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Old 12-17-2012, 01:26 AM   #1
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Had an opportunity to visit these guys in Urbandale over the weekend. All I can say is wow. I was very impressed with their inventory of ingredients and hardware. I think I'm done mail ordering. It's worth the drive.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Agreed, great shop. I live about 2 miles from BC and visit regularly. I've switched to buying all of my grain, hops and yeast there. I have noticed that some of their items are over priced but not too often. Even when they are, most of the time I still buy the stuff there just to support the LHBS in hopes that they stay in business.

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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Mark and his whole staff are very good people.

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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I love those guys. Everyone there is very helpful and understanding of a new brewer.

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Agreed, they are all great. I drive down from Ames every week to get a weeks worth of grain. They are knowledgeable, very nice, their craft selection is top notch. A 50# sack of 2row is $37, that's only $2 more than morebeer and no shipping! Granted I have the drive, but my last haul was $416, so it's totally worth it!

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When I made the switch from Mr. Beer to 5-gal kits I got my starter set from BC and they were incredibly helpful. I have since gotten wine kits, grain and misc. products from them over the years. Good People, fair pricing and great craft beer selection with mix and match.

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Great selection. They have everything from plastic bucket fermenters to Blichmann bling. I rarely mail order because of them.

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I've been there several times, love the place! I too have stopped ordering most of my stuff from online. I still might buy a different extract kit from some place else, but if I was doing all grain, I'd have no reason to go any place else.

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Hey Big Red, Take in the information from your extract kit and they cane duplicate it for you. Those guys are great down there. I just wish it wasn't 45 minutes for me to go, but I still try to make the trip down from Ames about once a week or so.

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Thanks for the info EZ, I guess I never thought of doing that. I tried to make it that way today for a bunch of stuff, but my schedule didn't work out to allow it. I'm gonna try to get there tomorrow or Thursday.

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