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Old 11-08-2012, 05:05 PM   #61
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so you guys are buying 50lb bags?
55# sacks of base malt... That's typically UK 2 row and Maris Otter (Bairds currently)... Last group buy I was involved in, I also got a half sack of honey malt and split a sack of amber malt.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #62
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so whats the price on a 55lb like 40 to 50 bucks?

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 PM   #63
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If someone is every remotely concerned about cost and wants to brew regularly they have to buy bulk. I got a grain mill and it payed for itself after about 2 sacks. Hops are a no brainer. 1 lb of Simcoe, $25. 16 ounces of Simcoe at 2.99, $47.85

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #64
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so what's the price on a 55lb like 40 to 50 bucks?
For what I get its under $40/sack total including truck charges. You can get US 2 row even cheaper ($25/sack isn't uncommon).
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #65
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56 lb of maris otter crushed pale malt is 28 UKP , half a packet of yeast 1 UKP and hops are 4 to 8 UKP per kilo depending on type so max of 13 UKP for a 3.8% pale bitter.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #66
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56 lb of maris otter crushed pale malt is 28 UKP , half a packet of yeast 1 UKP and hops are 4 to 8 UKP per kilo depending on type so max of 13 UKP for a 3.8% pale bitter.
Wish I could get those prices, but better for unmilled grain (I'm pretty much already there on grain, so everything else). I like to mill the grain for each batch on brew day. Considering how you're probably paying extra to have the grain milled for you. That's good pricing on hops (~$6.39-12.78 for 2.2 pounds of hops). Current exchange rate is 1:1.5977 (pound to US$).
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #67
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I can pick up a 50lb sack of Montana grown two row for $45 from my LHBS, any time all the time. Not the best price in the world, but it's good malt and locally grown. Definitely inquire about bulk base grains, it's the only way to fly with AG and you'll end up easily using it with 10lb here, 12lb there. Even if you only brew 4-5 times a year, you'll certainly use it up well before it expires.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:28 PM   #68
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Wish I could get some of these 50 lb prices. I'm paying $54 for 50 lbs of US 2-row at my local shop. About $1.13 a pound after tax. Not terrible I guess but even $45 would make me smile.

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Old 11-08-2012, 07:33 PM   #69
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For what I get its under $40/sack total including truck charges. You can get US 2 row even cheaper ($25/sack isn't uncommon).
I'm paying 50 for 55lbs of 2-row. I thought that was a good deal until i saw this
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I'm paying 50 for 55lbs of 2-row. I thought that was a good deal until i saw this
Just checked the 2011 pdf for the grain buy... US 2-row was under 55 cents a pound, depending on which maltster you went with (GW was the lower cost). Also looked up one of the price sheets for another group buy I was involved in. The sacks of MO I got were $39 each, delivered cost). UK 2-row was $34 a sack (55# per sack). Looks like the US 2-row was not much less in price. Don't remember where I got the other price, but I do recall it being mentioned at some point not that long ago. Although I could be mixing it up with another malt. Still, under $40 for a 55# sack is pretty good in my book.
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