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Old 07-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default LHBS ruined my brew day

Get to brew maybe once a week on Sunday. I picked up a grain order from my LHBS on Sunday afternoon and went home. Waited till I had my boys asleep and started to get the brew going. I went to weigh my grain to calculate my strike water volume. To my hock my bag of grain was pounds off. It didn't even weigh the total amount o my base grain. Canceled the brew, cleaned up, and very pissed.

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Old 07-02-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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You're sure your scale is accurate? Call them up and see what happened. Maybe they wrote down the numbers wrong.

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Wow! You get to brew once a week?

Lucky!

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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I'm sure the new guy screwed up the grain bill. I had a 3 lb discrepancy so I'm sure it's not my scale.

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Old 07-02-2012, 04:43 PM   #5
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Was this by chance the LHBS in Tempe?

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Nope hops and tannins up in anthem. I have had great luck with the guys in tempe. I just live too far away. They offer a military discount which is a very nice thing to do.

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i guess it's not like this everywhere, but my lhbs lets you (makes you) measure/crush/bag your own grains. they will pour/measure your extract, but that's about it. otherwise, it's just like a grocery store where you pick out everything yourself. i've read stories like this on here (weight off, percentages off, wrong product used, not crushed, poorly crushed, etc), all which would be prevented by letting/making the customer do things on their own (or at least it's the customers fault for messing up).

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #8
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What do you suppose happened, he left out 3lb of base malt? You going to have them make good on the missing malt? I'd have been tempted to brew it as a smaller batch.

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Had the same problem.

3lb bags off by 6oz, so I told the LHBS manager and if I need grains from now on, I get them in 1 pound bags. Plus I have them measure the bags in front of me.

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