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Old 01-23-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default What online vendor do you use for grain?

And, how does a bulk buy work?

How much is considered "bulk" for discount purposes?

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Old 01-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #2
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Look at Brewmasters Warehouse... they have flat rate shipping on bulk grain (available in BASE malts).

Generally 50-55 pounds is how BULK grain is purchased... in the sack.

If you can find a local LHBS where you can buy it, you could forego the shipping, and PERHAPS... maybe save over ordering it online.

Brewmasters Warehouse does not offer special pricing on BULK grain, but they do offer free shipping and have good grain prices to begin with, so they can beat most others discounted prices anyway... Ed??

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Check with Brewmasters Warehouse and Austin Homebrew Supply. They both beat my LHBS in price and they have flat-rate shipping. Bulk packaging starts around 50lbs I think.

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True 'bulk' is getting in on a group buy or buying direct from the maltsters by the sack.

I have no idea how far Rockland County is from Champlain, but you might want to give North Country Malt a look-see.

In the most recent group buy I participated in, I got a sack of Thomas Fawcett MO and a sack of CMC Pils + 10 pounds each of Munich and Vienna for a total of $85. That's 130 pounds of grain for approximately .65/lb.

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Midwest is still the cheapest I've found. I just bought two 55 lb bags last week and even with $24 shipping per bag, they were still cheaper than anyone else (Flat rate shipping = giant markup). They also have the best selection of grains.

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I agree that true bulk is more than 50 - 55 lbs worth of grain, but most people are interested in getting a sack of grain at a time when discussing bulk so let me address that.

At Brewmasters Warehouse there is no discounts on purchases of a full sack of grain. Sacks come in 50 lbs for domestic grains (Rahr on my site) and 55 lbs for imported grains (Everything else).

For a 50 lb sack of Rahr 2-Row * $1.15 per/lb = $57.50 + $6.99 shipping = $64.49. That works out to $1.29 per/lb. That price per pound is going to be lower that just about any place you can find from an online HBS. The great thing about the fixed pricing is that you can enjoy knowing that the price per pound is already discounted whether you get 50 lbs. or 5 lbs.

Sacks are availalbe for base malts only.

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I am in the Chicago suburbs (northwest) and Mid Country Malt is just south of Chicago. So the LHBS is able to sell Canadian 2-row for $39 which I think is a great price (and the malt is nice, not maris otter, but I like it).

If I didn't get good bulk prices from the LHBS (Brew & Grow) I'd probably just price out several online, but so far my favorite online sellers are Austin Homebrew and Brewmasters Warehouse.

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When we order malt for a 7 bbl batch at the brewery (600-800 lbs depending on style) I usually just toss on a sack for home purposes.

I know this probably dosent help. I just wanted to gloat

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When we order malt for a 7 bbl batch at the brewery (600-800 lbs depending on style) I usually just toss on a sack for home purposes.

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Midwest is still the cheapest I've found. I just bought two 55 lb bags last week and even with $24 shipping per bag, they were still cheaper than anyone else (Flat rate shipping = giant markup). They also have the best selection of grains.
Unless you got yours for under $0.71 per lb, Brewmasters Warehouse would have been cheaper.
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