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.
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!