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« on: June 29, 2017, 06:58:33 PM »
So my LHBS closed because they extended too much credit to local breweries who didn't pay up.  Sad too because they had just expanded;  not enough capital I'm sure.  Where do you get grain? Looking took buy a base malt for multiple varieties and specialties for color/body. Suggestions?

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Re: Grain
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 11:20:38 PM »
I buy from MoreBeer online. They sell all grains at decent prices in 55, 50, 10, 5, and 1 lb sizes. And, any from 10 lbs. on down ship for free provided you order $59 worth of supplies. I buy in bulk which gives me flexibility to brew whatever I feel like on any given day and keeps the cost of my beer way down.
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Re: Grain
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 12:14:43 AM »
I buy from MoreBeer online. They sell all grains at decent prices in 55, 50, 10, 5, and 1 lb sizes. And, any from 10 lbs. on down ship for free provided you order $59 worth of supplies. I buy in bulk which gives me flexibility to brew whatever I feel like on any given day and keeps the cost of my beer way down.
That's where I was leaning towards. I used to use Breiss only. What do you use?

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 10:31:33 AM »
I now use Great Fermentation because they ship fast at a flat rate and sell grain in increments of a pound.


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Re: Grain
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 03:26:19 PM »
I don't know where you're located, but some brewpubs or small breweries will sell grains at their cost as long as you buy a full sack.  It might be worth a drive if you could save on shipping.

I bought a 50 lb. bag of base malt at my favorite brew pub for $42.50 with no shipping involved. 

And some home brew clubs will do a bulk order once or twice a year at more favorable prices than you could normally get on line.

The malt I'm using is Cargill special pale which is used mostly for ales.


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Re: Grain
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 03:36:14 PM »
I don't know where you're located, but some brewpubs or small breweries will sell grains at their cost as long as you buy a full sack.  It might be worth a drive if you could save on shipping.

I bought a 50 lb. bag of base malt at my favorite brew pub for $42.50 with no shipping involved. 

And some home brew clubs will do a bulk order once or twice a year at more favorable prices than you could normally get on line.

The malt I'm using is Cargill special pale which is used mostly for ales.

I'm south of Seattle. I'm in a Homebrew club but we were displaced when the HBS closed; they just found a new place but don't think they do grain orders. Didn't think about the brewery option, I'll definitely look into that.

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Re: Grain
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 11:07:34 PM »
 I frequently buy from Williams, they sometimes have a lower price than More Stuff, being on the west coast the shipping should be comparable. Williams definitely has the best prices on bottle caps, especially when purchased in large quantities.
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Re: Grain
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2017, 11:54:49 PM »
I use Maryland homebrew they offer a 10% discount to AHA and military member plus they ship almost anything for free. 
https://www.mdhb.com/



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Re: Grain
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 05:11:42 AM »
I don't know where you're located, but some brewpubs or small breweries will sell grains at their cost as long as you buy a full sack.  It might be worth a drive if you could save on shipping.

I bought a 50 lb. bag of base malt at my favorite brew pub for $42.50 with no shipping involved. 

And some home brew clubs will do a bulk order once or twice a year at more favorable prices than you could normally get on line.

The malt I'm using is Cargill special pale which is used mostly for ales.

I'm south of Seattle. I'm in a Homebrew club but we were displaced when the HBS closed; they just found a new place but don't think they do grain orders. Didn't think about the brewery option, I'll definitely look into that.

You could become a member/owner of Flying Bike Coop Brewery and get a bag for $40
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Re: Grain
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 05:52:08 AM »
I don't know where you're located, but some brewpubs or small breweries will sell grains at their cost as long as you buy a full sack.  It might be worth a drive if you could save on shipping.

I bought a 50 lb. bag of base malt at my favorite brew pub for $42.50 with no shipping involved. 

And some home brew clubs will do a bulk order once or twice a year at more favorable prices than you could normally get on line.

The malt I'm using is Cargill special pale which is used mostly for ales.

I'm south of Seattle. I'm in a Homebrew club but we were displaced when the HBS closed; they just found a new place but don't think they do grain orders. Didn't think about the brewery option, I'll definitely look into that.

You could become a member/owner of Flying Bike Coop Brewery and get a bag for $40
What about shipping?

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Re: Grain
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 03:34:16 PM »
I don't know where you're located, but some brewpubs or small breweries will sell grains at their cost as long as you buy a full sack.  It might be worth a drive if you could save on shipping.

I bought a 50 lb. bag of base malt at my favorite brew pub for $42.50 with no shipping involved. 

And some home brew clubs will do a bulk order once or twice a year at more favorable prices than you could normally get on line.

The malt I'm using is Cargill special pale which is used mostly for ales.

I'm south of Seattle. I'm in a Homebrew club but we were displaced when the HBS closed; they just found a new place but don't think they do grain orders. Didn't think about the brewery option, I'll definitely look into that.

You could become a member/owner of Flying Bike Coop Brewery and get a bag for $40
What about shipping?

You'd have to pick it up at the brewery
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Re: Grain
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2017, 12:06:39 AM »
I buy from MoreBeer online. They sell all grains at decent prices in 55, 50, 10, 5, and 1 lb sizes. And, any from 10 lbs. on down ship for free provided you order $59 worth of supplies. I buy in bulk which gives me flexibility to brew whatever I feel like on any given day and keeps the cost of my beer way down.
That's where I was leaning towards. I used to use Breiss only. What do you use?

They carry almost everything: Breiss, Weyermann, Bairds, Canada Malting, Great Western. I use Great Western Pale, Breiss pilsen, Weyermann Munich, Bairds crystal, and a spate of various specialty malts
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