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Old 12-09-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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2 years ago, while taking a raifanning trip with my Brazilian wife to the friendly and safe Brazilian city of Curitiba I had the good luck to meet a Brazilian homebrewer. At that time my friend Samuel was planning to open a microbrewery.
2 years later I was invited ( with another Brazilian guy who graduated as a masterbrewer from the Louvain University in Belgium ) to fire the "baby".
We had a great time ( see picture 1 ) but what impressed me the most is that fact that my new friend Samuel opened at the same time a homebrew store in his new brewery and built a strong homebrewers community.
( I'm the guy wearing the Guinness T-shirt , my friend Sam is at the bottom of the picture )
2 months later I was invited again to teach a seminar about homebrewing yeast culturing, that was a good oportunity to meet the friends I made 2 months earlier.Once again we had a good time and everyone was bringing their own craft brews.
Homebrewing in Brasil is really taking off.

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Old 12-09-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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Looks great! You might want to post the address and/or website for other members in Brazil.

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:53 PM   #3
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Yep. Homebrewing in Brazil is really taking off. I have been a homebrewer since 2004. Just joined the forum....

And Charlie Papazian is giving us a visit after x-mass. 28 of December is going to be a date to be remembered here... Can´t wait!!

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Old 12-17-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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Thank you david_42 and philbrasil for taking some of your valuable time to reply.
Philbrasil, welcome ( bem vindo ) on the homebrewtalk forum ( I see it's your first post ).

As far as I know, the Curitiba homebrewers group doesn't have its own website. One member had a blog 5 months ago but it's not active anymore.
2 members of the group are aware that I started this thread, so they might post a reply.
Paulo ( ex masterbrewer for inBev ) , the guy who has malt dust all over his clothes, on the 1st picture has a website ( all in Portuguese ) .
Here is the link:
http://cervejeiro.com/

It's not difficult to find good basic brewing ingredients in Brasil such as malts and hops, except for liquid yeast.
Homebrewing equipment ( such as false bottom, bazooka ) is harder to get.
While there , I tried to find some Gott cooler but it was impossible.
But those guys can improvise: one of them made a stirplate out of an old record player

Jacques

P.S. philbrasil, what part of Brasil are you from ?

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Old 12-17-2009, 02:04 AM   #5
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Yep eimar, first post here. Didn´t realize this forum was THIS HUGE. Good to be here. I think I am going to be a lurker for now, searching and reading threads.

As for me and Brazil, I am from a city near Sao Paulo and I am a member of a Sao Paulo homebrew club called "Acerva Paulista". In fact, this "Acerva" groups started in Rio de Janeiro and spread across the country, so that we now have some 6 or 7 "Acervas", one in which state. The one in Santa Catarina, state in which Curitiba is, has it´s site: www.acervacatarinense.com.br .

Ours is www.acervapaulista.com.br . We don´t have anything written in english, but we are studying to have, since about 10% of our internet traffic comes from people abroad.

There are some sites that do sell stuff (ingredients AND equipment) to homebrewers. We can pretty much name all of them in our site.

If anyone wants to know a little bit more about homebrewing and this new beer scene in Brazil, please, feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

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Old 12-18-2009, 08:57 AM   #6
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Hi, I also live in Brazil and I am learning to make beer at home.

I would just like to make a correction from last post: Curitiba, a city where I live, is the capital of Paraná state, also in the southern Brazil, bordering Santa Catarina. We have our own "ACERVA": www.acervapr.com.br and already have over 120 members.

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:57 AM   #7
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Hi to everyone,

Im a homebrewer here in Curitiba-PR, and I had the lucky to be at the yeast culture seminar that Jacques did.

Im glad to say also that I used the propagated yeast sample that Jacques provided at the class and my beer was fine!

Just one corrrection to other post, is that Curitiba does not belongs to AcervaCatarinense, in fact its not even a city of the State of Santa Catarina.
Curitiba is the capital of the state of Paraná, and we also have a website and found our own association, the address of it is http://www.acervapr.br

The acervapr is growing and hopfully at 2010 the homebrewer moviment here up the state of Paraná will grow even more.

Thanks again and we will be glad to exchange knowledge with you, please feel free to contact me or samuel or others members from AcervaPr to talk about homebrew or meet us here.

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #8
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Hi there,

My name is João Paulo and im the one with the Homer Simpson t-shirt and that strange smile on the second picture.
Actually, the PR part of acervaPR stands for Paraná, and its capital is Curitiba. We do have a home site which is http://www.acervapr.com.br/
Our mailing list has 130 members, mostly from Curitiba. But homebrewing is spreading fast all over the our state.
We were very glad to have Mr. Jacques (Eimar) teaching us about yeast culturing, and got even flattered to to find his post about our community in such respected internet forum.

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The one in Santa Catarina, state in which Curitiba is, has it´s site: www.acervacatarinense.com.br .
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #9
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Wow, sorry for my amazing mistake. It shouldn´t have happened!! Firing Squad for me !!



Started on this forum with the wrong foot...

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:50 PM   #10
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There is no problem. Are you by any chance Philip Zanello? If so, I saw your youtube video on a Hoegaarden clone. That was one of the videos that inspired me to start brewing on my own.

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