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Old 12-21-2007, 06:02 PM   #21
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where do you guys shop? I go to MDHB in Columbia! Just wondering what the thoughts are on this.
Nice People, decent selection.. I buy my grains and yeast there.. equipment I get at Morebeer, Northernbrewer, and Austin HB
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #22
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Nice People, decent selection.. I buy my grains and yeast there.. equipment I get at Morebeer, Northernbrewer, and Austin HB

so you wouldnt buy a carboy there? any reason? Im thinking of getting a second one.....
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Old 12-21-2007, 06:07 PM   #23
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I proudly shop at Flying Barrel in Frederick.

My only complaint is that their hours suck and when I get in there on Saturday mornings there's so many people there doing the Brew On Premises it's uncomfortable.

I pick up other stuff at Austin Home Brew.

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Old 12-21-2007, 06:51 PM   #24
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I think what budbo means is that prices are better online if you're willing to wait for one to be shipped, but locally it's a great place to get ingredients.

Most equipment is cheaper online, you pay for the convenience of getting it locally. MDHB is a bit expensive on many things, but sometimes it's worth it to support a local place to get stuff.

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I think what budbo means is that prices are better online if you're willing to wait for one to be shipped, but locally it's a great place to get ingredients.

Most equipment is cheaper online, you pay for the convenience of getting it locally. MDHB is a bit expensive on many things, but sometimes it's worth it to support a local place to get stuff.

ah, gotcha! I was looking at the MDHB prices and they were the same or cheeper (carboys) than Austin! but Im not sure what kinda stock they keep at MDHB. Might was well call
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Last time I was down there, they had shelves of glass ones. I know they sometimes have better bottles, but I'm sure you will have no trouble with a glass carboy.

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Last time I was down there, they had shelves of glass ones. I know they sometimes have better bottles, but I'm sure you will have no trouble with a glass carboy.
I called ahead and they have them, apparently im blind I need to drive up that way tomorrow anyways! Is there a difference between a better bottle and a regular glass carboy?
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You probably didn't see them because they are on a big shelf of brown cardboard boxes to protect the glass.

Better bottles are brew safe plastic carboys. Work and act the same, but won't slice your foot off if you drop it, also weighs quite a bit less. Some swear by them, some like glass. It's a personal decision that brings much heated debate, do a search and see!

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You probably didn't see them because they are on a big shelf of brown cardboard boxes to protect the glass.

Better bottles are brew safe plastic carboys. Work and act the same, but won't slice your foot off if you drop it, also weighs quite a bit less. Some swear by them, some like glass. It's a personal decision that brings much heated debate, do a search and see!

thanks, the weight has been an issue, but not enough to REALLY matter!
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:56 PM   #30
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So whereabouts in Maryland is everyone? I'm in Cumberland, way out west, and I want to get into a brew club out here but can't find one.

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