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Title: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: bbump22 on May 06, 2010, 06:33:41 PM
Many homebrewers purchase grains in bulk.  How do you store your grain and who is your preferred supplier?  Is it an online source, LHBS, or do you take a drive to the maltsters?  Also, which grains do you buy in bulk?  Your base grain, specialty, etc.  I want to buy in bulk, but need clever ways to store the grain since I live in smaller quarters with no garage. 
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: theDarkSide on May 06, 2010, 06:44:22 PM
I've bought 2-row from Brewmasters Warehouse, mainly because they only charge $6.99 shipping and I have a 10% off code.  I store my grain in a 50 lb Vittle Vault that you can buy at pet supply stores.

I know a lot of people will do a bulk buy with their homebrew club or hit up local breweries and buy a sack or two from them.
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: bluesman on May 06, 2010, 09:46:53 PM
I buy my grain by the sack from North Country Malt. Reasonable prices and excellent service.
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: a10t2 on May 07, 2010, 02:44:08 AM
I buy my grain by the sack from North Country Malt. Reasonable prices and excellent service.

+1, I've been satisfied with them (although my most recent order took three weeks to ship).

Check your LHBS though. I pay roughly the same amount in shipping from NCM as I do for the actual grain, so it ends up costing little more to buy things locally.
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: tygo on May 07, 2010, 02:59:04 AM
Yeah, I ordered a sack of Best Pils malt from them about 10 days ago.  I don't think it's shipped yet.  This post just reminded me to send them an email to ping them for a status.

The cost of the 55lb sack was $33 and the shipping was $26 but that's still better than I can do as far total cost from any other source I've been able to find.  I'm currently working my way through a sack of MO and my LHBS should have Golden Promise in stock for about that price so I'll probably pick up a bag from them once the MO is gone.
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: Hokerer on May 07, 2010, 01:29:42 PM
Yeah, I ordered a sack of Best Pils malt from them about 10 days ago.  I don't think it's shipped yet.  This post just reminded me to send them an email to ping them for a status.

Be patient.  Every time I've ordered from them, I hear nothing and hear nothing and then suddenly the box appears at my front door.  Then, a week or so later, I get an email (or might have even been snail mail), confirming that it's shipped.  They need to get a new flux capacitor.
Title: Re: Grain Suppliers and Storage
Post by: mroakley on May 07, 2010, 04:11:35 PM
I store in buckets and gamma seal lids.

http://www.gamma2.net/new/GSL.html