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Rackerman 09-17-2009 07:18 PM

Shipping kegs to Costa Rica - anyone interested?
Hello all, in mid-October I am going to ship a couple of pallets of kegs and misc. equipment from Boston to NY to Limon, CR to San Jose, CR (Boston to San Jose, CR). I have one other person interested in sending some corny kegs. Anyone else interested in getting in on the action?


Perra Hermosa Coastal Brewery
Malpais, Costa Rica

springer 09-17-2009 07:21 PM

HUH? Are you looking to buy kegs or just have people send them off to you?

Brooklyn-Brewtality 09-17-2009 07:31 PM


Originally Posted by springer (Post 1553782)
HUH? Are you looking to buy kegs or just have people send them off to you?

i am pretty sure he is saying he has a shipment going to him already, so if anyone needs to piggyback on his shipment to get cornies or equipment to Costa Rica, they can save money.

springer 09-17-2009 07:35 PM

How many people from CR are on this site I wonder ..

Rackerman 09-17-2009 07:38 PM

That's right: I already have a shipment going from Boston to CR. Is anyone else interested in piggybacking their shipments of stuff to CR? I'm looking to defray the cost of shipping. Sorry I was not more clear.

RonRock 01-31-2010 01:26 PM

Hey Rackerman, How is homebrewing in Costa Rica? Can you buy anything local? We had another member setting up a brewery in CR, I was searching for him to see how it went and found you.

Rackerman 02-03-2010 12:05 AM

Brewing in CR
It's complicated... grain, hops, yeast all come from abroad. However, starfruit, oranges, coconuts, crazy spices, herbs and fruits I've never heard of come from here. If you like chucking interesting things into the brew kettle, this is the place.

Grain is a huge PITA to import and the shipping is expensive. At this point I have to order through others. In 2009, the only operating microbrewery folded, and with it went our source of grain. Fortunately for us we were able to purchase remainders of their grain and in an even more fortuitous turn of events, the brewer of the long awaited Volcano Brewery in Tilaran has been found and we've just added-on to their grain order. They should open their 3HL brew-pub in a couple months.

Hops and yeast are easy enough to bring down on the plane.

I'm happy to supply any homebrewers/brewers in Costa Rica with grain as I can spare it. I'm primarily using a mix of manufacturers, mainly US 2-row, Carmel 20L, Carmel 40L, Carmel 120L.

I also may or may not have a custom built pump-driven 15-gal pilot system for sale from the recently closed K&S Brewery in Cartago (trying to up our system to 40 gal). Anyway, anyone in CR interested in brewing in general I'd love to talk to. We are in Malpais.

Dalarast 02-03-2010 02:20 AM

Can I ship my family and myself down there? We're hard working and love to surf in Costa Rica and can help in brewing :) Come on :)

Rackerman 02-03-2010 02:30 AM

Oh, there's surfing here? I'll have to check it out...

Yeah, just stuff you and the fam in a container and you'll be here in 4 days. You should clear customs in about a month!

Seriously, this is a great place to visit if you are so inclined (and if you like big swell). Let me know and I'm more than happy to guide you in the right direction.

Dalarast 02-03-2010 03:06 AM

My parents go down there and alot of my friends head down there all the time too for the surf. I plan in my future after the military and the kids are out of the house to move down there. Its the 'end plan' to my goals... so you need to get home brewing supply established so when I come down in 15+ years that I can get my fix in brewing and have something to fall back on...

I would have to change the name of the Brewery to No Waves Brewery to I'm To Tired Of All These Damn Waves Brewery :)

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