Mr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Slatetank:
4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been coming to Mr. Steve's ever since my friend Kevin Spicer stopped doing business at the Brew company of Carlisle. The location is convenient for me when I need something, I can get there and back in about 40 min. The store is clean and inviting, Mr. Steve is an affable bloke who won't hesitate to share a homebrewing story or give some helpful advice.
I appreciate the fact Mr. Steve carries the majority of the items a brewer might use on a regular basis as well as some out of the ordinary stuff. He keeps the product rotating and has offered to order items for me. There are plenty of good reference materials, brewing equipment items and ingredients including yeasts, whole leaf, pellet and plug hops, malts and extracts as well as spices and cleaner/sanitizers.
Overall Mr. Steve has been there over the years and has provided a great service when I didn't have internet access and was just getting into brewing. I respect the fact that he keeps his prices reasonable for those starting out and will grab some bulk extract or mill the grain when you ask. The only shop in York county that I know of that is owned by someone who brews.
09-05-2007 17:21:15 | More by Slatetank
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3.86/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Came to Mr Steve's to get my initial homebrew supplies with my friend. The employee who helped us was very knowledgeable and gave us information to get started along with a good deal on a starter kit. We went with the glass kit which seemed reasonable at $140 for a pair of glass carboys and the rest of the essentials. Brewers Best kits seemed very overpriced with the cheapest one sitting at $42...Scotzin's had the same kit for $32. Mr Steve's selection of them was more limited too. All in all, a solid place, and we'll probably look to make this more of a regular stop as we continue to brew.
03-04-2012 04:48:09 | More by bigfnjoe
3.86/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I haven't home-brewed for about two years now. However, I used to brew a batch of beer about every month which total around 15 different brews. I wish to begin home-brewing again soon. I need to repurchase all the brewing supplies since I no longer have them. I usually purchase my supplies of the internet, but decided to try this place after hearing about it at work.
The shop was small but I believe they kept the bulk of their supplies in the back. The man working there asked what my recipe was then disappeared and came back with a bag of all my ingredients. That was pretty sweet, I didn't have to do anything.
Their selection of hops was reasonable and they had everything I asked for. They even stocked kegerator accessories and pretty much anything you need for home-brewing.
03-10-2011 08:23:33 | More by y2jrock60
4.3/5 rDev +2.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It's really great that in York we have our own brewing supply store. I have not been brewing too long, only brewed three batches. Two of them were Mr. Steves recipes. They have three levels of starter kits to choose from, each comes with great tools to brew.
The staff is always willing to answer my questions. I've only done extract brewing so far, but the selection I have seen / used is great. Large amount of pellet and full leaf hops to choose from too.
Don't order online, keep it local and stop into Mr. Steves.
07-15-2010 17:10:46 | More by Wilson27
4.5/5 rDev +7.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Mr Steve's is a great store to visit. I make it down there about once every 2 months and have always found the store to be clean and well stocked. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is very friendly and know their products. If you have questions they are willing to take the time to answer. They hold classes on a variety of subjects. Their stock is always fresh and their yeast is always well within the purchase by date. If you can't find what you are looking for, they will assist you. If you are in the area, this store is well worth the visit.
06-19-2010 19:44:21 | More by gestyr
4.3/5 rDev +2.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
40 minute trip one-way was well worth it. Hop prices were still under $2/oz unlike on-line where they are gauging everyone. Had a recipe in hand and he(Mr. Steve) took me around offering advice. I was going to buy canned LME and some DME. He told me to buy a tub of LME and it saved me $5 which he didn't have to do. The only gripe I have was that I bought WL0500 yeast that was past 4 month best by date(only a couple of days). No biggie, I just made a starter which I will do for all my beers now. The equipment prices look pretty good and I will buy my upgrades there from now on instead of Northern Brewer or MoreBeer. Overall, great place and great service.
02-02-2008 13:00:58 | More by shertz
3.85/5 rDev -7.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I live in Lancaster County. Mr. Steve's is well worth the hour, round-trip pilgrimage to his store. He always has the freshest yeast, grains and hops. The stock is good with all the usual and unusual equipment us homebrewers need. His selection is decent; you should have no trouble meeting your next recipe's requirements. The owner is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Always willing to add his advice or just tell a brewing tale. With good prices, good service and good selection, this homebrew shop is well worth the gas.
12-03-2007 20:10:14 | More by RiekerStarBrew
3.88/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
An aborted keg-tapping and bottling necessitated not one but two visits to Mr. Steve's.
Quality: The store has everything that a homebrewer needs, from grains to carboys and everything in between. The store is orderly and clean.
Service: Mr. Steve was incredibly friendly and helpful, going so far as to assemble the sankey coupler for me and chatting me up on my bluetooth earpiece. His lackey, Travis, was a bit of an ass though, throwing a fit when asked to stay open 5-10 extra minutes. On the plus side, Mr. Steve stated that he would have gladly stayed open those few extra minutes thus saving the service component.
Selection: Mr. Steve has everything that a homebrewer, from beginner to pro, could eever need. There is also capping and bottling equipment, making this a one-stop shop.
Homebrewing is on my to-do list for the year, so I will be spending a great deal of time here.
02-11-2007 20:44:07 | More by akorsak
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Mr. Steve is the nicest man you will ever meet. Extremely helpful. The store is not very convenient for me to get to but he was worth meeting. Most of the shopping I have done was on-line so I am comparing his selection to wheat I have found online places I have never visited. Still, he had all the basics and plenty of everything I needed. His prices may be a tad more than the online places I used before but certainly quite reason. The best thing was that he really knows about brewing and could answer the question of beginner.
To find it; when you are heading north or 181 from York it is in the shops on the left just after you pass the McDonald's.
Hope this is helpful.
12-12-2006 00:31:23 | More by Phatz
4.7/5 rDev +12.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is the store that started it all for me, and probably the best homebrew shop in the region.
The ingredients are always fresh due to a fast turnover rate. There is also a huge variety of grains, extracts, hops and yeasts which are always in date. If it's getting old, he marks it as such and sells it at a discount. Nothing but the best and freshest ingredients.
Top notch service. Steve is always willing to take a few minutes (or hours) to answer a question, help with a project, or troubleshoot a problem. He brews right in the store, so you can see all-grain in action on any given day. You feel more like a friend than a customer when you step into his shop.
Great selection, I almost never have to special order anything as he keeps a large variety of grain, yeast, and hops in stock. Not to mention the variety of equipment and assorted items that fill the shelves. If he doesn't have it, he will get it for you.
Value is great. You could not order online and save money, unless you buy in bulk quantities. Prices are in line with the market, and sometimes even cheaper than what I see online. No reason to go anywhere else, and I won't.
10-21-2005 21:07:44 | More by MaltyGoodness
Mr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies in York, PA
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