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The Pol 04-12-2007 04:03 PM

Homebrew Supply Shortage
Anyone else experiencing or hearing this? My LHBS is having alot of difficulty in restocking common items and they have heard from thier suppliers that they are having shortages. Also, take a look at AHBS, Northern and Morebeer and you will find alot of items that have been out of stock for MONTHS. What is going on, were we all on the tip of a huge SURGE in homebrewing? Odd, yes.


bradsul 04-12-2007 04:11 PM

I noticed that Paddockwood here in Canada has had a message on their landing page for quite a while about a hops shortage. I haven't noticed a problem with any other ingredients on their site.

The Pol 04-12-2007 04:13 PM

I am mainly looking at equipment shortages... my LHBS said that there has been a boon in homebrewing interest...

zoebisch01 04-12-2007 04:23 PM

I have been waiting on backordered Special B for about a month now.

HenryHill 04-12-2007 04:50 PM

I am seeing a huge number of 'not in stock' disclaimers on most online source sites, but I am also one of what seems to be MANY new brewers that are recent new members of online brewing forums. Mostly equipment; malts/grains/hops seem to be readily available.

I think the price increases and lessened availability of Corny's clearly illustrates the situation. :(

bradsul 04-12-2007 05:05 PM


Originally Posted by Henry Hill
...I think the price increases and lessened availability of Corny's clearly illustrates the situation. :(

If you think they're hard to get down there, try getting them in Canada. I had to pay $55CDN EACH for mine and they weren't even reconditioned. I still had to buy poppets and o-rings for the posts and lids.

boo boo 04-12-2007 11:43 PM

Cripes, at least i can still get them for $23 tax in. Or at least I did last year. I must see if I can get a few more.

brewinfool 04-13-2007 12:04 AM

that's odd

northern brewer just had a sale on cornies...$20 ea. if ya buy 4 or more

that's a helluvagood deal IMO

todd_k 04-13-2007 12:15 AM

i think it is a shortage on raw materials in general due to the now finished housing boom in the US and the continuing development in China. Materials such as stainless steel and copper are in more demand so the price goes up and I'm sure homebrew shops aren't first on the list when it comes to buying these materials.

david_42 04-13-2007 12:37 AM

We will be seeing a shortage of certain hops this summer, due to the big warehouse fire last fall.

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