Learn To Brew

8 Ratings

Type: Homebrew

2307 I 35 Service Rd
Moore, Oklahoma, 73160-2775
United States

(405) 793-2337 | map

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Added by GilaMinumBeer on 09-08-2007

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Photo of Deckard
1/5  rDev -73.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

I bought one of those 8 Gallon Stainless Steel Kettle With Tri-Clad Bottom (http://www.learntobrew.com/8-gallon-stainless-steel-kettle-with-tri-clad-bottom/), the description includes: "These Heavy Duty stainless steel kettles are thick, hearty, and ready to stand up to years of abuse".

Now this is what I received when I opened the box:

This is not what I would consider as "heavy duty, thick or hearty kettle", I can see that they are not kidding about the abuse part, somebody must have used it as a drum. The wall are so thin you can see a wave effect all around it.

Good luck getting a response from them, nobody answer the phone, and are extremely slow responding to emails (if they bother responding). I started a dispute with my credit card company, 3 weeks later LearnToBrew finally agreed to sent me a free shipping label to return the kettle. Upon receiving it I realized that they did not refund me the full amount: and as per their email: "We received the kettle back and it has been refunded. Just to let you know we couldn't find any dents or scratches in the kettle.". The pictures above should make you think about them twice: they could not find anything wrong about this product?

Do not waste your time with this company, it's not worth the headache dealing with them.

Filed a complain with my credit card company and BBB.

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Photo of seraphorist
5/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

awesome place run by some awesome dudes. they taught me everything i needed to know to get started a few years back, and are always very willing to teach me more when i need it. any time i want to try something new (no matter how crazy), they've always got input. even on the things they don't necessarily condone, they still always take the time giving advice on how to brew my strange brews better.

small place, but packed completely full of everything you could ever need. any time i've ever shown interest in something they didn't have, the've always gotten ahold of it somehow for me.

i'm still brewing extract/ partial mash brews and bottling everything. other places i've been i always feel very beer snobbed about not brewing all grain and not kegging. i've never heard one word of it from these guys though. no pressure to buy the biggest baddest stuff. they have it and are knowledgeable about it, but never once have felt pressured to upgrade my system.

great place, it's the only place i go anymore. awesome store well worth the support.

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Photo of Calvinfan1
4.97/5  rDev +31.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I was surprised to see a negative comment for these guys. Apparently that guy doesn't know much about kegging homebrew because most everyone gets reconditioned kegs when they start out....they way cheaper!
I've been a customer for a long time and have appreciated how their selection continues to improve. If they don't have something, they are always happy to order it or help you find it. Prices are posted everywhere, of course if I'm shopping ahead I will go to their website. The prices are as good or better than anything online, plus I get the added feature of not paying shipping and getting my supplies immediately.
The owners, Chris and Scott, are very friendly guys who respect the beer world. They teach classes regularly, support the local homebrew club, and participate in beer events all over Norman and Oklahoma City.
Long story short....Learn to Brew is a great place with a great selection of beer and wine making products. Check them out!

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Photo of dzerangue
5/5  rDev +31.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been a customer at Learn To Brew for the past 2 years and have always been impressed with the knowledge of the employees and the variety of equipment and ingredients available. There are very few times that I have to order online. I'm extremely pleased that I can support local and supporting local meets all my needs and even the odd ball needs too.

LTB has an awesome line of kegerator parts. My Beverage air crashed and they were able to replace the broken parts and even had the G coupler for the crazy beer my wife ordered for my birthday. Saved the day as she didn't know it took a different style of coupler.

These guys are awesome!

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Photo of spaceyaquarius
1.41/5  rDev -62.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

My gf bought me a Cornelius 5 gallon keg from them 3 weeks ago. They showed her the brand new keg in the window. Then 45 minutes later, they sell her a reconditioned dented and dirty Corny keg and a CO2 tank for $200. It was a present, and she is a little shy, so she just bought it anyway. There are NO PRICES on most products in the store.

I try to keg my newest batch and for some reason the full CO2 tank is empty 3 days later. Guess what, the upper o-ring on the in-line falls apart from age and dessication when I try to take it off with a needle nose plier. I guess they don't replace the o-rings when they sell kegs even though the parts only cost 2 dollars.

I went there to give them a chance, (Friday, March 1st, 2013). I was very polite, told them the story and they just looked at me. No answer at all. They charged me $20 to re-fill a 5 pound CO2 tank (after telling my gf that refills were $12), Then they charged me $8 for 2 o-rings that should have already been replaced!

I would have been 100% happy if they had said "oops, we forgot maybe", or "let me give you a discount on the CO2 refill", or even "I will give you the o-rings for free". NOTHING.

This is the closest home brew shop to my house, but I will order off the internet from now on because of this. Not to mention they close early when they feel like it, which is usually before 4pm. Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

I did not file a complaint with the BBB, but they do have a negative rating with the BBB (better business bureau). Now I know why they never answer the phone when I called before. The phone was ringing when I was in there, and no one was answering the phone even though only one guy was doing something.

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Photo of csiewert
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%

This is my home base for my home brewing outfit. I come here for all of my equipment and ingredients. The staff is friendly and very helpful with any issues that you might have while home brewing. They also seem to remember people pretty well so they will ask how your last batch of whatever was doing. They offer classes for brewing/tasting for both beer and wine, but they are subject to level of interest, so it may be hard to get in to the class you want exactly when you want. The store also is the location for the local home brewing club's monthly meetings. The selection in the store is very good, especially considering that the store is fairly small. I haven't tried to order ingredients separately yet so I can't speak for that process.

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Photo of bump8628
4.51/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Far and away the best brew shop in central Oklahoma. Prices are right on target or a bit below most of the major online retailors (Austin Homebrew, Northern Brewer, MoreBeer), especially on grain. The owner, Chris, has a lot of brewing experience on both the homebrewing and commercial (Otter Creek) scales and seems to know quite a bit about wine too, although I am not myself a winemaker. There is also a nice selection of supplies and equipment. I have bought the majority of my brewing and kegging equipment here and ingredients always seem to be properly cared for and fresh.

Chris also teaches a range of classes on the weekends from brewing to recipe formulation to tasting. Another nice feature for regular customers is The Frequent Brewers Club. For $25/year members get %10 off ALL purchases. It really saves you money if you plan on making any major equipment purchases.

The only drawback is that some of the rarer grains cannot be found and certain yeast strains are sometimes picked over. The standard American and English strains are always in stock, but if you require something else it is a good idea to call a couple days in advance of brewing and see if its available. Only once or twice have they not had the strain I needed.

Update: 8/15/2013

Now that LTB has been established for awhile I've been meaning to update my review. Still the best homebrew shop in central Oklahoma and still great service. This business has really taken off. They've pretty much outgrown their space and the place is overflowing with stock (the backroom is stacked wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling). The yeast selection is great, they carry the full lineups from both White Labs and Wyeast and generally have multiple packets of each strain available. The yeast is always really fresh too, typically within 2-3 weeks of the packaged on date when I purchase it. They also carry the limited release strains from both companies and a small selection of brett and bacteria. Grain selection has also improved significantly - they now carry many of the less common specialty malts that I used to have to order online.

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Photo of GilaMinumBeer
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%

Oklahoma's youngest brewshop Owned and Operated by Chris Milum, a pro brewer turned retailer. Selection is as expected and prices are reasonable. I was a bt dissapointed that I found very little dry yeast in stock but the Chris was fast to remedy that.

This is a place not only for the purchase of needed homebrew/vinting supplies but also a place to congregate and focus on beer. Chris is extremely knowledgable and willing to convey information.

This shop is definitely worth the a trip to check out.

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