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Old 03-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #11
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5 gallon buckets with the gasket lid, I got mine from Tractor supply company.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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What part of your house or apt are you going to keep these containers?
I have 6 of them in my basement bar area.
Contents are currently:
1) 2-Row
2) Munich
3) Pilsner
4) C-75
5) Assorted small bags
6) Assorted small bags

 
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:53 AM   #13
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What part of your house or apt are you going to keep these containers?

How do you store small quantities of grain now (i.e., 5#)?
small amounts of grain i vacum seal and store in a tote. i will be storing everything in the basement

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #14
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Home depot also sells charcoal bins similar to the pet food bin. I leave the grain (or flour, or birdseed) in the original sack, about $12
One of those fit an entire 50lb sack?

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #15
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I use a combo of Vittle Vaults and Home Depot buckets. I like the vittle vaults because they hold an entire sack and the seal is better than the HD buckets...I've had some problems with the lids cracking on the HD buckets.

Downside is cost...those homer buckets are like $2.97 with $0.97 lids. I have two vittle vaults for my two main base grains (2-Row and Pilsen) and then have homers for any other bulk grain (wheat, maris otter).

 
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #16
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I bought two of these when they were on sale. Still a little expensive but I figured I'd never have to worry about anything breaking on them and would have them for the rest of my life. They're food safe, BPA free, have a super heavy duty large O ring in the lid and fit a whole bag of malt as well.

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Old 04-02-2012, 04:36 PM   #17
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Brute 32 gallon can, holds 3x50 pound sacks. Works great, grain lasts a long time. Mice don't get in it.

Here's a pic with 2 bags but you can get more in there. Problem is its hard to lift with a 3rd sack in there.


 
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:08 AM   #18
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Brute 32 gallon can, holds 3x50 pound sacks. Works great, grain lasts a long time. Mice don't get in it.

Here's a pic with 2 bags but you can get more in there. Problem is its hard to lift with a 3rd sack in there.

That's alot of grain...
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:06 AM   #19
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I use a combo of Vittle Vaults and Home Depot buckets. I like the vittle vaults because they hold an entire sack and the seal is better than the HD buckets...I've had some problems with the lids cracking on the HD buckets.

Downside is cost...those homer buckets are like $2.97 with $0.97 lids. I have two vittle vaults for my two main base grains (2-Row and Pilsen) and then have homers for any other bulk grain (wheat, maris otter).
They sell the Vittles Vaults lids, called Gamma seal lids, by themselves for use on standard buckets with a 12" top diameter. I use cheap food-grade buckets (actually got them free from a winemaking friend - they initially held grape juice) with the Gamma Seal Lids for the best of both worlds. I believe the lids cost me about $6 each off Amazon.

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That's alot of grain...
That's actually not that much for somebody that mills their own grain and buys in bulk. I have the equivalent of 7 sacks (over 8 with the assorted specialty malts), and I don't even brew that much. 2-row, pilsner (floor-malted Bohemian), Marris Otter, pale wheat, Vienna, and Munich all get bought by the sack.

 
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:22 AM   #20
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Is the trash can airtight though? Or does that matter?

I'm just getting into AG (2 batches under my belt now), after 6 months of extract brewing. I'm looking into buying grain in bulk and a mill. Just need to figure out what I'm storing it in and what I should buy in bulk. I figured I'll map out a few recipes for the rest of the year and go off that. I was considering using Homer buckets for the grains...
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