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mudog 07-07-2009 05:27 AM

Where to get cheap beer kits
 
Every time I go to my LHBS I end up spending 45-60 on a extract kit. Does anyone know where I can get things cheaper. I live in CA near SF if the helps.

Thanks

JMSetzler 07-07-2009 05:39 AM

Try mail order yet? Of the places where I have browsed kits, Austin Homebrew Supply seems to have a really nice selection at reasonable prices.

gerbache 07-07-2009 07:17 AM

That sounds really high for an extract kit. Which store have you been going to? MoreBeer has a showroom in Concord and another in Los Altos (I think? Somewhere on the peninsula, anyway). My extract kits from there have been more like the $30-35 range. Of course, I never manage to make it out of the store without spending at least double that, but it's not because of the kits....

Laughing_Gnome_Invisible 07-07-2009 07:23 AM

Try here. That's the cheapest online place I ever found online. However, do not dismiss the vendors on this site. They may cost a little more, but they have a very high rep with the members here regarding service and flexibility.

SevenFields 07-07-2009 12:11 PM

Midwest and AHS are two of the best!

boydak 07-07-2009 01:23 PM

+1 on Austin

petep1980 07-07-2009 01:31 PM

I've had two swings and misses on Austin. Oatmeal St I'm convinced the LME was bad, and on their Boston Lager Clone I ordered milled grain and it come in unmilled.

UncleDave 07-07-2009 01:31 PM

Morebeer has a "deal of the day" and usually offer a kit two or three times a month. I picked up an Irish Red Ale kit in June for around $22.

mudog 07-08-2009 01:00 AM

Cool thanks for the help. I will try those sites next.

Austinhomebrew 07-08-2009 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by petep1980 (Post 1418624)
I've had two swings and misses on Austin. Oatmeal St I'm convinced the LME was bad, and on their Boston Lager Clone I ordered milled grain and it come in unmilled.

I hope this was something we know about and was corrected. There is no way the extract was bad. We have already sold over 135,000 pounds (67 tons) of liquid extract alone this year. Something else was the problem.

PM me and I will take care of you if the kit you made didn't turn out for you.

As far as the milled grain goes, it was a simple mistake on someones fault. The website defaults to milled.

I am here to help.

Forrest
Austin Homebrew Supply.


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