Originally Posted by petep1980
I have ONE LHBS. No lie.
I have NO LHBS. Not within 150 miles, anyway. But, you can order online and do ok. I bought a 55 pound bag of MO including shipping for around $75, and a bag of 2-row for $57. Shipping was $6.99, flat rate from austinhomebrew.com when I bought Vienna malt and pilsner malt.
My barley crusher was $125.
The best part isn't the savings, really, though. The best part is I can say, "Hmmmm- I want to brew!" and I can run to the basement and whip up a pretty nice grainbill. I have a few pounds of most specialty malts, and plenty of hops in the freezer. To me, that's the most wonderful part of buying in bulk and milling my own.