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Old 02-08-2013, 12:11 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with Austin Homebrewing Supply? I just found them when surfing the web and found that they have a wealth of recipe kits running the gamut from extract right up to all grain, and their prices are very reasonable. I noticed this weekend they are having a free shipping deal, and their shipping is flat rate and extreamly reasonable even when they aren't running a deal. I was going to purchase a couple economy kits which will work out to be not much more than $30.00 per kit, after adding the + 1% ABV option, which is very interesting to me. Has anyone brewed any of these economy kits, or brewed their kits at all, and what is your opinion of their products and their 1% extra ABV option?

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They are great I use them almost exclusively but they are within driving distance for me

They seem to do a ton of Internet business so everything fresh and they ship quickly also

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I've bought from them about a dozen times, first class
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The ABV boost is just sugar if I remember correctly. I don't really have an opinion on the sugar...I mean if you want more gravity...then it would benefit you. If you just want to brew the kit, then...no. I ordered a kit from them when I was making extract batches and there was LME all over the container and it looked like somebody threw it together in a hurry. Each person will have their own experiences, but they're reputable enough to have stayed in business for quite a while. Forrest also used to frequent the forums a lot, so that's good.
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Also the Guinness clone and and real ale firemans 4 clone are kits I have down multiple times and are fantastic IMO

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Purchased from them dozens of times. Never a bad experience.

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They look like they might out class some of the operations up here in the North...and West....lol, some of these online home-brew stores are virtually impossible to navigate around, pages barely load. I'm pretty new to the hobby so I'm still feeling things out as far as my ongoing, and seemingly never ending supply purchases are concerned. Have you tried any of their econo kits? They are pretty inexpensive, it's hard to beat $.60 per 12oz brew.

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Great company, I've spent $100+ there this year alone. There time to ship can be a little longer then others, generally it's a couple days after I order that it gets in the truck. But they have 4.99 shipping on orders over 100, and 6.99 for orders under 100.

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Bought my first partial mash kit from them (rye ipa) and it was great! Great service, too. I've never read any complaints about AHS.

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Glad to hear mostly good reviews, I guess I'm going to put that order in tomorrow. I'm going to doctor up a couple econo kits and will report back later. Thanks for all your input and responses.

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