Yep, and when Coles and Woolies have killed all the smaller shops we can all go back to brewing with Coopers kits and table sugar and if we are really wealthy, hops we've imported from the US. That'll be great. We'll all feel so much better about the $10 we saved on a starter kit in 2005. Ha! The fun we had with that $10! Lasted 45 seconds on the Pokies that afternoon, but hey, I almost got the free spin feature... Those were the days... <_<Beerpig said:Buy your kit from Coles, Woolies or Big W, it will save you money
Advice is available from forums such as this for new brewers.
When you want to get more adventurous maybe then the HBS is where you want to go.
I don't have a local HBS & when i went to one in a larger town found them lacking in any brewing knowledge & extremely expensive. Unless they can offer you value for money & helpful advice why should you support them