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Aug 27, 2007 08:22 AM

Beer-Home brewing supplies

Does anyone on the Baltimore or MD area brew at home? We were looking for a good supply store locally. We know we could venture to PA but were hoping for some local retailers. Thanks in advance.

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  1. There's a homebrew place in Columbia.

    There was also one in Rockville that had an excellent selection, but it's been years since I've been there.

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    1. re: monkeyrotica

      Thanks so much. That was exactly what I was looking for. Really appreciate it.

      1. re: hammocc

        The place is kind of warehouse-y, too. A friend/neighbor gets heis supplies there and I've been there to get malt supplies for certain kinds of bread baking, too.

    2. My husband just started home-brewing. He says:
      Locally? Columbia- Maryland Homebrew or Annapolis- Annapolis Homebrew
      Internet? shipping,$5.99 shipping

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      1. re: pigtowner

        Thanks so much. Exactly, my husband too is just starting up and is looking for supplies. He used to live in PA and just doesn't want to make the trek for supplies. I will mention that website as well. Thanks again!

      2. Aberdeen has Home-brew Cellar, and Fallston area (long green pike) has the Thristy Brewer, run by a very informative gentleman named Tom Davidson. You might also check some of the home-brew clubs around, as they are a great resource.

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        1. re: fenwick_mike

          Thanks Fenwick Mike appreciate it. I was not aware of the Fallston one but know the area will give them a shot too.

          1. re: hammocc

            I also purchase items online from Northern Brewer...good prices on hops and dry malt extract (55lb bag for about 118.00). Even with shipping it works out to be a better price than many local shops.

        2. I really like Flying Barrel in Frederick. A little far away, but their selection is great (and if you ever want to be sure if, say, a particular yeast is in stock, call ahead, they'll let you know what they have or when they're getting more) and their staff is very knowledgeable - they're always eager to check out your recipes, make suggestions, measure out ingredients (they sell hops and malt syrup in bulk, which is so much more convenient and cost effective than buying in pre-packaged), all that. Plus, lots of good dining/drinking options in Frederick, Brewer's Alley being the obvious choice.

          A big plus to Maryland Homebrew in Columbia is that they are open on Sundays - perfect for those last minute brewing weekend disasters. They also have a great specialty grain selection.

          Good luck and let us know what you end up brewing!