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Old 01-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #1
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Living out in the Seattle area homebrewing is everywhere right now. So why aren't there a bunch of group buys on here?

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Old 01-01-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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Another Seattle area Homebrewer. Just doesn't seem like there are any large brewing groups like in other areas of the country. Or maybe I'm just missing it - definitely would be interested in getting involved in more group stuff, and group buys would be fantastic!

Otherwise, it seems the best price (for bulk grain) is from Larry's down in Kent.

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There are tons of clubs. There are 3 public clubs in Everett alone and I know of a few more, less formal ones, as well, so it would seem that the need is there. The only thing I see resembling a group but north of Seattle is a guy that buys bulk and resells at a low cost out of his Lake Stevens home.

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There are tons of clubs. There are 3 public clubs in Everett alone and I know of a few more, less formal ones, as well, so it would seem that the need is there. The only thing I see resembling a group but north of Seattle is a guy that buys bulk and resells at a low cost out of his Lake Stevens home.
Jim is good people. I got all my beginning equipment from him. He buys from Larry's and then supplies everyone up North.
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So why no buys in the area?

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Honestly?
Because most of the time with the club discount at Larry's, we don't need to do group buys. That and with so many Boeing employees in the area it's pretty easy to find someone to weld or Fab you something.

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What's the club discount at Larry's like?

My problem with fabricating things here is that we here in the NW get rid of everything. When I'm looking for cheap metal for a brew stand, for instance, it has all been recycled. The recycling centers send it out daily so there's not even anything to pick through. We even recycle bottles and gallon jugs that I could be using. People should be putting these things on Craigslist or freecycle. Tell your friends. :-)

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Because most of the time with the club discount at Larry's, we don't need to do group buys. That and with so many Boeing employees in the area it's pretty easy to find someone to weld or Fab you something.
What club do you speak of? I'd be interested in getting connected to some more seasoned homebrewers. I'm up in Bellevue.
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Here ya go. There are tons in our area so if I were you I'd go to each clubs' meeting before committing to being a member of one. Each has it's own offerings.

Follow the link...
http://www.homebrewersassociation.or...es/find-a-club

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Here ya go. There are tons in our area so if I were you I'd go to each clubs' meeting before committing to being a member of one. Each has it's own offerings.

Follow the link...
Homebrewers Association | Find a Homebrew Club
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