Originally Posted by snowtires
I will have to head down to the liquor store and try this out. I live in kelowna as well. Where do you buy your ingredients from? I have been buying from hopdawgs, I pay shipping because I'm too lazy to drive down. I have been thinking about taking a drive to gambrinus in Armstrong but I'm not sure the minimum amount of grain they will sell. It would be nice to find some local homebrewers who might be willing to go in on some bulk grains. I think it's around $25 for a 55lb sack of 2 row
Hey - a fellow Kelownite! I think that makes three that I know of here now hehe
I get most of my grains and hops from Hopdawgs as well, though I usually make a day of it and drive up, depending on Chris' schedule though. But I have been getting some ingredients from Ontariobeerkegs lately as well, since they're stocking most things now, whenever I need extra kegging supplies.
Gambrinus will sell as little as a single bag to a homebrewer, I believe. The lowest I've bought at a time is two bags though because it's so cheap. The non-organic 2row is $24 and change, things like Munich get a bit pricier though...like $30 for a 55lb bag, gasp!
It's well worth it to make a run up there, especially if you can time it with a Hopdawgs run for specialty grains! Just remember, Gambrinus needs you to order at least a full day in advance over the phone.
osagedr: glad you had a similar experience with this beer, you put it into much better words than I did!