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Offline Brewmeisters

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« on: February 28, 2018, 03:31:45 AM »
Everyone has their go to online shop for supplies, whats yours?
I've found some really great stuff at labelpeelers.com
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 03:59:40 AM »
Umm, just a heads up, Label Peelers is in my area, though not LHBS, but, not only locally but even on the forum, I see they have a reputation for stuff like not refrigerating hops and yeast and other problematic practices. Be careful. MoreBeer is my go to for stuff not at LHBS.  For that matter my LHBS is online at https://www.grapeandgranary.com/ .  Have no idea what they're like online, but they do a lot of business there and are great peeps in real life. And I often turn stuff up on eBay of all places.  Almost my first search now.

EDIT  Point of information.  I've had success on both eBay and Amazon,  but here's something I learned from LHBS who fulfil for Amazon.   I got one or two things off Amazon  that did not deliver as described.  LHBS told me that sellers do not have control of pictures or descriptions on Amazon after they first list,  so if they replace an item in their inventory, it will be impossible to reflect the change.  E.g. I ordered a corny dip tube and got a firestone because Amazon wouldn't let seller update what was actually offered.  Apparently on eBay seller is fully in control.
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 03:48:36 PM »
I use https://www.txbrewing.com/ for most things. 
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 04:50:39 PM »
I've been happy placing orders with Adventures in Homebrewing, which bought out Austin Homebrew not long ago so I can get orders shipped from their Austin location easily. I've also been happy with orders from Morebeer and Farmhouse Brewing Supply. Farmhouse used to carry a lot of low price hop deals but I think I bought them all at one point.

When I buy hops in bulk I've bought from Hops Direct and been happy with price and quality.

I know there are good hop sellers on ebay but I tend to buy hops when shops sell them at deep discounts and keep a bulk surplus. I'm sure if I brewed more APA and IPA I'd have a different buying strategy.
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 05:05:47 PM »
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Ted Hausotter on eBay (aka Hop Heaven) has great prices all the time, and best quality available.  He selects lots and pelletizes himself.  Never had any hops so good.  But yeah Hops Direct is also great and at a good price. They also do their own pelletizing, but you have to buy by the whole pound.
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 02:20:50 AM »
What about buying bags of grain from the local brewery? Is that bad? It’s local, but, it cuts out the LHBS.

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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2018, 02:25:30 AM »
What about buying bags of grain from the local brewery? Is that bad? It’s local, but, it cuts out the LHBS.
I've been in the LHBS when a local brewer runs in for just one bag of malt to hold him over because a delivery was delayed.  So if you buy from him, and he buys from them, it's all good!
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2018, 04:35:46 PM »
I rarely shop online. I have a super excellent local homebrew shop that stocks every ingredient I could ever need and has a very good selection of equipment and accessories. What they don't have they will order for me at no extra cost. When I do order online it's usually from Adventures in Homebrewing but even then, they are only an hour and a half south of me and I combine downstate family visits with a shopping trip at AiHB about as often as I buy from them online.
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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2018, 06:19:58 PM »
MoreBeer, almost exclusively. Used to also order from a homebrew place up in Annapolis that shipped, but they're gone now. (Just a brick and mortar store under the new ownership.)

The frustrations I have with craft beer are pretty closely mirrored in homebrew ingredient supply: Lack of options, and the options are all stale. (Or poorly documented...)
Corn is a fine adjunct in beer.

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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2018, 11:54:34 PM »
I use Great Fermentations. 


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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 01:13:04 AM »
I use Great Fermentations. 


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Me too, I really miss having Rebel somewhat local. I really need to find a group buy for sack grain.


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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 02:16:13 AM »
I use Great Fermentations. 


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Me too, I really miss having Rebel somewhat local. I really need to find a group buy for sack grain.


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Rebel reopened.

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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 01:25:35 PM »
I use Great Fermentations. 


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Me too, I really miss having Rebel somewhat local. I really need to find a group buy for sack grain.


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Rebel reopened.

But are they in Nashville or Minnesota now?


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Re: Online shopping
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2018, 03:41:12 PM »
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