Buying together

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  1. Nov 5, 2014 #1

    kid curry

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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.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2016 #5

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    Thanks for the advice Chewie, I'll give it another shot :thumb:
     
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    I'm in the stoke area and would be willing.


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  7. Dec 5, 2016 #7

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    Just noticed you posted the original question on 05-11-2014, that has to be a forum record. :lol:
     
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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.:thumb:
    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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    You'll have to 'mod' the vacuum sealer (there's youtube vids on how to do it) as regular domestic vacuum sealers dont work on mylar bags
     
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    Hi!
    Thanks for the advice.
    I saw your previous post on this subject and have seen the various mods available, so I'm going into experimental mode!
    Colin
     
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