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Old 08-03-2007, 10:24 PM   #1
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Default My Fellow Canadians. Help. Need Online Source

My LBS is great and very helpful but it's beer supplies are pretty limited. I searched for online sites and couldn't find any Canadian ones with much better selection than my LBS. I asked here and Canadians said they used American sites with no problem.(Especially with a 97 cent dollar)

I liked Alternative Beverage in NC so I placed an order for two recipe kits, some DME and a couple of pounds of Choclate Malt. Shipping by Mail was $22 which seemed like more than I thought but ok. Then AB phoned me today and said that US Postal Service changed there rules and the $22 box now couldn't fit one recipe kit far less my order. And that to ship it surface mail was going to be $44.00 which is pretty steep on a $60.00 order so I said thanks but no thanks.

So my question is where do my Canuckelhead compatriots source they're ingredients?

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Shipping inside Canada is a bit stupid on the big stuff. I try to source my grains locally. But, here are the Canadian mail order sites that I have found.

http://www.skinaneybrewing.com/index.htm
http://www.paddockwood.com/index.php
http://www.wineandbeerfactory.com

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Where in Canada are you at?

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Splastik, you should put your location in your options like JimC. (He's from Ottawa.) We need to know where YOU are. I'm just outside Winnipeg and there is a good HBS there. You nearby?

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i use paddock wood for items my lhbs doesn't have

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Where in Canada are you at?
Edmonton.
More or less.

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i use paddock wood for items my lhbs doesn't have
Ya, I've seen Paddock Wood but I'm not ready for All Grain yet and unless I've mis-read their site they have no extracts. Well one, Rice Extract.

Nobody in Canada sources out of the US?

I've been looking at Austin Brewing Supplies and their clone recipes really appeal to me.

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I find the US market too expensive for shipping those types of supplies. Good for taps, shanks, other hardware though.

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shipping is the killer on heavy items(extracts or bulk grains)
i only get yeast and small quantities of specilty grains shipped from paddock.
i used my lhbs when i was doing extract since they are also an on site brewing store and their extract was fresh and they would sell in bulk if you brought your own container

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Shipping inside Canada is a bit stupid on the big stuff. I try to source my grains locally. But, here are the Canadian mail order sites that I have found.

http://www.skinaneybrewing.com/index.htm
http://www.paddockwood.com/index.php
http://www.wineandbeerfactory.com
Thanks JimC.

Paddockwood I mentioned above.

I hadn't seen the other two. Skinaney has lots of grains but again I'm not ready for AG yet.

Wine & Beer is good but for Extract it only really has what my LHBS has. Light and Dark DME. No unhopped LME. No Amber DME.

Hmm... I wanted to move beyond kit brewing and I thought Extract/Grain was a good middle ground but it looks like I might have to bite the bullet and step up to AG if I want the brews I'm thinking of.

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