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Old 10-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
Apr 2013
Tacoma, WA
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My wife runs a bakery so I get the joy of 5 gallon food grade buckets which I use for just about everything

Until now I never though about buying grain in bulk. I am always interested in saving a dollar so spend a little to save a lot in the long run, so why not.

I am going to start with just 2 row for now, and if it goes well, I will move onto wheat, and . I only plan on getting my base grains, the specificity grains will come from the shop on an as needed basis.

Just curious as to what others buy in bulk?

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #2
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May 2013
Benton County, Arkansas
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two row domestic, marris otter, continental pils. I try to keep to the base grains like you said. Make sure your LHBS has no problems with milling your base grains. Mine doesn't have a prob if iam buying specialty grains. Eventually I found it easier to just to buy a mill. Also find a local bulk grain buy. Check with you r brew club or the tab here on HBT Some group buys support a split bag. Nice to have half or a third share of Munich, wheat, etc. I eventually replaced all the pryoff bucket lids to gamma lids.

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Old 10-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
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2-row and hops.

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Old 10-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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2-row ...everything else I get as I need.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Hammy71 View Post
2-row and hops.

Same, 2 Row and Hops.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:19 AM   #6
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San Antonio, Texas
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Nothing! I really need to start. Mostly with hops, $3 an ounce is just not right.

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Old 10-17-2013, 01:32 AM   #7
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Austin, TX
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Base malts and hops.

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Old 10-17-2013, 02:46 AM   #8
Dec 2012
Philadelphia, PA
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Nothing at the moment but I'm planning on buying hops in bulk shortly. I'm an extract brewer so will probably end up buying the grains I'll use for steeping in bulk at some point too.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:50 AM   #9
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Base malt--mostly Maris, and some pilsner. Would like to save $$ on hops, but I just don't use enough of any one kind.

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Old 10-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #10
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2 -Row, Pils and hops

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