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Old 04-10-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default Wow Malt Extract Is Pricey!!

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.

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Old 04-11-2009, 01:00 AM   #2
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last time I bought extract it was here:
Unhopped Liquid Malt Extract- 3.3 lbs.- Case of 6 :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

Even with shipping it was much less than the LHBS. Way cheaper than the prices you quoted.

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Old 04-11-2009, 01:02 AM   #3
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It's about $12 for 3 pounds of DME at the most "local" store I go to. It lasts a long, long time for starters, though. More than a year, definitely.

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Old 04-11-2009, 01:28 AM   #4
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I get nice fresh bulk LME from my LHBS for $2/lb. DME is more expensive at $5/1 lb package or $12 for a 3 lb package, luckily I only use that for starters so it's not that bad.

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Old 04-11-2009, 01:36 AM   #5
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My 55# boxes went up to $165.00...that's $3/lb...

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wowsers, i think the last bulk malt order i got in on cost me about $38 shipped for a 55lb bag of 2 row, so about 70c/lb. cold day in hell when i go back to extract, even for starters, even at the 2/lb you offered up.

next time i will just mash 4lbs of grain and can starter wort instead of buying ME. the 4 lbs will cost me about 2.80 and make approx 2.75g of 1.041og wort at 77% eff. sounds like fun to me!!!

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p.s i am f'd up right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 pb and j time!!

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I paid $2.30/lb for LME, yesterday at the LHBS. At this price, I'm in no hurry to switch over to AG.

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North country malts has it for $98 for a 55# bag. Not bad if you can get in on a group buy.

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How can 3# of DME last a whole year for starters? Aren't typical starters about a half cup. I've gone through 3# in a few months just from that!

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