- Nov 25, 2010
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OK stay safe OBIndeed CC
I think that we need to rethink when we might buy based on the unfolding Covid situation. I suspect that it will become more difficult for lot's of others as well. As it is all of Cheshire - that includes us lot in the posh end of Cheshire
We need to change plans
Hi BBDo I have to PM someone to arrange my order ?
Hi PeteHi OB this sounds like a great venture to be a part of, I’m in Stockport but can get wherever needed to pick up. I’d be in for a bag of MO and maybe a few other bits, just a couple of questions, how should it be stored when opened and how long before it spoils. Thanks, Pete.
Thanks OB, fully understand about the covid situation, I’m in no rush, just honing the process with kits at the moment. Robbies eh, my brew buddy went on the tour last yr he says he’s taking me when we’re allowed out into the big world again.Hi Pete
The last consignment we bought had a best buy date nearly two years away
The key in terms of storage, of course, is not to encourage vermin and so I would suggest air tight containers and regular clean up of any spilled grains
As you know, because of covid not sure when we will be going ahead (hopefully not too long) but I will add your interest to the list and pm you when we have a clear timescale
Stockport! - for a while I was a tour guide at Robbies Brewery
If you need someone to take 2 or 3 kg each of goldings, Bramling x, northern brewer and challenger hops please let me know!Hi
I live in Sandbach and have come across Staffordshire Breweries Malt, Yeast & Finings - Staffordshire Brewery
We can buy crushed malt and S - 04 yeast there cheaply but in big quantities at quite a saving
chopps' table illustrates this
Trouble is you have to buy 25kg bags - now that's OK for Pale but for other malts it is too much for me to use before it might spoil
However, if we collaborated in buying we could buy our malt cheaper and split between us those malts that we use less of. The more bags you buy the less their handing charge. Potentially though we could buy Muntons Pale at 64p per kg if we bought 20+ bags
Yeast - they only seem to do S - 04 - you can buy in 500g packs - but if we split it and vacuum sealed them in small bags - a 11.5 g sachet would cost about 78p
Their delivery charge is £50 per one location drop so it would be probably best if a couple of us went to collect (Cheddleton near Leek) and brought the ingredients back to one central location - I would be happy if that were my house
The question at this stage is - might you be interested in a buying club, if so which malts might you be interested in and would the yeast be of interest?
I am sending this message out to about 20 home brewers in South Cheshire but please forward to any else you think might be interested
Once I have an idea what level of interest there is we would have to agree things like how the money would work because the brewery would only want to deal with one purchaser, so any ideas you many have on this would be most welcome