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Old 03-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #41
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Added 1000 caps to my order

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #42
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I am down for 4 bags!

Thanks again!

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:00 PM   #43
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78 out of 84! Lets fill this thing up before I have to buy more grain

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #44
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Dand9096, thanks for giving me access. I added .2 splits for the DME and the bottle caps. (Even though I keg, I am always giving beers to people and with 2,000 bottle caps I would be set for a while!)

To others, I've participated in the last few Syracuse group buys and all I can tell you is that this is an awesome opportunity to get grains CHEAP.

Some suggestions for folks. (Based on what I've been making, lot's of English Style Ales and IPA's)
- Do a split for various crytal malts (e.g. GW-C60). Lot's of recipe's call for crystal 60. I love being able to just go to the basement and grab c15, c40, c60, c120, c150.
- Do a split for Carapils (e.g. BZ‐CRPL).
- If you miss the taste of Iron City or Rolling Rock, get yourself some flaked corn (e.g. GP‐FLCRN) and flaked rice (e.g. GP‐RICE)
- Don't forget about wheat beers, summer is coming! (e.g. CM‐WHET for wheat malt, GO‐FLWHT for flaked wheat...also good for head retention)
- If you haven't done brewing with TF-MOPA, TRY IT. Maris Otter is awesome for those English brews, and I now tend to order as much of it as 2-row. (I also just got a TF‐GPRM, but haven't tried it. It is the Scottish version and is supposedly a bit sweeter.)
- Don't forget about Vienna (e.g. BZ-VIEN) and Munich! I find myself using them more and more.
- I could go on and on.

I think the specialty grains (e.g. crystal whatever) and things like Maris Otter are even better buys than plain old 2-row. My LHBS (not in the Pittsburgh area) occasionally offers deals on sacks of 2-row (which I try to participate in), but NEVER on specialty grains, MO, etc.

Don't you want to end up with a grain supply like this? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f174/syr...ml#post3818889 (my grains, each of those gray plastic containers has 3 sacks of grains, the round buckets are 5 or 6 gallons, and the plastic bins have grains I've split up into reasonable chunks based on grain type and vacuum sealed) or like this? http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f174/syr...ml#post3818561 (another person in the Syracuse group buy).

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I pretty much sub MO for 2-row every time. I love the biscuit

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Old 03-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #46
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i have myself down for a 50lb bag of dextrose, but if anyone wants to get a decent chunk of it, that's fine. i probably don't really need that much.

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Old 03-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #47
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Do you have a preference of which type. I've only used the plain and have heard mixed feedback on the oxy absorbing caps as to whether they work or not
I would prefer plain bottle caps, I'm cheep and have not had anything to complain about with them in the past.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:33 AM   #48
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78 out of 84! Lets fill this thing up before I have to buy more grain
Theres still about 10 more days until close. I'll save when we get to 84 but it will keep going to try for 3 pallets. If we are unable to fill or come close to filling the third pallet only those that had the participated in the first 2 pallets will get the grain from them. 3rd pallet additions will have to be added to the next buy.


Cheap caps it is. If you have a problem take it up with the Butcher!! No i was gonna go with cheap as well.

I also added .25 to my .5 split of GP-Rice to complete the split. If anyone is interested in a .25 split of this add it to your column and make mine .5 again.

There is another open split for the Pilsen Light DME. This is available in 5lb increments with 35lbs available.

Still available are 4k bottle caps for $12/per 1k
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:59 AM   #49
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Good lookin out.

I added to the splits and put in for 1000 bottle caps and 10 lbs of DME.

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Old 03-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #50
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Hey dand9066, I have to say that that is some fantastic spreadsheet work!

Thanks for all of your hard work! I hope we can all pitch in enough extra cash to cover your expenses.

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