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Posted in thread: In Praise of Puterbaugh Farms/Hops Direct on 03-02-2010 at 08:43 AM
Has anyone been able to get an international shipping quote from them? I tried a couple times
via e-mail a few months back without reply so I gave up.It would be nice to be able to get hops
Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 01-18-2010 at 08:28 AM
+ 5gal of DFH60 clone = 864
Posted in thread: Red Hook Brewery. . .and a funny story about Jim Koch on 01-06-2010 at 07:58 AM
Red Hook ESB was one of my gateway beers (from Asahi Superdry)... I hadn't ever even had one
until I moved to Japan (from Seattle). Amazingly, even 8 or 9 years ago I found a place serving
it in Tokyo...
Posted in thread: $12 for a 6'er of GLBC Christmas Ale?!? on 12-01-2009 at 12:41 PM
Quit complaining ;)I would love to pay $12 for a 6pack of just about anything... Beer in Japan,
there is no "bulk" discount even on the Japanese versions of BMC. Now the yen is pretty strong
Posted in thread: oxiclean free vs. oxiclean versatile? on 11-17-2009 at 03:05 AM
I use the oxy verisitle. i rinse then san star, no issues.+1... here in Japan, no such thing as
Free... you can get the versatile at Costco though (even here in Japan).I make sure I do an
Posted in thread: What beer would you describe as the beer that 'awakened' you...? on 10-13-2009 at 08:06 AM
My love affair with beer started one summer in Japan with Kirin Lager and then Asahi Superdry
(basically the Japanese versions of BMC). These were... hell, still are, very good in hot
weather, but all...
Posted in thread: Magnolia Pub and Brewery Dave McLean talk on fora.tv on 06-24-2009 at 09:36 AM
Looked around but couldn't find it. There is a interesting (well at least for a n00b like me)
talk by Dave McLean of Magnolia Pub and Brewery (San Francisco) on Fora.tv. FORA.tv - The
Science of a Goo...
Posted in thread: Anyone out there brew smaller than 5 gallon batches? on 06-18-2009 at 03:09 AM
space and equiptement considerations make 2.5 gallon batches (10L) the norm for me here in
Japan. In fact, I have never done a 5 gallon batch.
Posted in thread: Radical Brewing Recipes (Randy Mosher) on 06-16-2009 at 07:25 AM
I have tried the Oatmeal Cookie Brown (I think it was actually in 2 parts of the book... he
substituted some home roasted oats for something in a Brown Ale recipe... sorry, the book is at
home and I'm...
Posted in thread: SafAle US-05 alcohol tolerance? on 06-14-2009 at 02:27 PM
Just to add another datapoint, I went from 1.112 to 1.028 on my Wheat Wine using this yeast.