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Marc Sintek
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Username: Msintek

Post Number: 45
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2005 - 09:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I need to know where to purchase some french pilsner malt. Northern country I know about but by the time the shipping costs get figured (I reside in omaha, ne) it costs more to ship than it does to buy. Any ideas, hints?
 

Greg Beron
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Username: Gberon

Post Number: 433
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 04:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Marc, I think you'll have to resign yourself to buying from North Country. I've been looking for a distributor for Malteries Franco Belge products so I can restock the few French malts I carry, and North Country is the only one I can find. And it costs a whole lot more to ship to us here in L.A.
Greg Beron
Culver City Home Brewing Supply
www.brewsupply.com
 

MJR
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Username: Mjr

Post Number: 199
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 04:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Another plug for North Country and Malteries Franco Belge malts here.

By going in with a bunch of other local homebrewers, I'm getting my sack of French pils malt for around $22, before shipping.

 

Marc Sintek
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Username: Msintek

Post Number: 46
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for the help. Looks like I will have to bite the bullet.
 

David Nelson
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Username: Realale

Post Number: 8
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 06:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As another one in the St. Louis bulk grain buy (thanks to MJR), I have to say that this is the way to go if you can. Shipping for a 2200 lb. pallet is only $155. When you compare that to $20 bucks a sack or so, the savings are significant. Try to scare up a score of fellow homebrewers and you should be in business.

All that being said, even ordering a few sacks at time (I think the first price break at North Country on shipping is at 4 sacks) is still cheaper than what my LHBS charges for higher-end malts on a per sack basis. North Country's customer service has always been excellent for me.

The MFB pilsner is a very nice malt, BTW.

Cheers,

Dave
 

PalerThanAle
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Username: Palerthanale

Post Number: 1439
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 04, 2005 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

<French malts-where to find them

I give up.

PTA
(Partially French, but have never dropped a rifle)
Common sense is the least common of all senses.