Where in Mass? I'm not originally from New England. I was born and raised in SC and have only lived in Maine for 1.5 years. I had a good friend in Boston who helped me get started with all-grain brewing. Great brew stores in Boston! We would figure out our recipe and then go to the store and get grains, yeast, hops, you name it all in a one stop shop. Up here in Portland I can get yeast and hops no problem but I order all of my grains from Northern Brewer.