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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2009, 10:44:16 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.

I placed an order there yesterday. I was also impressed with the prices and shipping.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2009, 11:01:53 AM »
Buying in bulk with a group purchase is ultimately going to save the most money. Unfortunately, that's probably not possible for some folks. What am I going to do with a pallet of 2 row in my garage... ;D

Any ideas?  8)
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2009, 12:15:29 PM »
Buy a lot of mouse traps?
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2009, 12:34:52 PM »
You made a funny.  ;D
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2009, 02:02:19 PM »
Buying in bulk with a group purchase is ultimately going to save the most money. Unfortunately, that's probably not possible for some folks. What am I going to do with a pallet of 2 row in my garage... ;D

Any ideas?  8)

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2009, 02:16:03 PM »
Depending on the flat rate pallet price from NCM to you. You may only need to buy about 10 bags to save on the shipping.

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2009, 03:48:29 PM »
My LHBS store which happens to be.  highgravitybrew.com

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2009, 05:41:25 PM »
Depending on the flat rate pallet price from NCM to you. You may only need to buy about 10 bags to save on the shipping.
I need to buy 5 bags shipped by FedEx to break even with Pallet.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2009, 08:32:37 PM »
I get all my stuff from the Grape and Granary in Akron, OH.  But now that I'm in upstate NY I'm looking for a new place.  I may try Doc's over in Binghamton.  Does anyone else have any suggestions?

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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2009, 05:32:16 AM »
Depending on the flat rate pallet price from NCM to you. You may only need to buy about 10 bags to save on the shipping.
I need to buy 5 bags shipped by FedEx to break even with Pallet.

Forgive me here, I'm trying to figure out what you guys are talking about? Bags shipped Fed Ex from NCM?
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2009, 07:07:27 AM »
Depending on the flat rate pallet price from NCM to you. You may only need to buy about 10 bags to save on the shipping.
I need to buy 5 bags shipped by FedEx to break even with Pallet.

Forgive me here, I'm trying to figure out what you guys are talking about? Bags shipped Fed Ex from NCM?

Yeah, they ship FedEx ground but it aint cheap, about $25/shipping per sack.

Sucks that your source dried up.
Are there any other local brewers that could get you to 20 sacks on a skid?
With you buying 10 thats halfway there.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2009, 07:22:09 AM »
No, there is a local homebrew club but I have not had contact with them in some time. nice guys, don't get me wrong. It's just that "local" for me is still 30+ minutes away and I am not in the loop with them at all any more (haven't been to a meeting in over 2+ years.) And they don't order regularly - for me that means I need an order once every 4 - 6 months or so. They order just whenever....

The closest homebrew shop to me that sells in bulk in Rebelbrewer and they are over 2 hours a way - and much more expensive (46 bucks per sack for Rahr - I was getting Best Pils and TF MO for less than that.

Still, I'll probably make the drive up there in the next couple of weeks as I need pils malt.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2009, 07:48:08 AM »
Hell, even if you go 10 or 12 sacks at a time its about $10/sack shipping
Probably cheaper than most of your other options............of course its a big nut at around $550

Get you some plastic barrels to store them in, no worries with the mices
I have one in my basement and it holds 5 full sacks of grain if I put them in there correctly.


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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2009, 08:16:03 AM »
I usually get about 6-10 sacks at a time and keep them in Rubbermaid containers. (Still have mice though, hard to keep them out of a country house.) I will certainly look into it. Looks like I'll be paying 500 bucks rather than 350 or so though. Bummer.
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Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2009, 08:17:08 AM »
BTW, looking at the site I see the homebrewers link but they only sell by the pound. Where are you guys ordering by the sack and having shipped to a residential address?
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