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Offline HopDen

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Difficulty finding grain
« on: April 27, 2020, 01:00:16 AM »
Am I the only one having a difficult time locating Weyermanns Floor Malted Pilsner and Czech Saaz whole Hops?? I can't buy a #55 sack anywhere!!

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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2020, 01:20:32 AM »
More Beer has 10# bags but not a whole 55# sack. I’m not sure but if you have a 55# sack shipped you have to pay shipping. If you order 5 - 10# bags and a 5 # bag the shipping is free and all in is cheaper. Check me on this.


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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 01:32:25 AM »
More Beer has 10# bags but not a whole 55# sack. I’m not sure but if you have a 55# sack shipped you have to pay shipping. If you order 5 - 10# bags and a 5 # bag the shipping is free and all in is cheaper. Check me on this.


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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 02:02:40 PM »
More Beer has 10# bags but not a whole 55# sack. I’m not sure but if you have a 55# sack shipped you have to pay shipping. If you order 5 - 10# bags and a 5 # bag the shipping is free and all in is cheaper. Check me on this.


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FYI, I just looked on More Beer's site for grain and shipping.  I recently ordered a 55# sack of Crisp Maris Otter ($69.95) and the cheapest shipping cost (FedEx) was $26.64 for a total of $96.59.  I also looked at 5, 10# bags  and 1, 5# bag of the malt using their money saver free shipping and the price was $99.44.  So it was cheaper to pay the almost $27 for shipping and get it all in one bag.
I am sure this will translate to the price points of the Wyerman's as well.
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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 05:50:54 PM »
   That depends on where you live, up until the end of last year it was quite a bit cheaper for me at least to buy bulk and the S&H costs for MB and Williams were comparable. Since about November though the rates have gone through the roof and it's now cheaper to buy 10# bags. Interestingly, MB's bulk rate is about 40% higher than Williams, even though their warehouses are within a few miles of each other and total shipping distance is essentially the same. I guess the upside is I don't need to worry any more about how to open the flipping bags or how to reuse or recycle them.
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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2020, 12:30:13 PM »
It must be a time sensitive and a location issue.


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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2020, 12:43:15 PM »
More Beer has 10# bags but not a whole 55# sack. I’m not sure but if you have a 55# sack shipped you have to pay shipping. If you order 5 - 10# bags and a 5 # bag the shipping is free and all in is cheaper. Check me on this.


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Product is on the way! Exactly like you stated. Had to purchase 5-10# bags and also had to buy pellet Saaz because I couldn't find whole leaf anywhere.

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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2020, 12:46:25 PM »
When the 55# sacks are available I think I should stock up on 3 maybe 4 sacks. Saaz too! I don't mind using pellet at all but would prefer whole leaf for its wort filtering.

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Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2020, 12:55:29 PM »
You can get Saaz bulk from Hop Heaven. They have great hops. https://www.ebay.com/str/hopheaveninc

I just bought 55 lbs of Best Malz Pilsner from my local brewery for $32. They have Weyermann for $1/lb., but I think it is the regular Pils malt not floor malted. Many breweries are selling ingredients during the social distancing.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 12:58:02 PM by tommymorris »

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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2020, 02:00:45 PM »
You can get Saaz bulk from Hop Heaven. They have great hops. https://www.ebay.com/str/hopheaveninc

I just bought 55 lbs of Best Malz Pilsner from my local brewery for $32. They have Weyermann for $1/lb., but I think it is the regular Pils malt not floor malted. Many breweries are selling ingredients during the social distancing.

Thanks, I'll take a look. I only use the floor malted from Weyermanns for my Czech Pilz. Hopefully the Saaz are Czech. I hope I didn't come across as a snob but if using only Weyermanns Floor Malted for her Czech Pilz is what Annie Johnson does, then at least with this beer, I will too. Also, I do like to compare my current Pilz with the last one and using the same ingredients, low pH water (AJ says 4.7 t0 4.9 as a mash pH) and processes helps me become a better brewer.

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Re: Difficulty finding grain
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2020, 07:59:09 PM »
You can get Saaz bulk from Hop Heaven. They have great hops. https://www.ebay.com/str/hopheaveninc

I just bought 55 lbs of Best Malz Pilsner from my local brewery for $32. They have Weyermann for $1/lb., but I think it is the regular Pils malt not floor malted. Many breweries are selling ingredients during the social distancing.

Thanks, I'll take a look. I only use the floor malted from Weyermanns for my Czech Pilz. Hopefully the Saaz are Czech. I hope I didn't come across as a snob but if using only Weyermanns Floor Malted for her Czech Pilz is what Annie Johnson does, then at least with this beer, I will too. Also, I do like to compare my current Pilz with the last one and using the same ingredients, low pH water (AJ says 4.7 t0 4.9 as a mash pH) and processes helps me become a better brewer.
Not sure on the Saaz. He has American and German. The German are similar IBU to Czech but I guess German is not Czech. That said the owner Ted writes taste notes on most of the Ebay listings. I trust those. He is very accomplished brewer and hop aficionado.

Here is a link to the German Saaz hops.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fresh-Hops-Saaz-German-Hops-pellet-or-whole/173917421956
« Last Edit: April 28, 2020, 08:03:32 PM by tommymorris »