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Old 09-07-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default What is your idea of the perfect Homebrew store?

If you could design your ideal Home Brew Store, what would it be like? What would be the most important feature of the store? What would make you continue to give this store your business? What would set it apart from the rest?

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Old 09-07-2011, 12:45 AM   #2
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seriously though, i'd want hard to find yeast strains and bugs.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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Homebrew in Paradise my local LHBS.

http://www.homebrewinparadise.com/Beer.aspx

They have about 24 different grains to choose from. You measure your own, grind you own. You can buy as little as 1 oz.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:14 AM   #4
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Free hops with any grain purchase

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:31 AM   #5
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Staffed by people that are up to date on CURRENT methods and not still using those from 20+ years ago. Where you can actually get sacks of grain for a small amount more than what they paid for it (when you take the entire sack). Also one that has a frequent buyer 'club' for people buying grain with real benefits once you hit more than 110# in a year. One of which could be discounted rental space in a fermentation chamber.

I'm sure I could come up with more, but those came to mind quickly.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:40 AM   #6
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Oooo, ooooo!! Rental space in a temperature controlled chamber! That would certainly set you apart. Especially if the brewer could specify temps - cool chamber w/ controller on a heat wrap.

Oh, yeah. Like the other guys say. Honest, staff knowledgeable of past and present techniques. Avid homebrewers themselves who enter contests for the feedback. And maybe trophies, too.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:41 AM   #7
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http://www.sicilianosmkt.com/

If you have a chance to visit you will know what a perfect LHBS should be.
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Grain mills hand cranked by topless 18 year old coeds, hops retrieved from walk in freezers by same 18 y.o.'s, homebrewed beer on tap pulled by same 18 y.o's, and free shank and bung lubing by....well.... ya know. Oh, and competitive pricing

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:57 AM   #10
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Grain mills hand cranked by topless 18 year old coeds, hops retrieved from walk in freezers by same 18 y.o.'s, homebrewed beer on tap pulled by same 18 y.o's, and free shank and bung lubing by....well.... ya know. Oh, and competitive pricing
lets keep it clean....21 year olds....some states dont let 18 year olds server...LOL
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