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Old 06-17-2011, 08:05 PM   #11
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Which company are you going to buy from? The San Diego buy ran into problems because nobody will sell to homebrewers unless they already have an account. Just something to think about
I have a couple of vendors that are willing to sell to homebrew bulk purchases. Minimum Order is one pallet, i.e. 40 sacks (2000 lbs). Prices are coming out to $30 per bag for 2 row Briess before tax (8.25% tax would put us at $32.5 if applicable) . Or $28 per bag for Canadian 2 Row before tax (8.25% tax would put us at $30 if applicable). This price INCLUDES shipping.

Out of curiosity, I quoted the two Houston Brew Stores (Keg Cowboy & Defalcos) and the best price I could get was from Keg Cowboy $1.00/lb plus sales tax. Nearly 2x the price of the bulk order option.

Brew it Yourself in the Woodlands offered me $41/sack plus sales tax for bulk purchases.
( $.82/lb in comparison to Keg Cowboy's $1.00/lb)

If we can't order the required minimum of 40 sacks, I think our best option would be to place a bulk order with Ray at Brew It Yourself.

Also, thought about looking into bulk hops from the same vendor. They've got some very good pricing, typically from $.45 to $.55 cents per ounce. Sold in T90 pellet form by the lb.
Houston Brew Stores are about 5x more than this averaging $2.50 to $3.00 an ounce.

Bottlecaps - Sold @ 10,000 increments for $112, so about a little over a penny apiece.
I mainly keg but maybe some people would be interested.

Thoughts from everyone????


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joshaw50 - 2 bags
stevebuscemi - 3 bags
michaelpi - 4 bags
Tengallon - 2-3 bags
Regulation - 2 bags

HOPS:

Michaelpi - ??
rtrevino - ??
joshaw50 - 1 -2 lbs misc

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Old 06-18-2011, 05:26 PM   #12
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Id be in on some hops. Im in San Antonio but i may be able to arrange someone picking up in houston.

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Old 06-19-2011, 01:50 AM   #13
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Id be in on some hops. Im in San Antonio but i may be able to arrange someone picking up in houston.
An estimate of how much you're looking to buy?
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:34 AM   #14
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Bump.... Need to get more Houston area brewers together for bulk grain, bulk hops, bottle caps, ect.

Who's Interested and list what you're wanting to purchase with all quantities

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:20 PM   #15
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Was thinking about starting one of these, then open up group buys and there it is at the top. I'd definitely buy 3 bags or so if we can get enough people. Not sure about the hops was contemplating a group buy from hopsdirect in the fall though since I will probably be buying several pounds anyway, though yours is probably cheaper.

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I think for Hops we may be better to order in the fall with the new season approaching. But I'm definitely in need of some grain. I'll probably take a couple of bags myself. We need 40 sacks to do the grain buy so we've got some progress to make. I think I've had interest in around 10 so far. I'm surprised there hasn't been more interest considering the grain prices at the LBS nowadays. $0.60 shipped on the grain buy vs $1.15 to $1.40 in the LBS.

But I'm not sure if they'll let us throw a couple lbs of Hops in on the side for a few of us.
Never hurts to ask!

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:18 PM   #17
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I would be in on ordering 4-5 bags of grain, caps and hops.

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i would be interested but have to talk to the wife about the storage. I would be down for 1 bag and some hops (a lb of each of a few different kinds)

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I am interested in getting in on the bulk buy. Am i to late? I live in Pearland and would a few bags. Let me know thanks

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Would this be for 2 row only, or are other malts available as well? I'm about 2 hours away and would need 3 to 4 bags to justify the drive.

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