Sunset Hydroponics & Home Brewing

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Type: Homebrew Store

1590 W Ridge Rd
Rochester, New York, 14615-2519
United States

(585) 323-2180 | map

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Added by John on 04-20-2009

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75

Re-review 3/2/13: This place has improved since I last reviewed it. I came a few times over the past couple years for brewing supplies. Their selection of brewing ingredients and supplies have increased. The employees were able to answer a few of my questions, even the more in depth ones, which was a great difference from before. Their prices are reasonable. They have expanded their grain selection and yeast selections too. I was looking for a specific wyeast saison blend and a berliner weiss yeast and they had both in stock, which were well before the expiration date. All in all, a great improvement and I look forward to returning in the future for more homebrewing goods.

Review from 11/6/09: Only a couple miles away from me so I decided to stop in. The place was absolutely dead. Most of the area devoted to gardening/hydroponic equipment and stuff. A couple of aisles are for homebrewing. A few sacks of grain sit near the window.

Homebrewing stuff looks like they don't move very much. Some dust on the boxes of extract kits. They don't carry much in terms of all grain and I saw that most of their kits are more expensive than Beers of the World. They do have some small barrels and a few different types of grain/extract. I asked the person working there a few homebrewing questions and he simply said "eh, I don't know, I don't homebrew."

The place actually had a faint marijuana aroma, I don't know if that's from the plants they have growing there that give off a weed smell, or if they smoke up in the back room but I won't be coming back here for that or homebrewing. Disappointing really, I was hoping for a quality establishment closer to home than BOTW but I guess you can't have everything in life.

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Photo of animal69
4.15/5  rDev +28.9%

one of my fav. places to visit, i first discovered this place while looking for indoor gardening supplies (which they have a huge supply of) about a two years or so ago, when they first opened they didn't have anywhere near the selection of stuff they have now, they carry several different types of base malt, specialty grains and hops, about the only thing they don't have is a good selection of liquid yeast, their equipment selection is enormous as well with everything from starter kits to oak barrels, there's a pretty knowledgeable staff on hand, too, they even have samples available from time to time you should def. check this store out if your into homebrewing or "gardening"...

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Sunset Hydroponics & Home Brewing in Rochester, NY
3.22 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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