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Old 09-26-2013, 05:41 PM   #11
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #12
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I shop at CCHB's store in Eagle Rock from time to time since it's close to where I live but I prefer the Home Beer, Wine and Cheesemaking Shop in Woodland Hills, which is very close to where I work. The entire staff at HBWCS is great, they have an awesome bulk grain card ($1.00/lb for 2-row, $1.40/lb for everything else), and they have a lot of nice gear in stock. To compare, I'd say CCHB has a better selection domestic malts while HBWCS has a better selection of imported malts. It's great to have both as local options.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:35 PM   #13
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The entire staff at HBWCS is great, they have an awesome bulk grain card ($1.00/lb for 2-row, $1.40/lb for everything else), and they have a lot of nice gear in stock.
Didn't realize HBWCS had a bulk grain card. How does that work?
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #14
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Culver City offers a card as well (idk about eagle rock) - you pay for 50lbs in advance to get the discount and they just check it off each time - but the prices are higher - i think it's $/lb 2row, $1.50/lb domestic and 1.6 /lb imported - can't recall what the specialty malts are maybe 1.75/lb but that one is sold in 15lb increments i think

i'd like to make it to the shop in Woodland hills - heard nothing but good things

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #15
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Didn't realize HBWCS had a bulk grain card. How does that work?
The card is $50 and they just mark it down every time you make a purchase. The great thing about this card compared to the CCHS card, aside from the price, is that you can use it for all grains. You just weigh out your grains, tell them how many pounds of domestic 2-row and how many pounds of everything else and they subtract it from the balance on your card. Super easy and convenient. I seem to recall at CCHS you have to buy separate cards for base malts and specialty malts, but I could be wrong about that.
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The card is $50 and they just mark it down every time you make a purchase. The great thing about this card compared to the CCHS card, aside from the price, is that you can use it for all grains. You just weigh out your grains and tell them how many pounds of domestic 2-row and how many pounds of everything else. Super easy and convenient. I seem to recall at CCHS you have to buy separate cards for base malts and specialty malts, but I could be wrong about that.
correct - different cards for each type of grain at CCHS

so they just mark more off dep on the type of grain?


speaking of CCHS - anyone have any idea when they will open up again?
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #17
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so they just mark more off dep on the type of grain?
Right. If you buy 10 lbs of 2-row and 1 lb of Munich, they would subtract $11.40 from your card. It's nice not having to manage separate cards.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:09 PM   #18
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Excellent, thanks for the info.

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Old 09-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #19
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I love the HWBCS in Woodland Hills! I'll probably be heading up to that store in the next few weeks to pick up some ingredients so if anyone wants to meet there I'd love to bring along some homebrews. Didn't realize they have a bulk grain card, but I'll have to check that out. And no word on CCHS opening back up, but I don't' mind trekking up to HWBCS from Santa Monica.

@terrapinj - i'll pm you if you want to meet somewhere closer to swap any brews

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Old 10-01-2013, 04:02 AM   #20
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Pacific Palisades here. I'm 20 and have been brewing for a few years for my parents and their friends.

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