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Looking for stackable pellet containers

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I drove from Atlanta to Augusta, GA this week to visit the Recteq showroom and compare the 590 to the 700 side by side. Of course, I bought the bigger, more expensive one. The staff couldn’t have been nicer and it’s a really cool showroom and facility. They gave me a free cover and also 2 40lb and 2 20lb bags of pellets. I have a question. Has anyone found stackable containers that I can store 40 lbs of pellets and then be able to carry to the grill when it finally arrives? Thanks.
 

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Congrats! I have the same one and LOVE IT!

5 gallon home depot buckets with Gamma sealing lids. you can probably find a better deal on the lids. pretty sure I didnt pay that much but its been a while.
 

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I also use the Home Depot buckets. Just with the Home Depot lid though. I can’t remember if 40 lbs fit in one. I think they do though. I use different buckets to separate all my wood and pellets.
 

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I go the cheap way. I use discarded kitty litter plastic buckets with the lid already attached, and they work great. Stack well and keep the pellets dry. Also, keeps them out of the landfills longer.

40# of pellets will not fit in one bucket but what the heck. . .They are free. . .LOL

John
 
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Will 40 lbs fit into a 5 gallon container?
If memory serves...I dont think the entire 40LB bag will fit. I usually fill the hopper and then put the remaining pellets in the bucket.
 

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If they're unopened then you should be fine storing them in your garage - off the cement floor(I use a skid). If they're opened then you'll want to store them in an airtight plastic container.

Chris
 

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Is there any wow factor in visiting them?? I use 5 gallon bucket from the hardware store.
 

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I did end up getting three food quality 5 gallon buckets from Lowes. 40Lbs fits into two buckets. I'm not sure when my Rt700 will be here. Backordered.
 

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Is there any wow factor in visiting them?? I use 5 gallon bucket from the hardware store.
It's a really nice facility. I think it would be awesome to go there when they have an event. It's just a showroom. But, for me, I could compare grills since I had never seen a Recteq in person.
 

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Congrats on your new smoker. Hoping a lot of success for you. I too would suggest the5 gal bucket deal.

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Many good suggest here. I have never seen 6gal buckets. Who makes them? Never heard of Academy sports.

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Wine and beer making supply stores carry the 6 gal pails. Used for fermenting wort for beer and wine. Also some wine juice comes in the 6 gal pails, that is how I acquired them.
 

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