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Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« on: February 03, 2016, 04:19:43 PM »
I recently moved from Manhattan KS to Jacksonville FL.; Mandarin area to be exact. In Kansas I was able to network and buy sacks of gain from local micro brewers such as Little Apple Brewer or Tall Grass Brewers; the owners and Master Brewer were more the happy to help us homebrews. I've tried to contact some of the local brewing companies here but no success so far. I know I can purchase bulk gain on line, but a $34 sack turns into a $75 sack after shipping :'( , I guess my question is their anyone out there that can help me network, I can see paying $40-45 for basic 2 row, a little more for american white wheat.

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Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 04:25:04 PM »
Welcome to Jax from a fellow native! I typically sacks of Rahr from More Beer. $68.73 all in with shipping. At $1.25 a pound it's a good deal.
You could go with Briess and pay $59.15 all in ($1.18/lb).

I'll mention there is a big home brew community here (CASK) and perhaps they do group orders.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 04:30:34 PM »
Welcome to Jax from a fellow native! I typically sacks of Rahr from More Beer. $68.73 all in with shipping. At $1.25 a pound it's a good deal. I'll mention there is a big home brew community here (CASK) and perhaps they do group orders.

+1 also from a former Duval-er.

There's a couple local stores there, or if you make your way out to Tampa maybe for work (like me) you can buy bulk at Southern Homebrew Supply.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 04:54:04 PM »
Been to Southern once, awesome shop
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2016, 06:53:50 PM »
That's my local.  Love it.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2016, 10:39:58 PM »
How fast do you actually go through a sack? You could order smaller amounts of several different grains from some Online shops and qualify for free or flat rate shipping due to the dollar amount.
Some Online shops have 7 or 8 different pale ale malts from the U. K. and if you bought 6 or 7 pounds of each you'd get close to a sack and shipping wouldn't be a issue.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 12:00:54 PM »
Is there a local or maybe not so local homebrew club near you? Some do a group buys of grains once or twice a year.

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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 03:09:04 PM »
Sometimes the 10lb bags of grain from MoreBeer with the free shipping works out a better deal than buying a full sack. And you can mix up your base malts that way.

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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 09:52:42 PM »
Sometimes the 10lb bags of grain from MoreBeer with the free shipping works out a better deal than buying a full sack. And you can mix up your base malts that way.

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Yes, these are a good deal. I buy all the grains that I don't need in a 55 lb. sack, Vienna, Munich, Wheats, etc. in 10 lb. bags. MoreBeer's grain prices are good too.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2016, 10:36:16 PM »
Sometimes the 10lb bags of grain from MoreBeer with the free shipping works out a better deal than buying a full sack. And you can mix up your base malts that way.

That's what I was talking about, but I get smaller amounts since I usually brew three gallon batches and use more like 5-7 pounds in most batches.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2016, 10:42:21 PM »
Sometimes the 10lb bags of grain from MoreBeer with the free shipping works out a better deal than buying a full sack. And you can mix up your base malts that way.

That's what I was talking about, but I get smaller amounts since I usually brew three gallon batches and use more like 5-7 pounds in most batches.

So, you can get free shipping on 50 lbs of assorted grains, but not on a sack?  Odd.
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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2016, 10:47:03 PM »

Sometimes the 10lb bags of grain from MoreBeer with the free shipping works out a better deal than buying a full sack. And you can mix up your base malts that way.

That's what I was talking about, but I get smaller amounts since I usually brew three gallon batches and use more like 5-7 pounds in most batches.

So, you can get free shipping on 50 lbs of assorted grains, but not on a sack?  Odd.
I think it is also easier to pack divided bags compared to a sack. The price also depends on where you live. Shipping a sack from MoreBeer to me is about $10, for most malts this is cheaper than local by a few bucks. 5 - 10lb bags are a bad deal in my case.

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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2016, 11:03:00 PM »
I was thinking about buying a sack yesterday as I was buying my 2nd 10lb. bag of Pils in about 10 days.  I just don't have anywhere to store it right now.

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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2016, 11:17:31 PM »
I think we scared OP off.

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Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2016, 11:21:05 PM »
I was thinking about buying a sack yesterday as I was buying my 2nd 10lb. bag of Pils in about 10 days.  I just don't have anywhere to store it right now.

Cleaning and organizing are always on the list.

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