|Address:||4641 Old Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031, USA|
|Working:||11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM 10AM–5PM 10AM–3PM|
Grow Masters is the best Home Brew supply store that I’ve ever visited. I’ve been brewing for 25 years and have shopped dozens of supply stores and these guys have figured it out. Whether you are just starting out or if you are a bearded veteran this is your one-stop shop. The pros behind the counter can walk you through your first, simple, delicious batch or give you advanced advice on the nuances of yeast ranching, forced carbonation, weaving ingredient profiles, or how to expand your rig in the most economical way. They have the largest variety of grain options anywhere. I’ve never had to substitute one hop variety for another because their stock of pellets and whole cones are always full. I’m a huge fan of the “help-yourself” organization of their shop. They’ve helped me several times when I was recipe-stumped but other times I’m able to walk in, get to work filling my grain bill, and leave knowing exactly what is in my bag. I would much rather fill my own grain bill in a store then have someone else do it. Just yesterday they helped me locate and fix the leak in my kegging system. I pass another brewing supply store on my way to Grow Masters because I honestly believe that the people behind the counter and the quality of their merchandise makes me a better brewer.
Ive been going to Grow Masters since I started home brewing over four years ago. I started out doing many of their Brewers Best kits. Then I moved on to buying fresh ingredients and yeast, creating my own recipes. The entire staff has always been extremely helpful with any questions I have had. Their policy of price matching has been fantastic for all the equipment I have purchased over the years. Just yesterday the owner helped me with setting up a Nitro (beer gas) system for dispensing stouts. If you are looking for a full service Brew Shop, Grow Masters is the place.
I have been to this store 3 times. The first time I went in for hydroponics medium. It was my first time doing any hydroponics. I asked many questions on what to do and how to be successful. After an hour of conversation I left confident with my knowledge and went on to have the best season of growing fruits and vegies. Today I went to for a wine making kit Curtis was very helpful . He answered all my question fully. They ALWAYS offer to help over the phone even if you dont buy any thing.
These guys have been extremely helpful to a new home brewer. I broke my air lock and rushed over to the store, when I got there they were locking up. They went out of their way to accommodate me and get me a new one. I have been to the store on several occasions and they have been willing to answer any of my questions or offer help in developing a recipe. Ill definitely be back.
Friends and I went to take a wine making class - it was amazingly fun. We helped make 6 gallons of Wine, 3 different kinds. Noah, Beth and Brian were great, very patient with a crazy group of friends. If you want to learn to make Wine, Beer, Cider or Mead - go there!! Very laid back and NO SNOBS! We all loved it and will be going again and again.
Growmasters is a great place to go to get anything, from grain to hardware. The Reason I consider it my LHBS is that fact that all the employees, Alex, Noah, and others that I dont remember their names, all get excited about this hobby still and that get the customers excited. Not pushy at all and make great recommendations.
The staff and patrons are all equally knowledgeable and passionate about brewing and growing. They will answer any/all questions, regardless of the size of your purchase. I was greeted as a friend, and never felt like my intro level questions were stupid. I believe Ben was the guy helping me, big ups to you!
Finally a Home Brewing and Wine Making store in Lake County, IL. If you love beer I highly recommend Growmasters in Gurnee. I attended a free class there and learned everything I needed to know to start my first home brew batch. I will definetly be back for there unique selection of grains, yeasts, and hops
Went here on a whim. Scott was a great help. He pointed me in the right direction, and even told me not to buy something because I mentioned I already had something better. Totally sold on this store (and its closer to me than Northern in West Allis)! Has everything a brewer needs.
The guys at Growmasters are awesome. Very friendly and knowledgeable. They have almost everything you can ever need to brew beer, and if they dont, theyll get it for you. Theyre also great at diagnosing problems with your beer. I do all my home-brew shopping at GrowMasters.
My husband and I practically visit these guys on a weekly basis. They have all we need for home brewing; a large variety of grains, equipment/products, and excellent customer service. Sometimes, we come just to hang out and talk beer. Love these guys!
I love their selection; I can easily mill around the store for an hour. I greatly appreciate their willingness to share knowledge. They have helped me with starting my garden early this year and with improving the beer quality Im able to make.
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I would highly recommend Grow Masters to anyone looking for hydroponics equipment and supplies. The show room is very impressive; housing hundreds of products. More importantly, the staff was very helpful and extremely knowledgeable.
For home brewing at any level, this is a great store. For hands on buying and selecting beer brewing ingredients and supplies, this store has a wide variety of products at very reasonable prices. Thanks for your services.
Outstanding customer service. Why order online when you can help support your local community. They are so well priced that its the same if you would of shopped online anyway, but now you get it the same day.
Wow, Wide Selection of wine making and brewing accessories. The staff was helpful, but not at all pushy. Sign-up for their email/loyalty program. I will definitely be spreading the word
Want to know about growing or brewing of beer or wine this is the best place in the northern Illinois area. They are knowledgeable and helpful great resources and very easy to talk to
New to home brewing and this shop has it all! Friendly, informative, great pricing. Why order online and wait? This spot is a gem for novice and advanced brewers.
Great place to go for all your brewing/wine making needs. Extremely nice, knowledgeable staff that will walk any beginners through the entire process.
If you are a home brewer and live in Lake County IL, this is the place for you. Great service and great selections..
Great Staff. Tons of different hops, grain, yeast, etc. Very helpful when youre trying to plan out a recipe.
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Nice place, they have everything to start and maintain an indoor garden. Very knowlegeable staff.
Locally owned. Customer service is exceptional. Experienced brewers with a wealth of knowledge.
Good inventory, nice selection of gear. I like that they offer classes on brewing.
Great people, with great products! Its your one stop brew shop.