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Reviews by stumac:
5/5 rDev +13.1%
I love coming here because this place has everything. Not only do they have beer home brewing accessories but they also have wine home brewing accessories. There are quite a few guys working there and they all have a really good head on their shoulders when it comes to a little Q and A about home brewing. Even the younger guys there (they look about early 20s) know a great deal about brewing. They carry everything; hops, yeast, malts, they grind the malts there for you, tubing for kegs, keg parts, shanks, sankeys, books, everything. I highly recommend this place.
09-04-2008 05:30:54 | More by stumac
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev -35.5%
I've been homebrewing for a while now but never made it out so I decided to come here to see how its like. When I first walked in I was amazed by the selection, and took a look around and liked how clean the place looked. I was very disappointed how I walked around for 30 to 45 mins and not a single employee greeted me or asked me for help. I ended up just leaving. I'll keep buying my stuff in the woodlands. Which is sad because I am about to start coming into this area almost every weekend. I didn't really look at prices, but probably just like normal, online is cheaper.
02-25-2012 19:09:18 | More by tom_gamer
4.8/5 rDev +8.6%
This place helped me tremendously.
I had only ordered from Northern Brewer and had learned the basics researching online for hours, but I had my procedure all wrong. The staff here at Defalco's pointed me in the right direction. They even hand wrote 10+ reminders for me on my next batch of brew and, being in college station, told me about their website, which is also fantastic, which recipes online for beginners. I wish I would've come here first before jumping into the homebrew world.
09-27-2011 20:05:15 | More by EA728
4.5/5 rDev +1.8%
When I first walked into the store, I noticed around 4 or 5 employees debating and discussing different beers amongst themselves. Eventually, I started talking to one employee who was not only patient and helpful, but also experienced. He stated that he had been home brewing for ten years, but a couple of the other employees had been home brewing for 20+ years. He interrupted our conversation to tell me that he had to have his three o clock beer, awesome. I will definitely go back to DeFalcos, not because of their reasonable prices, or because of their wide selection of malts, hops and yeast; but because of the employee's passion for beer.
07-08-2011 22:27:06 | More by OldThreeHundred
4.25/5 rDev -3.8%
This is most definitely my go-to homebrew shop. It's where the magic starts. If they don't have what I need, then well, I look for something else.
That said, it's a bummer when they don't have what I need and then I have to call an audible. It happens most often with hops, but also with grains. Never had to call a yeast audible before. Sometimes the hops get so low you really gotta get creative. With the grains, there's usually a domestic or import alternative.
Service is top notch. They walked me through growing up from extract to all grain. When I needed advice on homebrew equipment or kegerator equipment, they've always offered invaluable expertise.
If you browse online and compare prices, you realize the online shops offer a slightly better deal, but it's worth it for me to go to Defalco's for the convenience factor. Now if only they always had everything I needed in stock!
06-28-2011 20:30:30 | More by toastw
Defalco's in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.