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Old 12-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #1
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I have a problem. I recently moved to an area lacking in home brew shops, and I had to leave all my equipment back where I moved from. I'm looking for a good online vendor, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Also, if this is a repost I apologize, and any hints on finding info on this site that may have already been posted would also be appreciated


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Old 12-05-2012, 04:20 AM   #2
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Kegconnection, northern brewer, more beer...... tons of good sources.

There are lots of threads about vendors on here


You looking for an extract setup, all grain or brew in a bag?


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Old 12-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Check out this thread for plenty of feedback:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f14/home...-websites-701/

Personally, I have had good experiences ordering equipment and ingredients from Midwest Supplies, Austin Homebrew, Williams brewing, and Adventures in Homebrewing. Also have ordered kegging equipment from Keg Connection.

Consider buying grains and hops in bulk since you don't have access to a local shop.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:56 PM   #4
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I'm definitely running all grain. apparently my old friend back home has been letting the system gather dust so he's shipping 80% of what I need for a good 3 gallon system. thanks for the tips, and I will definitely be looking for a fulll thread on this but any advice either way on trusting complete beer kits? I'm still not exactly competent when it comes to writing a good recipe, and they seem reasonable
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I don't know much about the recipes kits from the online vendors, but you can also look up recipes on line and order what you need to brew them.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:40 AM   #6
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I use Austin Homebrew Supply for most of my online purchases of general beer supplies. I used one of AHS's Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone kits and it turned out excellent (not exactly like SNPA, but a very very good beer). I bought my kegging supplies from Keg Connection. I get 1lb bags of hops from Farmhouse Brewing Supply (they also have smaller quantities). I've also purchased some stuff from MoreBeer and Northern Brewer. All have done a great job getting the orders filled and shipped to my door in a timely manner.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:52 AM   #7
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I'm so jaded by online vendors at this point, I hesitate to suggest one.
But if there's one I had to suggest, it would be northern brewer.
They have flawless customer service from my experience. Prices aren't the best, but they return emails, ship quickly, and fix any issue you have with your order.
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+1 for Northern Brewer.
Pro for bargainfittings.com and chugger pumps.

3 strikes with Midwest (I have waited 3 weeks for them to ship the one item I ordered from them during their Veterans Day sale).

Seems like u have to be a millionaire to afford Austin Brew Supply. Extract kit $88. Crazy.
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The problems with kits and a 3 gallon set up is that the kits are made for 5 gallons


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