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Old 11-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
natureceremony
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I jus stumbled upon youcanbrewit.com they sell bulk malt extract pretty cheap but they seem to have a limited variety..any suggestiins?

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:14 PM   #2
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When I was first brewing, my LHBS carried buld malt extract in 55gal drums. He had three varieties, I think. Plus, if you brought your own container, you got a little discount. However, this had problems since I think he used nitrogen to dispense and if he didn't turn over the product quick enough, it either got moldy or crystalized; I really don't remember. Is that what you were talking about?

I have three LHBS near me, but the one I like to go to in particular, (because the couple that owns it is super cool and super nice), has tons of canned malt extract and many varieties of DME. And on the odd chance they don't have it, they'll order it. The owner has also helped me in the past look at a recipe and help convert it from liquid extract to DME, (I've since become a DME fan).

So, my advice is to check out your LHBS if you have any near you and talk to them. Extract is a liquid and heavy and costs more $$$ to ship. I have found that buying kits online might save a couple of bucks here and there, but you'll have to pay shipping and that typically comes out to a few dollars more than what the same kit would cost at my LHBS.
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Old 11-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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Its a tradeoff between shipping, or gas in the car. A shop local to me has what I think are good prices. Got 50lbs bulk DME for 125.

http://store.fastcommerce.com/riverc...03855b9-c.html

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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The cheapest I have ever paid for extract was from North Country Malts. They sell 50# bags of DME for ~$98 and it is about $20 for shipping.

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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The cheapest I have ever paid for extract was from North Country Malts. They sell 50# bags of DME for ~$98 and it is about $20 for shipping.
that's not bad at all. I'd do $120 for a 50 lb bag. better than the $4 a lb we have here at my LHBS

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:53 PM   #6
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If I hadnt found that good of a deal on DME, I would have gone AG A LOT sooner lol

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
natureceremony
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Austinhomebrew n brewcandoit sell dry extract abiut $2-4 a lb rhey have about 12 different varieties but stillhaving problems finding vienna or munichgrains or extracts

 
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:30 PM   #8
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If I hadnt found that good of a deal on DME, I would have gone AG A LOT sooner lol
yeah, unfortunately they don't sell to home brewers anymore , cheapest I've found is about $150-$160 for a bulk 50 lb bag... which isn't much less than what I get from my local shop per pound.

 
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:25 AM   #9
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I have three LHBS near me, but the one I like to go to in particular, (because the couple that owns it is super cool and super nice),
Really off topic, so sorry to thread jack, but Rick and Peggy sold the store. She will still work there for some time, and the new owner is a nice guy.

 
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:15 PM   #10
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I jus stumbled upon youcanbrewit.com they sell bulk malt extract pretty cheap but they seem to have a limited variety..any suggestiins?
Get in on a group buy in your area. You can get it for 2.50/ lb for a 50 lb sack that way.

 
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