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Old 02-13-2014, 07:43 PM   #51
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I wish my whole foods would sell bulk grain!

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Old 02-13-2014, 08:06 PM   #52
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Here are the prices at my local Whole Foods Market:


These prices beat my LHBS by $10-20 per sack

So I can get Belgian pilsner malt for about $1.07 per pound and I use if for my German and Belgian beers which is what I brew the most.
huh, got one on the other side of town, wonder if they sell grain too? EDIT: Nope
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:52 PM   #53
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If you wouldn't mind. Trying to find places to reduce cost.

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Great place, HUGE too... seem to have just about everything. Owner Adam is a really nice guy. Was only there to snag the grain since my family was waiting for me in the car and was running late for a lunch thing but I will definitely be buying from them more often. I typically go down that way more in the summer since we visit family in the area more often. Adam said they have done pretty well online and trying to be very reasonable with their pricing... running it with very little margins but they want to keep the costs down so everyone wins. Another guy was picking up his 2-3 sacks as well from the Cleveland area so think they are pulling a lot of people from my area as well. If your within an hour or so from there check em out. He did indicate that more sales will come from time to time and to pay attention to the site or their emailed newsletter.
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Old 03-07-2014, 04:38 PM   #54
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Just brewed my 2nd batch from the grains I purchased... reusing my hefe yeast I am proud to say I spent $11.06 for this batch! Nothing better than that.

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That's only possible if the stores are selling it as a loss leader (which doesn't make any sense), or if they are essentially acting as their own wholesaler. Even $44 is quite cheap, depending on the brand.
Local homebrew shops are not going to sell you a bag of grain at a loss unless it is old or expired. They small businesses that are in business to make money. Sure they may not make 50%-100% profit off the sack of grain like many of the other items they sell in the store but they are making a profit. Example a shop I used to frequent paid wholesale $32.50 per sack of Briess 2 row they sold for $40. Not a huge mark up but a profit regardless. BTW their price per bag would have been lower if they were able to purchase in larger quantities from their malt supplier.

Edit: wow did not pay attention to the date on this
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Local homebrew shops are not going to sell you a bag of grain at a loss unless it is old or expired. They small businesses that are in business to make money. Sure they may not make 50%-100% profit off the sack of grain like many of the other items they sell in the store but they are making a profit. Example a shop I used to frequent paid wholesale $32.50 per sack of Briess 2 row they sold for $40. Not a huge mark up but a profit regardless. BTW their price per bag would have been lower if they were able to purchase in larger quantities from their malt supplier.

Edit: wow did not pay attention to the date on this
They have to make something off it, considering lp has it usually cheap. Lp has 2 row up at $40 for a sack right now on sale. I'll be getting one even though I don't need it.
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