So I envy you people who live in Minnesota. I have 3 LHBS within a 45 minute drive of my house. None of them are all inclusive. Meaning I either need to travel to multiple locations or just order online to complete a recipe. I always like to support local when possible but its becoming a hassle.
Yesterday I went to one shop to get the ingredients and the didn’t have the yeast I needed (was looking for WLP838) or the Carafa II. I figured I would head over to another of the LHBS since it’s close to work. Well, despite their website saying they had WLP838, they didn’t in store so I had to settle for the last WLP820 in the fridge. On their site they are advertising the new Avangard malts. I ask about them while I’m in there and they have 3x1lb bags of Munich repackaged by LD Carlson. So I just grabbed my Carafa II and yeast and left annoyed.
I was looking on the site of the 3rd LHBS near me at the availability of their malts and while they have a wide selection of maltsters they don’t sell 2-row. At all.
Like I said, I really want to support local business but running around from town to town takes time and money. I’m usually pretty leery ordering liquid yeast online cause I don’t know what conditions it was in while it was shipped. I may just need to get over that and strictly order online.
Does anyone else have this issue?