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.
> 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?