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lsnadon 11-25-2010 04:10 AM

Brewers in Cheyenne, WY?
Just curious.... any brewers here from or very near to Cheyenne WY? If so, where do you get your supplies?

I've been a brewer for years and years (and years and years - I'd say close to 30 years in the hobby, off an on [lately, ON]). I'd love to patronise the LBHS in Cheyenne, but the hours are so irregular that I find it almost impossible. The ingredients available have been okay (L. D. Carlson, I think) but I'm an all-grain brewer with a leaning towards the Belgians (when I'm not brewing my favourite - English Ales) and the selection has been slightly limited in the past. About the only times I've been in there lately (last year or three), it has only been for some light dry for a starter or this do-dad or whatnot, etc -- a last minute need, so to speak...

I've travelled to Ft Collins and purchased many times, but that is a long drive on some days.... .... ....

For the 15 plus years I've lived in Cheyenne, I've been an internet customer. As of late, that has been www.brewmasterswarehouse.com, but I've used www.morebeer.com many, many times. Being an internet only customer sure makes you plan real good, that much I'll say.

Just curious what my neighbors might be doing, that's all.

curlyfat 11-25-2010 05:43 AM

I'm a little north of you in Casper. We have a LHBS up here that's pretty solid. He's open 5 days a week and has almost anything I need ingredient-wise, and will order anything else. I still shop online a lot though. Anytime I need equipment I order online and usually throw in bulk ingredients, so I don't patronize the local guy as much as I would like to. Not too great for advice, though. He only brews extract even though he carries everfything for all grain.

That shop in Ft Collins is great, and from Cheyenne not too bad of a drive. I have to go to Cheyenne on business sometimes, and will often hop down there if I have a chance.

Generally, I keep a bunch of "standard" ingredients around so that I can impulse brew if I want too, but I have to plan ahead for anything new or specific.

criptrap 04-03-2012 11:06 PM

If your planning a trip to depot merchants home brew shop on a week day the owner opens after 4 pm because he works another job. weekend hours are also abbreviated. best to call and leave a message so you can confirm hours.

jeremybrown9 04-23-2012 07:07 AM

Do any of you think that another LHBS would be worth opening? The reason I ask is that I was considering opening one once I return to Cheyenne in July. My retirement from the Army has left me with a lot of time on my hands. It would be a full service shop with normal opening hours. Even considering doing a BOP type deal, depending on regs. Please let me know. I will even cater to the local Brew Clubs.

criptrap 04-26-2012 03:48 PM

Right now I live in laramie and I go to fort collins they have two good lhbs there. I would go to cheyene though it is closer the depot street shop has never worked for me even when I set up a time in advance the store was closed a 60 mile drive for nothing:mad:

jeremybrown9 04-27-2012 11:27 AM

If I understand it correctly, the Depot Street Shop is more of a convenient store front for the Brew Pub. So there is basically no dedicated LHBS in Cheyenne. I am willing to open one and with my contacts over here in Germany, I can get some malt straight from the source. My only concern is if the investment will at least break even. I need to find out what the supply and demand is in the Cheyenne area. Basically only two towns are going to shop here, Laramie and Cheyenne, as far as I can see it. Any input from you guys will be greatly appreciated.

lsnadon 04-28-2012 12:32 PM

Laramie has one, sort of... In one of the flea markets over there, is
an almost complete setup, just no real person to talk with. But the
supplies are there when needed.

Depot Street has nothing to do with any brew pub in town, to my
knowledge. It is run by a guy who is also part of the local club --
it's almost like a local club store. They have most everything as well
(but not as much as the flea market in Laramie), just very erratic
hours. Oh, the hours are posted, just not adhered to, which is quite
frustrating. If Depot Street would put in a light or two, be open when
he says he is, it's a great store! Great atmosphere in there.

A real shop here in town -- I'd be a customer. Wyeast, whole hops
(and fresh) -- Kent, Fuggles, Saaz. A good and wide selection of
grain... leaning on the British side of things. Just know, you're
competing with the entire internet -- Midwest Supplies, Northern
Brewer, More Beer -- they are all tax free, so the shipping is a wash.

criptrap 04-28-2012 03:47 PM

Laramie supplies?
So I can get hops and grain in Laramie? I found some sparse information about Dr CS Home Brew Shop, 725 Skyline Rd. When I tried to find it there was no such address. So the place is real? where is it? Thanks!:mug:

lammgrel 07-02-2012 02:17 PM

I am a newbie brewer in Cheyenne. What is LHBS? I found the Depot shop last weekend and hopefully I will be able to get there sometimes when he is open. I just got a deluxe kit (glass) from Northern Brewers, and am setting up a fermentation cabinet using an old air conditioner, cheap rolling walmart pantry, and a thermowell and controller. I haven't brewed my first batch yet (Caribou Slobber Kit), but as a chemical engineer and chemist I am driven to make sure all aspects of this process and experiment are as ideal as I can get within budget.

lammgrel 07-02-2012 02:20 PM

Ohh Local Home Brew Supply! Never mind:)

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