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Old 05-25-2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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I am just curious why so many pre-order and order from places like northern brewer and midwest supplies. It just seems to me that it would be better in every conceivable way to order direct from a farm. Do the homebrew suppliers offer something extra that ordering direct from a farm doesn't?
On Deck: Saison "Jardin d'été" (3rd Gen 3711, Wild bugs, Pale ale malt, wheat, Willamette dry hop)
Primary: Saison "Vomissure de Grenouille" (2nd Gen 3711 from dregs, Pale Ale malt, Crystals and Willamettes)
Secondary: BM45/Spontaneous Bugs Experiment (down to 1.004, and tastes awesome), contemplating what fruit to add.

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
Nov 2008
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Perhaps it is just more convienent for a Customer to one stop shop and to save on the shipping charges?

However I did order farm direct.

Just my .02
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Spencer MA

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Old 05-25-2011, 11:29 AM   #3
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Maybe the farms don't want to or can't sell small amounts directly to people. Just a thought.

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Old 05-25-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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I got 2 rhyzomes from the same place (freshops.com) Northern Brewer gets them from after NB was sold out. I'll just go direct from now on.

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:39 PM   #5
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Gowanda, NY
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I wondered why people do that as well. my 1st rhizomes i got from my lhbs. only 1 outa 5 grew. the next year i got 11 from freshops.com all 10 grew and 3yrs later still going like gangbusters.

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Old 05-25-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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+1 for freshops.com
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