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Offline FLbrewer

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online stores and shipping
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:50:54 PM »
Just picked up a recipe kit recently and wow, the shipping is outrageous for UPS ground. Is this generally the way it is? I think this may be the last kit I buy, going to start using the LHBS and finding recipes online.

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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 03:53:45 PM »
It helps to buy what you can in bulk. Unless you have a particularly good Local the prices aren't hugely lower (they have to pay for shipping too).

So if you start buying DME by the sack (or partial sack) and hops in 5-10 ounce increments, other character grains in multiple pounds it gets a little better.
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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 03:54:14 PM »
morebeer.com has free shipping over $59 on most orders. and it's fedex(at least for me).
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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 03:55:39 PM »
Austin Homebrew ships kits for free. Other stuff is $8 I think

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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 05:05:47 PM »
+1 to MoreBeer and AHS. Northern Brewer is running 7.99 flate rate shipping right now as well.

Just keep in mind that the lower shipping prices may mean higher prices on their items. When I'm buying online I try to buy several brews worth of items. I then price everything out at Morebeer, Midwest NB, AHS and Rebel Brewer (including shipping) before I decide where to get my order from.
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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 09:40:17 AM »
Austin Homebrew ships kits for free. Other stuff is $8 I think

This recently changed and is now a flat $6.99. Still a great deal.
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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 07:08:16 PM »
Thanks for the replies!


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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 07:47:48 PM »
Thanks for the replies!


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Re: online stores and shipping
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2014, 11:52:55 AM »
When I'm buying online I try to buy several brews worth of items. I then price everything out at Morebeer, Midwest NB, AHS and Rebel Brewer (including shipping) before I decide where to get my order from.

Now that I have 20+ recipes I like, I usually plan out 4 lagers & 4 ales and buy all my grains and yeast from whichever online store comes in lowest that day. I get 1# bags of hops from Hops Direct; if you can get 6+ pounds at a time the shipping works out quite reasonably.