My homebrew club is trying to make a bulk purchase of grain, about 30 bags--perhaps 50 if we can get another nearby club involved. The problem is that no one will sell directly to a club, only to a brewery or a LHBS. I can understand that. The dealers don't want the distributors under-cutting them. Country Malt (I think it might have been North Country previously?), has a program for homebrew clubs. The minimum purchase is 20 bags. The purchase is brokered through a LHBS. The problem is that the cut for the LHBS is so small that no shop here wants any part of it. We even approached another LHBS directly to make our bulk purchase, hoping they'd cut us a deal. Their prices were ridiculous: $82 for a bag of MO, for example. Has anyone had success buying grain in bulk? I fear the days of paying 30-something of a bag of pale malt are long gone.