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Old 05-11-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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Are there any members around the Stoke on Trent area who would be interested in getting together to buy ingredients etc. and hopefully save some money?

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Are there any members around the Stoke on Trent area who would be interested in getting together to buy ingredients etc. and hopefully save some money?

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am based in london, but would otherwise sorry


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Kent here but a great idea, good luck
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It could be worthwhile looking for local homebrew or winemaking groups in your area, run a few adds on gumtree or similar social sites.
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Thanks for the advice Chewie, I'll give it another shot
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I'm in the stoke area and would be willing.


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Thanks for the advice Chewie, I'll give it another shot
Just noticed you posted the original question on 05-11-2014, that has to be a forum record.
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I'm in Telford so it might be feasible although the travel time might make it a none starter?

Another option that a few people on here use is to contact a local brewery and see if they'll sell you ingredients on the cheap.
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Buy in bulk as it does work out cheaper but then if you are tight for storage that may be a problem.
I have a mate who also brews and we would regularly take turns saving on postage.
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Hi!
I've been looking into this as SWMBO wants a vacuum sealing gizmo.
Buying 5kg Cascade hops (for example) works out at £1.80 per 100g, a Mylar bag is about 10p (cheaper if sourced from China), and postage about £1.25. That's £3.15 for 100g hops, p&p included. Of course, postage rates per 100g would be cheaper on larger packets.
I don't know whether that's cheap enough to make all the effort worthwhile.


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