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bobaftt
05-22-2008, 06:18 PM
Do you guys buy your spices in bulk so that you can mix up your rubs or do you use the little canisters from the grocery store. if you buy in bulk where do you buy them?

Bride of Roo(BQ'n)
05-22-2008, 06:21 PM
Sams carrys most of the basic ingrediants, or there are some online places that Im sure some brothers will chime in with here shortly.... guys...??

n-2-que
05-22-2008, 06:34 PM
we mostly get them from sams club, and our grocery or co-op has the rest. the big bottles.

SpammyQ
05-22-2008, 07:04 PM
Penzey's (http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html) is great for buying spices. All there stuff in nice and fresh.

Kevin
05-22-2008, 07:30 PM
Penzey's (http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html) is great for buying spices. All there stuff in nice and fresh.

Yep, them and Pendery's. Fresh and inexpensive if you buy a pound at a time. Share with your neighbors if it's too much.

Sledneck
05-22-2008, 08:12 PM
I just got 7 pounds of homebbq.com rib rub. it was a lot cheaper than the shakers

Professor Salt
05-22-2008, 08:18 PM
The grocery store packs are expensive. For the most part, I buy bulk packs. I hit the restaurant supply places in the L.A. area (Restaurant Depot, or Surfas), sometimes Costco or Smart & Final (which is a smaller warehouse type place in Western states.

While you can make the argument that big containers go stale after you open them, there's no guarantee of freshness when buying small containers at a market that doesn't turn their inventory fast enough. So I'll take my chances at a restaurant supply place where they're more likely to sell through common spices faster than a supermarket.

McClung
05-22-2008, 09:14 PM
I recently found an asian market (huge asian market) that has a lot of bulk spices at rock bottom prices.

JD McGee
05-22-2008, 09:18 PM
I recently found an asian market (huge asian market) that has a lot of bulk spices at rock bottom prices.

Hey Tim...where would that market be located???:-P

McClung
05-22-2008, 09:20 PM
H-mart in Federal Way, S 312 and Pac Hwy. It's an old QFC.

I'll probably swing by there this weekend and make sure that I'm remembering correctly on the prices.

JD McGee
05-22-2008, 09:32 PM
H-mart in Federal Way, S 312 and Pac Hwy. It's an old QFC.

Cool...thanks Tim. Too bad my wife's Aunt and Uncle no longer live down there...they could hook me up. Hey...it's not THAT far of a road trip though. Do you know if they carry powdered bay leaf? I can't find it anywhere up here.

McClung
05-22-2008, 09:37 PM
I'll look and let you know, they got lots of stuff that I have absolutley no earthly idea of what it is since the signs on a bunch of stuff are in what I'm guessing is Korean! I know Safeway doesn't carry it since I looked last weekend!

cardiac_cadet002
05-22-2008, 10:43 PM
I buy all my spices in bulk at the local health food store, not sure if all of them do that though.

ipls3355
05-22-2008, 10:46 PM
Our local grocery store has bulk spices in the produce section for reasonable prices.

Sawdustguy
05-23-2008, 01:08 AM
We have found the freshest spices from Pendery's Inc (http://www.penderys.com/). That is where we purchase our bulk spices.

OSD
05-23-2008, 06:58 AM
There's a health food and spice shop real close to my shop. They sell me fresh spices ground or unground in bulk.:-D I like grinding the pepper myself.:biggrin: