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Old 04-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #71
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Normally I brew Spring and Fall. I brew maybe 7-8 x 5 gallon batches a year, so my grain needs aren't nearly that of people who are brewing 10 or more gallons at a time, and making who knows how much...well, let's not go there.
I usually make an order for a brewing season consisting of a bag of 2-row, and then the other grains I need and relevant supplies. If I forget something common, there's a wall in a big beverage mart locally that has beer & wine making supplies, so I can grab it there. This way I can make only a few online orders per year and minimize costs.

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Old 05-05-2014, 06:08 PM   #72
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Normally I brew Spring and Fall. I brew maybe 7-8 x 5 gallon batches a year, so my grain needs aren't nearly that of people who are brewing 10 or more gallons at a time, and making who knows how much...well, let's not go there.
I usually make an order for a brewing season consisting of a bag of 2-row, and then the other grains I need and relevant supplies. If I forget something common, there's a wall in a big beverage mart locally that has beer & wine making supplies, so I can grab it there. This way I can make only a few online orders per year and minimize costs.
You kind of went there though didn't ya? There is a LONG ways between the volume you're brewing and what a household with 2 (or more) adults can legally make. I do not exceed any legal limits and yet I go through 5 bags of basemalt easily every year. Compared to paying by the pound retail, that saves me several hundred dollars per year.

Going bulk is an easy decision for LOTS of LEGAL homebrewers.
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