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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2010, 06:11:16 AM »
You can get full sacks of grain from www.brewmasterswarehouse.com and they only charge the flat rate shipping of $6.99.  There are also discount codes for the Brewing Network and HBT for 10% off.

After all that, it's still more expensive than NCM.  Hopefully you can get some deals from your LHBS.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2010, 09:01:08 AM »
You can get full sacks of grain from www.brewmasterswarehouse.com and they only charge the flat rate shipping of $6.99.  There are also discount codes for the Brewing Network and HBT for 10% off.

After all that, it's still more expensive than NCM.  Hopefully you can get some deals from your LHBS.

AHS free shipping on orders over $100 and $52 sacks of Great Western 2-row is the cheapest I can get ($1.04 lb.) The shipping killed the deal for me from NCM anyway. It would have been nice if there was a South Western Country Malt. Hopefully this move will bring my prices down somehow.

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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010, 09:08:40 AM »
I was actually just writing about this stuff. May have to call me article back in. damn.

The other options if NCM drops pallet deliveries:
  • Enlist your local homebrew shop - "If I buy X sacks of grain, will you cut us a deal? If 10 members of the club agree to do the same?
  • Enlist your local brewery. If you're on good terms with the brewery, they'll usually throw a couple of sacks in their order for you
  • Get 5 of your bestest buddies and call your local malt distributor. Cargill, Great Western, etc. Order a ton of grain through them and have it delivered to a business address. This is how I just bought 320lbs of grain for ~$170.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2010, 09:47:42 AM »
You can get full sacks of grain from www.brewmasterswarehouse.com and they only charge the flat rate shipping of $6.99.  There are also discount codes for the Brewing Network and HBT for 10% off.

After all that, it's still more expensive than NCM.  Hopefully you can get some deals from your LHBS.

AHS free shipping on orders over $100 and $52 sacks of Great Western 2-row is the cheapest I can get ($1.04 lb.) The shipping killed the deal for me from NCM anyway. It would have been nice if there was a South Western Country Malt. Hopefully this move will bring my prices down somehow.

As far as I remember AHS has 40# sacks of malt and they don't qualify for the special shipping rate either. I researched it a few years back- as a region Texas doesn't do barley. Closest was Colorado. So no Maltsters.

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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2010, 10:02:06 AM »
You can buy 200 lbs. of 2 row for $200 and get free shipping. Everything else is indeed a 40 lb. bag in bulk. But yes, if you spend $100 +, you do get free shipping on everything it appears . . . 
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010, 10:42:04 AM »
No, the 2-row is a fifty pound bag of Great Western.
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_21_71_425_426&products_id=10345
I just used one up. I think it used to be just 40.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2010, 10:53:35 AM »
Oh this is good to know since I pay $60+ for it at the LHBS. I have no problem ordering 2 sacks at a time.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2010, 11:09:22 AM »
No, the 2-row is a fifty pound bag of Great Western.
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_21_71_425_426&products_id=10345
I just used one up. I think it used to be just 40.

Yer right . .I missed that.  :-[
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2010, 01:08:33 PM »
FWIW, I just placed an order with NCM for 2 sacks of malt. I asked them if I was grandfathered in, and she didn't seem to be too concerned about the 12-month timeframe so much as the fact that I had an existing account and good CC info on file.

Still cheaper than the cheapest local option. $57/bag incl. shipping to my door. Cheapest local source is a 40 minute drive (one way) and is on sale right now for $60-ish, normally $80-ish. For Maris Otter, that is.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2010, 01:31:38 PM »
Still cheaper than the cheapest local option. $57/bag incl. shipping to my door. Cheapest local source is a 40 minute drive (one way) and is on sale right now for $60-ish, normally $80-ish. For Maris Otter, that is.

And for me, it's not just the price.  NCM carries Thomas Fawcett Marris Otter and I'm only interesting in using that or Crisp.  All of our LHBS are apparently "Crosby and Baker" shops which means their Marris Otter is Muntons which I won't use.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2010, 02:02:50 PM »
I didn't even realize Munton's made a Maris Otter. I thought it was a trademarked name.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2010, 02:26:04 PM »

The only homebrew shop they were ever associated is one in Maryland.  Hopefully they will still allow full pallet orders, otherwise I'll have to incoorperate my homebrew name

Maryland homebrew still sells north country stuff by the sack.  After their markup, both MFB pils and Best Malz pils are about $52 for a 55 pound sack.  They special ordered some Great Western for me, it was perhaps  40 something. Not too bad if you're within driving distance.
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #27 on: August 20, 2010, 04:29:55 PM »
Our club put in a 1200 lb order with North Country Malt about 4 months ago, cost us $100 shipping, which was fantastic.  We just learned about them, so this was our 1st order, and we planned to do it again this winter, so if someone finds a similar deal, we're interested.  We live out, not much competition locally,  Thanks,
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #28 on: August 20, 2010, 06:00:13 PM »
I was actually just writing about this stuff. May have to call me article back in. damn.

Edit your article to include feed stores and home malting instructions. :)
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Re: North Country Malt to stop selling to homebrewers
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2010, 06:51:55 PM »
From what I've read, I was under the impression that maltsters use the highest grade of grains for malting.
Is feed grain the same grade or an inferior grade?  If an inferior grade, would we want to spend time malting inferior grains?