Triangle Homebrewing Supply
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
puff  (1) Pennsylvania | June 11, 2009
The first time I walked into Triangle, the owner, Del said "I’ll be right with you in just a minute" as he leaned over an all-grain mash he was finishing up. That’s when I knew that I’d come to the right place.

I’ve been buying from Triangle Homebrewing Supply through three different store locations now. Over the years I’ve referred dozens of people to him and every one has stayed a loyal customer. I’m not sure if that makes me affiliated or not, but I think it says something about the quality of service that Triangle delivers. He may be a bit laconic, but he loves brewing beer, knows his stuff and is quite happy to share it.

Triangle focuses mainly on ingredients and essential equipment. If he doesn’t have one of the fancier gadgets, he’s happy to tell you where you can find them, or order them for you. Though he stocks box starter kits because people ask for them, he prefers (and I recommend) that you ask him for an assembled-on-the-spot starter kit, which is basically a package discount on everything you need for a basic setup, plus fresh ingredients.

LinusStick, if Del said the yeast packet was "pretty old", it was probably half as old as a packet you’d buy somewhere else. Del’s a stickler for fresh ingredients - I’ve seen him recommend another supplier when he didn’t like the freshness of a particular ingredient he had on hand.

Triangle is located in the Strip District. The storefront is on that long stretch of loading docks and it can be hard to spot. The landmark I use is that it’s just across from Kaya, the caribbean restaurant, about a block short of the big church at the end of that stretch of road. Triangle has two or three parking spaces reserved right in front of it, so you should be able to pull right in and load supplies.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 5/20
LinusStick  (66) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | September 18, 2008
I thought the place was out of business when I walked in. There was garbage, phone books and mail all over the floor with no one behind what looked like the counter. After a few minutes of looking over the dirty shelves, the owner came in and stood behind me staring at me. When I turned around I thought a homeless guy had come in. As it turns out, he was a great guy. Very informative, very helpful and knowledgeable. One thing I didn’t like is when he gave me a yeast packet, he looked at the date and said this is pretty old but it should work OK.
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 3/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 5/20
cdog69  (13) Richmond, Virginia | February 2, 2006
I checked this place out for homebrew supplies once. The place was on the dirty side and didnt have a whole lot of selection. The owner was nice and seemed interested in helping you out. However I would not buy homebrew supplies here.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick  (879) Columbus, Ohio | June 25, 2004
Located in ’The Strip’ near the river in Pittsburgh. The Strip is a market area with lots of fresh food, ethnic restaurants and artisans. Plenty of parking either on the street or in one of the pay lots at either end.

Triangle is located in the line of warehouse entryways right along the main drag. It is kind of hard to spot if you are looking for it because all of the signage among these storefronts is similar. There is a winemakers shop right next door too.

There really isn’t much to look at inside. Upon entering you find yourself almost at the counter. The surroundings definitely have a slightly dingy warehouse feel. There are shelves that seemed pretty well-stocked with supplies although the space is very small. There was also a good sized collection of manuals/books/magazines on homebrewing. Plus there is a refridgerator that I was dying to look in but I didn’t.

The owner Del was very friendly and interested in helping the small number of customers who were there. Being that I don’t homebrew though, there wasn’t much he could help me with.

Overall this place might be worth a look if you are in the area and looking for something for your homebrewing needs.

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