Does anyone know of any place where a homebrewer can buy 5 gal (60+ lbs) of plain malt extracts for less than $1.84 per pound? I can buy 60 lbs locally in the Portland OR area for $110. I am interested in finding a better price. I am open to buying in mass bulk like a 55 gallon (600+ lbs) drum if I can get a substantially better price. With the full barrel I would likely need to arrange to share the costs with some other homebrewers in my general area.Anybody in the Portland OR area interested in going in together on a 55 gallon barrel?
I have found the maker of the extract I currently use. http://www.briess.com/foodbev/produc...l#brewersgrade
I haven't approached them yet with the idea of buying in bulk directly since they require that you are essentially a brewery to buy from them this way.
ANyone have any experience acquiring extracts in bulk like this? Anyone have any ideas??