Stopped at LHBS today to get some malt extract for making starters. Cost was $8.50 for 1.5lbs. Haven't gotten any in a year +, so was a little surprised. In looking at Northern Brewer and Williams, appears it is pretty pricey even if buying in bigger qty. Props to all the extract brews as I couldn't afford to go that route , especially with all the higher gravity IPA's I make. Best thing I ever did with home brew: After 2nd batch ever (one kit and one extract Fat Tire), made equipment for all-grain and never looked back.