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#1 John_thebrewer

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:06 PM

I've recently visited several KMART stores in Sydney to find that they are all going through a restrucutre.

Many products are being ' phased out ' including home brew supplies. As far as I have seen all home brew products are now in clearance mode and there are very few (if any) products left at most stores.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:15 PM

Same here in Hastings, Victoria.

Coles supermarket already stopped selling home brew supplies several months ago.

Safeway/Woolworths has very limited supplies.

Anyone know if BigW still have a big range?



I've recently visited several KMART stores in Sydney to find that they are all going through a restrucutre.

Many products are being ' phased out ' including home brew supplies. As far as I have seen all home brew products are now in clearance mode and there are very few (if any) products left at most stores.

Has anyone else experienced this?

John.



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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:16 PM

I've recently visited several KMART stores in Sydney to find that they are all going through a restrucutre.
Many products are being ' phased out ' including home brew supplies. As far as I have seen all home brew products are now in clearance mode and there are very few (if any) products left at most stores.
Has anyone else experienced this?
John.



Aww crap, i'll find out tonight i guess. i need to get some coopers PET bottles for the vic case swap so i'll give you the info for melbourne.

I wouldnt be suprised however, i went in quickly 2 weeks ago but the usual spot was filled with xmas gear so i just assumed it was somewhere else so i left it for later. Otherwise i'll be off to big w. *sigh* damn chapel st. <_<

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:20 PM

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Anyone know if BigW still have a big range?
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BigW on the Northern Beaches is fully stocked, no specials.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:28 PM

Over here in the west the bigw's don't seem give any different than normalbut the kmarts I've been too have either dropped everything or minimised down to 5 types of cans and next to no accesories.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 12:53 PM

Same here in Hastings, Victoria.

Coles supermarket already stopped selling home brew supplies several months ago.

Safeway/Woolworths has very limited supplies.

Anyone know if BigW still have a big range?

I know Coles, Kmart and affiliated businesses have or are deleting the range, and that Woolies and Big W are still going to carry the range based on local demographic and sales performance. Big W carry a bigger range than Coles, such as PET bottles. caps, fermenter starting kits, accessories, Dex, BE1 and BE2, DME, spoons, grommets, some dried hops, finings and the cans of goo. With Woolies you will only get cans of goo, BE1 and 2, and in some stores caps, bottle wash and Dex.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:52 PM

Went to a Big W yesterday and noticed they have a very large range, more than KMart or Coles ever had.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 01:58 PM

Noticed our local Kmart wasnt stocking that much..BigW does have a bigger range

Edited by DU99, 08 November 2010 - 01:59 PM.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:19 PM

Aww crap, i'll find out tonight i guess. i need to get some coopers PET bottles for the vic case swap so i'll give you the info for melbourne.


Unless you have no faith in your ability to avoid bottle bombs, I can give you enough coopers longnecks (glass) for it. Offered in the thread but everyone seems sorted.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:26 PM

Big W in Miranda have a decent range of stuff. I did go to a K mart at southpoint yesterday who had a very limited supply of coopers cans, starter kits, and PET bottles. By the sounds of it, they won't be there for long.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:34 PM

Unless you have no faith in your ability to avoid bottle bombs, I can give you enough coopers longnecks (glass) for it. Offered in the thread but everyone seems sorted.


i'll see if i can spend 15 dollars on 15 bottles over spending 2 hours of cleaning/scrubbing glass if possible. If all else fails i'll give you a tingle. ;)

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:35 PM

Manticle, by his own admission, he way overcarbed his vicbrew entries, bloody keg snob ;)

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:38 PM

Manticle, by his own admission, he way overcarbed his vicbrew entries, bloody keg snob


rather than measuring my sugar additions i assumed i could eyeball it. how wrong i was.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:45 PM

rather than measuring my sugar additions i assumed i could eyeball it. how wrong i was.


Empirical measurement FTW!

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:05 PM

Big W Ballarat has a crap range, but at least they are still stocking the stuff (for now). Reasonably priced bottle caps and dextrose for priming (or snorting or whatever the hell you want to do with it). Nowhere else in Ballarat except the LHBS for those annoying little last minute supplies.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 04:40 PM

i'll see if i can spend 15 dollars on 15 bottles over spending 2 hours of cleaning/scrubbing glass if possible. If all else fails i'll give you a tingle. ;)


All bottles coming from chez manticle have had a good soak in sodium percarb so the only thing you need to do is rinse well and sanitise - something I assume you would do with PET anyway.

Up to you and I understand the cost of PET isn't high for gentlemen of leisure and means.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:37 PM

BIG W are still stocking all home brew supplies. KMART have confirmed no more home brew.

On a side note the phasing out of home brew supplies from KMART is probably a good thing for smaller home brew retailers. I love my local home brew shop. always fun going for a drive down. But even the best home brew shop cannot compete against the prices of BIG W? Perhaps I might be wrong but even the online prices don't come close to what you can buy at BIG W!!!!

I LOVE MAKING MY OWN BEER!!!!!

John.

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 06:05 PM

I saw this thread at work in the arvo and almost convinced my boss to leave work early... almost.
Kmart Ingle Farm in SA doesn't have any specials but they now only have four varieties of coopers.