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Old 10-19-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Pale 2-row, specifically. Why is it so much cheaper than the other brands? I know Marris Otter is a winter barley imported from England, so that makes it cost more, but any particular reason the Rahr is cheaper?

And even cheaper than that... there is some type called Euro or something like that, sold by Rebel Brewing in Tennessee, for something like 80 cents a pound. What's wrong with that? http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...he-pound).html



 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:02 PM   #2
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Wow that is cheap



 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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Ya it is. I want to purchase some if it is actually good stuff. Anyone use this?

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:08 PM   #4
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i've used Rahr. its good. it's from MN

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:18 PM   #5
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For those of you interested in the Malteurop from REbel Brewing, I've done the math for you. Anything over 62 pounds and you have to pay 2nd day fedex, which is more than the grain cost. At 62 pounds, crushed, it comes out to $1.05 a pound delivered, to my zipcode about 200 miles away. Also, that includes the 10# discount which makes it actually 75 cents a pound.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #6
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By the way, I discovered them through one of the banner ads here that you premium members don't like to be bothered by.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:21 PM   #7
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If you have a mill you should consider buying by the sack, even with shipping Maris Otter is only $.80 a pound from North Country Malts and American Pale from Great Western is just $.55/lb.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:25 PM   #8
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If you have a mill you should consider buying by the sack, even with shipping Maris Otter is only $.80 a pound from North Country Malts and American Pale from Great Western is just $.55/lb.
Two months ago North Country stopped selling to homebrewers.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:46 PM   #9
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If you have a mill you should consider buying by the sack, even with shipping Maris Otter is only $.80 a pound from North Country Malts and American Pale from Great Western is just $.55/lb.
Great Western hasn't replied to me yet. At 55 cents a pound, delivered, that's pretty cheap. How much do you have to buy?

That's basically $15 (conservatively) shipping a 50 pound bag, with $13 as the actual price of 50 pounds of grain, or 26 cents a pound. I can't believe they sell it for that in 50 pound quantities. But the email has been out for an hour, no reply yet, maybe it really is that cheap. It just sounds too good to be true. I'll be sure to post back what they say.

 
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:15 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Two months ago North Country stopped selling to homebrewers.
Is it just that there is a pallet minimum?


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