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Old 07-10-2013, 04:34 PM   #111
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When we first did this two years ago, stevebuscemi (HBT user, not the actor) set up an account and had everything delivered to his house in Galveston. I probably shouldn't nominate him without his consent, but if he's still got the account, that would eliminate a lot of the initial headache in dealing with Country Malt and give us the grandfathered prices. If he or anyone else takes the lead in this, I'd see no reason why they couldn't take a couple sacks of grain as payment for their efforts.

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #112
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barroze pretty much nailed it. The biggest hurdle is getting the account. The shipments also come quick and with little notice. A couple of time I didn't know the order was shipped and I got a call saying the driver is 20 minutes away. Outside of having grain buys Defalcos and B&S offer bags at ok prices. Nothing like what we were getting. I'll Backyard Homebrewers in Humble also know about this in case he wants to come on and offer something.
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Would you be willing to manage the account if we stepped up to handle delivers payments and other tasks? Not to discredit any one else's work but if I have to drive to humble or Galveston to pick up grain I might as well pay defalcos prices. I do have a client that has a forklift and warehouse space. He is not a brewer but I'm sure likes beer. I don't know that he would be willing to accept deliveries and store for a day but might in return for a bomber or 6 pack of good beer.

I read thru t he other thread about prices going up but if we can continue group buying, is the savings enough to warrant continuing?
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:18 AM   #113
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aaronlalonde, I've though about this, but it's not something I want to do. When I order it goes under a business account, my credit card, and I'd still be responsible. Having it coordinated and received by someone else while I was responsible doesn't sit well with me. I'm not saying that it won't help the work load, but I'd rather not put myself in that position.

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Old 07-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #114
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understood- thanks

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Old 07-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #115
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Just inventoried my grain and added new shelving to my garage; I have 400lbs in 25 buckets, oldest is from group buy #2 in Galveston.
Almost all of this was purchased though our group buys. It will take a while to go through this stock but I hope we can continue these grain buys in the near future.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FE&usp=sharing

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Old 07-21-2013, 11:10 PM   #116
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Just inventoried my grain and added new shelving to my garage; I have 400lbs in 25 buckets, oldest is from group buy #2 in Galveston.
Almost all of this was purchased though our group buys. It will take a while to go through this stock but I hope we can continue these grain buys in the near future.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FE&usp=sharing
Sure..rub it n... I have 6 empty buckets longing for grain!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:12 AM   #117
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I am down for a group buy, can we get Crisp products?

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Old 07-29-2013, 06:20 PM   #118
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Hey sorry haven't been on in a while. Just want to say that I'm not so sure how valid my account with them is, seeings as I didn't have a real Tax ID when I set it up. Aaron if you have a tax ID it is not horribly difficult to set up an account, but that will probably negate cheaper prices since you won't be grandfathered in.
I would also like to keep the group buys going though they are a lot of work. I don't think I would be able to organize more anytime soon(got work and school). But if nothing else I can talk to my friend who works at beerfoot and see about ordering of grain.

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:38 PM   #119
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These group buys are really awesome. I am willing to donate some time to help out on any future one. I have seen some people post here that they can potentially take the reins. What things are we lacking to make this happen?

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Old 10-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #120
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So is someone stepping in to take the reins or is the group grain buy over for Houston. I have a couple of buckets longing for some grain.

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