"Recently had an experience with crushed grain purchased from a Brew Shop in Auckland I've never dealt with before, that caused great difficulty with my GF. Only reason I used them was they had a particular specialty grain I wished to…"
"I could've been clearer here, sorry about that.
I'd love to have put my own brewery together but I just don't have the skills let alone access to the tools. And I suspect the cost would blow out pretty quickly, so I accepted the pain…"
"Some of you have probably done at some point the chilly bin (eski) mash tun....well you know the stainless braided hose you use and those ends you chopped off and probably threw away?
Excellent. Easiest solution I've seen. Not hard to unpick…"
Gather your 'deciding where' must refer to LHBS of multiple choice, as, there seem to be if I'm reading the pages correctly, a couple of folks who have put their money up directly to get the trinkets yet who are…"
"Peter Smith was spot on - however if I were the proprietor of a LHBS right now I'd be one unhappy chappy.
Joe Public exclusively keeps the LHBS going, they in turn support the supplier here who has opted to introduce a new product in direct…"
"I was gobsmacked recently while in the UK and poking around on matters homebrewing, to be told by the owner of a well known HBS that interest in AG brewing has gone from the market there in favour of kits. Last thing I expected to hear,…"
"Mike, reading this whole thread over again slowly to learn more on how I'm brewing...Was always happy with what I produce but doesn't hurt to look. I've only got this far thru again, yet.
Couple of things in your post above.