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Old 08-19-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have luck buying grain/hops/yeast from local breweries?

I've heard of people buying bulk grain/hops/yeast from their local breweries? What are your stories? How did you approach the brewery? Costs? Etc...

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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Yeast, I used to give to anyone who asked nicely and brought their own clean, unscratched container. As long as I had enough time to pull some yeast, they could have as much as they wanted. Of course, they had to take what they could get, whatever I had ready for harvesting...

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I had great luck when I lived near Dolores, Colorado. Mark is a great man, who helped me setup a kegging system for wholesale and would give me yeast whenever I needed it. Great Brewpub.

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Yeast you most likely will not have to pay for as NQ3X stated. Just ask and I'm sure they'll be willing to help out.

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Not so far. Local HB's have in's with most all of the Brewmasters to a point where they don't want to step on any toes.

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I inquired at Bell's about buying grain in quantity, and since all their deliveries are in bulk, they didn't have the means (or the inclination) to provide any.

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Here in Bozeman MT, Madison River Brewing Company (Madison River Brewing Company, Trading Post) sells grains, hops, and bottles. $0.60/lb of 2-row, $1.25/lb specialty, 2.00/oz hops.

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First place I checked here said they get grain delivered to a silo, once sold it to a homebrewing friend and found it had bugs in it within 2 months. Not sure if that is a product of the silo or the storage by the friend.

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First place I checked here said they get grain delivered to a silo, once sold it to a homebrewing friend and found it had bugs in it within 2 months. Not sure if that is a product of the silo or the storage by the friend.
I suspect storage by the friend - it's not a question of bugs getting in, but them hatching out. If the grain is kept too warm, weevils will hatch out - it's a certainty.
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One of the microbrews in Bloomington sell some stuff.... it's where I buy my grain from, they charge $45 for 55# bags. Granted the guy that works there is kind of a tool, so I try not to go in while he's there. Other than that, it's not a bad place to buy from.

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