Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Greg Hammon » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 21:24:38



Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
have to go all the way back east.

TIA.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Edmond Dantes, The Count of Monte Crist » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 22:48:11


Well, since I'm a Cincinnati native, I can heartily recommend Dan
Listermann's shop.      www.listermann.com
Good Luck,
Brad



Quote:
>Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
>[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
>and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
>don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
>other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
>have to go all the way back east.

>TIA.


 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Greg Hammon » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 22:57:55


Thanks Brad, though still 2000 miles away.


Quote:

> Well, since I'm a Cincinnati native, I can heartily recommend Dan
> Listermann's shop.      www.listermann.com
> Good Luck,
> Brad



> >Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
> >[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
> >and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
> >don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
> >other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
> >have to go all the way back east.

> >TIA.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Thomas T. Veldhous » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:06:18




Quote:
> Well, since I'm a Cincinnati native, I can heartily recommend Dan
> Listermann's shop.      www.listermann.com
> Good Luck,
> Brad

Not very left coast eh?  :)

Really though, this guy probably shouldn't limit himself to west coast, but
rather to the overall price and quality.  It may be that Dan can give a
better deal then somebody a little more westerly, depending upon the
product.

Tom Veldhouse

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by ferlin husk » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:59:43


You might try asking a local brewery to add a couple sacks onto their order.
Mad river brew co. here in northern california sells ingredients to
homebrewers for real good prices.  I have even gotten them to special order
bags for me that they don't buy normally.

good luck!

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by bregen » Wed, 17 Sep 2003 23:46:58



Quote:

>Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
>[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
>and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
>don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
>other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
>have to go all the way back east.

Greg, where exactly are you located? Oak Barrel in Berkeley has very good prices
on bulk grains, and club members (Bay Area Mashers) get a discount. Not sure if
they carry British lager malts, but they do have Crisp and Durst as well as
domestic.
 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Scott Lindne » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 01:13:11


That's how I get my grains in bulk.  I go to a local brewery.  Thankfully
they have a store front already set up for local homebrewers so I didn't
even have to make a special request.  They just do it for us.  It's great
because the prices are super cheap and they let us use there mill if they
aren't using it at the time.

Scott


Quote:
> You might try asking a local brewery to add a couple sacks onto their
order.
> Mad river brew co. here in northern california sells ingredients to
> homebrewers for real good prices.  I have even gotten them to special
order
> bags for me that they don't buy normally.

> good luck!

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Dwigh » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 05:38:57


If you're in the Northwest, my LHBS,  Homebrew Heaven in Everett, WA
(http://www.homebrewheaven.com/) has good bulk prices.

Prost,

Dwight



Quote:
>Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
>[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
>and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
>don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
>other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
>have to go all the way back east.

>TIA.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Brewer Bo » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 07:49:52


Quote:

> Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
> [50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
> and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
> don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
> other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
> have to go all the way back east.

> TIA.

Try Certified Foods in San Leandro. http://www.certifiedfoods.com.
Their website is not up to date. They no longer carry Durst malts but,
carry the whole Weissheimer line. They take cah and personal checks only
and you have to buy whole sack.

Brewer Bob

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Greg Hammon » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:14:25


Well, yeah, I think that's true, and I didn't measn to suggest
annything else. Total price is what counts, so long as I am getting
what I want. But it has been my experience that sacks of grain are
expensive to ship, so I focused on some closer UPS zones. That's all.


Quote:

> Really though, this guy probably shouldn't limit himself to west coast, but
> rather to the overall price and quality.  It may be that Dan can give a
> better deal then somebody a little more westerly, depending upon the
> product.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Greg Hammon » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:16:17


Thanks. I am in the East Bay!


Quote:


> >Anyone know of a reliable, reasonably priced place to order bulk grains
> >[50-55 pund sacks] from other than B3? They've got a good selection,
> >and they're local, but there are a few things I am looking for they
> >don't seem to have, for example, a British lager malt [Munton's or
> >other]. Willing to pay for some shipping costs, but would prefer not to
> >have to go all the way back east.

