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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2011, 03:39:32 PM »
I will also recommend if you have other brewers in the area, investigate asking a local craft brewer to add sacks to his order for you or even talk to one of the distributors.

Some folks I know get 2 pallets delivered to their business (a print shop) and that's how I can get my hands on Maris Otter malt for ~$0.37 / lb.

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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2011, 03:51:30 PM »
Wow. I'm jealous Drew
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2011, 06:43:25 PM »
I will also recommend if you have other brewers in the area, investigate asking a local craft brewer to add sacks to his order for you or even talk to one of the distributors.

Some folks I know get 2 pallets delivered to their business (a print shop) and that's how I can get my hands on Maris Otter malt for ~$0.37 / lb.

Great idea Drew.

Making a contact with a distributor could bring some big savings. Group purchases with you LHBC could also lead to savings.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2011, 06:47:27 PM by bluesman »
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2011, 06:05:36 AM »
Thanks for all the replies. Yes, I have an "in" with a local brew pub, but it only gets me Muntons Pale..... Now I have been making IPA, American Brown and Belgian Trappist with that, and they're all decent, but I think I can notch up the quality if I start getting the more correct Ale malt for the Americans and Belgian Pilsner for the Belgians. Also have been buying the German Pilsner for my German Ale at retail, need a big bag of that too.

How does one get a hold of a distributor.....

As far as group purchases, that's a double edged sword. The LHBS is VERY supportive of the Brew Club..... to start a group purchase there would be a bit of a back stab. Quietly getting bulk grain elsewhere and going to them for the specialty grains is OK with me (and them) as I am probably one of the largest consumers in the club.
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2011, 06:20:54 AM »

As far as group purchases, that's a double edged sword. The LHBS is VERY supportive of the Brew Club..... to start a group purchase there would be a bit of a back stab. Quietly getting bulk grain elsewhere and going to them for the specialty grains is OK with me (and them) as I am probably one of the largest consumers in the club.

so why not have him organize it and let him mark it up something reasonable for his efforts?
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #35 on: July 08, 2011, 10:56:17 AM »

As far as group purchases, that's a double edged sword. The LHBS is VERY supportive of the Brew Club..... to start a group purchase there would be a bit of a back stab. Quietly getting bulk grain elsewhere and going to them for the specialty grains is OK with me (and them) as I am probably one of the largest consumers in the club.

so why not have him organize it and let him mark it up something reasonable for his efforts?

He has done this in the past.  Oscar, contact Jason and ask when he is going to do another grain buy.
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #36 on: July 08, 2011, 11:04:41 AM »
Just got off the 50poundsack web site and talked to LHBS (Josh) on phone. My LHBS prices are lower, especially with the brew club discount. I think I will get some more of the Muntons 2 row from the brew pub and get the pilsners from the LHBS.

Thanks for all the insight.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 11:09:01 AM by oscarvan »
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2011, 08:02:43 PM »
I prefer Best to Weyermann, but I have no qualms using Weyermann.  Best just has a richness that Weyermann doesn't.  I've been digging a blend of Weyermann and Best recently in my lighter lagers - ryan6458 turned me on to that - its good stuff!
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #38 on: July 11, 2011, 04:26:33 AM »
I prefer Best to Weyermann, but I have no qualms using Weyermann.  Best just has a richness that Weyermann doesn't.  I've been digging a blend of Weyermann and Best recently in my lighter lagers - ryan6458 turned me on to that - its good stuff!
Just picked up 2 sacks of Best Pils. Hope it lives up to the hype.  ;)

Yoo're going to love it.  ;)
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #39 on: July 11, 2011, 08:08:50 AM »
I prefer Best to Weyermann, but I have no qualms using Weyermann.  Best just has a richness that Weyermann doesn't.  I've been digging a blend of Weyermann and Best recently in my lighter lagers - ryan6458 turned me on to that - its good stuff!
Just picked up 2 sacks of Best Pils. Hope it lives up to the hype.  ;)

Yoo're going to love it.  ;)
Looking forward to using it. I need to get more propane this week, but might brew up something next weekend.
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2011, 08:44:14 AM »
I just tapped a German pils made with Best pils malt.  As I was drinking one yesterday I was thinking what a great malt character it had.
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2011, 08:59:53 AM »
You guys have almost convinced me to try Best after my Weyermann runs out. :)
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2011, 09:01:11 AM »
I just tapped a German pils made with Best pils malt.  As I was drinking one yesterday I was thinking what a great malt character it had.
Thanks Denny. I think you were one of the first people who mentioned the greatness of this malt a while back. You and Kai I believe. Now I finally get to experience it first hand.
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2011, 09:02:47 AM »
You guys have almost convinced me to try Best after my Weyermann runs out. :)
Almost?  ;)
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Re: Malt running low.....
« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2011, 09:04:12 AM »
You guys have almost convinced me to try Best after my Weyermann runs out. :)
Almost?  ;)
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Whether I do or not depends on how easily I can find it locally.  Oh, and before that it depends on me remembering to look for it when I need more pils. ;D
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