April 2021 North West & Midlands Malt Group Buy

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Hi All,

The Jan/Feb Group buy is now closed, so we can start building the next one from today.

As we get toward the minimum order with the maltster (40 sacks) I hope that travel will have become safer, and with some relaxation of the restrictions for journeys, especially for those a longer distance away.
Based on last time, I'd expect that we will be ordering for end of March, maybe sooner.

With that in mind, please send your provisional order by direct message to @Obadiah Boondoggle

No hard commitment is needed right now, as things might change with the lockdown restrictions, but it would help us to plan if we can get an idea of the group quantity. We will confirm with you nearer to the delivery date, to finalise what you need.

Currently collection from CW11, as last time, if safe and legal to do so.
As things become clearer potentially we hope to resume the original plan of local member collection points around the region and split pack quantities.

Prices (below) are all-inclusive and even include a handy sack with every purchase to carry your malt home in.
The price you see is the price you pay.

BASE MALTS
Pale Planet Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Extra Pale Planet Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Craft Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pilsner Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Lager Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Maris Otter Malt£17.30 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Extra Pale Maris Otter Malt£17.30 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Mild Malt£15.58 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale 50/50 MO/Propino£16.38 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Super Pale Malt£17.65 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Organic Ale Malt£25.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
SPECIALITY MALTS
Crushed unless stated otherwise
Munich£17.05 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Vienna£18.03 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Cara Malt 10£27.65 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Cara Malt 30£20.68 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 110£20.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 150£20.80 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 240£20.48 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 400£19.70 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Light Chocolate£21.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Chocolate£21.00 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Amber£21.95 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Brown£21.90 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Black£19.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Roasted Barley£18.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Toasted Barley Flakes£20.88 / 20kg sack.
Wheat Malt£17.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Malted Wheat Flakes£17.98 / 25kg sack.
Torrified Wheat£17.20 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Melanoidin Wheat£17.23 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Rye Malt£20.60 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Dark Crystal Rye Malt£23.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Malted Rye Flakes£25.10 / 25kg sack.
Oat Malt£25.33 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Dextrin Malt£16.18 / 25kg sack, crushed.
 

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Thanks so much for doing this again. Looks like I'm in for this one!
 

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We have not set an exact date for the next buy for two reasons:

- We want to ensure that people can travel again so that they can collect, i.e when covid restrictions allow

- The magic number is 40 i.e. the number of bags on one pallet. This minimises delivery costs

If these two conditions are satisfied before April - we will go ahead whenever we are ready.

So we can start the next buy we would like people to say (now if they can) what they would have once travel restrictions are lifted

This is just an expression of interest at the moment and not a commitment on any ones part

When we have a 40 bag order and travel restrictions are lifted I will pm you to ask do you still want the bags you have expressed an initial interest in - if not - that's Ok. This just allows us to start to build the order

We will also look to provide 3kg bags of any of the malts if you would like to order some of these

In terms of price of the 3kg bags just take the price of a 25kg bag and divide it by 25 and then times it by 3

E.g. Pilsner @ £15.53 per bag

15.53 / 25 = 63p per Kg (assuming we round up) :?:

3 X 63p = £1.89 :tinhat:

So 3 kg Pilsner for £1.89 clapa

If you need it bagging (as opposed to bringing your own bag) - there would be a small charge for a bag

All these prices are, of course, based on collection from CW11

So please, anyone reading this, fire ahead with your order based on the above
 

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Our understanding of the road map out of covid is that we should all be free again to travel by April

We, therefore, are planning to buy early April ish - so please let me have your interest by pm for 25kg & 3 kg bags
 

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Our understanding of the road map out of covid is that we should all be free again to travel by April

We, therefore, are planning to buy early April ish - so please let me have your interest by pm for 25kg & 3 kg bags
I don't yet know how to interpret the rules for Wales, but it may be a bit longer for this side of the border.

Maybe someone could throw the bags over the border fence?
 

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I don't yet know how to interpret the rules for Wales, but it may be a bit longer for this side of the border.

