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timcadieux 10-03-2012 01:57 PM

Where to buy?
 
I live in about 5min outside Ottawa, Ontario. That I know of, there's only one good LHBS in Ottawa, http://www.defalcowines.com/.

Their in store stock looks ok to me, but I'm a newb so I don't know what's missing. Should I be ordering things online?

xmacro 10-03-2012 03:42 PM

Online is almost always cheaper, especially if you can find a discount coupon.

Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies are two of the best online stores IMHO

Some LHBS are good and cheap; others, like mine, screw you on the price and charge 2-3x for the same items you can find online

BadBeagleBrew 10-03-2012 04:04 PM

In Canada ordering online gets pretty pricy due to the shipping fees, although because your in Ontario it may be substantially cheaper. In NS if I even want a packet of yeast from an online store its going to cost $20 in shipping.

Check this link out for some great Canadian online shops.
http://www.canadianhomebrewers.com/viewforum.php?f=24&sid=6c34e2a296c311ba33c89ca6c71 4968a

Couple more for ya:
http://www.hopdawgs.ca/
http://homebrew-supplies.ca/viartshop/

But to answer your question that store looks like it has more than what you need as a beginner. The store that I got my start from didn't have yeast other than what came with the kit, no hops, no star san or iodopher. Really all I got was the beginners equipment and a cheap kit and kilo extract kit to start with. That store looks great. Cheers :mug:

timcadieux 10-03-2012 04:14 PM

ok, thx for the links. So at this point, I could probably just assemble a list of ingredients and see if they carry them and if they do, I'll check their prices against the online stores. Thx again!

timcadieux 10-04-2012 12:28 AM

I just thought I would share, there are a few recipes on the site for my LHBS.

http://www.defalcowines.com/instruction_sheets.htm

Uno 10-04-2012 01:47 AM

At my local brew store it's $12 per pound of dry extract and it's all expired! What a deal :p After about a year of supporting them I couldn't take it anymore and searched for an online dealer with free shipping. WWW.beergrains.com has free shipping for ordered of $100 or more and is 5% off for another day or two. And it's 10.50 for 3 pounds of extract! Less than 1/3 the price. Yesterday i put an order together for 3 different brews and some Star San. Can't wait until it arrives. :ban: I couldn't even get Star San locally and if I could it would be expired(even if it's not possible) and cost $300.

IkeKrizzule 10-04-2012 01:57 AM

I was looking at that store Uno, and their $100 free shipping deal. Did the deal cover if you bought bulk hops? If not how did you get to the $100 mark?

Uno 10-04-2012 02:33 AM

Danstar Nottingham Ale Yeast - 11g
SKU 10076
Weight 0.03lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $3.75

Cascade Hop Pellets 1oz
SKU 10010
Weight 0.06lbs

Quantity: 6
Price (each): $1.75

60L Caramel Malt (Briess)
SKU 10168
Weight 1.00lbs
(per lb):
Mill Grains?: Yes

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00

Briess Pilsen Light DME - 3lb
SKU 10250
Weight 3.00lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $10.50

Briess Golden Light DME - 3lb
SKU 10204
Weight 3.00lbs

Quantity: 4
Price (each): $10.50

Irish Moss - 1oz
SKU 10162
Weight 0.06lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $1.25

White Labs WLP830 German Lager
SKU 10290
Weight 0.75lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $5.50

Tettnang GR Hop Pellets 1oz
SKU 10314
Weight 0.06lbs

Quantity: 2
Price (each): $2.25

Saaz Hop Pellets Czech 1oz
SKU 10046
Weight 0.06lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00

Vienna Malt (Best Malz)
SKU 10186
Weight 1.00lbs
(per lb):
Mill Grains?: Yes

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $1.75

Black Malt (Bairds)
SKU 10002
Weight 1.00lbs
(per lb):
Mill Grains?: Yes

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00

20L Caramel Malt (Briess)
SKU 10166
Weight 1.00lbs
(per lb):
Mill Grains?: Yes

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00

White Labs WLP810 San Francisco Lager
SKU 10293
Weight 0.75lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $5.50

40L Caramel Malt (Briess)
SKU 10167
Weight 1.00lbs
(per lb):
Mill Grains?: Yes

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00

Five Star - Star San Sanitizer 8oz
SKU 10157
Weight 0.50lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $14.50

Muslin Grain/Hop Bag - Large
SKU 10228
Weight 0.03lbs

Quantity: 1
Price (each): $2.00


==== Order Totals ====

Items: $111.75
Shipping: $0.00
Tax: $1.88
Discount: $5.59 ('5%OFF', 5.0% off)
TOTAL: $108.04


I'm going to brew West Coast Pilsner, a Dos Equis clone, and 15 minute cascade pale ale. These will be the 1st non kits I've brewed and I can not express how excited I am. I don't see how the bulk hops would change anything as opposed to grain.


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