Originally Posted by lgtg
average going rate of a bucket (without lid and airlock hardware) is $14. With no LHBS, and flat rate shipping and handling, it's north of $20 before it's at the door.
If anyone can post a link for the aforementioned $8-9 for a bucket, I'll order online. Otherwise (cheapo that I am) the search will continue. Next up, local bakeries....I truly appreciate everyone's input though.
At my house, ordering online is pretty regular and S&H is killing me! I did however, find a wine making store (that carries no beer ingrediants) that has buckets and grommets and lids with airlocks for basically the same price of what's online. ($17 out the door and I'm brewing)
Thanks again everyone.
If you buy from Austin Homebrew
it is $5.99 flat rate shipping, no matter what you buy (UPS Ground). Get the bucket (and lid, etc.) with your next batch (or two!) of ingredients and $5.99 is a steal.
I order from there because $5.99 is less than the cost of gas for me to get to the nearest decent LHBS.