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CJBrewVT 11-02-2012 04:21 PM

Rutland area homebrewers
Looking to connect with other brewers in my area. I am aware of Green Mountain Mashers but they meet on a weekday too far away in Burlington.

frod1963 11-07-2012 12:54 PM

Hello, I live just south of you in Arlington and tend to brew during the week due to a weird work schedule. My brother and father in law used to brew near me but threw in the towel a while ago.

CJBrewVT 11-08-2012 05:52 PM

Hi there! Where do you get homebrew supplies? Online? Or is there a place in Manchester or Bennington?

Long hours confine my brewing to weekends, usually Sundays. Trying to upgrade my stove top brewery to an electric one. Slow going.

frod1963 11-08-2012 06:21 PM

There are some supplies though all extract at the Beverage Den in Bennington. They actually have a decent amount of 1oz bag hops in a fridge but a poor yeast selection. I usually buy from Northern Brewer or when I'm in Saratoga I buy stuff from that shop which is pretty well stocked. I would have gone electric but my house only has a small panel and no where near the power needed for (2) 220 elements. I brew on a two vessel stand that I built and do full volume mashes. With constant recirculating I can knock out a 4 hour brew day easily.

frod1963 11-14-2012 06:23 PM

Never been here but a buddy picks up random stuff here every now and then. They are in Ludlow VT


kappclark 01-03-2013 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by frod1963 (Post 4589390)
Never been here but a buddy picks up random stuff here every now and then. They are in Ludlow VT


HI -

I live in Windham, and have been to the place in Ludlow -- good beer / wine selection, and also decent homebrew supplies .very nice folks.... bought a 50lb bag of Breiss malt (they were surprised -- you want the whole bag ? ) .. have not been back bec I have not brewed in abt 3 mos..

Peruvian802 06-12-2013 05:28 PM

I'm just west of Londonderry and go to Brewfest for my ingredients. I'm really surprised they are the only place around. Luckily they have a decent choice of extracts, grains, and hops. Their prices aren't bad ($12 for a 10lb bag of 2 row, $19 for Pale Ale malt, $14 for 3.3lbs of extract, $2.25 for 1oz if most hops) and they grind for free. However, their equipment stock is small (can't find a plastic on/off valve for a MLT hose or wort sprayer).

CJBrewVT 06-13-2013 12:30 PM

There was a place that opened in Brandon but quickly closed. They had a ton of malt. I have used Brewfest a few times but the last time I got grain there, my 10# sacks of Marris Otter only weighed 8.75 & 9.25 lbs. @$2.20/lb. that's a good chuck of change.

Peruvian802 06-13-2013 01:33 PM

^^^Yikes. I haven't weighed my bags of grain to confirm they were accurate. I better double check next time.

BTW - shouldn't your user name be CJSudsVT? I mean, you are from Rutland! Own it. ;)

CJBrewVT 06-14-2013 12:26 PM

Ha! I thought about buying it when it went up for sale to turn into a brew pub. Problem was I was still new to brewing.

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