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t0rin0 (1456) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 12, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
This one needs updating too. Been going to the one in Riverside for about 5 years, havent been to the ones in the bay area.
Prices are the best youíll find without ordering in bulk. They always have lots of ingredients, kegging parts, and kits and even a few homebrews in the back on tap to try.
Employees are nice and helpful but as with most homebrewers they know it all, so be wary when asking for advice.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 9, 2006
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
So far Iíve had excellent service from these folks. Iíve ordered bulk extract, pellet hops, specialty grains and White Labs yeast. It has shown up here in FL fresh and in a timely manner. Selection of ingredients and hardware is second to none, really. The only negative I have is that this place isnít down the street from where I live. Also I make a point of only ordering when the daytime high temps are under 85F. FedEx and UPS stuff, when ordered in the heat of summer (in general), show up in FL very very warm. Contents of boxes hit at least 120F.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | September 18, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Iíve ordered products from these guys several times and their prices tend to be cheaper than other places around. The one area I wish they would improve on is their turn around time. While it is nice to get free shipping on larger orders, Iíve had orders take as long as three weeks to arrive.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | April 17, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
With how many brew shops there are in the area, it seems silly to rate one. You go here, or it sucks enough that you mailorder. They only sell white labs yeast now, and they do sometimes run out of hop varieties, but the overall selections os pretty damn good. You donít get everything that the main Concord store gets, but this is a solid brew store that I am glad I can make a little trip up to when I want to get some ingredients.
kmeves (100) Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin | November 29, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
One of the better online Homebrew Supply shops. Returns and exchanges are handled very expeditiously.
hophead75 (83) Largo, Florida | December 8, 2006
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This is where I order almost all of my homebrewing ingredients and a good amount of equipment also. Prices are good, especially considering ground shipping is free when you order over 60 dollars worth of stuff. The service is second to none. Iíve had a couple of instances where they included the wrong hop in an ingredient kit and they shipped out a replacement the next day. If you are a homebrewer you owe it to yourself to at least check out their website.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | November 24, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, so they changed the name of this store from Fermentation Frenzy to More Flavor, that is, from an awesome name to just about the most boring name anyone could ever think of. Good job, guys. I should dock you some points for that, but I wonít. I visit the Los Altos location.
This is a decent homebrew shop. As for ambiance, well, itís a homebrew shop. Take that how you will. The selection of malts is very nice and they have some great kits if youíre into that kind of thing, including a Pliny the Elder clone kit produced by Vinnie C. himself. The selection of equipment also covers pretty much everything youíll probably want.
The one thing theyíre lacking on at times is hops. I know thereís a hop shortage, but damn it, there are times when my first 3 choices are all out of stock. All the "sexy" hops that brewers brag about using are unlikely to be found here. You want something like Simcoe or Nelson Sauvin? Not a chance. But you can have all the Glacier, Willamette, and Vanguard you want.
Staff is usually very helpful and laid back, although occasionally youíll get someone who can be a bit d-baggy. Overall though, great place to live 2 miles from!
ChillCoat (43) Concord, California | May 4, 2005
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Iím lucky enough to live close by but they do a huge mail-order/internet business as well. VERY helpful and friendly staff. Their catalog is a wealth of knowledge in itself! Oh, and they do sell White Labs.
Inflames (30) California | March 24, 2008
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Stopped by the concord location and found myself lost as too what to buy. I want this but need that, I need one of those too, oh but I want that. What Iím trying to say is they have whatever you need. Service was excellent being that I was the only customer at the time.
howie (18) DeForest, Wisconsin | October 15, 2004| Updated November 17, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Huge inventory, fast turnover so ingredients are fresh. Helpful, knowledgable staff (call, donít email). Havenít received shipping comfirmation on my last several orders, which is annoying, but I can check the status online. They sell a Maris Otter extract, which I like. No White Labs yeast. Free shipping on orders over $50. I order from here any time I need $50 or more worth of stuff. Norther Brewer in St. Paul otherwise.
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