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Forum: Hops Growing 04-19-2014, 05:32 AM
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Views: 9,495
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
My hops poking out of the ground now. Magnum,...

My hops poking out of the ground now. Magnum, Cascade and Shinshiwase are a few inches tall already and Centennial is just starting to sprout. Getting excited!
Forum: International 03-12-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Last time I checked Sakeland had 20kg bags for...

Last time I checked Sakeland had 20kg bags for sale on their website.
Forum: International 01-21-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
I just got 20kgs from them, crushed. It looks...

I just got 20kgs from them, crushed. It looks good. I think all in, including crush, delivery, fax and furikomi cost I paid about 5200
Forum: International 01-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
I suppose it is a little more convenient but...

I suppose it is a little more convenient but ordering from Brewland means paying at least 2000 more per bag. All it takes to order from Asahi is faxing the order which costs 20-50 at any...
Forum: International 01-10-2014, 02:05 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
It should be fine. They have a different price...

It should be fine. They have a different price structure if you are a licensed brewery so they ask for information about your company.
Forum: International 12-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Sorry. I meant a dozen or so craft beer...

Sorry. I meant a dozen or so craft beer companies. There is usually two or three offerings from each company. Some are pretty poor though to be honest... I'm always sad when I buy something that I...
Forum: International 12-19-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Yep. There is one near my house actually. They...

Yep. There is one near my house actually. They usually have a dozen or so craft beers and about half are switched out every once in a while. The imported beer is pretty sweet too. It's a bit...
Forum: International 11-30-2013, 11:47 PM
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Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Mills are way too expensive in Japan. I've also...

Mills are way too expensive in Japan. I've also searched high and low for corona mills but to no avail. I was actually considering trying to convert a pasta maker into a mill. That will be my next...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-30-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,495
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Shin Shuwase is another Japanese hop.

Shin Shuwase is another Japanese hop.
Forum: International 11-29-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
I ended up being able to get most of the parts by...

I ended up being able to get most of the parts by going to several DIY places. I did a test yesterday and nothing seems to be leaking. I'm not entirely satisfied with it though. It cost a lot more...
Forum: Hops Growing 11-28-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,495
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Sorry for the massive delay in posting. I've...

Sorry for the massive delay in posting. I've been uber busy since September with no real end in sight!

I grew three kinds in giant planters this summer. Magnum and centennial from Brendan and...
Forum: International 11-27-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Thanks for the advice guys. I was able to...

Thanks for the advice guys. I was able to finally get all the pieces together that I needed. I'll report back after I give it a go sometime in the next couple of weeks.
Forum: International 11-24-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Hey ya'll! It's been a while. Hope everyone is...

Hey ya'll! It's been a while. Hope everyone is brewing up a storm!

I'm trying make a new mash tun from a cooler and am having a hell of a time getting the parts I need locally. Particularly...
Forum: International 10-23-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Thinking about my first brew since the summer. ...

Thinking about my first brew since the summer. Not sure what to go for this time… Suggestions? :)

Btw, the biwa wheat ale was awesome!
Forum: International 07-04-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Wine, eh? That sounds interesting. I'm debating...

Wine, eh? That sounds interesting. I'm debating doing a mead but I think I've left it too late now. Might have to try one at the end of September when the temps go down a bit. Hopefully I'll have...
Forum: International 07-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Hey Brendan, how's the biwa beer going? I've...

Hey Brendan, how's the biwa beer going? I've been taking my time with it because I don't have any bottles at the moment (d'oh!). Probably going to rack onto the fruit today. This will be my last...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-23-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Thanks for the advice! I'm in Shizuoka, Japan. ...

Thanks for the advice! I'm in Shizuoka, Japan. A somewhat rural area (city of 250,000) near Mt. Fuji. I've met a few home brewers but nobody making mead. Fingers crossed it'll all work out! I'm...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-22-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Help the noob! (please :) )

Alright, so I'm gathering together everything I think I need to make my first mead and melomel. The only problem I have is that where I live there are no LHBS (at all). I can only order my supplies...
Forum: General Techniques 06-22-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,808
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
I dry hop in my primary. In fact, I'm going to...

I dry hop in my primary. In fact, I'm going to go do that now!
Forum: International 06-21-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
It doesn't have to be glass but I don't feel the...

It doesn't have to be glass but I don't feel the love when using plastic.
Forum: Mead Forum 06-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Excellent information. Hopefully I'll be able to...

Excellent information. Hopefully I'll be able to get a batch going before the big heats hit. We are already regularly into the high 20s here in Japan. I'll have to wait about 10 days or so until...
Forum: International 06-19-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Also, do any of you Japan based guys have any...

Also, do any of you Japan based guys have any good ideas on where to get 1-3 gallon glass jugs? I'm thinking of making some mead during the summer because it can ferment at higher temps than beer. ...
Forum: International 06-19-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 27,520
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
Sounds great! I'm going to be brewing 12L of...

Sounds great! I'm going to be brewing 12L of wheat beer this weekend and will hopefully be able to rack it onto the biwa in about ten days. We are certainly getting into the swamp cooler days...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-17-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
I've never made mead so pardon my ignorance. I...

I've never made mead so pardon my ignorance. I live in a sub-tropical part of Japan and summer get really hot and sweaty here. We probably average 35C (95F) for a few months with 80% (or more!)...
Forum: Mead Forum 06-17-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 29,397
Posted By ShizuokaBrad
This is awesome. I've never made mead but I'll...

This is awesome. I've never made mead but I'll be sure to give it a try now!
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