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Old 11-22-2010, 07:16 PM   #11
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I find their prices for extract to be a little high (just started shopping for my first batch).

I also stumbled upon this: http://www.homebrewgearcanada.com/ Anyone use them before?
Have not seen that one yet. Looks like they are up in the Owen Sound area.
I did a quick order shipping to Toronto - shipping is $11 under 10lbs. $16 for 20lbs...


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Old 11-22-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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i've ordered from homebrewcanada and though they were great. Fantastic email support and communication.


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Old 11-22-2010, 07:55 PM   #13
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In Peterborough . You can buy both grain an d extract from these guys.
http://www.unitedcanadianmalt.ca/index.html
Also if you join The MoB,
http://barleyment.wort.ca/
https://secure.neap.net/mailman/listinfo/brewers

Ottawa (primarily) area virtual brewers group,
there is a lot of info available and great group buys that go on.
Same for the SoB's.
https://groups.google.com/group/are-...OB?hl=en&pli=1
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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I totally agree about supporting Canadian retailers. After spending some time comparing the prices and weighing the ethical issues, I think that buy Canadian outweighs the price advantage. I have also been hosed by UPS before and it's not a fun experience.

I looked at home brew gear Canada and they are clearly geared towards all grain operations. at this point I am just getting going and I will be starting with extracts so that makes Canadian home brew supplies the best option at this point. While I'm sure I could get someone to ship an order out, or for that matter find someone local who can order direct, if I'm going to support local and buy online then I should support the people set up for that.

I spent 4 years in T-bay so I know how silly it sounds to complain about an hour drive, but an hour drive down here is not nearly as nice as t-bay to winnipeg..... have you looked into shipping greyhound? they are usually cheap if you can arrange dropoff/ pickup.


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Old 11-22-2010, 08:50 PM   #15
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In Peterborough . You can buy both grain an d extract from these guys.
http://www.unitedcanadianmalt.ca/index.html
Also if you join The MoB,
http://barleyment.wort.ca/
https://secure.neap.net/mailman/listinfo/brewers

Ottawa (primarily) area virtual brewers group,
there is a lot of info available and great group buys that go on.
Same for the SoB's.
https://groups.google.com/group/are-...OB?hl=en&pli=1
Thanks for the tips on the groups...

I had also found united Canada malt but I wasn't sure if they sold to the public.

I'm going to start simple with the canned kit but you can be sure that I'll be down at their place once I get my confidence up...
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:49 PM   #16
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Extract is expensive no matter where you go. I made the switch to All-Grain recently only after just starting, and not only are my beers much better, I can do a 5 gallon batch for about 12 bucks with bulk grains, hops and re-used yeast. Extract was costing me between 20 and 30 dollars for the same batch, and the beer wasn't near as good.
Looks like I need to accelerate my efforts on getting to All-Grain!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:22 PM   #17
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Another option is Brewtime out here in Hamilton. Not as huge a selection as some places, but generally well stocked, and always nice to talk to a homebrew retailer in the store rather then online.
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[QUOTE=elproducto;2424012]Extract is expensive no matter where you go. I made the switch to All-Grain recently only after just starting, and not only are my beers much better, I can do a 5 gallon batch for about 12 bucks with bulk grains, hops and re-used yeast. Extract was costing me between 20 and 30 dollars for the same batch, and the beer wasn't near as good.

Now that is some great value beer! Where are you located elproducto?

Are you a member of the SOB group?
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ARGGGGGG Canadian home brew supplies doesn't take credit cards... most business take credit cards.... especially business without a storefront...

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ARGGGGGG Canadian home brew supplies doesn't take credit cards... most business take credit cards.... especially business without a storefront...

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