Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Newberr » Wed, 29 Nov 2000 04:00:00



I live in southern ID. It's 120 miles at least to any store that sells
grains. If I order In-State, then I have shipping plus taxes. If I drive to
get it, then there is gas + taxes. Buying from other states that have good
prices force me to pay a higher shipping.

Is there a place to get better prices on grains? I would even buy higher
quantity if I could get it here at a decent price. They grow barley all over
the place here, but you sure can't buy malted barley!!

Any Ideas?
Greg

 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Sowe » Thu, 30 Nov 2000 04:00:00


120 miles from malted barley in Idaho?  That must put you around Burley or
Rupert, yes?  I have some friends that brewed in the area.  Can you buy beer on
Sunday yet?  Anyway, you can either take up malting yourself, but that may be
more than you want to get into, or you could have someone drop off grains for
you on their way from Boise.

Your other option is buying in bulk when you get out of town.  A 50 lb bag lasts
me two 15 gallon batches, plus a little left over to practice roasting.  Grain
stores very well so that may be your best bet.  I may be able to hook you up
with some people who can do runs from Boise for you (assuming you're around
Burley).  Let me know.

Quote:

> I live in southern ID. It's 120 miles at least to any store that sells
> grains. If I order In-State, then I have shipping plus taxes. If I drive to
> get it, then there is gas + taxes. Buying from other states that have good
> prices force me to pay a higher shipping.

> Is there a place to get better prices on grains? I would even buy higher
> quantity if I could get it here at a decent price. They grow barley all over
> the place here, but you sure can't buy malted barley!!

> Any Ideas?
> Greg


 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Sowe » Thu, 30 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Damn server problems.  What do I know about these things?
Quote:

> I live in southern ID. It's 120 miles at least to any store that sells
> grains. If I order In-State, then I have shipping plus taxes. If I drive to
> get it, then there is gas + taxes. Buying from other states that have good
> prices force me to pay a higher shipping.

> Is there a place to get better prices on grains? I would even buy higher
> quantity if I could get it here at a decent price. They grow barley all over
> the place here, but you sure can't buy malted barley!!

> Any Ideas?
> Greg

 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Sowe » Thu, 30 Nov 2000 04:00:00


120 miles from malted barley in Idaho?  That must put you around Burley or
Rupert, yes?  I have some friends that brewed in the area.  Can you buy beer on
Sunday yet?  Anyway, you can either take up malting yourself, but that may be
more than you want to get into, or you could have someone drop off grains for
you on their way from Boise.

Your other option is buying in bulk when you get out of town.  A 50 lb bag lasts
me two 15 gallon batches, plus a little left over to practice roasting.  Grain
stores very well so that may be your best bet.  I may be able to hook you up
with some people who can do runs from Boise for you (assuming you're around
Burley).  Let me know.

Quote:

> I live in southern ID. It's 120 miles at least to any store that sells
> grains. If I order In-State, then I have shipping plus taxes. If I drive to
> get it, then there is gas + taxes. Buying from other states that have good
> prices force me to pay a higher shipping.

> Is there a place to get better prices on grains? I would even buy higher
> quantity if I could get it here at a decent price. They grow barley all over
> the place here, but you sure can't buy malted barley!!

> Any Ideas?
> Greg

 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Sowe » Thu, 30 Nov 2000 04:00:00


120 miles from malted barley in Idaho?  That must put you around Burley or
Rupert, yes?  I have some friends that brewed in the area.  Can you buy beer on
Sunday yet?  Anyway, you can either take up malting yourself, but that may be
more than you want to get into, or you could have someone drop off grains for
you on their way from Boise.

Your other option is buying in bulk when you get out of town.  A 50 lb bag lasts
me two 15 gallon batches, plus a little left over to practice roasting.  Grain
stores very well so that may be your best bet.  I may be able to hook you up
with some people who can do runs from Boise for you (assuming you're around
Burley).  Let me know.

Quote:

> I live in southern ID. It's 120 miles at least to any store that sells
> grains. If I order In-State, then I have shipping plus taxes. If I drive to
> get it, then there is gas + taxes. Buying from other states that have good
> prices force me to pay a higher shipping.

> Is there a place to get better prices on grains? I would even buy higher
> quantity if I could get it here at a decent price. They grow barley all over
> the place here, but you sure can't buy malted barley!!

> Any Ideas?
> Greg

 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by Greg Newberr » Thu, 30 Nov 2000 04:00:00


Thanks, I live in Twin Falls. I'm not in Boise or ID Falls very often. Not
often enough unless I buy 6-8 sacks of grain.... Bad area for
home-brewers....  I've thought about the malting, but it would be cheaper to
buy the grain than build a malting room!!

Greg

Quote:

>120 miles from malted barley in Idaho?  That must put you around Burley or
>Rupert, yes?  I have some friends that brewed in the area.  Can you buy
beer on
>Sunday yet?  Anyway, you can either take up malting yourself, but that may
be
>more than you want to get into, or you could have someone drop off grains
for
>you on their way from Boise.

 
 
 

Grain source for Southern Idaho?

Post by zinc » Fri, 01 Dec 2000 14:34:38


Greg,

once upon a time i lived in SLC, UT. i know there is one helluva great
brew shop there. so, i suggest you make a day of it and take a road
trip to SLC to stock up on grain. considering i used to drive through
Twin Falls on my way to Seattle on a regular basis i know it's not so
bad!

the shop is called The Beer Nut (http://www.beernut.com/) and i've
never seen anything like it in Toronto. this city has probably 10
times as many people and tons of lame beer. it's actually easier to
buy beer in UT than here!

slainte,
-pjf

Quote:

> Thanks, I live in Twin Falls. I'm not in Boise or ID Falls very often. Not
> often enough unless I buy 6-8 sacks of grain.... Bad area for
> home-brewers....  I've thought about the malting, but it would be cheaper to
> buy the grain than build a malting room!!

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