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Old 12-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #161
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Hi guys,
New to the brewing game and live in Tokyo. What do you think of adding amemizu as an additive as opposed to normal sugar?

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #162
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Asahi malt ships from Shiga. Not guaranteed MO, it's only listed as English pale malt. But it is a good malt. 20k sacks. 3700 to 3900 a bag. Crushed bags run a bit more. 2row, pale malt, munich, german (pils?), and wheat. And you might want to join the Kinki brewers FB group. We're always doing group buys on malts and hops and gear. Let me know if you're interested in that.

The Kinki Brewers!!!!!!! Steve "Pud" Newman and RayOsaka are pretty prominent guys on that, I think. Will pay closer attention.

BTW. That seems like really good prices for the grains. Thanks for the info. Definitely interested.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM   #163
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Unfortunately, I live in Yokohama so I can't group buy with you Ogri

By the way Brendan, I'm planning on buying them crushed since I don't have a grain mill.

I plan on ordering the bag next monday. Prices are 4260 yen per 20kg bag for English Ale Malts, crushed.

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Old 12-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #164
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Hey surume,

No worries Shouldn't be very expensive getting it transported from Shiga to Osaka. The 4.5 kg of uncrushed MO from Advanced last time cost me about ¥3,000 so even including shipping this'll be a great deal and 20 kg will only last somewhere from 4 to 6 or maybe 7 batches. Might be handy to find someone down here that I can group with for specialty grains, though.

Don't know if you're interested but doing BIAB and crushing(?) or more accurately pulverizing, my grains in one of those "magic bullet" food processors I manage to get pretty good efficiency. Only a few hundred yen saving so maybe not worth it for you.

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Old 12-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #165
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I had a bag shipped to Shikoku a few weeks ago and it was 540 yen for the shipping portion.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #166
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Hi guys,
New to the brewing game and live in Tokyo. What do you think of adding amemizu as an additive as opposed to normal sugar?
Same thing, is it not? Use it for priming?
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #167
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The Kinki Brewers!!!!!!! Steve "Pud" Newman and RayOsaka are pretty prominent guys on that, I think. Will pay closer attention.

BTW. That seems like really good prices for the grains. Thanks for the info. Definitely interested.
Different group. Ours is a closed group (invite only). Not because we're special, but to keep under the radar. Send me a pm with your FB name and I'll add you. We just had a meeting last week and are planning a simple competition for the spring.
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BTW, the German malt from Asahi is indeed pils. I called and asked.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #169
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Haha I dont check in for a day or two and its nice to come back to a few new faces on this thread! Welcome Ogri and srgwuggles!

WhoZit created a Japan group here:http://www.homebrewtalk.com/groups/japan/
(just reposting so you dont need to go back in this thread to find the link)

Surume that is totally fine with me on the crushed! I frankly dont feel like sitting out in the cold grinding for a half hour in this weather! I am not in a huge hurry for it so let me know how you'd like to get it to me. I dont mind picking it up in person at one of the yokohama craft beer bars sometime if you'd like to meet for a pint again!

srgwuggles, what is amemizu? Is it a simple syrup or something like honey? How are you going to use it? I would recommend using regular sugar, dextrose, or dry malt extract for bottle priming though as it might be tough to get the carbonation you want with an unknown fermentable.

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:03 AM   #170
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Hi,

Sorry it is called Mizuame. Mizuame is a syrup made from a malt and rice mixture that was converted from starch to sugar. There are no preservatives in it and I didn't want to put normal sugar in my batch so I tossed it in.
I figured most beers have rice in them anyways so this might be a similar alternative

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