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Old 06-12-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default How much $$/lb. is a good price for grain??

Take a typical 2-row, how much is a good price per pound, like in bulk?

I want to go all-grain, but need so much stuff. Bulk grain would be one thing on the list.

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:11 AM   #2
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My LHBS sells pale 2 row for 1.05 per lb and 10% less if you buy more than ten lbs and 30% off if you buy a 50 lb sack I think it is like 36 or 37 bucks which seems pretty fair to me. Hope that helps.


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Old 06-12-2013, 04:56 AM   #3
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My LHBS sells pale 2 row for 1.05 per lb and 10% less if you buy more than ten lbs and 30% off if you buy a 50 lb sack I think it is like 36 or 37 bucks which seems pretty fair to me. Hope that helps.

That is dirt cheap. The cheapest I can get grain is 1.50/lb while the highest here is 2.50. 2.50!!!!!!!!!!!! I have to drive to Charleston to get the 1.50. My go to store is 1.90/lb and 50 lb bags are 60 bucks. If I were paying your prices, I would be brewing MUCH more often.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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Northern Brewer here in Milwaukee is 36.00 for 50lb sack.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:18 PM   #5
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My LHBS sells a 55# sack of breiss 2-row for ~$1/lb. If you get in on group buys you can often get it for about 1/3 that.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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This depends on where you live. If you have LHBS's I would call and ask. Then investigate homebrew clubs in your area. Homebrew clubs usually do a group buy a couple times per year to drive the cost down even further. My LHBS can't touch group buy prices of around .80 cents per pound. Check the group buy forum for lots of info.
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I want to go all-grain, but need so much stuff. Bulk grain would be one thing on the list.

Thanks!!
All grain does not need to that difficult. You can convert just about any cooler inexpensively, BIAB w/ a simple paint strainer or make a bag.

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One of my LHBS sells a 50# sack of Rahr 2-row for 43.95. My go-to store, a nanobrewery with a hit-and-miss supply store portion, would probably be a few bucks less (I am on the brink of going all-grain BIAB and haven't asked yet, his cost plus $5).
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My LHBS sells Rahr two row for $1.39 a pound in small quantities, $42.00 for a 50 pound sack, which comes to $0.84 a pound in bulk. I also get a 10% discount through my home brew club, so I pay $37.80 for a 50 pound bag = $0.76 a pound before tax.

Breiss two row is $51.00 for a 50 pound bag.

You can buy Chinese two row by the ton for $500.00 with a minimum order of 50 tons. That comes out to $0.25 a pound It probably comes with some wicked Chinese ninja weavels, though, and I doubt my SWMBO would let me erect a grain silo in the back yard!

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/87...rley_malt.html
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$35.50/50lbs is what I've been paying for GWM 2-Row. $0.71/lb.

Crystal and Roast malts are more expensive per lb and so are imported grains; but bulk is usually cheaper than buying it by the pound from LHBS grain bin.


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