Originally Posted by Microphobik
You're telling me... Prices seem outrageous. When I first got started I got a complete partial grain kit for a little over $100, including bottles. I've only got a few carboys and extras so far for some cider I just made and I'm already in over $200. Geez! Can't quite figure out some of the high prices here. Import taxes don't quit justify some of what I see.
What do most people do for a mash tun around here? I called a home brew shop today and he said he had no idea and no one really does it. Love to hear what other Kiwi's are doing. While I'm at it... What's the best online store in New Zealand for home brew supplies?
Check out the forum over at forum.realbeer.co.nz lots of good homebrewers on there.
Homebrew has a bit of a history in NZ as it seems that everyones dad/uncle used to homebrew but most of that was kit and kilo stuff! I have got a converted keg MLT, seen some people use chilly bins, and others using pots.
For homebrew supplies there are a few good online shops (depending where in the country you are):www.brewerscoop.co.nz
- Auckland (need to email for ordering)www.brewshop.co.nz
- ummmm... Dunedin
And some others but that's all off the top of my head right now.
I'll try to dig up some of the equipment suppliers too in a bit.