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IRIS Airtight Storage Container [~50 lb+ Grain Storage Capacity] – $17.19 + free prime ship + snag a deal on grain

IRIS Airtight Storage Container.  Translucent body means you can see what’s inside.  Wheels for easy transport.  BPA free.  Made in the USA.


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  • 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
  • Slim plastic container design fits into tight spaces
  • BPA free rolling storage bins come with casters for easy mobility
  • Dimensions: 18.13″L x 10.63″W x 23.78″H

As of this posting, the product page for this container is listing it at 47 quarts.  My rule of thumb for unmilled grain storage is about 5 lbs per gallon.  47 quarts is 11.75 gallons.  At an estimate of 5 lbs per gallon, you could store about 58,74 lbs in this container.  That’s a rough estimate, actual capacity will vary.

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4/5/20 1 AM Central: This is selling for just $17.19.  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 

IRIS Airtight Food Storage Container – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Get a Deal on Bulk Malt via MoreBeer:  Viking 2-Row Pale Ale Malt – and Viking Pilsner Malt – both sell for $8.99/10 lbs, unmilled.  5 x $8.99 = $44.95 for 50 lbs of grain.  To sweeten the deal shipping is free with a qualifying $59 orderCheck product links for current price & availability.

Also: All Grain Tips & Gear | 10 Gallon Mash Tun Conversion Kit [Review] | Storage Options – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME

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Tip: Straighten Homebrew Tubing

Part of Our Homebrew Tips and Tricks Series.  Check out the complete list – Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts!


  • If you have a length of tubing that is difficult to roll up correctly or otherwise sits incorrectly, try soaking it it warm or hot water (be very careful!) and then bend the tubing how you want it and let it cool.
  • Don’t exceed the maximum temp rating for your tubing
  • Search Amazon for “food safe tubing”
  • Related Top Post: Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Tubing
  • Related Categories: Tubing

Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Homebrew Tubing

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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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Fermenter Storage Rack – 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black


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

  • Protect your floors with Bottle Buddy, the convenient 3-tier storage unit for 5-Gallon water bottles
  • Durable, all-plastic design is easy to set up. Rust,peel or corrode resistant
  • Made in the USA, the unit measures 21.5 x 14.5 x 28.8 inches when assembled
  • Water bottles not included
  • Stores 3 water bottles, 5-gallons each

Potential homebrew application: Use to store empty, compatible carboys and fermenters

Additional sizes and configurations may be available.  Search Amazon for “Bottle Buddy Storage”

Bottle Buddy 3 Tray Water Bottle Racking Storage System with Floor Protector, 3-Tier, Black – 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.

Plano Large 2 Sided Box [Storage and Organization] – $5.99 + free prime ship

Large 2 Sided Tackle Box model 171502 by Plano

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  • Double-sided storage Ten removable dividers create 16-26 compartments Molded-in handle
  • Double sided storage
  • Ten removable dividers create 16-26 compartments
  • Molded-in handle

 

Use to organize, store and easily transport small parts and pieces around your brewery.

3/21/20 4 AM Central: This is selling for just $5.99. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  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 

Plano Large 2 Sided Tackle Box, Premium Tackle Storage


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Tips: Cleaning, Drying & Storing Homebrew Tubing

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


Tubing!  Homebrewers use a variety of sizes and styles of tubing for siphoning, beer transfer, wort and water transfer on brew day, keg to keg transfers, kegerator beer and gas lines and more.

Cleaning:  After using (depending on what I’ve used the tubing for), I’ll give the tubing a rinse to get the majority of stuff off and to keep my cleaning solution as clean as possible.  Next is a soak in hot PBW solution.  I’d say 5 to 10 minutes is typical for me.  Followed by a thorough rinse.

Reducing Water Spots: If you have a problem with water spots on your tubing, make your last step a rinse in a diluted mixture of Star San.  Not only will you get some sanitizing benefits, the Star San acts as a surfactant that helps fight water spots.

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Putting Together a “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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Plano 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway Container [Brewery Organization]… $4.96, Save 47% + free prime ship

Plano 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway

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  • Fishing Equipment Tackle Bags And Boxes
  • Dri Loc O ring seal
  • Three tight sealing cam action latches
  • Perfect for phones and other small valuables

 

Use for storing and organizing small parts and pieces around your home brewery and beyond.

3/4/20 3 AM Central: This is selling for just $4.96.  That’s a 47% 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 

Plano 3440-10 Waterproof Stowaway (3400 Series) – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Triton Products 18″ x 22″ Heavy Duty Pegboard [Home Brewery Storage and Organization]

Triton Products(2) 22 In. W x 18 In. H x 1/8 In. D White Polypropylene Pegboards with 3/16 In. Hole Size

Triton Products(2) 22 In. W x 18 In. H x 1/8 In. D White Polypropylene Pegboards with 3/16 In. Hole Size

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  • Hole diameter is 3/16 In
  • Dura Board will never fade, dry out, crack or peel over time so it maintains holding capability over many years of use
  • Offers a professional looking pegboard system that can be cleaned without harming the board
  • Board surface is ideal for creating silhouettes of tools to be stored and managed allowing for easy tool identification
  • Use Triton 015 mounting spacer kit to mount Dura Board and eliminate the expense and hassle of wood framing

 

I use a pegboard [The Bulldog Hardware 131588 Peg-A-System Ultimate Kit] around my brewery to store tools (regulator adjustment screwdriver), tubing, funnels, scoops, my Blichmann Beer Gun and more.  This is a great way to store and organize gear.

Triton Products(2) 22 In. W x 18 In. H x 1/8 In. D White Polypropylene Pegboards with 3/16 In. Hole Size – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker [Brewery Labeling & Organization]

Brother P-touch, PTM95, Handy Label Maker, 9 Type Styles, 8 Deco Mode Patterns, White

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95) by Brother

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  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy type QWERTY (Computer style) keyboard
  • Easy to read 12 character display
  • Comes with nine type styles, ten framing options and over 200 symbols
  • Includes eight DECO mode patterns

 

Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and lots more.

Brother P-touch, PTM95, Handy Label Maker, 9 Type Styles, 8 Deco Mode Patterns, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker [Brewery Labeling & Organization]

Brother P-touch, PTM95, Handy Label Maker, 9 Type Styles, 8 Deco Mode Patterns, White

Brother P-touch Handy Label Maker (PTM95) by Brother

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

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy type QWERTY (Computer style) keyboard
  • Easy to read 12 character display
  • Comes with nine type styles, ten framing options and over 200 symbols
  • Includes eight DECO mode patterns

 

Label keg lines, kegs, manifolds, storage bins and lots more.

Brother P-touch, PTM95, Handy Label Maker, 9 Type Styles, 8 Deco Mode Patterns, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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