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coypoo 06-05-2012 07:16 PM

Container to store specialty grains?
I just moved to a new state, and with that comes a new brew store. My old one had a much bigger selection of grains and you could measure out the exact amount of any grain that you needed. Now, the selection is more limited, and they only sell in 1 lb bags. So my question is, does anyone have a good way to store the specialty grains? Good containers? Etc? Thanks

kh54s10 06-05-2012 07:20 PM

I use lock and lock containers that I got at the dollar store. They have a gasket in the lid and clips on all four sides. I haven't seen them in the dollar stores lately. They cost $3-$9 depending on size at department stores.

Added: I also use my FoodSaver.

erikpete18 06-05-2012 08:01 PM

Yeah, I picked up a foodsaver as well and just generally reseal the bags that they come in after I take out what I need. Then I just toss the separate bags into a big bucket with a lid that I've got. The foodsaver works great with hop bulk purchases as well. I've seen some guys with a ton of tupperware containers with several dozen different specialty malts, but I'm like you, generally just storing whatever I have left from a pound purchase. It also means I do a fair amount of subbing based on the fractions I have laying around, but I'm ok with that :).

coypoo 06-06-2012 12:22 PM

Cool, thanks for the responses. I'll start browsing the dollar store and will just use the bags they come in in an air-tight bucket until some cheap containers are procured.

passedpawn 06-06-2012 12:28 PM


Originally Posted by erikpete18 (Post 4146302)
I've seen some guys with a ton of tupperware containers with several dozen different specialty malts

That describes me. Containers from Target. I like this setup a lot, but they are not air-tight. That would have been an improvement.


osagedr 06-06-2012 12:45 PM

That is a cool picture.

I'm nailing the Tupperware lady so get a good deal on grain containers.

Beer-lord 06-06-2012 12:57 PM

I use a Gamma Vittles container. You can find these at Petco. Thay aint' cheap though.
I got one that will hold about 30 lbs of grain for $30 but they have a number of sizes.
These have a 'screw' on top that is air tight and even keep ants out. We use one for our dry dog food and the food stays fresh for months.
You might be able to find cheaper places than Petco online.

Revvy 06-06-2012 01:00 PM

Another thing I've been using for small amounts of grain storage is those plastic coffee "cans." or whatever they're called these days.



I just have a hard time getting rid of them, they just seem so "usefull" for stuff. I especially like the maxwell house ones with the handle. So if I have a lot of grain I just fill those, and if it's a small amount I put those in baggies, and store them baggies in one of them.

osagedr 06-06-2012 02:03 PM

That's a great idea Revvy--can't believe I never thought of it!

passedpawn 06-06-2012 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by osagedr (Post 4148306)
That's a great idea Revvy--can't believe I never thought of it!

I agree!

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