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Old 09-11-2007, 03:16 AM   #11
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My LHBS has 4 or 5 employees, everyone is nice except for this one guy who is an ass. This guy isn't helpful or friendly, so I try to stay clear of him.

On another note, My LHBS has a mailing list up on the cashier counter and of course I signed up for it. Problem is I have yet to get anything and I signed up 11 months ago. Same goes for my brother in law who was there w/ me.

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Old 09-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #12
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I love my LHBS. All the people working there make beer and wine so they know what they are doing and talking about. Plus other then one kind of hops I was looking for and they did not have they have had everything I am looking for.
But I go there so much some of the guys say that I need to punch in.. lol

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:08 PM   #13
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All Seasons in Nashville is wonderful as well. You can call ahead with your order and it will be milled and ready to pick up by the time I get there in 10 minutes.

Prices are great too, since I am not having things shipped to me.

Also, they have half-price yeast that is over 6 months old. I've never had a problem reviving them, so it's specialty liquid yeast for $3.50 or so.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:10 PM   #14
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homebrew den in tallahassee FL is the best place in the world. they are half responsible for my beer brewing to date (homebrewtalk.com is the other other half).

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Old 09-11-2007, 03:30 PM   #15
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My local shop, www.AmericanBrewmaster.com, is wonderful. All of the guys are friendly and very experienced and they usually have what I want- except Caravienne, which seems to go pretty quickly. The owner even took my friend/mentor Rob and I out for some "market research" one evening a few weeks back. Thanks for the pints Mark!

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:10 PM   #16
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I'm lucky and live in Hopkins which borders St. Louis Park, the home of Midwest Homebrew Supply. It's a big place, but they staff it pretty well and most of the employees are helpful. I haven't had a bad experience yet. They'll know me there sooner or later...I'm in there about once a week now.

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Old 09-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #17
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I love American Brewmaster also, Mark and the rest of the guys are great. Sometimes I'll bring in a few homebrews and just chat it up with them for an hour.

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Old 09-12-2007, 12:06 AM   #18
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Try shooting a bit north next time. Flying Barrel is a GREAT LHBS, and if anything, it's worth the trip just to meet new brewers. Prices are competitive and you get your items the same day. It's still a little drive, but Bethesda to Frederick isn't really that bad...

(As a note: I do Frederick to Sterling to Alexandria daily... My perception of "not that bad" may be off a bit.)
It seems that everytime in Frederick it's only on my way to PA.

I actually drive Bethesda to Baltimore everyday to get to work. Stopping in Columbia is basically on my way home. Will probably stop by tomorrow or Thursday. I need to pickup some WLP004 and Irish Moss.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:23 AM   #19
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www.kettletokeg.com The guy who ownes the store is the only one who works there and hes great. He lives across the street and he will open the store whenever i need to get there and the best lhbs prices i ahve been witnessed
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:29 AM   #20
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Flying Barrel is my LHBS and I have to agree with Kevin. Great store, lots of supplies, very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They made it really easy to get back into the hobby for me. Now that I ordered a Barley Crusher, I may be going there quite a bit more for grains. I'm sure I'll get lazy in my ordering knowing I can crush it myself.

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