Have you noticed how much more grain costs now compared to a year ago? Especially crystal malts!
Compared with an order I place a year ago, I paid $4.40 for 1kg of medium Caramalt from Bairds whereas a year ago I paid $2.90, that’s 50% more!
A bag of 2-row was $34.45 and now it’s $38.80 which is not bad but still 12.5% more than a year ago.
In the end, I don’t really care that much since “it is what it is”; I’m just surprised to see such a huge increase in just 1 year. Is it pandemic related or something else? BTW, hop prices are up quite a bit too…