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Old 11-19-2008, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default AHS or MoreBeer! Gift Certificate?

Hi, all. So, if my family offers the gift of homebrewing equipment this holiday season, where should I direct them to get the gift certificate from? MoreBeer or Austing Homebrew Supply? Which has the better bang for the buck, in your opinion?

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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I'd say AHS due to fast and cheap shipping and decent customer service. However, their shipping dept leaves a little to be desired. Out of 10 orders in the last 3 months I have had minor items missing on 4 of them. They do take care of it though. No experience with morebeer, but have heard good things.

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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I would recommend Austin Homebrew Supply. I have really enjoyed all the experiences I had with them and there customer service is top notch.

I have sent emails asking questions and they get right back to you with very good advice. I haven't had any problems with their shipping and I really love the care they use in packaging their materials.

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Morebeer is cheaper for ingredients, but shipping at AHS is cheaper. AHS also has a better selection, Morebeer seems to be out of stock on a lot of stuff a lot of the time.

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Morebeer is cheaper for ingredients, but shipping at AHS is cheaper. AHS also has a better selection, Morebeer seems to be out of stock on a lot of stuff a lot of the time.
True, although shipping at MoreBeer is free for orders over $59, I believe. AHS does have great kits, and yes, I have noticed some inventory issues at MoreBeer.
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I hate paying shiipping if I can avoid it at all. $59 is easy as heck to spend in one shop. This is why I only order from morebeer. Cheaper ingredients + 0 shipping means more batches for me. I just ordered enough grain (44 lbs) plus hops (8 oz) for four batches for $68.

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If you've got a grain mill then moreebeer. Paying extra for the milling negates the savings.

If not then get it from AHS.

You'll be happy with either but for the most part AHS is cheaper.

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I think a grain mill will be my first purchase. Without a grain mill, I'm finding, you can't order in bulk, it's harder to improvise, and you have to rush a bit to brew...once that bag of milled grain arrives, I don't like to let it sit around for long.

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I am going through all of our ingredients and lowing most of the prices. This will also greatly reduce the price of our recipe kits. These price changes will take several days so bear with me. At that point it should be no question.

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Aha! I knew typing out "Austin Homebrew Supply" would get a response. I think HBT.com is the unofficial AHS forum, and for good reason.

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