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Group malt purchase?

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:07:59 GMT

Hey, I'm just now getting a mill so I'd like to stock up on some base malt, but am finding the prices at the HBS pretty high - does anyone know of any group buys that go down for this sort of thing? I wouldn't have a clue where to start but would love to pitch in some sacks !

Thu, 08 Aug 2019 23:34:23 GMT

I would be in

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 02:16:55 GMT

Wine tech in Midnapore sells 2 row pale malt for $60 a 55lb bag is where I buy mine, Michel is a stand up guy too. Would a bulk buy save much money?

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 15:58:09 GMT

There are group malt purchases that come around a few times a year. I will let the guys who run it chime in, but yes, the savings are worth it, as 55lb bags are under $30. As a group you have to buy a tonne, or pallet of 40 bags to get those prices. Spring 2019 was the last one I was aware of.

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 03:37:20 GMT

FYI- I was passing thru Strathmore today and did a quick visit to Origin Malting. After some friendly discussion thru Kyle (Ops Mgr), was able to purchase a 50 lb bag of malt for $37.50 as a Yeast Wrangler. Sounds like this is the cost they give to breweries as well. Not too shabby. Can't vouch for the malt just yet but it smells great. Very fresh smelling. Their commercial brewery customers are top notch. As Dakota mentioned the other group buy for Gambrinus malts is a bit cheaper if you can wait. Think the bags are 55 lbs as well. [20190809_213418](//

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 17:24:58 GMT

Origin Malts are excellent products - using their Pils and Munich currently. Went to their 2nd B-Day celebration last week, and sampled their line up of beers made from their own malts: all were great! I think you will have excellent results as well!

Chris Young
Sun, 25 Aug 2019 20:06:41 GMT

Wes Devauld Is the guy who now organizes the Gambrinus group malt buys. email him to be put on the group list. Probably next buy this fall.

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 14:54:46 GMT

Wow, great info!

Chris Young
Mon, 26 Aug 2019 23:13:44 GMT

I just got an email announcing fall malt order is being organized. Contact Chris Braun for details.

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 20:57:34 GMT

Please close this thread. The group malt purchase has been closed.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:35:18 GMT

Ugh, looks like I missed this. Anyone else need more grain?

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 17:48:33 GMT

Has there been any consideration to group buying from Rahr Malting? You'd think their costs would be very low due to their high volume production and shipping distance to Calgary is shorter from Alix, AB vs. Armstrong, BC. Guessing the downside would be less variety of malt types.

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:03:16 GMT

We have talked to them and Origin Malting in the past, and even with the shipping, Gambrinus was still less expensive per bag. But it would definitely be easier for me to run out there to buy 3 bags than go to Armstrong.