Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Where To Buy Grains??
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
dmcmillen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Posts: 45
Default Where To Buy Grains??

Anyone know of a good source for 50# bags of base malt grain where the shipping doesn't kill you. I've looked at Williams Brewing and More Beer which have good prices for the grain, but the s&h almost doubles the price with no quantity discount. I wouldn't mind buying several bags if I could get some kind of discount on the shipping. Would appreciate any suggestions.

Also, what's the best way to store the grain. I will be keeping in a basement, but it is in the south close to the gulf coast. Thanks.


dmcmillen is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #2
TyTanium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,949
Liked 551 Times on 388 Posts
Likes Given: 418

Default

Anywhere cool & dry, and rodent free. Basement in rubbermaid tubs and/or food-grade buckets is great. I just keep it in it's original bag in a rubbermaid tub.

Do you have a local homebrew shop? That's where I get mine. Prices aren't as good as Williams, etc, but no shipping. And still far better than buying by the pound.

Edit: See this thread for storage:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/bulk...torage-315259/


TyTanium is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
Forddog
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Forddog's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Rand, Wv
Posts: 95
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

50poundsack.com is about the best I have found when you figure in shipping too.
Forddog is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #4
pohldogg
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: louisville, KY
Posts: 287
Liked 32 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

lhbs. Only way better is to get in on a group buy so you're splitting a pallet shipmet.
pohldogg is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #5
tre9er
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,372
Liked 238 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

I wish Northern Brewer had a store in every state. I'd drive an hour or two and pick up $150+ of grain (at $37-50 a sack) every few months. My LHBS charges $60 for a sack...nearly the same price as the pound price multiplied up. Shipping kills most heavy items...group buys rule but ours happen about twice a year. Next time I'll have to save up $400 to have enough grain to make it through.
__________________
_________________________________
Skal!
Den Faaborg Bryggeri

Quote:
Originally Posted by davekippen View Post
Open log Fermenting and gas-can secondary?? I am planning my next brew right now!!
tre9er is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #6
bschot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mattoon, Illinois
Posts: 126
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Other than a group buy which may or may not be an option. You or someone you know who is making a trip to or in the vicinity of one of the cheaper homebrew suppliers could pick up what you want. For "shipping and handling" homebrew is usually a good commodity. I'm in the same boat as you and have no good LHBS nearby that offers cheap bulk grain. I'd like to take a trip to Midwest Supplies but that's a 9+ hour drive, which negates the cheaper prices with the cost of fuel.
bschot is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
jmprdood
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: , Home is Spokane WA
Posts: 597
Liked 21 Times on 21 Posts

Default

Before I did a group buy, I ordered about 55lbs of various grains from Morebeer for about $60 - free delivery too. Worth checking out.


__________________
If you're stupid, you have to be tough.
jmprdood is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steeping Grains for Extract, Multiple Grains At Once? BrewMeThatBeer All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 1 08-14-2011 10:54 PM
Too Many Grains hiphops All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 08-03-2010 08:06 PM
Grains norn_irn All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 5 07-03-2009 11:23 PM
Grains in an IPA tbone All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 04-28-2008 08:05 PM
Where do you buy grains? ALPS All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 18 09-25-2006 02:31 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS