I'm a happy brewer -- just got a great deal on a bulk order of malt

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Well, after about six weeks or so without the usual 2-row pale malt I
use -- because my LHBS was constantly out -- and after patiently waiting
for three weeks after joining in on a bulk order with my LHBS, I went
down today and picked up 200 pounds of malt at what is the best price
I've been able to get in years -- $40.00/50 pounds including shipping.
I had been paying $50.00, and then $55.00 recently, and I think my last
bag before this order actually cost me $60.00, so this is a SUPER deal
-- especially with all the talk about malt prices on the rise.

My actual cost was $40.00/bag for the Cargill 2-row pale, milled, and
$39.00/bag for Schreier 2-row pale, milled, that I thought I'd try out.

This is the first time I've known of my LHBS to put together a bulk
order for his customers, so I hope this is something that he will
continue to do periodically.

Cheers.

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Is $40.00 really the going bulk rate? I pay about $32.00 but that's
for Great Western. Maybe GW is just a cheap malt.

Scott

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Scott L wrote:
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Our club occasionally piggybacks with local breweries. I think I got my
last order of Weyermann for $35/sack or so.

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The Artist Formerly Known as Kap'n Salty wrote:

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Well, I think a brewer's location -- proximity to the source -- has a
lot to do with price, too, because shipping adds a _lot_ to the cost.

For instance, I just checked Midwest Supply a minute ago, and their
website shows that to deliver 50 pounds to my zip code, the shipping fee
is $23.06, so if you add that to their cheapest sack of malt, which is
$29.95, the total is $53.00 -- $13.00 higher than what I just paid.

Bill Velek - PERSONAL sites = www.velek.com & www.2plus2is4.com
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Bill Velek wrote:
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It's the size of the order in our case. Breweries order a LOT of malt,
so adding a couple of extra sacks from Crosby and Baker or whomever they
use that week is no big deal. Moral: suck up to your local craft brewer,
if you have one in your area. They're usually helpful to homebrewers.

Alternatively, if you have a local club, try ordering as a club.
Shipping an entire palette of grain is a lot cheaper than a sack or two.

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Scott L wrote:
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About a year ago I put together a bulk order from Great Western for our
club and then drove over and picked it up from their shipping dock
myself. (no small feat in itself, 5 hour drive each way)  We got the GW
premium 2-row for about $19 a 50 bag this way. This included splitting
gasoline costs. Of course we ordered about 1900 lbs.

I am getting ready to do it again. I wonder what the prices will be like
this time around. Probably better do it sooner then later, huh?

Ryan

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