Category Archives: Grain Storage

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

10/18/21 6:30 PM Central: This is selling for $9.99. 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

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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Vittles Vault 40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container [Grain Storage] – now $25.18 + free shipping

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault

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

  • Food Storage Container: This pest-proof pet food container for dry food keeps food fresh with our patented airtight sealing system that locks moisture out; Design is stackable for space efficiency; Includes scoop
  • Food Storage Container: The pet food pail is made of food-grade, BPA-free HDPE plastic that won’t shatter if dropped and can be kept in garages, barns and outdoors; Perfect for dry food, treats, birdseed and horse feed; Holds up to 40 pounds
  • Airtight Engineering: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance and features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness and controlled moisture
  • 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
  • Just For Pets: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, birds, and other furry friends; Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, PetQwerks and more
  • perfect for homes with two animals
  • easy access

 

  • The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. These have a stated 40 lb capacity (rating is for pet food) but the 40 lb size can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  Actual storage capacity will vary.  A 60 lb size is also available.
  • What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations
  • Check out our Hands on Review of the 60 lb version of this container.

10/19/21 9:30 AM Central: This is on sale for $25.18. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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

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.

10/10/21 2 PM Central: This is back in stock at just $18.99. 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

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

Set of EIGHT Airtight Storage Containers

Chef's Path Airtight Tall Food Storage Container Set - Ideal for Spaghetti, Noodles & Pasta - All Same Size - Kitchen & Pantry Organization - Plastic Canisters with Durable Lids (8)

8 x 2.8 liter Canisters by Chef’s Path

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  • ✮ Superior bundle – Your complete bundle comes with 8 BPA-free premium food-storage canisters, measuring spoon set, a chalkboard marker & bonus reusable chalkboard labels allowing you to organize your pantry like never before. This set comes in a beautiful box which makes it an ideal gift for any family. Nobody else in the market provides more value to you than us
  • ✮ Elegant same size containers – Give your kitchen or pantry an upgrade with our 8 elegant same size air-tight containers. Each one has a 2.8-liter capacity (2.46 QT/ 11.83 cups/ 0.74 gallons). Your kitchen will never look the same again
  • ✮ Versatile containers – many great uses: These air-tight food-safe keepers are not only ideal for storing dry foods such as pasta, spaghetti, noodles, flour, sugar, rice, grain, cereals, nuts, beans, snacks, pasta, coffee and tea and but they are also perfect for holding liquids such as water, juice, soup, and more. The 4 sided-locking lids with silicone seal ensure that no air or water enters, keeping your favorite snacks super fresh and dry.
  • ✮ Space saving design – These durable bins have been especially designed to minimize space, they are stackable and will easily fit into your refrigerator, freezer or cupboard which enables you to get the kitchen organized and frees up space in the pantry. These clear containers are also easy to clean, extremely user friendly and ready to use.
  • ✮ Our promise – We are completely confident that you will llove our containers, if you don’t love it or don’t feel it was worth every penny of your investment today, we’ll give your full payment back no questions asked and you can keep the containers as well.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more.

Chef’s Path Airtight Tall Food Storage Container Set – Ideal for Spaghetti, Noodles & Pasta – All Same Size – Kitchen & Pantry Organization – Plastic Canisters with Durable Lids (8) – 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

THREE x IRIS 44 Quart Weathertight Storage Boxes [Grain Storage] – $69.99, $23.33 each + Deal on Bulk Grain

IRIS USA WSB Air Waterproof/Weather Tight Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Seal and Secure Latching, 44 Quart, Clear with Blue Buckles, 3 Count

IRIS USA WSB Air Waterproof/Weather Tight Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Seal and Secure Latching, 44 Quart, Clear with Blue Buckles, 3 Count

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  • AIRTIGHT, WEATHERTIGHT, and WATERPROOF – IRIS USA Large WeatherTight Heavy Duty Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Seal and Secure Latching Buckles has high quality heavy duty seals in the lids, and preserve and protect valuables and important documents. The large gas tight heavy duty storage bin creates a vacuum-like environment within the large heavy duty airtight storage container tote, blocking out moisture, dust, liquids, and insects.
  • BUCKLE UP – The heavy duty large multi-Buckle box latches strongly and securely onto the durable lid, separating the inside and outside. Perfect for storing clothes, documents, food, hunting gear, camping gear, tool storage, truck storage and other large items.
  • STACK THEM UP – Large Heavy Duty Plastic AIRTIGHT Storage Container Bin Tote has grooves on the lid and body to create a secure stacking experience. IRIS USA heavy duty lid-body construction ensures stability to stack securely for easy moving, and save space in your house, apartment, condo, and in your car and truck.
  • GREEN CIRCLE CERTIFIED and BPA FREE Plastic – Certified by Green Circle for environmentally friendly plastic airtight heavy duty storage container. It is also BPA-Free plastic. Great use for organizing the pantry by storing and protecting rice, flour, canned goods, spices, seasonings, snacks, pasta, pet food, and etc.
  • MADE IN USA – IRIS USA’s WATERPROOF heavy duty large plastic Buckled Lidded Storage Bin Tote is a perfect storage organizer that can fit all your items safely with the anti-break, durable, heavy duty polypropylene material made in the USA. Also check out our full selection for maximum organization: 16, 26.5, 30, 44, 60, and 70 Quart
  • INNER DIMENSION- 16.88″ x 13.25″ x 10.50″

 

My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.

