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Which hombrew supplier are you most likely to use and recommend?

Adventure In Homebrewing
3 (17.6%)
Home Brew Stuff
2 (11.8%)
Midwest Brewer's Supply
0 (0%)
More Beer
6 (35.3%)
Northern Brewer
6 (35.3%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: January 02, 2015, 10:25:08 PM

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Offline HomeBrewAnswers

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Homebrew Suppliers
« on: November 03, 2014, 10:25:08 PM »
Looking to find great home-brew equipment from a great supplier.

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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2014, 10:52:19 PM »
A Google search would yield plenty of options.

MoreBeer
Williams
Adventure in homebrewing
Austin Homebrew
Rebel brewer
Northern brewer/Midwest supplies
Plus countless others that sell equipment only

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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2014, 10:52:57 PM »
AiH is my LHBS, so they get my vote.
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2014, 11:40:32 PM »
A Google search would yield plenty of options.

MoreBeer
Williams
Adventure in homebrewing
Austin Homebrew
Rebel brewer
Northern brewer/Midwest supplies
Plus countless others that sell equipment only
+1 - I use each of these sites pretty regularly and they are all very good.
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 01:10:28 AM »
I've used Morebeer, MidwestSupplies, Northern Brewer, Rebel, Keystone Homebrew and Austin Homebrew. Have had excellent experience with all of them.
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 12:30:48 PM »
I buy most of my stuff at my local homebrew supply shop.  I've known these folks for years and they always treat me well.  Kettles and kegs I usually buy online.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2014, 12:45:17 PM »
I buy local unless I cant

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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2014, 01:14:32 PM »
While I appreciate having the option to buy from big players like those listed above, I find that its more important to support your local shop as much as possible. It's harder to create new brewers if they don't have a local place or resource to check the hobby out beforehand.

One good thing about these on-line resources is that they help keep everyone honest. You know what the best prices are and your local shop should be somewhere in the ballpark. Do remember to add the cost of shipping and the wait when considering an online retailer. Its not appropriate to point out that Megabrew is selling something for a dollar less and forget that its going to cost way more than a dollar to get it to you!
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2014, 01:16:29 PM »
I get at least half my equipment and 90% of my yeast from High Gravity.  The rest split between the usual suspect major online suppliers.

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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2014, 03:03:52 PM »
+1 to Jim and Martin.

I buy most of my ingredients from 7 bridges on line but only because they are the only outlet for organic brewing ingredients. anything else I get locally (yeast, nutrients, salts, equipment, etc)
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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2014, 03:35:41 PM »
I buy as much of my grain locally as I can from whichever shop gives me the best price. I know the markup on grain is ridiculous but it's still cheaper to buy locally than order online with shipping. Over the past year I have bought equipment from both AiH and Morebeer and been happy with the service and products.

I've had terrible experiences with both Austin Homebrew and Brewmaster's Warehouse. I know I am not alone in my negative experiences with either.
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2014, 01:43:07 AM »
I always get excellent service from the Grape and Granary in Ohio, in addition to Northern Brewer, MoreBeer, and my LHBS the Grape Grain & Bean.  My purchases are pretty even between all of them so I don't feel too horrible about not always shopping local, etc. -- why not support them all! -- not to mention that I drive past Northern Brewer in Milwaukee a couple times a year so in a way they could be considered my LHBS as well.
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2014, 01:46:57 AM »
I shop local for grains and some equipment. My most local shop sells beer line at $1 a foot. That is stupid high. All hops are bought online along with the few pieces of new hardware I add from time to time. I'd say I spend 95% of my money locally.

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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2014, 02:41:40 AM »
Here is another shout-out to Grape & Granary.  I live close enough that I can start a mash, run to the store and get home before the mash is over.  The only time I buy anything anywhere else is when Grape & Granary doesn't carry it.  I have used Northern Brewer and Williams before and would not hesitate to buy from either one of them again.
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Re: Homebrew Suppliers
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 03:23:15 AM »
I don't even live in Akron anymore, but I have shopped at Grape and Granary twice while visiting my folks who do still live in Akron. Like that shop and would definitely frequent if I ever move back to akron
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