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Old 05-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #21
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$29.25 for pale 2 row 50lb. bag, plus $18 shipping.

 
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #22
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I'm in Chicago and my LBHS is pretty cheap, I feel. I pay about $1.50-$2.00 per lb for base malts (less in bulk) and $2.00-$3.00 for specialty malts. Hops average maybe $2.50/oz for leafs or pellets.

My average grain bill is maybe $25-$30 for a 5 gal batch. Figure 5-7 lb base, 3-5 lbs specialty, a couple oz hops, and yeast. That's with our crazy taxes too. LHBS gives a 10% discount if you belong to a registered homebrew club.

They keep a mill in store and you can mill your own grains. The crush is a little loose, but I just run them through twice because I do it myself and it's free!

Added bonus, they usually have 3-5 homebrew beers on tap that you can taste while looking around or being rung up or milling (or all of the above, because the beer is free too)
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:02 PM   #23
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where do you guys find 50lb for 35? I only see that price with a $27 shipping on top of it.
Group buys. Brew club places one big order (like 2-3 pallets worth), has a freight carrier drop it off at a loading dock, and everyone grabs their order.
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:37 AM   #24
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I guess I have good. Lhbs sells 50lb sacks of 2row for $39 and specialty grains for $1.75. They also have good hop prices $1.25 for basics like cascade, northern brewer etc. and $2.25 for the hard to come by varieties Amarillo, simcoe, citra.

 
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