Originally Posted by terrapinj
i bought a used minifridge off craigslist and made some conversions to fit a ale pale in there so I use that with a a419 temp controller
never had issues brewing in winter, the house usually doesn't get cold enough inside to impact the ferm temps
I buy most of my grain, yeast and misc supplies at Culver City HB but for big purchases and hops I shop online for much better pricing and selection
Nice, I will have to keep an eye out for a fridge. Seems like this forum has a good pool of info on hacking them to work, at least enough to take away most of the worry factor.
CCBS is a great spot and (for the most part) those guys are all good to deal with. I like going in there to pick my own recipe. If you don't know already, they man that store randomly regardless of their posted hours. Superbowl Sunday they were staffed until 4!
How about your favorite craft beer spots? My local go-to is Waterloo & City restaurant. Good selection of beers and one hell of a menu if you're into charcuterie and cheeses.