Chester's Coins & Gifts

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Type: Homebrew

221 Main St
Ames, Iowa, 50010-6237
United States

(515) 232-9222 | map

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Added by Erdinger2003 on 05-11-2008

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Found on main street downtown in Ames, this place has wine and beer making supplies. Corks and cages may be helping me bottle Belgians someday, but anyway. Big selection of malt extract kits and malt extract in cans and bags. They still have a nice little selection of hops for $3/oz and a limit of 3oz per visit. (update: hops are not so much limited anymore since new shipments have come in but the hops do range from $4-5 per ounce)

They have stuff for sale like a wert chiller for 70 something dollars and a mill you can use. Prices are competitive with ordering online, but it's faster. If you want something special just ask and he can order it for you special the next time they order supplies which is actually soon (every few months). They've got bottle caps, pull top stuff, sanitizers 4 and 8 oz, and bottle trees.

NEW EDITION: kegging supplies have recently come into their possession.

Their dog is friendly older and almost blind, so watch out as he likes to visit people. They also have starter kits for $69 and glass carboys 3-6 gallons, with 5 gallon ones too. If you don't see anything you want just ask him and he might have it in back. They also have liquid yeast for $7, they have hefe, edinburgh, irish ale, and I belive american steam yeasts. My local homebrew shop here in town, I support local business.

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Chester's Coins & Gifts in Ames, IA
Place rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 3 ratings