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Old 12-28-2008, 05:19 AM   #1
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While shopping with my wife on Friday I realized that we were just a few miles away from the closest LHBS so I went over to get some hops to finish up a couple of brews. I walk to the hops frdige and see a sign, "Hops can only be purchased in quantities to complete a recipe". I'm not buying anything else this trip so I'm concerned... but I ask. The owner tells me, "Oh, you support us pretty often...how many do you need?" I thought that was pretty nice... and just gives me one more reason why I like doing business at this LHBS.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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My LHBS is the best...

The only thing I buy online is hops and when I tell them that I get a better deal online they totally understand... And they also inform me that if I place an order early they can beat the prices I'm getting online. I just don't think that far in advance...

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Old 12-28-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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Consider yourselves fortunate that you have a LHBS that is truly local. My closest store is 30 miles away in a town I don't travel to very often. When I know I'm going to be there at a time when he's open, I plan to shop there, it's just not very often that the opportunity is there.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:31 PM   #4
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I am thankful that mine is maybe 10 miles away.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #5
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My LBHS ROCKS!!!!

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:43 PM   #6
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i try to give my lhbs as much of my business as possible. but there are things i buy online cause they price cant be beat. also even though some things can be beat online small items ill buy locally just cause its convient. and my LHBS is about 10 miles away and theres another shop that has a small brewing area i will goto for some things.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:58 PM   #7
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Hops aren't hard to come by anymore though so I wonder why he's rationing.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:59 PM   #8
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Hops aren't hard to come by anymore though so I wonder why he's rationing.
I have been and am still under the impression there is a Hops shortage?
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:17 AM   #9
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My LHBS is not so L. It's about 40miles away. I try to buy from him when possible but it's so convenient to buy and shop the wonderful selection on the internet. Besides, he is kind of weird. It's almost like your bugging him or something when you ask for an opinion or guidance. I do know that he has been short certain varities of hops over the summer. Have not been in lately to know if his stocks are back up. Good luck!
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:45 AM   #10
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He's not the only one I go to and the others ration too. Perhaps when the new stock comes in that wiil change.
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