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Old 02-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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I'm looking for an online vendor that will sell grain in increments smaller than 1 lb. Do you have any suggestions that is not BrewMastersWarehouse?

I'm considering purchasing a mill and buying base malt in bulk, but I'll still need small amounts of specialty malts. I could suck it up and go to a LHBS but the big one here in Raleigh is one I try to avoid if possible.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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Austin homebrew if you put the lb to zero and then do fractional amount

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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I didn't know that they did that. Thanks for the heads up!

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Midwest sells specialty & crystal malts in 1/2lb sizes really cheap. I still have carahell,chocolate,& rauchmalt in 1/2lb bags in the fridge. Less than a buck for 1/2lb of a lot of them.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #5
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One of the problems with selling grain in less than an pound, is it costs more for packaging (time and materals) (and shipping) than what the grain is worth.
For doing small amounts, we have to package it and label it,then print the invoice. For what .50 to .60c ? It takes the same amount of work for 3 or 4 oz as it does for a pound. If we were to charge more to make it worth our while, it would be cheaper to buy a pound.
Say you get 6 ounces at .20c an ounce is $1.20 and a pound is $1.49, which would you rather have?

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Check out Brew Bothers: http://www.brewbrothers.biz/. I am not sure of their shipping costs because they are local for me, but they have great selection and prices on grain and you can purchase it in tenths of a pound.

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True enough. But when I ordered enough stuff for 2 batches from midwest with a couple other needs,I got free shipping on the $63& change I spent. So it came out good for me. They are a big supplier though,I realise that.
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I see your point, but at the same time I'd really not pay for grain that I'm not going to use to save your company time and money. As a customer I'd rather pay more to get the amount needed for my recipe, so I don't have spend my time weighing and splitting out the specialty grains.

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As for myself,I use like 1/2lb of many specialty/crystal grains in my recipes. Some use less,like chocolate malts & the like. Then 1/2lb goes for two batches. And since I keep them in the fridge,they'll keep well for a couple weeks. I do a finer crush on them for biab on brewday,so I think it freshens them up a bit.
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http://www.ritebrew.com Sells by the ounce, pound, or bag. (and have some pretty good prices)
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