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Old 04-21-2013, 02:27 AM   #31
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Bob doesn't post his location, but he might not be able to do better, depending on location.

This is the lowest price for a 50# sack of 2-row ($43.50) I've seen in NorCal. Not a whole lot of group buys in this state either.

http://www.shopbrewmeister.com/index...-row-malt.html

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Old 11-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #32
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Just looking at your inventory I have the following comments:

$15 bucks is just shipping. (60 is now 45)
$6 is candi sugar. This is a luxury to your recipe and not the norm (45 is now 39)
$10 of specialty grains are you really using 1lb of each? you can buy by the oz at most LHBS (39 is likely 35ish)
$7 for yeast. Wash and reuse (35 could be amortized down to 32ish)

So you see, if you go to a LHBS you could save a lot right off the bat. Stick to less exotic styles and you will knock off more in the specialties. Wash your yeast and save half your investment on the first try alone (or even just use half and save the rest for next time. Your starter will need longer, but it should be fine)

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Old 11-14-2013, 12:38 PM   #33
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So you see, if you go to a LHBS you could save a lot right off the bat. Stick to less exotic styles and you will knock off more in the specialties. Wash your yeast and save half your investment on the first try alone (or even just use half and save the rest for next time. Your starter will need longer, but it should be fine)
I can't agree more! Since I went to All Grain, started culturing my yeast and bought a grain mill, my average 6 gallon brew costs less than $30US. Heck I brewed an American Black Ale and used 15oz of hops that only cost me $35US most of it being the 7 different hops.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:56 PM   #34
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I agree with everyone. I actually like to shop with Morebeer.com. They have a category of beers under .50 a bottle. Buy 2 or 3 of those kits and shipping is free after 60 bucks. Your right around your price point.

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Great advice from everybody, I'll just sort of reiterate one point: you're making what looks to be an abbey ale. An expensive beer commercially. You'll get over 2 cases in the end for about $25 or so per case. That's a pretty good deal.

Also, Austin Homebrew Supply sells "budget" kits (you can choose AG version) and offers free shipping. Being in PA I also like Morebeer. Very fast shipping with their new Pittsburgh location.

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How long do grain stay fresh if stored in a pladtic bin?

And what about pellet hops if stored in the fridge?

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How long do grain stay fresh if stored in a pladtic bin?

And what about pellet hops if stored in the fridge?
Grain should last 6 months to a year if the bin is airtight. Less if it is milled.

If your hops are in the mylar bag, store them in the freezer. 6 months tops in the fridge and years in the freezer.
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