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Old 08-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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At your LHBS if you only need a fraction of of a pound of a particular grain, say 4 ounces, do they charge you for an entire pound? Is this a common practice?

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #2
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Never happens here. That sounds like a BS way to run a biz.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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Nope, I can buy 0.01 lb of grain if I really wanted to.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #4
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At your LHBS if you only need a fraction of of a pound of a particular grain, say 4 ounces, do they charge you for an entire pound? Is this a common practice?
I would not support a business that did this.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
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Base malts no, specialty grains yes.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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They charge more, per pound, for a fraction of a pound. In other words, if a pound is $2, and less than a pound is $2.50, and I need half a pound, I'd pay $1.25 as opposed to $1.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #7
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One LHBS sells specialty grains in prepackaged L.D. Carlson bags. If I buy specialty grains, I'll buy it by the pound and save the rest. They also sell 2-Row for $10.60/10lbs. They mill for free so I just plan to use it later. Another one buys specialty grains in bulk and stores them in totes. I just tell him 1/4 lb of this and that, and that's what I get.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:13 PM   #8
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Hmmm? I have only bought at my LHBS by the pound or in bulk. They charge $1/lb for sacks and $2/lb for specialty. At least as far a I have paid attention. They always give me a fair deal so I don't scrutinize too much.

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Old 08-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
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Base malts no, specialty grains yes.
Okay, that's interesting. It doesn't make sense to me, but this is how I was charged. If I were told, 'hey, you may as well get a pound', I would have.
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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I would not support a business that did this.
In the future, I won't. Since there are local alternatives, that don't have this practice.
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