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Forum: International 09-11-2013, 11:21 PM
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Haha, I was thinking the exact thing about herbs...

Haha, I was thinking the exact thing about herbs the other day. For a few sprigs of rosemary/mint/thyme you have to pay 200-300 yen at the supermarket, but potted plants are 200 yen and you can grow...
Forum: International 09-10-2013, 12:43 PM
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I was discussing the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim...

I was discussing the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (computer game) with my friend the other day and got on the topic of English/Scottish ales in the middle ages. The ones with herbs instead of hops.
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Forum: International 09-05-2013, 03:41 PM
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Posted By surume
Beginning to get a little cooler now that we're...

Beginning to get a little cooler now that we're in September.

A few more degrees lower and it's homebrewing season again...
Forum: International 06-20-2013, 09:22 AM
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Posted By surume
Does it have to be glass?

Does it have to be glass?
Forum: International 06-14-2013, 01:39 PM
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Posted By surume
The membrane around the seeds are bitter, I'd...

The membrane around the seeds are bitter, I'd highly recommend peeling and pitting the Biwa. The peel can be removed by hand, then you can cut them in half and remove the seeds. They taste a little...
Forum: International 06-08-2013, 07:46 PM
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Posted By surume
Pricking little holes into the Ume for Umeshu...

Pricking little holes into the Ume for Umeshu helps get the goodness out. Cheap brandy/whisky and white/gold rum is also nice in place of the shochu/white liquor, and best of all, Umeshu ages really...
Forum: International 05-17-2013, 11:12 AM
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Posted By surume
Craft Beer Market? The one in Toranomon or...

Craft Beer Market? The one in Toranomon or Jimbocho?

I work near Tsurumi so it is pretty far from my workplace :p
Forum: International 05-04-2013, 12:06 PM
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Posted By surume
I could consider using a smaller boil, or using...

I could consider using a smaller boil, or using my electric kettle to boil the water before putting into the pot. Thanks for the advice :)

A smaller boil would mean less efficiency probably but I...
Forum: International 05-03-2013, 12:45 AM
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Posted By surume
Did a pale ale last night with Asahi ale malts...

Did a pale ale last night with Asahi ale malts and Cascade pellets. Started with 1.050 and will be fermenting for about 2 weeks before bottling.

I live alone now and don't have the luxuries of a...
Forum: International 04-21-2013, 09:02 AM
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Posted By surume
Any of you happen to be near Tsu (Mie)? I'm...

Any of you happen to be near Tsu (Mie)? I'm staying near Tsu Station until the 24th.
Forum: International 04-15-2013, 11:13 AM
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Posted By surume
Headed down to Bashamichi Taproom last Sunday...

Headed down to Bashamichi Taproom last Sunday afternoon with 5 of my colleagues to have a beer. They have Shimaguni Stout (a smoked beer) as a regular but they currently have another smoked beer for...
Forum: International 03-04-2013, 04:20 AM
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Posted By surume
I was worried about them being polyester, and was...

I was worried about them being polyester, and was searching for nylon laundry mesh bags. I just looked up the melting point and I suppose polyester is fine also :D
Forum: International 03-03-2013, 07:31 AM
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Posted By surume
I've been wanting to try BIAB but I can't find...

I've been wanting to try BIAB but I can't find the right kind of net to use as a bag... any suggestions? I tried Sarashi cloth but it clogged up very fast, preventing water from seeping through.
Forum: International 03-02-2013, 11:05 AM
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Posted By surume
Recently I did a batch with the Asahi Beer Malt's...

Recently I did a batch with the Asahi Beer Malt's English Ale Malt. Their grind is really fine, and it leaves a lot of sludge at the bottom of your mash tun. There really is no point in sparging this...
Forum: International 02-23-2013, 12:21 PM
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Posted By surume
Costco has honey for a more affordable price, not...

Costco has honey for a more affordable price, not local stuff though.
There is a store in Kyoto that sells polish mead and they sell online as well, if you're into thicker meads then I'd recommend...
Forum: International 02-16-2013, 06:08 AM
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Posted By surume
I will be checking out Antenna America around 6pm...

I will be checking out Antenna America around 6pm today. Say hi if you spot a guy wearing glasses, a black coat, jeans and a burgundy scarf.
Forum: International 01-22-2013, 03:04 AM
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Posted By surume
Ocha Bags are really fine, and the pellets (once...

Ocha Bags are really fine, and the pellets (once they break up inside the wort) quickly clog up the gaps between the fibres and takes its toll on hop utilization. I tried the bags once but decided...
Forum: International 01-10-2013, 06:24 AM
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Posted By surume
I now have 10 litre polyethylene bottles for...

I now have 10 litre polyethylene bottles for fermenting in.
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Forum: International 12-31-2012, 01:28 PM
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Posted By surume
Happy new year guys.

Happy new year guys.
Forum: International 12-30-2012, 01:15 PM
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Posted By surume
Yokohama Brewery offering free tastings of their...

Yokohama Brewery offering free tastings of their pale ale at SOGO. The guy from Yokohama Brewery who is giving the tasting is also one of their brewers, there was a Fukada-san and another guy. Never...
Forum: International 12-27-2012, 01:46 PM
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Posted By surume
Brendan, the Shin-sugita costcos had, the last...

Brendan, the Shin-sugita costcos had, the last time I went,

Fresh raspberries, 340 grams, 628 yen
Fresh strawberries, 907 grams, 898 yen
Frozen strawerries, 2.72 kilograms, 1068 yen
Apple...
Forum: International 12-26-2012, 01:18 PM
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Posted By surume
Haven't been checking the forums lately because...

Haven't been checking the forums lately because I've been working part time at the SOGO department store at Yokohama Station recently. And guess what, I was assigned to the alcoholic beverages...
Forum: International 12-12-2012, 03:59 PM
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Posted By surume
Unfortunately, I live in Yokohama so I can't...

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...
Forum: International 12-11-2012, 10:59 PM
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Posted By surume
AFAIK, by fax and bank transfer.

AFAIK, by fax and bank transfer.
Forum: International 12-10-2012, 10:20 PM
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Posted By surume
Ok, I'm planning to buy the bag of English Ale...

Ok, I'm planning to buy the bag of English Ale Malts from Asahi BM pretty soon. Anyone interested in sharing the bag?
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