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Defalco's

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.89%
$$ - reasonable
[ Homebrew Store ]

9223 Stella Link Rd
Houston, Texas, 77025-3902
United States
phone: (713) 668-9440

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Reviews by stumac:
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stumac

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

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
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

07-06-2014 23:44:40 | More by Gagnonsux
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jgbiggs

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-13-2014 23:57:58 | More by jgbiggs
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HopAG

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

10-08-2013 19:38:11 | More by HopAG
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tom_gamer


2.85/5  rDev -36%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$

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
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EA728

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

Highly recommended.

09-27-2011 20:05:15 | More by EA728
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OldThreeHundred

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

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
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toastw

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$$

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
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dnarx

Texas

4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I love this place. The staff is knowledgeable and approachable. They are always happy to help me and don't mind a thousand questions. I can take my brews in and they don't mind tasting them and helping me diagnose any problems. Definitely an A++ in the service department.

They have everything I have ever needed equipment wise and have a good book selection too. The ingredients can run low/out, but this ensures that what they have is always fresh as the previous reviewer mentioned.

Overall, I really like this place and that is why I keep going back rather than using an online venue. Also, a shopping cart can't talk to me about brewing. Picking up ingredients is part of my "me" time and I really enjoy it.

05-23-2011 01:07:24 | More by dnarx
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Adouble

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I got into homebrewing a few years ago and from what I have in the homebrew forum I have it made. This place has everything, and I mean everything, you need to brew. They always ask if they can help you, but have since stopped asking me. They know me pretty well by now and I am a self service customer right down to milling my own grain.

You can become a frequent fermenter and get a percentage off of your ingredients, 10% I think.

Startup kits are reasonably priced to get you going. Liquid and dry malt extract.

Just about every grain you could imagine, and some that you haven't even heard of.

Wide selection of pellet and whole leaf hops foreign and domestic.

Yeast? The entire white labs and wyeast selection. I prefer wyeast and most times the manufacture date is earlier that WEEK! Dry yeast too if that is what you are into.

And other stuff like books, oak cubes, rhizomes when they are in season, the list goes on. Usually a few homebrews on tap to sample.

My only complaint is that they do not have alot of storage and run out of a particular grain or hop occasionally, but that just means everything is fresh, see my yeast comment.

If you are in or around the Houston area and want to homebrew this is where it is at.

05-11-2011 15:16:17 | More by Adouble
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Defalco's in Houston, TX
96 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.