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TWO x Extra LARGE 220 oz Airtight Containers [DME, Malt & Ingredient Storage]

2 x Large Airtight Food Storage Containers

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  • Superior Flour and Sugar Containers - 2 BPA-free food storage canisters (7.3 x 6 x 11.2 inches) with free measuring cups, chalkboard pen & 8 reusable labels allow you to organize your pantry like a pro. These large food containers in a beautiful box is an ideal gift
  • 4 Sided Lock Seal - These tall plastic food containers come with side-locking lids that ensure maximum freshness and prolonged food storage by sealing tightly. These airtight food storage containers will fortify your kitchen organization!
  • Versatile containers - These containers for organizing pantry are ideal for storing dry foods such as flour, brown sugar, rice, grain, chips, cereals, nuts, beans, snacks, pasta, coffee and tea. This canister set for kitchen counter is a luxury!
  • Space Saving Design - These durable bins are designed to minimize space.Stackable to fit in refrigerator, freezer or cabinets enabling you to get the kitchen organized freeing up space in the pantry. These clear containers are ideal pantry organizers
  • Our Promise - These containers for organizing are better than any sugar and flour storage canisters in the market. Your pantry organization and storage will be a breeze. As pioneers of pantry organization and kitchen storage products, we ensure that our beloved customers are provided with the best possible experience.

 

Use for grain, DME storage and more. 220 ounces is about 1.71 gallons.

Extra Large Tall Food Storage Containers 7 qt/ 220oz/ 6.5L, For Flour, Sugar, Rice – Airtight Kitchen & Pantry Bulk Food Storage – 2 PC Set – Measuring Scoops, Pen & Labels – Chef’s Path – note, different versions of this may be available, as such a different variation may show up at this product link

Van Ness 25 lb Capacity Storage Container [Grain Storage] – on sale for $15.98

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

7/31 10 PM Central: These are on sale for $15.98. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices ,promotions 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!

Use a Wallpaper Prep Tray for Cleaning, Sanitizing and Storage of Longer Brewing Items + Limited Time Deal

Pictured: Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – via Amazon

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Zinsser 30″ Wallpaper Prep Tray [cleaning, sanitizing and storage]

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray

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  • Perfect for helping prepare and organize items during wallpapering
  • Dual use tray can be used for holding water or wet paper
  • Extra wide 30″ frame allows for quick work with easy dipping
  • Extra durable construction features crush resistant corners
  • Comes in an attention catching color for easy locating during work

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. prod:B000RXA8IY

 

I use a wallpaper tray to clean and sanitize longer items like racking canes, auto-siphons, spoons, tubing and beverage out dip tubes.  It works great.  These also work well for storing longer items.  If you’re going to store things in these, I would recommend stacking a couple together to give them some extra strength.

What are Others Saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Zinsser 98030 30-Inch Wallpaper Prep Tray – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this lin

Homebrew Storage Options! – Base Grain, Specialty Grain and DME – New Section on Using Mylar Bags for Bulk Grain Storage!

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 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.

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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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Mylar Bags for Grain Storage!

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Mylar bags generally have low oxygen permeability and block light. You can store hops, other brewing ingredients and more in Mylar bags. Check out my techniques for sealing (smaller) Mylar bags using traditional vacuum sealers.

Large 5 gallon or so food grade Mylar Bags have become readily accessible and generally inexpensive.

Steve’s picture above shows about 25 lbs of malt in a 5 gallon bag.

There are lots more options out there. My tips are… Look for something that’s made for food use and something that has a resealable top.

Search Amazon for 5 gallon resealable food grade Mylar bags – to shop around

Pictured: 10Pack 5 Gallon Mylar Bags for Food Storage and Labels (16 PCS) Total 10.5 Mil 17.5×27.2″ Thick Food Grade Zipper Resealable Large Mylar bags and Heat Sealable for Long Term Food Storage SENDGREEN – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

More Storage Options!…

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

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Vittles Vault Storage Bins

Gamma2 as a company is 100% dedicated to their mission of designing and providing pet food containers to animal owners (technically they also care about your dog getting out of the pool, as they make a doggy pool exit ramp). But, that doesn’t mean these “pet food containers” can’t be co-opted for homebrewing. The same characteristics that make them ideal for pet food, also make them ideal for malt storage.

Vittles Vault 60-lb Container

I’ll go through a few storage basics for malt. First, you want to store it uncrushed, so that the husk helps keep the good stuff inside protected from the environment. Cracked grain kernels are more enticing to critters, and opens up the endosperm to fast staling. Beyond that, grain wants to be kept at cooler room temperatures (40 – 60F), dry, away from light, and in an airtight environment. Maltsters range in the max recommended storage time, with most in the 12-18 months range, and some up to 24 months. When you buy grains by the 55-lb sack, most will put a “best by” date on the label, since you don’t know how old it is before you get it. Although you can save money by buying grains in bulk, you need to make sure you have the right throughput to use it up before it stales.

Lid o-ring Out of Groove on Right Side

Gamma2 has a number of different types and sizes of storage containers. All are designed to be airtight, so they keep air from getting in and staling your grains when you’re not scooping it. (Which of course, the same thing can’t be said for that 55-lb sack of grain you’ve got in the corner, with a stretch of duct tape over the hole you cut into it…) The lid design is how they achieve this air-tightness. There’s a compliant o-ring that’s held in a groove on the lid which gets compressed down onto a chamfered face on the body of the container to make the seal. As the threaded lid gets screwed down, the o-ring will get squished to block off the air-leak path past the lid.


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Hands on Review: Inkbird Vacuum Sealer – New Updates, Sealing Mason Jars

Why would you want a Vacuum Sealer for homebrewing?

Vacuum sealers are indispensable for storing hops.  You can save money by getting in on bulk hop buys – See: Recent Hop Finds. Use your vacuum sealer to break these up and to preserve freshness.  You can also store specialty grains in vacuum bags.  Other uses include: storing base grains, partial dry yeast packs and storing and preserving other beer ingredients.

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Mason Jars For Homebrew Ingredient Storage, Yeast Starters and More

You can use Mason jars to store hops, grain, yeast slurry and more. Fermentation lids are also available to convert these to be easily used for yeast starters. And, of course, you can serve your beer and other drinks in a one of these. Mason jars generally economical, reusable, oxygen impermeable and you can easily see the contents.

Jar Sizes

A variety of manufacturers make Mason Jars. Ball, Knorr and more. There are two standard sizes regular and wide mouth. This is important when it comes to attachments and lids as these must be size compatible.

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FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11, best price + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack, FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

Note from HBF: Does not include pictured bottles

7/16 12 AM Central: These are selling for just $11. 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 and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link