A few resources for supplies

A few resources for supplies

Postby MrMatt » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:35 am

Here are a few sources I have ordered from that greatly decrease the cost of a batch of beer. I will use ez-caps when I want to brew a smaller batch or experiment with several different recipes at once. Or when I just don't feel like having to go through all the extra steps. By ordering my consumables through the sources below I am now down to a cost of .48 cents a 12oz serving for any of my beer recipes. This includes the cost of shipping.

Hops - Buy your hops by the pound. There are 16oz in a pound. Most beer recipes will call for 1-2 ounces for a 5 gallon batch. With two 2-liter soda bottles and ez-caps you are brewing under a gallon. That's a huge savings.
Puterbaugh Farms -Good prices as they grow and sell direct however they don't list the cost of shipping upfront. Good prices and a few harder to find varieties.

http://shop.atonofhops.com/ Very good prices, shipping is listed by number of pounds purchased.

Dried Malt - You can use liquid malt but dried has a better shelf life and you are not paying for water, just malt.
I have yet to find a better source for dried malt. Mind you, I live in Wisconsin less than 45 minutes from Briess Malt company in Chilton, WI. They are one of the largest malt companies in the world. Yet this fellow in FL has managed to buy in quantities and bag it up for the average home brewer at $10.95 per 3lbs bag of DME. I can't get liquid malt at my local homebrew shop for that much!
You have to buy a minimum of 12lbs or 4 bags but flat rate priority mail shipping is included in that amount. I have ordered several times from them and have been very impressed with the quality of the malt and fast shipping time. Again, all malt sold by DMEMart is made by Briess, an American Malt company. So it is made here and is guaranteed fresh.


Lastly, Midwest Supplies in MN.
It will cost you more because of shipping however if you have a brew club or friends that want to go in on it with you, they offer DME in 50LB increments!
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homebrew ... y-dme.html
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