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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 05:32:36 PM »
So its around $50 a brick?  You'd probably spend that much more on the vacuum bags.  That'd take you upwards of $2 a pack.

I haven't priced them out individually, but we just bought 20 bricks and it came to just under $600. So the equivalent of $2 a pack is probably a conservative estimate. That's still half price. Could be a good group buy for a club or something.
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2011, 01:24:42 AM »
$2.40 at my LHBS. They do mailorder.
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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 03:45:36 AM »
So its around $50 a brick?  You'd probably spend that much more on the vacuum bags.  That'd take you upwards of $2 a pack.

I haven't priced them out individually, but we just bought 20 bricks and it came to just under $600. So the equivalent of $2 a pack is probably a conservative estimate. That's still half price. Could be a good group buy for a club or something.

Now that's what I call cheap and easy. You can't go wrong with S05 and for that price you have to love it.

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Re: US-05...Best Deal?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2011, 06:54:22 AM »
If you didn't want to go quite that far, try pricing out an order of 20 or so packets on one of the mail-order sites with flat or low shipping rates for small items. Williams discounts dry yeast in quantities of 12 or higher, so it's $2.65/packet plus $6.50 shipping to my zone, anyway. So for 40 packets:

Products: $116.00
Discounts: $-10.00
Shipping: $6.50
Tax:    $0.00
Total:    $112.50

Personally, I find that focusing on improving my efficiency has given me an extra dollar or two in savings per batch, and I go through phases (make liquid-yeast starters, use dry, repitch, etc.). But it's your money!
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