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  • E.W.
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 5

    Online spice buying??

    Do any of you have a good online source that you use for spices? I'm stuck with the basics at my local supermarket, and between prices and limited selections I'm leaning toward a "one stop shop" online source. I have recently heard of Penzeys, but any other suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.
  • MBMorgan
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    • Sep 2015
    • 6169
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    #2
    Penzys is always good.
    Last edited by MBMorgan; September 9, 2016, 07:19 PM.

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    • Atalanta
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 430
      • Barnsley's Ford
      • Grills: 22" Weber (wood handles) (another Weber on the way), Lodge Sportsman "hibachi"
        Smoker: None yet, part of why I joined
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        Adult Beverages: Fighting Cock Bourbon, Leinny Shandy, Troegs Mad Elf

      #3
      I like Penn Herb. They have two stores in Philly and an extensive web site. When I need less than a pound, or something a little more exotic (like quinine bark for making tonic), I go there first. Prices are decent and their re-designed main store is AMAZING.

      When I want something in bulk (like hibiscus flowers) I go to Herbalcom.com. They're based in Indiana. They only sell in bulk (unless it's something really expensive) and their prices are very good. They have a flat rate shipping charge, so I try to make sure I have a large order when placing it.

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      • rat88
        Banned Former Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 262

        #4
        I get my bulk stuff from sausagemaker dot com

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        • Potkettleblack
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 1961
          • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
          • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
            Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
            For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
            Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
            Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

          #5
          The Spice House.

          Just did an order: dried Anaheim chiles (could not find in the mexican markets by my house), maple sugar (thinking of using it in the next iteration of MMD), Aleppo pepper (will find a use), blue cheese powder (ditto... probably a steak rub), shallots (because they are kinda magic), sumac (went to Turkey a year or two ago, have seen the light here), California sweet paprika, spanish smoked hot paprika.

          The site is, to be honest, a wee bit overwhelming.
          Last edited by Potkettleblack; September 12, 2016, 12:19 PM.

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          • gregtr1
            Club Member
            • Feb 2016
            • 37
            • Northeast Indiana
            • Northeast Indiana
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              Like to try different craft beers and collect growlers, many favorites, Sam Adams Lager is my every day go-to beer

            #6
            I like this place. Good selection, decent prices. And they are based in my hometown: https://www.americanspice.com/

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            • DWCowles
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 9709
              • Smiths Grove, Ky
              • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

              #7
              +1 on Penzey's

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              • GadjetGriller
                Club Member
                • Dec 2015
                • 726
                • Lubbock tx
                • I have 3 outdoor devices (plus a couple indoor items) Starting with the PBC, Faux Kamado Kooker,(Akorn metal Kamado) & Oklahoma Joe offset grill and smoker. I use the FireBoard WiFi Thermometer. IQ110 (heat control device for akorn) recently acquired a Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-INFRARED 3-in-1 Roaster, Smoker and Grill, I also have A Anova & Joule Sous Vide Wands and The Steakager ( a unit for Dry aging big hunks of meat!)

                #8
                Ditto on the Penzeys (probably all the spice houses do this but) they always send along a extra something like last time it was BBQ 3000 a BBQ rub came in real handy when friends show up and say hey can you cook this for tonight??

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                • eddiecalder
                  Former Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 45
                  • canada

                  #9
                  Is there a website that will customize a rub order for you? I know there were supplement companies that would do this.

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                  • Meathead
                    Administrator
                    • May 2014
                    • 1313
                    • Chicago area
                    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
                      Meathead

                    #10
                    Penzeys is amazing. After you taste their cinnamon you'll never go back.

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                    • fuzzydaddy
                      fuzzydaddy commented
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                      I have some of their vietnamese cinnamon and wow is it ever good.
                  • Steve B
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                    • Jun 2016
                    • 2939
                    • Rockland county New York
                    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
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                    #11
                    Check out (Savory Spice Shops). I've had Good luck with them.

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                    • Hardwarehank
                      Former Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 23
                      • Minnesota

                      #12
                      Based on the recommendation of another pit member I tried out http://www.spicesinc.com/. Been very pleased with everything I've purchased so far. Happy enough to go back and buy 5 pound bags of garlic and onion powder each.

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                      • fuzzydaddy
                        Charter Member
                        • Nov 2014
                        • 4954
                        • Winchester TN
                        • Hardware
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                          MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

                        #13
                        I shop at Penzeys.

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                        • FireMan
                          Charter Member
                          • Jul 2015
                          • 7623
                          • Bottom of Winnebago

                          #14
                          I could open up a small branch store with all the Penzey's l have in my stock. Agree with Meathead, plus they have stores all over the country.

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                          • HorseDoctor
                            HorseDoctor commented
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                            Crisper drawers in my "beer fridge" are full of Penzey's spice packages! Free shipping on a $30 order if you don't have a store nearby.

                          • ecowper
                            ecowper commented
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                            HorseDoctor that's a brilliant solution. Now I know where I'm keeping my fresh herbs AND I know what to do with the "wasted space" in the beer fridge, which usually just holds beer and meat I'm gonna cook.

                          • rat88
                            rat88 commented
                            Editing a comment
                            1/4 of my shop fridge is filled up with sausage, jerky and BBQ rub spices
                        • Histrix
                          Club Member
                          • May 2016
                          • 458
                          • 757

                          #15
                          Don't forget Amazon. Also, these folks have some neat stuff - http://www.savoryspiceshop.com/

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