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Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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I was just wondering if there was a place to buy everything for a bill and it be a lot cheaper than LHBS?

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Brewmaster's Warehouse.

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
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Farmhouse brewing supply is may favorite by far.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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Austin Homebrew is where I get 90% of my grains etc. They have great customer service and everything I brew from them turns out great.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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I've bought from northern brewer, rebel brewer, austin homebrew supplies, and midwest supplies. I've also experimented with the others but never purchased. Brewmaster's warehouse is also very good from what I hear. NONE of these places will be significantly cheaper than you LHBS. Any savings are probably eaten by the shipping costs unless you are buying large orders where you can get free shipping, or ordering enough for a couple batches at a time.

IMO, austin homebrew supplies is the best. My main reason is because they have reasonable shipping, good variety, and allow you to buy grains by the ounce.

If you have a scale and/or don't care about buying grains by the ounce, then northernbrewer has the best variety and selection of hops/grains.

Rebel brewer has the cheapest shipping, especially for small orders. I changed up a recipe and had to order some extra grains and a different yeast and I got $3 shipping for the order, when most other places would charge a flat $7 minimum.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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rebel brewer is my favorite, hands down. Though, I would go with one that's slightly closer to where you live. You don't want your ingredients sitting in freight for longer than they need to be.

I get my stuff in 2 days. NB, Midwest and Austin are also very good, but take usually a week to get to me. I've not had any great experiences with BMW.

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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My LHBS is cheaper than any on-line place I have ever found, especially as I buy in bulk.

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Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #8
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Where are you? That should make a difference

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #9
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Brewmaster's Warehouse now has $6.99 Shipping, which is the difference for me. The rest are all just about the same price (Northern, Austin, and Midwest).
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #10
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I ordered from Austin as they had the best selection at the time of my order (More hops than the competitors, and cheaper too). I would just advise against having them mill your grain for you. It is convenient as hell but when I received my grain order it was about 40% whole, untouched kernels.

I had to hunt down a fellow brew club member and trouble him with crushing my grains. Not a huge inconvenience but I didn't want 50% efficiency.

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