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Mid-South Malts

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Reviews: 7
Visits: 11
Avg: 4.47
pDev: n/a
[ Homebrew Store ]

741 N White Station Rd
Memphis, Tennessee, 38122-4423
United States
phone: (901) 682-1293

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Reviews: 7 | Visits: 11
Photo of pitasoup
4.2/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

The best LHBS around Memphis.

Mike is friendly and very knowledgeable about brewing. I can't remember how many times I've seen a new/newer brewer come in and have their questions answered. Mike always has good info, what's best/easiest for the brewer, rather than what's most expensive. I've also seen him help customers, via phone, when they've gone home and are mid-brew.

Service is spectacular. Price is pretty reasonable, perhaps not as cheap as online and in bulk, but shopping here is well worth it if only for the service.

I'm the type who knows what kind of stuff I want and will just grab it. But if something isn't in stock, he's more than happy to order it for you.

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Photo of motleyblue
4.86/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

After having a horrible experience at a local competitor, I went to Midsouth Malts. Mike is AWESOME. Compared to prices online, MSM is a little bit higher, but the few extra dollars are well worth it when Mike starts talking. He has helped me a whole lot. His knowledge base is priceless, and that is why I will always buy from him and not online. I'm a big supporter of local business, especially for my hobbies. I go in and look, and usually buy something at least once a week, but there have been weeks where i've gone in 4 times.
Atmosphere: When you walk in, you know you are in a homebrew store. From the delicious smell, to the beer signs, steins, ingredients, kegs and bottles, its GREAT.
Quality: I've never had an issue with anything mike has sold me. Everything is fresh, and the shelves are very clean.
Service: WOW. Mike is great. His service is exceptional, and his knowledge and understanding is awesome. When you talk to him it is immediately evident that he LOVES what he does, and thats why he is doing it.
Selection: very good selection. Obviously not as good as online retailers, but very good. From yeast, to hops, to malts and grains, and equipment, his selection is very good. And if he doesn't have it, he will get it for you. I had a particular ingredient that i needed and he didn't stock because he could not find it in reasonable quantities. A few days later when i came back, he had sourced the ingredient, and it was waiting on me, and there is now some on the shelf. Every now and then he is out of stock on some items, but being the only good game in town, thats understandable and stock issues are usually remedied within a week.
Value: OUTSTANDING. as stated above, a little expensive when compared to online places, but his knowledge and friendliness and willingness to help make the extra few dollars worth it. I will not be buying online.

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Photo of jsprain1
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A- The store, at least the handful of times I've been there, has been relatively inviting and enjoyable, albeit the organization system seems to be a bit lacking.
Q- All the products I have bought there have been of high quality and have not any significant issues.
S- The proprietor has always been helpful in helping me to figure out all of what I need, and offered some insights and tips, which is really what I'm looking for at a homebrew shop.
Sel- A fair number of kits, plenty of grains and hops, and a fair amount of varied equipment and beer memorbilia.
Price is a bit high compared to other places I've shopped at, but the service makes up for it.

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Photo of mainstream
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

mike is very knowledgeable and will always be sure to get you what is best for what you need, not what's the most expensive. He always seems to give an honest answer based on his own experience.
Starting out as a beginner, he allows you ask many questions, as well all look around his shop, as well as the back where he does most of his brewing. I went in with some of my friends and he basically gave us a tour of his system, how everything works, and showed us the different beer styles he's brewing. My very first trip in there, he even gave me some free samples of his brews.

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Photo of brewemstrong
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is a great place for the beginning or experienced brewer. The guy who owns the place is very knowledgeable and eager to help, including taking phone calls during a homebrew. The store has everything from equipment to get started homebrewing, to beer kits, yeast, hops, bottles and even some assorted glasses, coasters and signs. The store isn't that big but the quality and know-how far exceed its size. I go at least once a month. For those interested, I believe the owner also dabbles in winemaking.

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Photo of golfnmotorcycles
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Finally managed to get by this place a couple weeks ago after I accidentally ordered some unmilled grain from an online HBS. Stopped in to get them to mill it for me and was treated like I'd been in there 20 times before.

Great selection, super-friendly service, great prices. It's about an hour-and-a-half away from me but I'll gladly make the drive from now on before ordering online.

While I was there he had a batch brewing out back and two on tap for sampling. Other than milling the grain, I didn't have any current needs but I still could've hung around all day long and felt right at home.

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Photo of Symphonic
5/5  rDev +11.9%

This is a great brew shop. The selection is great and if you need anything out of the ordinary, Mike is always willing to locate it for you. I find the prices to be reasonably considering the advice that you get for free from a very experienced brewer. I would recommend going to this shop and forgetting the rest (there is only one other one in the area).

From the experienced brewer to the newbie, everything you need is there. Mike has a wonderful selection of hops, yeasts, malts, extracts, grains...and if there is ever anything you need that is out of the ordinary, he will make you he locates it and gets it in your hands. Who knows, you might even get a sample of mead or cider when you stop in.

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Mid-South Malts in Memphis, TN
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