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Old 12-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Problem finding bulk 2-row?

About 3-4 months ago i purchased a 50 lb sack of briess domestic 2-row for about 35 bucks (.70c/pd) from label peelers during one of there 25%off sales (thats after shipping also, the reason i moved over to AG ended up buying $200 in diff specialty malts, hops i would like as well)

Well after about 7-8 batches in that time i am now out of basemalt and looking for another bag since im the kind of person who wants the bulk and hates the pain of frequent LHBS visits.
After searching around and seeing if i could snag one on someones flat rate (go figure right) i realized that its around 55-75 for a sack now...around $1.10-1.50 per pound.

Ive been trying to get down on group buys and hopefully will soon but is this what everyone else is seeing or am i missing something.

Ive seen the other threads before but in current times how much are each of you paying for your base malt, bulk or by recipe?

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I am currently part of a local group buy where the grain was shipped from NY actually down to us in VA. I got 2-row and Pilsen malts for about $.70/lb including shipping. I ordered 250 lbs of base malt! I think I'll be ok for a year or 2.

A group buy is the only way you are going to pay that kind of price today.

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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I ordered 250 lbs of base malt! I think I'll be ok for a year or 2.

A group buy is the only way you are going to pay that kind of price today.
Thats what i need

Exactly what i figured

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Are there any nearby breweries you can talk to? A lot of time they will sell you a bag of grain

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we don't do it here but there are several in the area that will do this with little to no markup.
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Interesting, never thought of the idea.
I have a bunch of nanos on the island like Great south bay, blue point, greenport, and port jeff. Will be searching this week for some sacks!!
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My LHBS sells bags of 2-row for right around $30. Call around to a few places?

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You might also ask your LHBS if they would give you a discount on a bag.

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Check for a homebrew club in your area. Most (or the good ones at least) will do at least two group grain buys a year. IMO/IME, you'll save more than the cost of membership in grain alone.

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My LHBS sells bags of 2-row for right around $30. Call around to a few places?
You aren't going to find those prices on the east coast due to shipping and most 2-row is grown out west.

The cheapest you can get a 50 lb sack at a LHBS in my area is $50. Group buys are the only way to go for us East Coasters.
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