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Mr. Steve’s Homebrew and Wine Supplies- Camp Hill Location

As I reported via Twitter when I made my very first visit to a homebrew shop (Mr. Steve’s in York, PA), Mr. Steve’s was opening a third location in Camp Hill, PA. In my opinion this is a great asset to the Harrisburg area, as the existing supply shop in Lemoyne is only open twice a week, and one of those days is Wednesday and they close at 5 PM. Those aren’t very convenient hours for the working man, like myself.

It goes without saying that I was overly excited that Mr. Steve’s opened for business on March 1. I was able to stop in and check the place out on March 2. The store is located at 2206 Gettysburg Rd
Camp Hill, PA 17011, in the Lower Allen Shopping Center (down the street from the Brewhouse Grille!). The hours of operation are a very convenient 11AM-7PM Monday-Friday and 11AM-5PM on Saturday.

Mr. Steve's Grain

Walking in to the store, it is noticeably smaller than their York location. This trip for me was to pick up some dry malt for a Thomas Cooper recipe, bottle caps, and a siphon that does not require the use of water to get it started. My fiancee bought me the Wheat Beer pack from Thomas Cooper, and only having two brews notched on my belt I had a few questions.

The staff is extremely helpful. The one guy working was either new or a wine maker, so he wasn’t 100% able to answer my questions, but directed me to the guy that had all of the answers. I ended up leaving with all of the ingredients and equipment I had hoped to obtain with this visit.

As for the store, it is arranged nicely in that all of the equipment, kits, and extract malt are in the front of the store. The back of the store contains the hops and grains, and overall it is very well lit and neatly organized. The only quirk was that the inventory database from the York store did not transfer properly to the new store and they had to ring up my order twice, but I write that off as growing pains and the fact that they were only open for business two days. If you live in the Harrisburg area, this is the homebrew shop for you, and you no longer have to drive 30 minutes to get to it!

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Written by Jeff Kupko

Jeff is a traffic engineer that loves his beer, and especially loves trying new beer. As a student at the University of Pittsburgh, Yuengling was a staple and the beginnings of liking something better than fizzy yellow water. This has evolved into an entire hobby, with Jeff keeping a blog of all of the beers he tries. Vacations most certainly involve at least one brewery or bottle shop visit to gather a region’s coveted fruits. Now, Jeff has ventured into homebrewing, and there is probably no saving him from being engulfed entirely by beer. While Imperial Stouts and IPAs rank highest in Jeff’s eyes, sours are sneaking up on those styles, and Jeff loves to try all different styles. Find Jeff Kupko on Google Plus

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