Buying hops and grain

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  1. jwolfe1311

    jwolfe1311 Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2014 California

    Where is the best place to buy hops and grain? Only locally or anywhere particular online?
  2. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Minnesota

    Buy hops from a dedicated company, that way you know what you're getting...I mostly use Yakima Valley.

    As for grain, I would just buy locally assuming you have a relatively high traffic LHBS close to you.
  3. mikehartigan

    mikehartigan Disciple (335) Apr 9, 2007 Illinois

    I get most of my hops from HopsDirect. I buy my grain locally in bulk. When you add shipping, it's not a whole lot cheaper to buy online.
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  4. DrMindbender

    DrMindbender Savant (926) Jul 13, 2014 South Carolina

    I buy hops from Yakima Valley too...great service, great selection, great price, fast delivery, great fresh hops, what's not to like? Grains from my LHBS...I get 15% off with American Homebrewers Association discount, and then they put 10% of total back on a reusable card for future purchase, great deal for whatever they carry!
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  5. utahbeerdude

    utahbeerdude Devotee (419) May 2, 2006 Utah

    HopsDirect. LHBS for bulk grain.
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  6. HerbMeowing

    HerbMeowing Aspirant (291) Nov 10, 2010 Virginia

    ... just maybe might could depend on how 'best' is defined.

    Cheapest price?
    Fastest service?
    Largest selection?
    Freshest product?
    Ease of ordering?
    Best packaging?

    I'm willing to wager what's best for me probably ain't what's best for you.
  7. jwolfe1311

    jwolfe1311 Initiate (0) Oct 18, 2014 California

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