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Bob's Homebrew Supply

Bob's Homebrew SupplyBob's Homebrew Supply
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7 Ratings
Ratings: 7
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 5.66%
$$ - reasonable


[ Homebrew Store ]

2821 NE 55th St
Seattle, Washington, 98105-5529
United States
phone: (206) 527-9283

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distantmantra

Washington

4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped by Bob's today with a friend to pick up a starter kit. As always Bob was super helpful with getting started and with everything he'd need. He even took off the cost of the How to Brew book seeing how my friend already had it and didn't need another copy. The other customers in the store were just as helpful in guiding us in the right direction with grain and hops.

The store itself is well-lit and clean-but-cluttered. Everything is well-labeled and they have a great selection of ingredients needed to brew. Bob even offered to help us come up with a brew from scratch if the recipes on the shelf didn't sound fun.

08-21-2011 23:11:53 | More by distantmantra
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bubtronic

Washington

4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I love Bob's. It's a little further from my house, so I often end up going to the cellar when I'm in a hurry, but if I have time I go to Bob.

The staff (especially Bob himself) are knowledgeable and helpful, I had one guy try to help me work out the OG on a BSDA when i lost my recipe by looking up an old malt bill he had tried. The selection is always varied, and there is a good selection of organic options. There is a good stock of basic equipment and books, as well as an assortment of custom-welded gear and miscellany.

The shop is well-lit, inviting, and clean but cluttered, like any good homebrewer's digs should be. Check it out!

08-17-2011 03:58:43 | More by bubtronic
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SeattleBeerBlog

Washington

4.05/5  rDev -11.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$

A great homebrew store but the selection is a little low on yeast and grain compared to other stores I have been to in other states, great service though, very helpful and knowledgeable!

Bob helped us convert a batch of extract to full grain and it turned out great. Out of what I have heard from other home-brewers it is the best place to go in Seattle.

The store is probably the cleanest homebrew store I have ever been in as well, and is very well organized.

recommend checking it out if you don't like paying for annoying shipping charges from the online stores.

04-06-2009 06:07:16 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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IdleAaron

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I've been home brewing for about five years and I've been to most of the homebrew supply stores in the greater Seattle area; Bob's is by far the best homebrew supply store in the region.

Hops, grain, malt extract and yeast are always fresh, high quality, and properly stored. Bob provides complete and reasonably priced starter kits for beginners in addition to nearly any brewing supply you'd need - all very reasonably priced.

This alone would make for a great store but it's Bob himself that puts it over the top. He is very knowledgeable, patient (especially with beginners) and skilled at fabricating brewing equipment - which he sells at very reasonable prices. He's always willing to answer questions and help work through brewing problems. He'll even help you come up with recipes to make clones of your favorite brews.

If you live in Western Washington and homebrew you should be shopping at Bob's. Go elsewhere and you risk buying inferior product, improperly stored and paying more for it - also, you don't get to chat with Bob.

10-15-2008 18:36:51 | More by IdleAaron
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erkaneva

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Bob worked at "Brewer's Warehouse" over close to University Village (now defunct). "Brewer's Warehouse" was the main homebrew store in town back in the day.
Bob is very knowledgeable, experienced homebrewer and is always very helpful if you have any proiblem/questions.
The shop is clean and a good selection of grains. They have a good grain mill with vacuum duct collector. They also have some cider and winemaking supplies.

At times the yeast/hops selection can be limited.

11-08-2007 23:53:17 | More by erkaneva
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revkev

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +5.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The store itself is pretty small in terms of square feet, but quite well organized. They appear to turn over inventory pretty quickly (no dusty cans of liquid malt extract here.) Hops and yeasts are stored appropriately. Grain selection is good as are availaiblity of brewing odds and ends. My beer kit came from this store, and I've had no trouble with any of the components. What really makes this shop a gem is Bob himself. He's knowledgeable, helpful, and above-all a really friendly guy (who was nice enough to provide me some phone support during my first brew attempt.)

01-18-2007 21:25:57 | More by revkev
Bob's Homebrew Supply in Seattle, WA
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