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Old 01-22-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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Alright, so far i have only found one LHBS in my area and im looking for more. Its not that im not happy with the place, but its a bit of a drive to get to and it might be alittle more expensive. I live in Wyckoff New Jersey. Unforunitaly idk anybody else here that makes beer, so ive learned stuff from the LHBS and from online here.
So if anybody know of a place near me i would be able to go to that would be much appeciated.
Also if i bought hops online in bulk, thinks its cheaper, how long would i be able to freeze them b4 they go bad?

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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The closest one is Corrados in Clifton. When I was down in Rockland NY I went there sometimes, but only if I needed stuff that day. Their prices are kinda high... Bulk hops should store for quite a while, but it may be worth getting a small vacuum sealer. Definitely cheaper to buy in bulk.

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Old 01-23-2009, 12:11 AM   #3
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I feel your pain. So far the closest HBS I've found is about a 6 hour drive from home. Not exactly Local, if you ask me.

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Old 01-23-2009, 01:08 AM   #4
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I've been told tale of other places then Corrados, but just of tale and no more. I don't really wanna order online unless i have to, and mayb for the hops it would b worth it, but for the other stuff i would like to look at it in hand till i actually know more about everything.
Thats why i am in search of these LHBS that might be around here. You would think there would be more, just to sell the ingredients, if not only the pure basics for it.

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Old 01-23-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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I think there's a place in Eastchester under the True Value, but that's further away. Also there's a BOP/HBS in Freehold that is much nicer than Corrados and has much better prices. But that's over an hour away...

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I'm not in the area, but I can say that it may be worth it to do an extra drive once a month or so. Most supplies should keep at your house for at least a couple months as long as you store them well.

I think I got lucky because the first LHBS I came across has been the best one I've seen in my area yet. After seeing what the other stores have for selection (bleh) and prices (ugh), I'd gladly drive a couple hours each way to get stuff from the good shop in my area.

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