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Old 09-23-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I'm Surume, 22yr old college student, and I recently got into homebrewing.

I've bottle-fermented a few batches of ginger beer in the past, but earlier this month I got a copy of the "Complete Joy of Homebrewing", and this afternoon I just received my first set of LME, hops and yeast - Black Rock Whispering Wheat, Saaz hop pellets and Fermentis WB-06 Wheat Yeast. At 12 hours after pitching yeast, fermentation is going nicely and smelling hints of banana. I think I'm going to like my new hobby.

Japan doesn't have a solid homebrewing community - although there are several decent microbreweries and a couple of out of date websites regarding homebrewing, there aren't any proper homebrewing stores (except one on the internet and amazon), and no place where I can discuss homebrewing or ask questions.

Soooo... nice to meet you all!

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Old 09-23-2012, 02:44 PM   #2
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! Right now my brew is fermenting nicely at 26 degrees celcius - a little too high for my liking but can't help the local climate. Smelling nicely of bananas too.

I'm also considering trying out partial mashes on a smaller scale (5 litres) to experiment a little - time to read through the forums I suppose

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #6
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Welcome! I was lucky enough to visit Japan for 2 weeks when I was 19. God, I want to go back! You've found the right place for all of your homebrewing questions/research/advice. Check out the beginners forum and read the FAQ and check out the how-to's. Great stuff on here.

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:02 PM   #7
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Welcome!

If you ever make it to Numazu you should reach out to Chris Poel, the head brewer at Baird Brewing. He is a longtime homebrewer from Japan and has likely found solutions to many of the challenges of brewing in Japan.

He maintains an English blog here:
http://bairdbeer.com/en/blog_numazu/

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Old 09-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Hmm, I've looked up Baird Brewing before, but I didn't know the head brewer wasn't Japanese! Numazu is 2 hours by train and although the train fares are a little steep for me (I'm still in college), I will definitely attempt to arrange a trip when I start working in April. Thanks for the info!

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NeoSapienさん、ありがとうございます

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