« on: November 06, 2014, 07:18:10 PM »
I get staple hops in bulk, but I buy specialty hops at the LHBS, together with sacks of grain. Nothing but help when I ask and because I buy regularly, I get special discounted deals on things that they have - such as yeast that is not yet expired, but getting legs...which I gladly use for a starter without issue or first shot at something new that is coming out. I prefer to keep the LHBS in business, but I'm not going to pay excessively for the basic stuff. So for me it's convenience (service?), with price lagging a bit behind that.