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Offline BrodyR

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Container for Holding Grain
« on: March 07, 2017, 03:48:39 AM »
Any ideas on nice sealed vessels for holding 55# sacks of grain?

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 03:53:28 AM »
Vittles vaults. Check Costco. Mine had the angled versions for cheap last time I was there, but $33 from Amazon isn't bad.

Vittles Vault Outback Stackable 60 lb Airtight Pet Food Storage Container https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002H3S5U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_E5IVyb1JB5WNG


I've been using five gallon buckets with gamma lids. I like these as I don't feel like I'm wasting volume when they are half full. Each bucket holds about 25lbs

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 12:06:48 PM »
I second the 60-lb stackable vittles vaults.

I've got three of them on the bottom shelf of one of those wire shelf rack things, they fit great even if they aren't stacked. I've got 3, I typically keep two varieties of base malt on hand, and use the third for whatever odds and ends I collect.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2017, 12:56:54 PM »
5 Gallon buckets here. Cheap cheap cheap and they work great. Buy "gamma" lids at Lowes/Home Depot (cheapest I found is like $7) or a bucket opener to save your hands.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2017, 01:31:32 PM »
Thanks everyone. Vittles look nice. So 60# over the 50# is the consensus?

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 01:43:22 PM »
Yes, if you want to use them in the stackable configuration you'll want the 60 if you don't want to spill grain on the floor when you open the lid.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 02:44:33 PM »
60 it is. Thanks again all.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 02:45:58 PM »
5 Gallon buckets here. Cheap cheap cheap and they work great. Buy "gamma" lids at Lowes/Home Depot (cheapest I found is like $7) or a bucket opener to save your hands.

Digging that avatar btw Chris - love Vermont.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 05:41:03 PM »
5 Gallon buckets here. Cheap cheap cheap and they work great. Buy "gamma" lids at Lowes/Home Depot (cheapest I found is like $7) or a bucket opener to save your hands.

Digging that avatar btw Chris - love Vermont.

Thanks! The winters can be long and tough, but man it's nice living in a brewing mecca!

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
Another vote for Vittle Vaults.
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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 05:53:19 PM »
A vote for 5 gallon buckets with gamma lids.  2 buckets takes care of a 50 lb bag.  They nest when empty, saving space. 

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 10:05:28 PM »
Honest question, do the gamma lidded 5-gallon buckets for for 55 lb bags? I seem to remember when I was researching storage options there being some reason for 6.5 gallon gamma lid containers being "better".

And FWIW, at my local Lowes the gama lids are $12 each, and that doesn't include a bucket. At that point I just spent the little bit more to have the vittles vaults. (which have gamma lids BTW.)

I do have two food grade 5-gallon buckets with gamma lids, but I only use them for storing milled grain when I can't brew right away.
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

And don't buy stale beer.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2017, 11:02:49 PM »
My lowes had the lids for $8 last time I was there. Two buckets won't quite hold a 55# sack on it's own. A little is left over. I don't need to worry about rodents, so I leave the grain in the sack until I am ready to use it. I remove what I need and put the rest into buckets.

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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2017, 03:05:37 AM »
Another vote for Vittle Vaults.

Me too--I have 2 and they are terrific.
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Re: Container for Holding Grain
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2017, 10:59:32 PM »
Another vote for 5 gal buckets with gamma lids.