting together a container just for brew days.  I cleverly 🙂 call that my “Brew Day Box”.  This container houses nearly all the small odds and ends that I use when brewing.  I’ve also tried to make sure those things don’t really need removed at other times.  For example I use a refractometer regularly, not just on brew day, so… I bought another refractometer.  Everything that’s in my Brew Day Box generally… stay in my Brew Day Box.  This keeps everything in one place and I’m not wasting time trying to find stuff when I should be brewing.

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Two x IRIS Airtight Storage Containers [Grain Storage] + Scoop

IRIS 3Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo

Two airtight containers (33 quart and 12 quart) along with a 2 cup scoop.

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  • This plastic airtight 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
  • 12 qt storage container stacks on the 33 qt storage container, and included scoop makes measuring Food easy
  • Bpa free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility.
  • Dimensions: 16. 50″L x 10. 83″W x 24. 50″H

 

My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  At that estimate, You could get about 41.25 lbs of grain in the 33 quart (8.25 gallons) container and about 15 lbs of grain in the 12 quart (3 gallon) container.  These are rough estimates.  Actual capacities will vary.

IRIS 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo – 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] – $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

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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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Van Ness 10 Pound Food Container [Grain Storage]

Van Ness 10-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal (FC10)

Van Ness 10-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal (FC10)

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  • Ideal for owners of small dog’s and cat’s who want to store 10-pounds of pet food
  • Fresh-tite seal ensures your pet’s food will stay fresh longer reducing spoilage due to pests and moisture
  • Made from united states food and drug administration approved plastic for food contact

 

Van Ness 10-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal (FC10) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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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.

8/13/21 4 AM Central: These are selling for $4.64. 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

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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.

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IRIS Airtight Storage Container, 33 Quarts w/casters [~41 lbs+ Grain Storage] – $18.99 + free prime ship

IRIS Airtight Pet Food Container, Navy/Pearl

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

  • This plastic airtight 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
  • 33 QT storage container stacks with other 33 QT and 12 QT storage containers
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • 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.

8/7/21 8 AM Central: This has dropped to $18.99. 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 Container, Navy/Pearl – 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

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