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BA SCORE
96
world-class

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 9.82%
[ Homebrew Store ]

300 N Coit Rd
Ste 134
Richardson, Texas, 75080-6240
United States
phone: (972) 234-4411

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Reviews by assurbanipaul:
Photo of assurbanipaul
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%

For such a small space, this shop is packed to the gills with anything and everything for the brewer and winemaker -- ingredients, kits, equipment, books, personnel. Easy to find, easy to get to.

It's set up as a sort of "help-yourself" operation with bins and bins of grains and hops lining the wall. However, I was intercepted and helped along by one of the staff, who are all extremely knowledgeable and willing to assist. No real bundled kits, it's more of a piecemeal shop but they do keep copies of books and store recipes at the counter and are happy to walk you through the ingredients and equipment.

Seems to be a busy shop, a little crowded while I was there, which is good. If I'm in the area again, I'll definitely stop by.

assurbanipaul, Dec 04, 2005
More User Reviews:
Photo of benjamin_dallas
5/5  rDev +11.6%

benjamin_dallas, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Domvan
5/5  rDev +11.6%

Domvan, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Dafixa
4.12/5  rDev -8%

Found myself in Dallas with some time to spare. Drove out to Richardson to check this place out.

Super nice dude behind the counter. Greeted me as soon as walked in. Told me that I was happy to walk around and if I didn't see something I wanted to just ask, he might have it in the back. Place was pretty buy for an early afternoon visit. Seemed to have everything a local Homebrewer would want. Even had some high equipment as well, Blichmann Fermentor, and Pots.

All in all If I brewed in this neighbor hood Id be using this store.

Dafixa, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of usethesource
4.9/5  rDev +9.4%

I decided to check out HBHQ to get ingredients for my second batch of beer while waiting for my first batch to finish primary fermentation.

I was surprised by how busy this store gets. Each time I have been the store has been packed. Even with several people on staff, there is occasionally a short wait.

Each staff member is excited about brewing and is willing to talk to you about every item or ingredient to ensure that you know what you need to know.

This shop is full of knowledgeable people and plenty of variety. And luckily it is on my way from work to school, so I can stop by every day if I need to.

usethesource, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of mugglesandhops
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%

When I am in the DFW area I usually stop by here for some supplies. Fairly small place in a strip mall type of building. As soon as you walk in you are greeted and they are more than willing to help you out and answer any questions you may have. Great selection of wine making ingredients, supplies, kits, grain, hops, yeast and homebrew supplies for the beginner or advanced homebrewer. I highly recommend stopping by and checking Homebrew Headquarters out for your self. They also offer club and AHA discounts.

mugglesandhops, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of JamesC7625
4.85/5  rDev +8.3%

Quality:
The quality of ingredients I got here has been fantastic. Though as everyone has said, the store could use an update and some dusting, everything looks very nice. Also, all the supplies and equipment I have bought from them has been perfect.

Service:
Service is fantastic. I spent a bit of time reading forums and books before I ever went into the home brew store. So by the time I got there I had already decided what I needed to get to start brewing. So I got the two stage deluxe kit. However, I didn't want the hand capper, instead I wanted a table top capper, so they took one off the kit and added the other. There were several other items like that also. So they listened to what I needed and really built me a custom kit with no problems. They made suggestions on books and ingredients and everything else. I also work in retail and I try to always sell what is best for the customer, even if it is way cheaper than the pretty thing catching his eye. And this is the way homebrew hq does business. They won't try to sell you on the most expensive product if your not experienced enough or just really don't need it.

Selection:
Selection was pretty good. I found everything I needed there, except for a ranco temperature control, which they promptly ordered for me. When the manufacturer sent the controller to the store is was unwired. I had requested it to wired, so before the store ever called me they placed another order making sure it was wired. Great help!

JamesC7625, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of RobertTh3Texian
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%

This was my first HB shop and it's not too bad. It does not hold a candle to Austin HB but it is pretty good. The selection is decent and they can get you most stuff. Their website is a little thin and very 1997 but what you gonna do? But, the folks there are friendly and know what they are talking about. They have won several HB comps and there is a pic of the original owner judging beers with the late great Michael Jackson (I just like that). But if you live in the 214/972 and want to get started in homebrew, and like that smell of malted barley freshly milled, this is the place for you. Not my favorite, but it is a good solid shop.
L'Chiam

RobertTh3Texian, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of Dixonian
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

I was incredibly happy to find out that there was a homebrew shop in my area period. On my first visit I bought a starter kit that included literally everything I needed to make my first canned extract batch and I've been shopping there ever since. They have everything you need whether just starting out brewing or a seasoned vet-even kegs and bottles. Can't attest to the freshness of the canned extracts since I only bought a few of them but their ingredients have always been fresh. Selection is good as well-rarely is there something I want they don't have. The staff is knowledgable, friendly, and very helpful. They are great to bounce ideas off of, get suggestions for recipes, and always tell me to give them a call if I need anything.

So very glad to call the HQ my homebrew store!

Dixonian, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of jnezda
4/5  rDev -10.7%

We will see if the beer turns out ok or not but I came here for my first real attempt to brew at home. I had tried the one bucket "Grandpa" style years ago but thought I would give a real effort this time. Showed up at the store on a evening about 20 minutes before they closed and had tons of questions across the spectrum. They were able to assist with most of them. They helped with the recipe even providing a copy of one from a store copy of Zymurgy Magazine in order to get me what I was looking for. They did balk a little at my need to go big my first time but were very accommodating. Some of the items in the store could use a dusting but they appeared to take great care of the ingredients from liquid malt extracts to yeast cultures. This store carried everything a home brewer could want or they would find it for you. The attitude from the sales guys were a little standoff or snobbish but they were still very gracious to stay with me 30 minutes after closing to complete my purchase. A great resource for Dallas area homebrewers.

jnezda, Nov 20, 2009
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Homebrew Headquarters in Richardson, TX
96 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.