There's a local brewpub nearby, and I have thought about approaching the brewer to see if I could buy some base malt.
What do you think the brewer has to pay for a 50lb bag?
What do you think a fair price to offer would be if he asks, "What will you give me?"
I realize that some of you are horse trader types. I'm not that kind of guy. So, I'd want to start without insulting him, but still leave room to get a deal.