Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North East USA > Connecticut HomeBrew Forum > Who is your LHBS here in CT?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2012, 02:15 AM   #11
guelerct
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Shelton, CT
Posts: 11
Default

I cover the state for work and have used them all. I live near Maltose and use them often b/c they have good inventory and the staff is helpful.
I had a bad experience with BMW in Hartford and will not go back.
I just stumbled on the East Hartford store and was very impressed. The prices are very good and they had a bigger hop selection than Maltose.

__________________
guelerct is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #12
BunzoBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New London, Connecticut
Posts: 52
Likes Given: 1

Default

Rob's homebrew in Salem CT is my go to spot. The prices are reasonable and they recently dropped em.

__________________
Check out my free eBook Best Way To Brew

www.bestwaytobrew.com
BunzoBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-05-2012, 08:50 PM   #13
roxbob
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: , CT
Posts: 140
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I'm in Branford, so I'll go out to Stomp and Crush if I need any equipment (tubing, hydrometers, etc), but I find the ingredient prices are not competitive with online suppliers, unfortunately. I'd happily pay a few bucks more, but not $10-$20 per batch. I use Northern Brewer for my ingredients, have been very happy with them so far.

__________________
roxbob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2012, 08:23 PM   #14
bendersae
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Shoreline
Posts: 4
Likes Given: 2

Default

Stomp N Crush for me. They are the closest. Support your local businesses. The money you spend there gets spent by the owner and employees back in the community.

__________________
bendersae is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #15
Katnip
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middletown, CT
Posts: 13
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Hey all - I drove out to BMW yesterday since I was in Hartford for lunch and they were closed (oh well) and then thought I'd stop in Eli Cannon's new shop across the street from the Tap Room in Middletown since I live a couple blocks away, and that was closed to.

I'm doing a great job learning which days which shops are closed.

Has anyone checked out Eli's shop (I was in once before my brewing equipment had arrived) and does anyone have an opinion on the best local source for bottles? I'm too good about recycling my empties to clean those out and use them but I'd rather pick bottles up than have them shipped.

__________________
Katnip is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
Stephonovich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 205
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I go to Stomp 'n Crush. It's a further drive than Rob's (I'm in Groton), but I like the selection and service better. /2 cents

Also, there's a huge local, fresh grocery store (almost like a farmer's market) a few exits up 95. Great for picking up herbs or vegetables for specialty brews.

__________________
Primary: Wise Jefe (Hefeweizen)
Secondary: What sorcery is this?
Bottled: Empty
Kegged: Soon...
Future: Alchemist Heady Topper Clone, Yooper's DFH 60 Minute Clone, Session Bitter
Stephonovich is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
ArcticBear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Branford, CT
Posts: 658
Liked 46 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

stomp 'n crush is about 2.1 miles from my house so i'm there regularly. The owner is a good guy and he's got just about everything you need. Some of his equipment prices are a little on the higher end but he's relatively competitive with most online stores. for convenience and for supporting a good local dude i'm sticking with them.

__________________
ArcticBear is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #18
Stephonovich
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Goose Creek, SC
Posts: 205
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Also of note with Stomp 'N Crush, he hosts monthly brew club meetings, and other events. On Big Brew Day he had a BBQ/brew party. He made a wheat ale with Soriachi Ace; seemed interesting. It was a lot of fun, and I realized that fly sparging doesn't have to be as complicated as I thought.

__________________
Primary: Wise Jefe (Hefeweizen)
Secondary: What sorcery is this?
Bottled: Empty
Kegged: Soon...
Future: Alchemist Heady Topper Clone, Yooper's DFH 60 Minute Clone, Session Bitter
Stephonovich is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-11-2012, 10:05 PM   #19
ArcticBear
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Branford, CT
Posts: 658
Liked 46 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stephonovich View Post
Also of note with Stomp 'N Crush, he hosts monthly brew club meetings, and other events. On Big Brew Day he had a BBQ/brew party. He made a wheat ale with Soriachi Ace; seemed interesting. It was a lot of fun, and I realized that fly sparging doesn't have to be as complicated as I thought.
I was the other guy brewing at stomp 'n crush on big brew day only left with that small war wound on my leg haha. I'll likely keg that brown ale on monday
__________________
ArcticBear is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-16-2012, 04:36 AM   #20
Uconnrh11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Hampton, Ct
Posts: 12
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katnip

Has anyone checked out Eli's shop .
I stopped in two weeks ago and it seems like they have stopped the homebrew section. All I saw were t-shirts and some gift shop items. Nothing for brewing. Too bad. I was looking forward to having a close store. Maybe I just caught it at a bad time.
__________________
Uconnrh11 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools