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Ferment Station

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4 Ratings
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 9.73%
[ Homebrew Store ]

8817 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37923-5014
United States
phone: (865) 694-7993

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(Place added by: veech on 10-12-2006)
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aingle

Tennessee

3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

As mentioned before more geared to winemaking. Also the name has now changed from Fermentations to The Ferment Station. Decent selection of supplies for beermaking. A little bit of just about everything, from kits, grain, hops, and yeast. Also a small but adequate source for equipment, cornys, Better Bottle carboys etc. Their hours are the only negative.
Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm
Saturdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Other than that you can usually find what you need or make a sub with out too many issues. Service is fine and prices are in line with expectations.

01-17-2010 17:56:41 | More by aingle
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fat58hwy

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11.5%

As far as the supplies that are available, the quality of the supplies, and the prices this is probably what you would expect in a smaller town without a huge home brewing community. If you need something basic, the chances are that they would have what you need or be able to get it. Depending on who is there working the service will vary from down right rude and apathetic to simply there to answer question as needed. Go there for what you need quickly, but don't expect anything more than the most basic service.

EDIT: After spending more time and money here, I must amend my review. I still stand by my overall review above, but once you get to know the owners, all is good. If you catch them on a bad day, not so much. But other that this few days, thes efolks are nice and helpful.

09-17-2008 21:06:45 | More by fat58hwy
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.15/5  rDev -7.1%

Ok, well this place was ok. It is like others have said geared towards wine making, however they had all the basics there, and yes did have a decent selection of hops, albeit at slightly high prices. Easy enough to find right off the pike this was a quick in and out stop for me as I was not into buying anything but more wanted to gauge the local scene. If I lived on this side of town I might visit it occasionally but would probably just order online as they seemed to be preoccupied with other concerns. An average home brew shop is about all I could call this.

11-13-2007 01:42:31 | More by mikesgroove
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veech

Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev +13.6%

This shop seems to be more geared toward the wine maker rather than homebrewer, but it has an adequate stock of the necessary equipment and supplies. It is much more convenient for those who live on the West side of town, and is located in an older strip mall just off Kingston Pike. I bought an oktoberfest kit from them and I think maybe the yeast packet was a little old because ironically, I just didn't get much fermentation out of it. I suspect that I didn't prime the yeast enough was the main problem, but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway, this is a servicable and convenient source for the homebrewers in the area.

10-13-2006 12:38:17 | More by veech
Ferment Station in Knoxville, TN
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.