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Old 05-03-2011, 04:12 PM   #1
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So my brother is visiting our mum in New Zealand for the next 2 weeks, which I am very jealous of him for. But he did offer to bring back anything he could find beer related for me.

So what I am looking for is anything that I could use to make beer that is pretty much only found in NZ. Anything like hops, yeasts, grains, stuff like that.

Anyone know of anything I should have him look for?
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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I'd suggest some Nelson Sauvin hops:
http://www.nzhops.co.nz/varieties/nelson_sauvin.html

Really amazing grapefruit and pineapple notes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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They have their own type of haulertau Mittlefruh,clean woodsy,citrusy notes. Their Pacific Gem sounds good too. Said to have aroma of blackberries with woodsy notes.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:02 PM   #4
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Pride of Ringwood hops are austrailian but are kinda hard to source here. I like them when I can get them.

Good luck getting your bro back by plane with little baggies of herby green stuff.
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Pride of Ringwood hops are austrailian but are kinda hard to source here. I like them when I can get them.

Good luck getting your bro back by plane with little baggies of herby green stuff.
Lolz,I didn't think of it that way. I wonder if the drug dogs would mistake them for...?! Anyway,imo,Pride of Ringwood is neutral (clean),with a slight fruitiness. All Cooper's OS kits get that one for bittering only.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:23 PM   #6
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No one seemed to give a flying f--- when I flew out of Australia with a can of Cooper's ginger beer extract a few years back, and I'm pretty sure it's banned in the US because of the cyclamates.

Going back into Aus/NZ though, they have dogs looking for people with food. Saw them make a mother w/ baby and stroller dump a bag of baby food in jars because of the restrictions.

Coming into the US shouldn't be an issue.
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I would love a rhizome of POR. I've found a guy in the states that is sending me one. I'm pretty excited.

Looks like he's got a big job ahead of him! Lol
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I will be there next Tuesday for a month. Anyone want me to be a hop mule? I charge 30%. [sarcasm].

 
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #9
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A friend of the wife's just went ot Auckland for a month, told her to bring back some local craft beers if she can. I should have hit her up cor some ingredients first. Maybe I'll bite the LD charges and ask herto mail some hops

Ask for some local spices, that'd be awesome.
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