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Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« on: November 10, 2009, 01:33:34 PM »
My LHBS is about an hour away. I am looking to find a place online with the best deals and cheapest shipping for grain. I have been purchaceing hops from www.freshops.com and am pleased with their prices and shipping, I'm just looking for something similar for grains.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 01:34:09 PM »
from my LHBS

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2009, 01:37:01 PM »
LHBS
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Morebeer.com
Northernbrewer.com
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2009, 01:58:54 PM »
LHBS (perfect brewing supply), unless its something specific, unavailable, and they can't get it.  I have ordered hops on line from breworganic.com and listerman.com.  My local homebrew club has also made bulk malt purchases from mid country malt.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2009, 02:25:17 PM »
I buy from the following:

countrymaltgroup.com
northernbrewer.com
hopsdirect.com
freshops.com
morebeer.com
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2009, 02:27:05 PM »
I buy from the following:

countrymaltgroup.com
northernbrewer.com
hopsdirect.com
freshops.com
morebeer.com

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2009, 03:21:14 PM »
I buy from the following:

countrymaltgroup.com
northernbrewer.com
hopsdirect.com
freshops.com
morebeer.com

x2 except I never ordered from country malt group. I have a couple LHBS now so they get 95% of my business.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009, 08:12:35 PM »
Don't really have a LHBS that is worth squat. Buy most of my stuff from North COuntry Malt until recently - my source just dried up and I don't exactly know what I am going to do for bulk grain. Damnit!
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009, 08:14:21 PM »
Don't really have a LHBS that is worth squat. Buy most of my stuff from North COuntry Malt until recently - my source just dried up and I don't exactly know what I am going to do for bulk grain. Damnit!

huh?  you can't get from NCM anymore?
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2009, 08:27:08 PM »
I live about 15 minutes away from Mid Country Malt :D I buy my base malts there. I buy most of my specialty malts from Midwest. Their prices are good and they'll sell you half pounds of grain. Hops Direct and Freshops for my bulk hop orders, Midwest for the rest. Yeast as well.
My LHBS is about 40 minutes away and they cater more to wine makers. They're good for random equipment but I don't know how fast they turnover grain so I rarely buy ingredients from them.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2009, 03:17:34 AM »
I get my bulk grain from north country malt (and sometimes specialty malts if I need a few pounds when I happen to order a 55# sack)   
hops direct for bulk hops.    I try and support the LHBS when I can.   He doesn't have a huge selection of specialty malts, but he has the basics.   
Equipment and yeast I usually get from northern brewer
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2009, 05:34:34 AM »
Don't really have a LHBS that is worth squat. Buy most of my stuff from North COuntry Malt until recently - my source just dried up and I don't exactly know what I am going to do for bulk grain. Damnit!

huh?  you can't get from NCM anymore?

Yeah, but I used to go in on pallet orders and it was way, way, WAY cheaper than having to just order through them. A sack would rarely be over 35 bucks.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2009, 07:57:23 AM »
Yeah, but I used to go in on pallet orders and it was way, way, WAY cheaper than having to just order through them. A sack would rarely be over 35 bucks.

So you mean with shipping then?
Because I went in on a group buy and got a sack as low as $27. But we could pickup at the dock.(mid country)
The order was definitely not a pallet.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2009, 08:57:11 AM »
I do almost all of my purchasing through brewmasterswarehouse.net.
Good prices, great service, flat-rate shipping.
If I'm not shopping at BMW, I'm shopping at Austin Homebrew Supply, to which all of the above apply as well.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2009, 09:05:31 AM »
Yeah, but I used to go in on pallet orders and it was way, way, WAY cheaper than having to just order through them. A sack would rarely be over 35 bucks.

So you mean with shipping then?
Because I went in on a group buy and got a sack as low as $27. But we could pickup at the dock.(mid country)
The order was definitely not a pallet.

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Yeah, cheap. 27-35 depending what we bought. A pallet can hold up to 42 sacks and was 127 or so to ship. Split up between several guys it is a great deal. I would order 6-10 sacks usually.
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