44 quarts is 11 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 66 lbs of grain in each of these of these.  That’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

10/7/21 3:30 AM Central: These are selling for $69.99. Shipping is also free to many US addressesPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

IRIS USA WSB Air Waterproof/Weather Tight Plastic Storage Bin Tote Organizing Container with Durable Lid and Seal and Secure Latching, 44 Quart, Clear with Blue Buckles, 3 Count – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME + Limited Time Deal

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.


Limited Time Deal, Review Continues Below:

As of this posting, Amazon has the 40 lb size on sale for just $25.18. 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

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Related: Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage!


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.

Search Food Grade Bucket on Amazon

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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Vittles Vault 40 lb Capacity, Stackable Airtight Container [Grain Storage]

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Airtight Pet Food Storage Container

Stackable, Airtight Container by Vittles Vault

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

  • Food Storage Container: This pest-proof pet food container for dry food keeps food fresh with our patented airtight sealing system that locks moisture out; Design is stackable for space efficiency; Includes scoop
  • Food Storage Container: The pet food pail is made of food-grade, BPA-free HDPE plastic that won’t shatter if dropped and can be kept in garages, barns and outdoors; Perfect for dry food, treats, birdseed and horse feed; Holds up to 40 pounds
  • Airtight Engineering: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance and features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness and controlled moisture
  • 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
  • Just For Pets: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats, birds, and other furry friends; Check out our brands such as Aspen Pet, Arm & Hammer, Booda, Chuckit, PetQwerks and more
  • perfect for homes with two animals
  • easy access

 

  • The Vittles Vault line of stackable containers are very popular for bulk grain storage. These have a stated 40 lb capacity (rating is for pet food) but the 40 lb size can generally hold more in a back down orientation.  Actual storage capacity will vary.  A 60 lb size is also available.
  • What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations
  • Check out our Hands on Review of the 60 lb version of this container.

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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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.

10/1/21 3 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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Vittles Vault Airtight Container [25 lb Size, ~32 lbs Grain Storage Capacity] – $20.95 + free prime ship & Hands on Review

The Vittles Vault line of containers are very popular for bulk grain storage.  They have a large opening for easy access and have an airtight design.

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

  • Airtight Pet Food Container: This pest-proof pet food container for dry food keeps food fresh with our patented airtight sealing system that locks moisture out. Design is stackable for space efficiency. Includes scoop
  • Food Storage Container: The pet food pail is made of food-grade, BPA-free HDPE plastic that won’t shatter if dropped & can be kept in garages, barns & outdoors. Perfect for dry food, treats, bird seed & horse feed
  • Airtight Engineering: Our Gamma Seal technology makes for a controlled moisture balance & features a threaded locking system with reliable double gaskets for freshness & controlled moisture
  • Made In America: GAMMA2, Inc. created & patented an airtight container in 1989 & has always been committed to manufacturing in the USA. Our storage containers provide a solution in pet food staleness&ensures dry pet food stays fresh & protected from pests
  • GAMMA2: Dog & cat dry food stays fresh & nutritious with our collection of airtight food containers. Features wall mounted containers, travel, pantry & kitchen containers & larger containers for large dogs & horses

 

The 25 lb size is said to be 6.5 gallons.  My estimate for unmilled grain storage is 5 lbs per gallon.  At that rate an 6.5 gallon container would hold about 32.5 lbs of grain that’s a rough estimate, actual storage capacity will vary.

This container is included as part of our Vittles Vault Review: Hands on Review: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage

9/27/21 5:30 PM Central: These are on sale for $20.95. 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 Vittles Vault Plus for Pet Food Storage – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Van Ness 25 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain Storage] – $12.99 + free prime ship & bulk grain deal tips

Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels

Van Ness Pet Food Container

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  • Ideal for pet owners who want to store 25-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

 

Use to store base and specialty grain and more.  Translucent sides so you can see what’s inside and wheels for easily moving around

9/27/21 4:30 AM Central: This is on sale for just $12.99. 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

Van Ness 25-Pound Food Container with Fresh-Tite Seal with Wheels – 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: Vittles Vault Stackable Storage Bins for Homebrew Grain Storage!