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Old 03-17-2010, 09:07 PM   #11
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ktowns about 2-3 dependin if ur goin 100-120 not 5 hours.bellevilles less then that but i dunno whered u pick up there

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Old 03-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #12
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www.homebrew-supplies.ca is pretty good. THe guy who runs it is pretty knowledgeable, and he has a decent selection. That's one in whitby ive heard good things about too.

Basically you are going to have to pay for shipping regardless. Unless you drive out to Hamilton. There is a store on upper James and rymal called Brew Time that's pretty decent. I've never got grains from them, just extracts and the like, but they seem to have it covered. http://www.brewtime.ca/
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:10 PM   #13
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What a frustration it is to find such place, in a city like Toronto. There must not be enough demand for brewing supplies, here. But then how do you explain the fact that finding to buy a corny keg is a challenge (Princess Auto sold hundreds of them instantly, last year).

I am in a need of some base and specialty malts and I've been trying to contact both
http://www.homebrewersretail.com and http://www.homebrew-supplies.ca/, for a few days now. Nobody picks up the phone and no e-mail responses.

Looks like the only reliable place to buy is in Fergus, ON:
http://www.gilbertsonandpage.com/
They have a good selection of the base malts, but not so good of the specialty ones.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:18 PM   #14
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hey,

I also found a website out of London On that says shipping in ontario is 7.99 up to 11 lbs and 10.99 up to 20 lbs.

www.mashingheads.com

I have never oredered anything from them yet so i do not know anything about how good they are.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:26 PM   #15
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What a frustration it is to find such place, in a city like Toronto. There must not be enough demand for brewing supplies, here. But then how do you explain the fact that finding to buy a corny keg is a challenge (Princess Auto sold hundreds of them instantly, last year).

I am in a need of some base and specialty malts and I've been trying to contact both
http://www.homebrewersretail.com and http://www.homebrew-supplies.ca/, for a few days now. Nobody picks up the phone and no e-mail responses.

Looks like the only reliable place to buy is in Fergus, ON:
http://www.gilbertsonandpage.com/
They have a good selection of the base malts, but not so good of the specialty ones.
Well, if I was living in Toronto, I would surely think about opening a homebrew & home wine making supplies store. If there's no store there, then I guess there is some business to make there.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:28 PM   #16
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I've ordered from mashingheads a few times and they've always been great to deal with. They have great prices and fair shipping, probably the best prices you'll find in Ontario for ingredients.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:46 PM   #17
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Wow I didnt think it was this bad. Well for those of you out here, I went to winekits on wilson road near york dale. Had a few kits, some yeast and only dark and amber DME

Hops were 10 dollers

I didnt buy grains but he had some. So you guys might want to check it out, he said he would be getting more kits and i asked him about it, but i havent got a reply.

Who wants to open a good home brew store with me? lol

Oh guys check this place out, i totally forgot about them in scarborough

http://www.sodacentre.com/history.swf

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Old 03-18-2010, 06:23 PM   #18
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hey,

I also found a website out of London On that says shipping in ontario is 7.99 up to 11 lbs and 10.99 up to 20 lbs.

www.mashingheads.com

I have never oredered anything from them yet so i do not know anything about how good they are.
Do yourself a favor and DO NOT order from mashing heads. Terrible service and I am not sure its a legitimate business. Had to file a paypal dispute with whoever runs the place. Long story short I placed an order and it never got deliver, the business phone number is some random woman's cell phone, and the listed address is not a store at all, just residential area.
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:44 PM   #19
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I found a kit I really want on Austinhomebrewing, really good price something like 25$ and guess what. Cheapest shipping is 30, more then the damn kit itself!

All of the Canadian sites who have online stores basically have 0 selection, total crap

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:29 PM   #20
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I have a solution for the shipping, I use a service called CBI. You can google it to get the address. Basically they are located in Niagara Falls New York (5 mins from the Rainbow Bridge) and they accept any package that you have shipped to them. Then you go to their warehouse and pay $5 a box and receive your package. Of course this only works if you live close to the border, or if you are like me and find yourself going over there quite frequently.

Bringing it back over the border is then of course your problem. But most likely you will only have to pay the GST and PST. The CBI service not only works great for homebrew supplies, but anything you buy online that won't be shipped to Canada. And it allows you to take advantage of the cheap shipping that is usually provided through UPS/FEDEX without the brutal brokerage charges.

As for stores, since we have no proper ones, I head down to Niagara Traditions in Buffalo. Its a pretty decent store. The staff there if very knowledgeable and friendly. The store will be absolutely rammed on the weekend and has tones of supplies, bulk malts, DME/LME grains hops liquid/dry yeast and kits etc. They have a website http://nthomebrew.com.

I also find that Canadian Homebrew Supplies is quite good. http://www.homebrew-supplies.ca/

Actually the prices there are better on ingredients than Niagara Traditions(factoring in travel), and also it is located in the GTA. They also offer pick up, so you don't have to pay any shipping.

I have been to Soda Centre and its ok, prices are high and selection is poor. As for the other locations I have not tried any others yet.

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