Maybe someone could throw the bags over the border fence?
:laugh8: We could try - hopefully it will be sorted by then; if not, no commitment on your part at this point
 
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Nearly as good as the cards they were handing out in the local bar in Shannon bridge Ireland!
Bring this card in tomorrow for free beer 🍺
 

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I have just had a query from someone that I wanted to clarify for all

The group buy is open to anyone, no matter how long you have been a member of the forum for, (even people from Stoke) and who is happy to collect from S Cheshire - when Boris allows which we are hoping will be April time
 

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It's possible that due to the generosity of one member we might be able to arrange a collection point in Lancaster

So if you are in travelling distance of there and would be interested in some malt please let me know, so we can see how feasible it might be
 

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Just by way of an update

As you know we intend to buy again in April (but not before) so that people can travel to collect. If the roadmap out of lockdown changes we would need to review this

However, we are nearly at our 40 bag limit and so if you are watching and waiting!

Some 3kg bags have been ordered and at this stage we have decided that the only 3kg bags that will be available this time round now will be (cost for 3kg bag, all crushed and collected from CW11)

Amber Malt @ £2.64 - 13kgs available
Cara30 @ £2.49 - 12.5kgs available
Chocolate Malt @ £2.52 - All gone
Dextrin @ £1.95 - 19 14 kgs available
Light Chocolate Malt @ £2.52 - 12.5kgs available
Vienna Malt @ £2.16 now gone
 
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I recall you saying that our little buyer's club could access the Crisp catalogue as well as Muntons. Is that the position with this round or will it be explored in future rounds? The reason for asking is that, with all the chat in the Bitter thread, I'm quite keen to try Crisp's Chevallier Heritage
 

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Hi BR

We are going with Muntons on this occasion because they still owe us a favour from the last buy

I would be interested in views from others on the forum as to whether we would like to try Crisp next time

They do do some different malts

They are dearer than Muntons for some malts but cheaper for others

Good question, thanks for raising it
 

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Hi BC

Yes all are still available in 25kgs for collection as below


BASE MALTS
Pale Planet Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Extra Pale Planet Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Craft Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pilsner Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Lager Malt£15.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Maris Otter Malt£17.30 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Extra Pale Maris Otter Malt£17.30 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Mild Malt£15.58 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale 50/50 MO/Propino£16.38 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Super Pale Malt£17.65 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Organic Ale Malt£25.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
SPECIALITY MALTS
Crushed unless stated otherwise
Munich£17.05 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Vienna£18.03 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Cara Malt 10£27.65 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Cara Malt 30£20.68 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 110£20.53 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 150£20.80 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 240£20.48 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Crystal 400£19.70 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Light Chocolate£21.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Chocolate£21.00 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Amber£21.95 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Brown£21.90 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Black£19.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Roasted Barley£18.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Toasted Barley Flakes£20.88 / 20kg sack.
Wheat Malt£17.85 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Malted Wheat Flakes£17.98 / 25kg sack.
Torrified Wheat£17.20 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Melanoidin Wheat£17.23 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Pale Rye Malt£20.60 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Dark Crystal Rye Malt£23.10 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Malted Rye Flakes£25.10 / 25kg sack.
Oat Malt£25.33 / 25kg sack, crushed.
Dextrin Malt£16.18 / 25kg sack, crushed.


Just let me know and I will pencil you in for a couple of sacks

3kg bags still as posted above earlier today
 

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Just to confirm something else based on a question I have received (thanks there have been some good questions this time)

Muntons have confirmed that they do the whole range (as per my initial post) uncrushed. Each sack is 17p cheaper than the crushed sack across the board

If you wish you could order uncrushed, and it would arrive on a mixed pallet - mixed pallet not mixed bag!
 

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Hi OB,

Could you put me down for 25Kilo Pale Maris Otter please?

Best regards,

Mike.
 

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Much better than last week, thank you. Don’t know what I got, but I slept from 8pm Wednesday til 10am Thursday!!!

Brewing tomorrow, Goody Goody..

Mike.
 

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Much better than last week, thank you. Don’t know what I got, but I slept from 8pm Wednesday til 10am Thursday!!!

Brewing tomorrow, Goody Goody..

Mike.
Great - I brewed some Duvel today - never brewed it before - but looking good so far

OG and fermenter volume bang on
 
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