Originally Posted by Simonian
Cellar Homembrew is my favorite local spot. The person who said it's not clean has strange priorities. It's never struck me as a dirty spot, and don't you clean everything at home before you start making beer anyway?
My first and only time there - found the store layout to be tight and confusing - beer supplies and equipment where littered around the place between soda and cheese making supplies. I was thinking of getting a mini keg setup and they had half of everything (party pig, tap-a-draft, etc.)
It's not that it has to be clean. But if I'm pretty much paying the same price as Bob's then those smaller things make a difference. Like cleanliness, how long it takes me to find my ingredients, and organize my grains. Also, Bob has always acknowledged my presence and been helpful. The cellar ignored me so I was happy to collect my 3#s of DME and not come back.
Me think Bobs > Cellar
before this gets into internet shouting match - that's just been my experience and preferences. Cellar's been around a long time AND they have a website. People like them so they're doing something right.
And while Cellar is getting a lot of attention here, has anyone tried their cheese making classes? I figure if there's a reason for me to go back it would be for something along those lines. Thanks