Originally Posted by jww9618
Which company are you going to buy from? The San Diego buy ran into problems because nobody will sell to homebrewers unless they already have an account. Just something to think about
I have a couple of vendors that are willing to sell to homebrew bulk purchases. Minimum Order is one pallet, i.e. 40 sacks (2000 lbs). Prices are coming out to $30 per bag for 2 row Briess before tax (8.25% tax would put us at $32.5 if applicable) . Or $28 per bag for Canadian 2 Row before tax (8.25% tax would put us at $30 if applicable). This price INCLUDES shipping.
Out of curiosity, I quoted the two Houston Brew Stores (Keg Cowboy & Defalcos) and the best price I could get was from Keg Cowboy $1.00/lb plus sales tax. Nearly 2x the price of the bulk order option.
Brew it Yourself in the Woodlands offered me $41/sack plus sales tax for bulk purchases.
( $.82/lb in comparison to Keg Cowboy's $1.00/lb)
If we can't order the required minimum of 40 sacks, I think our best option would be to place a bulk order with Ray at Brew It Yourself.
Also, thought about looking into bulk hops from the same vendor. They've got some very good pricing, typically from $.45 to $.55 cents per ounce. Sold in T90 pellet form by the lb.
Houston Brew Stores are about 5x more than this averaging $2.50 to $3.00 an ounce.
Bottlecaps - Sold @ 10,000 increments for $112, so about a little over a penny apiece.
I mainly keg but maybe some people would be interested.
Thoughts from everyone????
joshaw50 - 2 bags
stevebuscemi - 3 bags
michaelpi - 4 bags
Tengallon - 2-3 bags
Regulation - 2 bags
Michaelpi - ??
rtrevino - ??
joshaw50 - 1 -2 lbs misc