ThanksJust as a general comment, you probably don't need to go to Cheddleton.
IME local breweries are pretty helpful about this kind of thing for the same reason that Staffs Brewery does it - the more malt they buy (even for resale), the better prices they get from their wholesalers.
Particularly at the moment when things are tough for them with the collapse in pub sales thanks to Tier 2, they will likely have surplus malt in their own stocks that they would be glad to turn into cashflow - it's a practical thing you can do to help them out, without having to go over the border.
Breaking news: just had a reply from Merlins, willing to supply 25kg crushed MO from Fawsetts and will get back with prices on Monday. Saying he can get any malts from them but only in 25kgs.I guess if we can put an order together by mid next week and see who gives us the best price
We are now in the controlling seat - we can set the benchmark which is currently based on Staffs Breweries pricesBreaking news: just had a reply from Merlins, willing to supply 25kg crushed MO from Fawsetts and will get back with prices on Monday. Saying he can get any malts from them but only in 25kgs.
I should be over Wrexham way by December, could pay you half your fuel if you'd be keen to keep a sack at yours for a few days?Looks a great buy and idea if a few get on board...it would probably be worth my while getting a couple of sacks even coming from Wrexham...but not at the moment under the current junta...
As you’ve already established contact, is it possible for you to follow it up, I’m just down the road from Congleton as are some of the others here?I was in contact with Beartown before the lockdown, they were very helpful and offered to sell me some grains, and ever a free brew day. Unfortunately with restrictions and how busy they were I wasn't able to do either. That said, I'm sure if you came to them with a full list they could offer you just above trade prices.