Pump House, The
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by nukem5:
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I had a recipe for a stout I wanted to try and a buddy of mine Okey had said they were a fine place to go. We arrived and upon walking in saw the grains on the wall and Misc. brew equipment gave him my recipe and he got all my ingredients. In truth it was my best beer to date friends rave about it. He was very knowledgable and answered some questions we had about brewing.Really was dying to try some of the homebrew in the fridge. He also had some hops candy which was very killer. Overall the Pump House was a very good experience and will return there as often as I brew the Saazquatch Stout .
03-14-2010 02:12:27 | More by nukem5
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4.8/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
The Pumphouse is the best place around for all your homebrewing needs! Gregg is experienced beyond many professional brewers and is more than willing to help new homebrewers. He is a little quiet and a man of few words til he gets to know you, but don't be afraid to engage him in conversations, with questions, or to recommend a good recipe for you!
His selection will vary, as it is a "one man show", but he always has plenty for all grain brewers, and a good reference library of recipes for ideas, substitutions, etc. Gregg can order in anything you need - so if you create your recipe a week or so before you brew, you can call him and he will special order anything that he doesn't have in stock and have it ready for you.
His shop is also like a small museum of new and antique "Beeriana" with tons of old label, cans, bottles, signs, posters, etc, and some of it is even for sale!
If you are nice (and maybe bring in some of your beer to share with him), he will let you sample some of his awesome homebrew from his in store kegerator. He's preferential to British session styles - dark milds, bitters and so forth and is skilled at these oft overlooked gems.
I can't recommend Gregg and his store more - his prices, service and experience are unrivaled in this area! He's also a great musician - catch one of his shows at a local watering hole from the multiple bands in which he plays and you are in for some fine tunes and a fun night.
07-02-2012 15:52:14 | More by sleepystevenson
4.15/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been shopping at the Pumphouse for a few years. Greg usually has anything you need with the exception of the things that have either become imposible to get or are just not sensible to keep in stock! Greg can be a bit quite and "short" but he has a vast knowledge of brewing and is usually willing to give as much advise as he can but sometimes you have to pry him a bit. The place is small and space is limited but I am sure that helps in passing the savings on to the customers. This is the only place I get my homebrew supplies. If he doesn't have it he can order it. He also knows and has most the things you need to start kegging or converting your old garage refidgerator into a kegerator!
07-08-2008 21:21:48 | More by twelvinlucifer
3.7/5 rDev -10.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
I visited this place as an aspiring homebrewer searching for my initial equipment investment as well as ingredients and some possible knowledge and advice. Upon entering, I noticed the place was average to smaller in size for a homebrew shop. Rather old and rustic looking with lots of old, antique beer cans displayed about. Not a lot of products were visible on the shelves which worried me a bit. I asked about the availability of basic equipment and an extract kit. He said that he had no more equipment kits put together at that time and that as a result of the hops shortage; he only had a few extract kits to choose from. Being new to brewing I was interested in a basic, easy to manage extract kit. The gentleman seemed friendly but because he offered little advice I could not give a fair assessment of his level of brewing knowledge. The ingredients that were on hand looked to be satisfactory and the prices were reasonable provided the recent hikes in ingredient costs. My only significant 'red flag' was the overall lack of products in general, let alone selection. I have heard good things about this place before and specifically the owner himself, but it seems they have been hit pretty hard by the recent market mishaps which is a real shame. Of course I only visited once so my experience could be a poor example of business as usual. Any local homebrewer should certainly check it out for themselves.
02-18-2008 18:06:17 | More by letsgopens
Pump House, The in Struthers, OH
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