Where is the best place to buy ingredients on the web? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Where is the best place to buy ingredients on the web?
Cool Brewing Corny 5G & Mini Giveaway

Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 55
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

I was just wondering if there was a place to buy everything for a bill and it be a lot cheaper than LHBS?

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 1,050
Liked 108 Times on 87 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Brewmaster's Warehouse.


Primary: Caribou Slobber

Kegged: Stout

Bottled: Cent Blonde, Jakes Brown, Stout

I love Yooper........

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: gloucester, va
Posts: 35
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Farmhouse brewing supply is may favorite by far.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Monroe, Washington
Posts: 55
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 8

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 78
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 15

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.
Planning: Saison
Primary: IPA
Bottled: IPA

Brewdoggie Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 2,195
Liked 192 Times on 155 Posts
Likes Given: 42

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.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
Senior Member
ajf's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Long Island
Posts: 4,646
Liked 105 Times on 99 Posts
Likes Given: 39

My LHBS is cheaper than any on-line place I have ever found, especially as I buy in bulk.

There are only 10 types of people in this world. Those that understand binary, and those that don't.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 12:48 AM   #8
Burrowing Owl Brewery
niquejim's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cape Coral Florida
Posts: 2,377
Liked 51 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 88

Where are you? That should make a difference

Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 01:21 AM   #9
IPA is my spirit animal
BreezyBrew's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Tampa, FL
Posts: 3,646
Liked 548 Times on 415 Posts
Likes Given: 206

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).
- 99% Perspiration 1% Beer
- Sending brewmaster's kids to college since 2005

Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #10
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 487
Liked 30 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 1

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.


Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best place to buy ingredients? onipar Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 26 06-19-2012 11:49 PM
Best Place to buy ingredients online? Stevorino General Beer Discussion 27 03-18-2011 03:41 PM
best place to buy fresh ingredients tnbrewer371 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 03-15-2010 10:01 PM
best place to buy homebrew ingredients? phatuna General Beer Discussion 21 03-11-2009 10:24 PM
Best place to order beer ingredients online? Duluz General Beer Discussion 5 11-13-2007 04:57 AM

Forum Jump