As you probably know I tend to get my malt and hops locally (from Rob the malt miller as he’s local and has cut me a few favours on occasion)
But, for all my exciting sundries: kegs, pipes, buckets and all that jazz (and Wyeast!) I tend to go to Greg at BrewUK. His prices are hard to beat and his range is pretty much unsurpassed.
The biggest draw to the BrewUK online presence, however, is the BrewUK forum… I must admit that I wouldn’t be half the home-brewer I am today if it wasn’t for Saracen, Hamish and co. They and the rest of the the community were the folks that set me off down the wort-splattered path of all-grain brewing.
I haven’t posted to the forum for ages, but feel I ought to if only to say “Hi” and also to ‘fess up to buying a Braumeister…will they ever forgive me?
So here’s the tip(s): If you want some decent gear (including a *huge* range of extract/all-grain kits) go to the BrewUK store; however, if you need help, advice, or just a shoulder to cry on when you experience your fifteenth boil-over, you can’t go far wrong than join the BrewUK forum.
I have just logged on and said “Hi” – let’s hope there’s some Braumeister users on there. I could do with some good recipe tips!