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Brew & Grow

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5 Ratings
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Type: Homebrew

2246 W Bluemound Rd
Waukesha, Wisconsin, 53186-2947
United States

(262) 789-0555 | map

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Added by Homerbag on 11-02-2007

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Photo of adamranders
3.15/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Ottoj55
2.23/5  rDev -38.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 2.5

The place was dead when I went in, I was the only shopper there. The store seems more focused on hydroponic gardening than home brewing. The staff was inattentive and in the end the yeast strain I wanted, listed on their website, wasn't in stock. They are fairly well stocked with home brew supplies and equipment, but don't seem to know anything about brewing.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.2/5  rDev +16%

This Brew & Grow location was stop #3 on my Brookfield Beerfly expedition, just down the street from Brennin's Market. Just off of Bluemound Road it was easy to find knowing the location (Thanks google maps) but it would never be noticeable from Bluemound and impossible to find had the searcher not looked it up before hand.

I was greeted shortly after I stepped in the office building-looking structure. I may have taken the guy behind the counter by surprise since he was on his laptop and seemed as if he had experience growing (and smoking) something. Don't get me wrong, he was still nice and helpful.

The area that had the brewing supplies was probably about a 20'x10' box which is pretty small, especially when it's crowded by homebrew kits everywhere. The majority of the store was for the "Growing" part of the store name. Still though, two fridges containing hop pellets and yeast were right inside the entrance. Lots of bulk grain lined shelves next to beer style kits. All sorts of cappers (even a floor standing corker), bulkheads, hosing, a good assortment of books, fermentation vessels, false bottoms, and bottles as well as important odds and ends like air locks, bungs/grommets, salts, spices, etc. The one thing I didn't see that I was actually interesting in looking at were brew kettles.

All in all, it's a good location albeit a bit small. I've got closer locations for homebrewing supplies. If I'm in the area it wouldn't be a bad stop though. Decent prices on everything I looked at too.

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Photo of dancinwillie
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Went here after getting off of work, and hitting up Brennan's to get a mixed sixer.

This place is a little hard to find. Traffic is usually bad, and in a big hurry, so you got to do your homework. At any rate, I have been here 3 or 4 times in the last few months, and I have always received really good advice, and friendly help. I was a little worried at first, being a relatively new homebrewer, that they would somehow look down on me or something, but that couldn't be further from the truth. And I have asked really dumb questions. The staff here are really down to earth and knowledgeable. There was a guy there today, who talked with me about adding fruit to beer, and at what times. We talked for about 10 minutes, then I had to split.

Everything is pretty reasonably priced. I have bought a couple of extract kits from here, and can't wait until the day I can start buying stuff to go all grain, so I can go in here and load up.

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Photo of Homerbag
4/5  rDev +10.5%

This place is in a really good location, but you still have to look for it. The inside is nice and bright with everything very easy to find. One side of the store is for hydro-ponic gardeners. To be honest, I did not check out that area of the store too much because it does not interest me at all. The brewing side was impressive. There is a large variety of grains, extracts, and full kits.
The thing that caught my eye was some of the equipment for sale. What they had was the smaller items that you'ld have to order from the web because a lot of brews shops don't stock them. Things like stir plates, burners, and things you have to go to science supply store to find are here.
There was a good selection of books that you can't find at barnes and noble as well. The staff was excellent. The person that was working there greated me, let me do my snooping around, and was easily accessible if I did have a question.
This is one of the better stores in the area.

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Brew & Grow in Waukesha, WI
Place rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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