Assholes have been jacking up their grain prices to levels that I'm having a hard time stomaching.
Called them up a couple of days ago, looking for a quote for 2 bags of grain: Rahr 2-row and Weyermann Pils. Guy who runs the shop (asst. store mgr, who I'd dealt with in the past; ok enough to deal with, but severely lacking in anything approaching decent people skills) answers and I tell him what I'm looking for.
He says for the above grains in 55lb bags, will be ~$63.00 and change, including tax and 10% off (which they give most everyone).
I'm not impressed. A year ago, Rahr 2-row was closer to ~$40/55lb bag. I get that Weyermann is more expensive, but a bag of Rahr costing nearly $60/bag is BS.
Fast-forward to today:
I just got off the phone w/ the folks at Label Peelers. (Based on prior posts from Brother Ken and Brother Chils).
Much nicer folks to deal with, and as mentioned in the "who's brewing" thread, I will get a much better deal having them ship grain directly to my house.
For 2 bags of Swaen Pils (which I've not used before but I know Ken likes a lot), I will be paying a total of ~$58/bag, shipped. And they told me if I order early enough in the day, they can usually get the order prepped and shipped within 24 hours (if not the same day), then it's another 2-3 days (max) for FedEx to deliver, right to my garage door.
That, I can live with.