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Old 01-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am sure everyone has their favorites, but I have only ever purchased extract kits from NB. Was thinking about testing out AHS or MWS. Any reviews or comparisons?

Also if anyone has any killer kits to suggest, that would be great. Thinking of doing a strong / very hoppy IPA.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:57 PM   #2
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I've bought from all 3, all 3 did fine and I would purchase from again.

I buy from NB most often because they support BTV and The brewing network, plus they are fastest from order time to my door.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #3
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I've ordered from NB mostly because they are closest. I don't think there is enough difference between any of them to matter otherwise.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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Of the ones you list, I would recommend Northern Brewer and Austin Homebrew without reservation. Midwest has had some major issues with the quality of their crush. I also recommend Brewmasters Warehouse very highly for ingredients, but not kits.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #5
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I routinely order from Austin Homebrew as they are quite close! I've never had an issue with anything from there and they package their orders VERY well.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:12 PM   #6
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I've used all 3 but AHB is super good with keeping you up to date on order status and when you look at you order online you can see the notes from the guys that packaged it up and if anything was back ordered right then, not in an email a week later.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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I've used all three. Midwest doesn't have flat rate shipping, so if you're not careful the price can jump on you pretty quick. AHS and NB...not really a big enough difference to tell anyone one's better than the other. Another one to look at is More Beer. I've had good luck with their product.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #8
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I buy from NB and AHS, most often AHS. I have been pleased with both, never an issue.

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #9
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Doesn't one of those places draw cartoons on the box if you ask them to?

That's a bonus in my book!

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #10
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I have used AHS & NB and like them both. But my go-to is BMW.
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