Originally Posted by NBBC13
that's not actually true. at the woburn store, you can buy the main types of grain in any quantity. they have the bins and scale right there. For the more specialized grains, you might be stuck with the 1 or 5 lb bags.
I do not want to be rude, but I think that this user is not correct at all. "Main types of grains" is very small at Beer and Wine Hobby in Woburn, limited to basically German Pilsner, US 2 Row, and 2 to 3 other grain varieties; further, their scale system is not very ergonomic.
I also disagree with this user's assessment that "everything is better" at BWH in Woburn for beer. I think that there are SO many grains they do not have on hand. Examples (that MHE in Cambridge do have on hand) include: almost any "cara" malt, like CaraStan, CaraFoam, etc.) 500 Lovibond Roasted Barley (they only carry the 300 degree Lovibond style, which isn't as good for American RIS), many flaked varieties are missing (e.g. rye), Munich 20 Lovibond, white and dark wheat malt versus the basic version, the list goes on and on.
On the other hand, you can find almost any grain at MHE. I challenge this user to find one grain variety at the Woburn store that you cannot find at MHE; however, the converse is easy to show.