Originally Posted by permo
That's my problem, I have no LHBS in my area that carries brewing grains. Locally I can get everything but them. I suppose I could just order up 10# of crystal malt, 50# DME and a few pounds of hops and brew up a bunch.
Your LHBS doesn't carry specialty grains? Yeah, that would be a dealbreaker for me....
Oh well, their loss....go to one of the fine online vendors here (Brewmaster's warehouse, AHS, etc) and get the ingredients when you want, delivered to your door in 1-2 days. Even with the Flat-rate shipping they offer, I have found they often times come up cheaper than the LHBS.
I'm all for spending your money with the local guy, but the local guy has to make the effort to have inventory and keep prices down. IMO.
As for the recipe, I think it will be good beer, but it will be pretty ordinary/plain/blah without any specialty grain addition. Some crystal malt would make a big difference in the final product. Otherwise, looks good!