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Old 02-29-2012, 11:47 PM   #311
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do you have a location that can receive the order?
If we are able to move forward DMase has a place Monroeville
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:35 AM   #312
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Im in for helping sort, stack, split as necessary. Whatever it takes to get this ball rolling. I am in for multiple sacks, splitting batches similar to sleepy/bug did if people are interested in half sacks of vienna, munich, etc. Would even be cool with splitting up crystals if there is enough interest (maybe 10 people want 5 lbs each of crystal 10/20).

I am sick of paying LHBS prices for grain!

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Old 03-01-2012, 03:28 AM   #313
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I am also willing to help with any sorting/stacking. I live in Monroeville so I'm close to the delivery point.

How do you guys typically store your full sacks of grain? I use air tight containers (Vittles Vaults I believe) right now, but they are pretty expensive and I only have 2. I'd like to stock up as much as possible but not sure about storage.

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I am also willing to help with any sorting/stacking. I live in Monroeville so I'm close to the delivery point.

How do you guys typically store your full sacks of grain? I use air tight containers (Vittles Vaults I believe) right now, but they are pretty expensive and I only have 2. I'd like to stock up as much as possible but not sure about storage.
5 gallon buckets from Lowes. Also old plastic ale pails decommissioned from fermenting.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:01 AM   #315
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I am also willing to help with any sorting/stacking. I live in Monroeville so I'm close to the delivery point.

How do you guys typically store your full sacks of grain? I use air tight containers (Vittles Vaults I believe) right now, but they are pretty expensive and I only have 2. I'd like to stock up as much as possible but not sure about storage.
I use food grade 6 gallon (plus some 5 gallon) with gamma seal lids, or use a mylar (food grade) liner for buckets that aren't food-grade. (I've gotten a bunch of my food grade buckets from my local organic food co-op for less than $1/each.) For specialty grains, I use a vacuum sealer and break it up into likely usable chunks, e.g. 1# for things like C60, C120, etc. Here's a couple of pictures. The last picture is about a third of the grain I bought in the last Syracuse area buy (I live near Albany NY but have family in Pittsburgh). Until I get around to allocating it to buckets (need two 6 gallon buckets per sack), I'm storing it in big plastic bins. I have the buckets needed but am working on sealing a bunch of specialty grains first.

I hope you guys get this going, it's great getting the grains at a greatly reduced price, and it makes it just so easy to just go to the basement, grab the bucket of 2-row (or Maris Otter, Vienna, Munich, etc) along with a grabbing a couple specialty grains (C15, C40, C60, C120, C150, carapils, amber, aromatic, ...) and your on your way. [The downside is the large assortment of bins and buckets, the freezer half full with hops and the refrigerator half full with washed yeast!]. Also, if you get a regular thing going, I might participate as I visit family in Pittsburgh a few times a year!
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Hi! First time jumping on this thread. Depending on cost, I may be in for 2 or 3 sacks of 2row. Gives me a reason to buy a grain mill! LOL

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I was in for the last group buy. I'll buy another 2 bags. Let me know how I can help.

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ITS A GO!!!

GROUP BUY ROUND 2 FOR PITTSBURGH
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I see you are using the spreadsheet (or something similar as I don't have access to it) to what we used in the Syracuse area buy. It worked great, just remember to have folks also post (if possible) what they did in the forum as it helps to make sense of the changes in the spreadsheet.

Good luck on your buy, and I wouldn't be surprised to see you at 2 or 3 pallets (on our last one we did 4)! Also, you should take advantage of the awesome price on Star San (can get it in sets of 4 gallons, item 5S‐STAR4) and PBW (item 5S‐PBW50, 50# bag). The PBW is a somewhat of a pain however it that it is one big bag and would need to be split up (and you want to wear a mask to do so). These also take space on the pallet and reduce the # of sacks you can get (but all the more reason to get to multiple pallets!)
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I see you are using the spreadsheet (or something similar as I don't have access to it) to what we used in the Syracuse area buy. It worked great, just remember to have folks also post (if possible) what they did in the forum as it helps to make sense of the changes in the spreadsheet.

Good luck on your buy, and I wouldn't be surprised to see you at 2 or 3 pallets (on our last one we did 4)! Also, you should take advantage of the awesome price on Star San (can get it in sets of 4 gallons, item 5S‐STAR4) and PBW (item 5S‐PBW50, 50# bag). The PBW is a somewhat of a pain however it that it is one big bag and would need to be split up (and you want to wear a mask to do so). These also take space on the pallet and reduce the # of sacks you can get (but all the more reason to get to multiple pallets!)
I pretty much went off your Syracuse template. Thanks for the advice
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