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Culver City Home Brewing Supply Co.

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14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 19.36%
[ Homebrew Store ]

4358 1/2 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, California, 90230
United States
phone: (310) 397-3453

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Souleman

California

4.31/5  rDev +5.6%

Kevin helped me pick out my first brew kit with all the right pieces to make beer properly.
As we went through picking out the hops, malt, sugar, yeast and other elements, he explained the process, what options were out there for brewing and how to use each ingredient.
I really got the sense that he was into brewing and wanted to pass along some knowledge to see others enjoying the process and coming out with different products.
I am going to take a course with them next week, and will begin brewing during the weekend.
I know I will continue to go to CCHBSC just because I know a high level of detail is taken into consideration.

01-14-2012 02:31:07 | More by Souleman
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3HovsepiansBrews

California

2.15/5  rDev -47.3%

The quality of the materials are ok, but they don't have a huge selection. However, the worst part is the service. One of the guys who works there is a jerk. He thinks he knows everything there is to know about brewing and will ask you condescending questions about your recipe and will roll his eyes or make sarcastic comments when yo are putting things together. Plus, if you have ever tried their beers, they are not very good! I try not to go to this place when I don't have to. There are other options that have bigger selections and better service.

10-16-2010 00:43:44 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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spoons

California

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

A great shop with great service if you live in LA. It costs about the same if you were to order online (with shipping) but I would rather support the shop.

They may not have the best selection in the world but its good enough to make most beers and they will definitely help you if you need it.

They also host the Pacific Gravity Homebrew Club once a month in the back of their shop which is also a really nice benefit of having this store around.

Overall the shop could be a little better by offering more but they make up for that with a huge ammount of customer service and knowledge.

04-02-2010 00:44:03 | More by spoons
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%

So this is officially my homebrew shop. Location, location, location, as usual.

Quality - Plenty of equipment, hops, yeast, malt, all the good stuff. It's pretty dusty in general, and some of the equipment especially seems to have had better days. Got a homebrew kit from them and it wasn't bad, although the connection between the bottling cane and the tube is incredibly frustrating. Some things definitely seem to have been kind of throw together.

Service - Sort of hit and miss. Usually there's only one guy on, so if he's helping someone else you may wait awhile. But they are very attentive and helpful, are happy to give pointers or suggest recipes. They also answer questions over the phone and have homebrew classes. Very passionate, cool people.

Selection - Not bad, but not mind-blowing either. They have one model of whatever it is your looking for, so you either have to settle for what they have, or get it elsewhere. Good variety of hops, yeast, and malts which is great. Fairly limited extract, and very limited additional goodies. Seems sort of random, honestly. Like they'll have a single jar of dried orange peel or something just chilling on a shelf.

I really like the people, and they've got everything you need. But it's not all top quality, and it's sort of haphazardly thrown together. Which I generally don't mind, but I'd like to at least have the option to buy the high-end model. Even if it's likely that I won't. You can get what you need, and if you want something more, that's what the internets are for.

04-26-2009 22:36:57 | More by callmescraps
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originalsin

California

4.65/5  rDev +14%

This is the first and only homebrew shop I've frequented. The service has always been exceptional-its so great being in there, chatting with the owner and sampling some of their recently brewed beers-most of which are exceptional. The malt extract selection in there is the only thing that has ever left me wanting. All in all, culver city homebrew is a great store I'd recommend to anyone.

I've yet to join pacific gravity, and its been a long time coming, but ill be sure to go ahead and do that very soon. The website is quite good too. It gives you a good idea of what to expect-some great deals among other things.

04-22-2009 01:05:08 | More by originalsin
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ssam

California

4.15/5  rDev +1.7%

this is the LHBS i frequent often. they are really helpfull but once i was there and he was a little bit of a smart ass to me which i didnt appreciate (issolated incident though). they have really good selections of gear, hops, yeast, and grains. i feel they are lacking in a wide selection of dry and liquid malt extracts, so i cant give their selection grade a 5.

all in all, i like this place-- the owner is really friendly and knowledgeable. i recommend this homebrew store to any advanced or beginner homebrewer looking for what they need.

01-17-2009 19:42:37 | More by ssam
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kyleec

California

4.65/5  rDev +14%

This is the only brew store I've been to, but they've always had everything I needed in stock and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and willing to help. They have a lot of good in-house recipes that I constantly use and enjoy.

The prices are very reasonable considering shortages. I feel like they're actually trying to help people brew as opposed to trying to upsale you.

Great place to pick up gear and ingredients and learn a thing or two about beer. I even joined their homebrew club, Pacific Gravity, and am looking forward to some events.

07-04-2008 21:28:49 | More by kyleec
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Brewlore

California

4.65/5  rDev +14%

Decided to try this place out after having some not so pleasant experiences at the Home Wine Beer Cheese making shop in Woodland Hills.

Unsuspecting store front that houses a great assortment of ingredients & supplies. My girlfriend and I went in and looked around. Brightly lit, ample supply of base & specialty malts. There was a few other people in there at the moment and the guy workin' (owner perhaps?) was busy helping them but made sure to tell us he'd be right with us. Couple minutes later he answered all our questions and helped us out a great deal.

The prices for the malts & hops were good (even with the current shortage) and really did have a great selection of the aforementioned ingredients. Yeast selection was just as good.

I do not want to detract from the HWBC shop but I do believe I'll make a point at going to this shop whenever I need ingredients. Even for the customer service alone.

06-23-2008 08:44:20 | More by Brewlore
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SacoDeToro

California

2.6/5  rDev -36.3%

I dropped off my homebrew entries for a recent homebrew competition at this shop and got a chance to look around.

Everything was laden with dust and looked pretty old. All of their hops (pellets and whole flower) were in loose jars in a fridge, as opposed to being in a vacuum sealed bag. Half of the whole flower hops were so old they were brown - not good. Their grain selection seemed good, but their mill was a standard JSP with the small hopper. You'd be lucky to fit more than 2lbs of grain at a time.

The employee was friendly enough though and seemed eager to help.

I was kind of bothered by the fact that they were collecting competition beers and putting them on an open shelf, not far from some sunlight, as opposed to a shop putting them in their dark walk-in cooler.

I can't say I'd ever shop at this place, even if it were conveniently close to my house. Fortunately, I live about halfway between Stein Fillers in LB and MoreBeer in Riverside. Both of those stores are top notch.

04-04-2007 20:54:33 | More by SacoDeToro
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MiScusi

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

When I started homebrewing (within the last year), this was the place that I decided I would go to. The first time I went there, I let the guy who was working know that I was just getting into homebrewing and wanted to make the store's Pale Ale. The guy was very nice in setting me up with the equipment and all the ingrediants, and I felt it was relatively inexpensive. In fact, I was looking at 5 gallon stainless steel brewpots at Target, and they were all $40-50, but the one I got at this brew shop was only about $20, and it has worked great.

They have a nice selection of grains and yeasts, although since I haven't been to any other brew shops i'm not sure how it would compare. I recommend this shop, especially for the friendly service.

03-16-2007 20:01:44 | More by MiScusi
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Culver City Home Brewing Supply Co. in Culver City, CA
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