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Old 03-01-2013, 03:07 PM   #21
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Being north of Columbus, the closest store is Barley Hopsters... for beer and homebrew supplies. Great place and friendly people! Right across from a bank... thats a dangerous mixture. ATM and beer store...
The folks there are great, the bottle selection is fantastic and brewing supplies are also well above par.


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Old 03-03-2013, 03:40 AM   #22
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I may have to make the trek up there from columbus I'm tired of the winemakers shop's inflated prices and attitude.


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Old 04-09-2013, 10:06 PM   #23
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I've been to winemakers 3 times. The first time, I was treated so poorly that I walked out...empty handed and unable to brew that day. After a long hiatus, I decided I would give them another chance. There was a young man there who knew his stuff and was very helpful. Having earned my business back, I went back last week. The owner lady was there. She was only half helpful and not very pleasant. #1 rule of customer service: service your customers...duh!
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I've been to winemakers 3 times. The first time, I was treated so poorly that I walked out...empty handed and unable to brew that day. After a long hiatus, I decided I would give them another chance. There was a young man there who knew his stuff and was very helpful. Having earned my business back, I went back last week. The owner lady was there. She was only half helpful and not very pleasant. #1 rule of customer service: service your customers...duh!

This is why many of us beer brewers in Columbus will not go back. She showed up at a brew club meeting over a year ago, stayed long enough to grovel for some business (15 at best) and the left. She did not hang around to chat with over 60 POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS! Never again for me, I work in sales and I would never treat a potential customer with such disrespect.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:00 PM   #25
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I was at that meeting. I thought she was going to give a talk. Got nothing. I have never been to that store simply because of stories like this. sad really. I've had some crappy experiences with gentile's, but they seemed anomalous since most times they are helpful, or at least nice. So i have been sticking with them.

A couple of the other places that have stuff available, like Neil house (no longer with us) and BRU (North High Brewing), seem expensive and limited.
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:45 PM   #26
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Wet to Gentile's for the first time this week. They were nice people, showed me around, showed me their grain mill and how to use it. I'll go back at some point!
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Gentiles is hit or miss if there is anyone working that is able to assist you or not.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:28 PM   #28
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Went to Winemakers a while ago and the owner lady charged me $3 to crush my grain. I brought it with me and even bought some grain from them. Who charges for that? I have since bought a grain mill. Just thought it was funny. Gentiles seems to have what I need often though. I'll have to check out these bottle shops though. I've been going to the place that's in the North Market. Not bad. Kinda limited.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #29
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I know it may be a bit of sacrilege (large retail), but the Giant Eagle Market District in UA and the Whole foods at 161 and Sawmill both have surprisingly good selections (especially of singles), get rare releases (Enjoy By and KBS), and sell at state minimum. I definitely frequent all of the other places mentioned, especially Gentile's for the best homebrew supply selection in town.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #30
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Wielands and Palmers I like but I will have to try the other ones you guys have brought to my attention thanks


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