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Old 05-18-2007, 10:50 AM   #1
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Well learned a good lesson today. Do not buy grains form a store that does not sell much beer stuff. I got a great 45% efficiency today. Not sure if it was the old grains or a crappy crush. But besides that all went good. Im still trying to decide if its worth keeping. If anything it will make a great summer beer. Guess I will have to order my grains from now on.



 
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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I'm wondering the same thing.

Theres a brew shop that opened up in Oregon Wisconsin (Pop 3,000).

Is it worth buying grain for 35 bucks for 55lbs bag from them? Who knows.

I think Midwest might be worth the shipping as they move alot of grain.


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Old 05-18-2007, 12:19 PM   #3
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Austin Homebrew will ship for $5.99 on all orders. I've used them many times and their grain is excellent. I'm about to order a 40lb bag as well as some other stuff so it's worth it if you plan your orders out. Plus I figure $5.99 covers gas for a trip to the brew store in my area!
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Al
Austin Homebrew will ship for $5.99 on all orders. I've used them many times and their grain is excellent. I'm about to order a 40lb bag as well as some other stuff so it's worth it if you plan your orders out. Plus I figure $5.99 covers gas for a trip to the brew store in my area!
The shipping price is good, but $40 for a 40 lb sack of 2-row? $54 for MO? That's 10-15 pounds less than a standard sack and MUCH more expensive. That's INSANE!!
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:44 PM   #5
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Just means you've gotta buy a lot of grain (several hundred pounds or so) to even everything out.

 
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:54 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Big Al
Austin Homebrew will ship for $5.99 on all orders. I've used them many times and their grain is excellent. I'm about to order a 40lb bag as well as some other stuff so it's worth it if you plan your orders out. Plus I figure $5.99 covers gas for a trip to the brew store in my area!

Yeah Im not happy with them on their turn around time, but looks like it might be my only choice. They took almost a full week last time I ordered from them just to ship my stuff out, then it was on friday so the stuff did not get to me until the following monday. Oh well what can you do.



 
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