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Mr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies

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Mr. Steve's Homebrew SuppliesMr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies
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Mr. Steve's Homebrew SuppliesMr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies

Type: Homebrew

3043 Columbia Avenue
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17603
United States

(717) 397-4818

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Added by Slatetank on 09-01-2009

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Photo of JunkYardJake
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My most recent visit to Mr. Steve's Lancaster location revealed an expanded inventory of equipment and supplies. Alot of new items on the shelves. Supplies are reasonably priced and of good quality. Turnover seems pretty high. Good selection of hops (pellets, leafs and whole), grains and malts. The liquid yeast selection seemed a little thinner than usual. The guy working the counter was very helpful. He seemed a little green but was willing to do some research to answer my questions. Great store overall.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Transcribed from undated notes, probably late-October 2009.

It was located on Columbia Avenue, just east of the Centerville Road intersection in the west end of Western Corners Plaza. Their opening had just recently taken place on 29 August 2009 and they were talking about holding homebrewing classes in conjunction with nearby Venice Pizza. They had a wide storefront beginning with two sets of shelves that bisected the store. Wine kits ran along the beginning of the left wall, followed by carboys and fermenters, then a cooler filled with yeast, hops, and extract. The counter was to the immediate right of the entry, followed by cleaning supplies and equipment kits. There was a back room for "Help Yourself Grains and Bottles". The center shelves were filled with extract kits, bagged malts, corks and fruit wine bases and purees. It was clean, neat, organized and well-lit. I saw nothing untoward about it, although I am not a homebrewer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%

I decided get ingredients at Mr. Steves new location in Lancaster and check out the new store. The place located in a strip mall next to Arby's a Chinese restaurant and Turkey Hill Gas station/convenience store. The store is set up vertically with wine kits in the front to the left as you walk in and the register to the right.

There are cleaners and equipment in the center and in the back they have equipmment kits and various ingredients in the center. The fridge containing hops & yeast is in the back left of the store and in the very rear is the bulk malts and bulk extracts and shop mill.

The store is very well laid out and it is easy to find everything with prices clearly displayed for almost everything. The selection is good, but seems to be somewhat less on hand than the York location. This may be since the store is new and they are building up inventory.

The service is very good, I was shown the scales and mill for self-serve bulk grain in the back and offered help with malt questions. I often do partial mash, so the store clerk helped me put my crushed grain into muslin bags. I requested help with an English yeast strain and he went on Mr Malty to check the corresponding brewery in the yeast strain chart before I checked out.

I was pleased with the experience at Mr Steve's. The store is in a good location, clean and easy to locate products, the pricing is reasonable and the courteous, helpful effecient service is a plus. I would return any time I need supplies and I am in the area.

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Mr. Steve's Homebrew Supplies in Lancaster, PA
Place rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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