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Old 04-05-2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hello,

My name is Sean and I have been brewing off and on for about 12 years now. I started years ago with Mr. Beer and then got out of it for a while.
In the last few years I got back and started to extract brew again.

Recently I upgraded to all grain and this site has been invaluable (even without being a member). I hope to be of assistance to others on this board as all of you have been for me.

Thank you and Hello once again!


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Old 04-05-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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nice. That's pretty much my story as well. welcome to HBT. Where do you get your supplies?


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Old 04-05-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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Mostly a local store called Bev-Art but I also get a lot from Northern Brewer.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:21 PM   #4
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in the city? bit of a drive that one. I get a lot of my specialty grains/odds and ends at barley and hops in glenwood. There's also kennywood brewing in crown point, in. but their hours are horrible and the prices aren't all that great.

i think midwest supplies (online) is usually cheaper than northern brewer overall for me.


By the way, you were brewing when "beer gear" was open in tinley, next to threshold music. I know it moved to Frankfort, but do you know what happened to it after that?
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #5
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I used to live in Merrionette Park so to me Beverly still feels local. Plus the guys in there are VERY helpful.

Yes I remember that store. It went out of business and Bev-Art actually bought up their stock, thats how I found out about them.

I had never heard of barley and hops, I guess Ill give them a try.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:53 AM   #6
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welcome. 12 years of brewing, I hope I can sponge off some of your knowledge :-) I was in Barley and Hops a couple weeks ago. Only looked a little at their supplies (was anxious to get to Flossmoor for dinner) but they seemed to be about on par with the LHBS I shop at up my way.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #7
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the selection isn't that great, but it's two minutes from where i work.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #8
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Do either of you know if they fill CO2 tanks? Its impossible finding someone close who does it. I work until 5 so the typical places like welding shops are usually closed.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #9
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no idea. that's why i'm stuck with paintball tanks for now.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #10
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welcome to the forum. im originally from orland park


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