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Old 03-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #31
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I think everyone agreed to meet in Raleigh for distribution. That's where I'm delivering it if we get enough interest for a pallet anyway



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Old 03-26-2010, 02:21 PM   #32
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my schedule is pretty flexible, i could probably drive to raleigh and pick up bags for the charlotte area if that would help people out.
That would be great, as I can get to Mooresville any day of the week, but I have no reason to go to Raleigh.


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Old 03-26-2010, 07:35 PM   #33
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Are we sure that a palette is allowed to be a mix-n-match of different brands?

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If any of you guys are not aware of this event Saturday the 3rd, it is in Raleigh too.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f20/grabass-brew-n-q-4-3-10-a-168926/

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If any of you guys are not aware of this event Saturday the 3rd, it is in Raleigh too.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f20/grabass-brew-n-q-4-3-10-a-168926/
Good call foltster, pimp it big! It is Dallas' place after all!

And I'm pretty sure brand doesn't matter Walker. It's all from the same place.

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Are we sure that a palette is allowed to be a mix-n-match of different brands?
I'm almost positive you can do that but has anyone called to verify or talked to someone with prior, first-hand experience? There have been several group buys on HBT but I've not tracked any of them other than small scale ones.
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I was a part of the Philly / so NJ group buy (round 2). reading through your thread I can answer your questions about ordering bulk grain.

1) mix and match bags...it doesn't matter. no. county malt just started offering hops by the pound as well, so I know that some of the guys in round 3 are buying hops as well.

2) you can order bags pre-crushed (that's what I did as I don't yet own a mill). it was an additional $2.20 / bag. these were somewhat easy to locate on the pallet as they had stitched the crushed bags back together with bright yellow thread.

3) I think you need an offload site with a loading dock. the pallet will come on a semi, and they will just pallet-jack it off the truck. I *think* you can pay extra and they will deliver on a truck with a lift gate, or will allow you to hand-offload (driver has to wait around while you do this, so they charge more). One of the NJ guys in our buy works for a trucking company, so delivery was a snap...it was delivered to one of their truck depots during the day...we came there that night and they fork-lifted the pallet into the parking lot where we divided up the goods.

Lordura organized the 3 Philly/ so NJ grain buys...you can PM him for more info. BTW, check out the round 3 Philly grain buy going on right now...Lordura's technique of updating the first post with everyone's order and who has confirmed/paid was REALLY helpful!

Good luck! and Happy Brewing!!!

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Old 03-27-2010, 12:02 AM   #38
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3) I think you need an offload site with a loading dock. the pallet will come on a semi, and they will just pallet-jack it off the truck. I *think* you can pay extra and they will deliver on a truck with a lift gate, or will allow you to hand-offload (driver has to wait around while you do this, so they charge more). One of the NJ guys in our buy works for a trucking company, so delivery was a snap...it was delivered to one of their truck depots during the day...we came there that night and they fork-lifted the pallet into the parking lot where we divided up the goods.


Good luck! and Happy Brewing!!!

when i have things delivered like that i just use my atv ramps from the big rig to my truck and just slide the pallet down into the bed.
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How close are we to the magic number of 42 bags?

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22 bags so far.



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