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Old 08-11-2007, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default I'm angry, so I'm going AG!

The nerve!!! I was buying 33 pound Munton's LME at Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo for $40. Last week I stopped in, the price is now $55!

The guys at GW Kent "Won't sell to homebrewers....." so all the cheap suppliers have gone away.

That means one thing.....I'm going AG. I've got the keggle almost done, my counterflow chiller built, and I can get a big rectangular cooler from my work (a Do-It Best hardware store) for $23.

Crankandstein has the smallest mill on sale for $69....boy, am I close to placing an order.....

Mid Country Malt in Chicagoland has grain for $20 a bag, and it's only a two hour drive.

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Old 08-11-2007, 09:42 PM   #2
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nuff said!!! Git'r Done

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Old 08-11-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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Mid Country Malt in Chicagoland has grain for $20 a bag, and it's only a two hour drive.
Holy crappizzle!!!!! That is only like about 10 miles from my house. I had not idea they had a location there!!!!!

Will they accept walk up orders? Oh god oh god oh god!!!!!! I'm brewing with Maris Otter for about 50 cents a pound!!!!!!!
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:18 PM   #4
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You'll wish you had done this a long time ago. Once I went AG I used to think I would do extract every once in awhile but still haven't.

Seems like you guys are spending a lot on grains. I brewed a batch of stout a few weeks ago for $17 total. Thats with 12.5lbs of malts, some Nottingham and leftover hops. I don't really pay attention to what it is per lb.

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Old 08-11-2007, 10:22 PM   #5
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a 55 pound bag of 2-row for $18.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


JimKarr, when are you going? I will be happy to buy you a beer at 3 Floyds or Flossmor Station as a thanks for the tip on where to buy malt... Just PM me and let me know...

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:21 AM   #6
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$18.50!!!! Man I was screwed when I paid $33 for a 55 lb bag of generic pale two row the other day.

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Old 08-12-2007, 07:15 AM   #7
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I was completely shocked by the price of the all grain supplies I bought. SO inexpensive compared to partial mash...and so much more rewarding!!!

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Old 08-12-2007, 03:10 PM   #8
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a 55 pound bag of 2-row for $18.50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hmm, do they ship???
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No Kidding. I'm paying $1.30/lb at morebeer. That's about $1 more per pound than you are paying. Anyone know a cheap source of grain in SF Bay area?

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Hmm, do they ship???

Yup. I'm sure the shipping is going to add another $30 at least though.

Seriously, shipping is a huge part of the cost. There's just no way around that except to start buying in HUGE quantities...
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