The local homebrew shop closest to my house was out of 3-gallon carboys. I was in a hurry, so I decided to look around for other stores in the area and I’m glad I did. Not only did Larry’s Brewing Supply have the carboys in stock, they sold them for 20% less. The two stores have different “personalities.” From the sophisticated checkout to the bar codes, my local shop is clean, bright, and modern. Larry’s is a small shop with a warehouse feeling to it. Hand written signs indicate prices, and Larry’s (yep, that’s really the owner’s name) collection of old (probably not “antique” yet, but getting close) bottle cappers adorn the checkout area. Helpful, friendly staffs make both stores good places to buy homebrew and winemaking supplies, but when you buy a lot of supplies and equipment, like I do, comparison shopping can really pay off.
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