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View Poll Results: Where do you order from the most?
Northern Brewer 81 23.08%
More Beer 43 12.25%
Austin Homebrew 84 23.93%
Williams Brewing 11 3.13%
Home Brew Mart 1 0.28%
I only buy locally 54 15.38%
Other 77 21.94%
Midwest Supply 56 15.95%
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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Where do you guys order from most and why?

Just to answer my own, I have pretty much done all my ordering from Austin and Northern over the years. But always willing to try someplace new!
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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I'm surprised to see that Midwest wasn't included on this list. I pretty much only order from Austin or Midwest.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #3
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I'm surprised to see that Midwest wasn't included on this list. I pretty much only order from Austin or Midwest.
I was hoping to make the list as well, but if a major like Midwest can't make it then I guess I can not feel too bad.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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I grab stuff at Sicilianos Market when I'm down that way, but when I buy online, I do Northern Brewer. They've done me well so far.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #5
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Austin Homebrew Supply - I've never ran into any problems, usually have what I need in stock, and fast cheap shipping! My nearest LHBS is 25min in the direction with the most traffic in NJ at all times and is expensive. I choose AHS because I order what I need and it shows up at my doorstep, beautiful, w/ great prices. Only downside is I can't do any spur of the moment batches!

 
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:31 PM   #6
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Crap I forgot about Midwest, not woke up enough today! I just tossed this up quickly for fun this morning out of boredom.

If you put "other" just list it with a link if you guys will. And as far as "Brew masters warehouse" I had not heard of it, but it would be a good opportunity for those who haven't to check it out. That goes for any vendors that hang out here.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:48 PM   #7
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I think whether you're AG or not might make a difference. It seems some places are more geared towards beginners than others. One place might have a great selection of 'kits' where another focuses on a wider selection of grains and at better prices.

An example of each could be Austin HB and Midwest. I usually get grain at Midwest because their prices are good and I know exactly what I'm getting (i.e. I know I'm getting Weyermann German Pils instead of just 'German Pils')...and that makes a difference to me. But Austin has that cheapo shipping and I take advantage of it when I can.

I've tried some others and none were bad but they just didn't have a certain something I was looking for (I think this most recently happened with Dark Munich malt...Austin doesn't seem to carry it). Never used BW and I need to...heck they're the closest to me...and I just checked and they have Dark Munich.
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I was hoping to make the list as well, but if a major like Midwest can't make it then I guess I can not feel too bad.
Oh wow, BMW should definately be on this list. I haven't ordered from you guys yet, but I do love to play around with the brew calculator.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:04 PM   #9
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Midwest. My LHBS is 60+ miles away and I stack up on bulk grain and 5lb portions of specialty malts. Midwest usually gets all my yeast, ounce hop orders and any specialties I'm missing.

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Old 05-07-2009, 01:12 PM   #10
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I'm voting Brewmaster's Warehouse. It's a tightly run ship and I get my stuff 2 days after ordering with flat shipping.

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