> Greg, where exactly are you located? Oak Barrel in Berkeley has very good
> prices
> on bulk grains, and club members (Bay Area Mashers) get a discount. Not sure
> if
> they carry British lager malts, but they do have Crisp and Durst as well as
> domestic.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Nowhere Ma » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:20:24


You're kidding! I work in San Leandro; do they have a retail storefront?


Quote:

> Try Certified Foods in San Leandro. http://www.certifiedfoods.com.
> Their website is not up to date. They no longer carry Durst malts but,
> carry the whole Weissheimer line. They take cah and personal checks only
> and you have to buy whole sack.

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Brewer Bo » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:19:38


Quote:

> You're kidding! I work in San Leandro; do they have a retail storefront?



>>Try Certified Foods in San Leandro. http://www.certifiedfoods.com.
>>Their website is not up to date. They no longer carry Durst malts but,
>>carry the whole Weissheimer line. They take cah and personal checks only
>>and you have to buy whole sack.

Go to their website and/or phone them with a "will call" order. Pick up
at the arranged time. Bring cash or write a personal check. They can't
make change so a personal check maybe the way to go.

Brewer Bob

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Greg Hammon » Wed, 08 Oct 2003 08:50:12


Thanks again for this recommendation. Went there today; what a great
place. True AG heaven.

Picked up 4 sacks today of Fawcett/Gleneagles Golden Promise Pale Ale,
Fawcett Lager, Gambrinus Honey Malt, & Briess 2-row Rye. Totaled out at
$112 including tax, which is a tremendous improvement over the [good]
LHBS. Ordinarily, I would not buy such large quantities of the Honey
Malt & the Rye, but the prices are so good, that there's no real point
in not doing it. And it just means I'll have to brew more beer.

Thanks much for the recommendation!


Quote:


> > You're kidding! I work in San Leandro; do they have a retail storefront?



> >>Try Certified Foods in San Leandro. http://www.certifiedfoods.com.
> >>Their website is not up to date. They no longer carry Durst malts but,
> >>carry the whole Weissheimer line. They take cah and personal checks only
> >>and you have to buy whole sack.

> Go to their website and/or phone them with a "will call" order. Pick up
> at the arranged time. Bring cash or write a personal check. They can't
> make change so a personal check maybe the way to go.

> Brewer Bob

 
 
 

Good Source for Bulk Grains on Left Coast?

Post by Brewer Bo » Thu, 09 Oct 2003 14:22:24


I'm gald it worked out for you. I'm top posting for anyone whom might
have missed the thread and lives in thr S.F. Bay area. I was turnied on
to Certified Foods by Chris in Santa Cruz....thanks Chris!!!!

Cheers & Beers & Wine & Coffee(my 2 new hobbies)

Brewer Bob

Quote:

> Thanks again for this recommendation. Went there today; what a great
> place. True AG heaven.

> Picked up 4 sacks today of Fawcett/Gleneagles Golden Promise Pale Ale,
> Fawcett Lager, Gambrinus Honey Malt, & Briess 2-row Rye. Totaled out at
> $112 including tax, which is a tremendous improvement over the [good]
> LHBS. Ordinarily, I would not buy such large quantities of the Honey
> Malt & the Rye, but the prices are so good, that there's no real point
> in not doing it. And it just means I'll have to brew more beer.

> Thanks much for the recommendation!




>>>You're kidding! I work in San Leandro; do they have a retail storefront?



>>>>Try Certified Foods in San Leandro. http://www.certifiedfoods.com.
>>>>Their website is not up to date. They no longer carry Durst malts but,
>>>>carry the whole Weissheimer line. They take cah and personal checks only
>>>>and you have to buy whole sack.

>>Go to their website and/or phone them with a "will call" order. Pick up
>>at the arranged time. Bring cash or write a personal check. They can't
>>make change so a personal check maybe the way to go.

>>Brewer Bob