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Old 10-17-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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Ordered my first 50lb sack of grain, just basic 2-row pale. After the lhbs gave me a mill for $75 - under what they paid for it, I felt I needed to get some grain from them to go with it. $33.57 seem like a good price?

Now only if they carried more hop varieties.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:42 PM   #2
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$33.57 seems good to me. My last sack cost me $41.00 for 55 lbs Maris Otter (up from $35.00 earlier in the year).

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Old 10-18-2007, 12:10 AM   #3
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$45 for a sack of 2-row here.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:12 AM   #4
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I'm the only one who uses 2row at my LHBS so if I get it there it's $65CAD. If I go down to my favourite (L)HBS it's a 40 minute drive and $37CAD.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:23 AM   #5
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if not 2-row what do they use, other bases or all specialty?... now thats an idea
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:29 AM   #6
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It's mostly a winemaking-on-premises joint. He does make a lot of beer but he uses the Muntons kits as a base and adds DME to make up the fermentables. He does carry the standard specialty malts fortunately (chocolate, munich, roast barley, patent, carastan (crystal)) and not a bad selection of hops. Definitely not enough to fuel my brewery however and he knows it.

He's always been happy to order stuff in for me, but I have to pay the shipping. At that point I go to my usual (L)HBS 40 minutes away. They are a full on BOP and they have their own truck. So driving down there I can get whatever I want ordered in if they don't have it.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:31 AM   #7
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I don't understand why a place like that doesn't ask you if you want to tack on a bag or two each time they are ordering bags from the maltster, all on one pallet type of thing...
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I don't think I could wait that long, he's about 6 months between orders. DME in vacuum bags keeps for quite a while.

I actually don't mind going down the other BOP place. The head brewer there is my age (28) and he loves to talk shop. I've rarely been there less than 2 hours.
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Just keep looking around your area. I found a person who sells grain near for 25.00 a bag for the local grains from Great Western. Other grains from Germany and English are more. Never give up because there is always a better deal somewhere. The first time I bought I got several friends to buy so I got 8 bags the first time I bought.
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Old 10-18-2007, 01:37 AM   #10
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i pay $40 for a 50# bag of 2-row. let me know if they ship to zip 53081!
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