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Old 10-07-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Like the title states, I'm stationed in Germany and need some info. I'm looking for companies that will ship to APO boxes. I've tried a couple and after the order is placed I get emails asking for a physical address. I really want to get back into brewing, but I have zero equipment and there are no homebrew stores in my area.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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When I was stationed in Germany, I had to call some places and let them know what the deal was. They will need to ship via US Postal Service. This may increase shipping some.
I never had a problem with the larger online stores like Amazon.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
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You might want to read some of the info in this gys thread, not necessarily his openning rant, but some of the responses from GI's and even a couple lhbs owners about how difficult it is to ship to APOs. Some don't even bother trying.

Read this.

Take what he says with a grain of salt, but skim through the responses. There should be some info for you there.
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
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You are in Germany - while homebrewing isn't a very popular hobby there, you can easily get ingredients and equipment from German suppliers.

 
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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Look for a burco boiler; peruse the ebay UK site for one, or purchase from the UK online homebrew sites. Most times I have seen on ebay.co.uk sellers are willing to ship most places within the EU.

Plus, as a bonus, being you have 240v standard there, the options you have available to you right out of the gate are actually much better if you want to do something with electric.

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:44 PM   #6
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As usual the members of HBT come through with great info. I love the community on here.
@Revvy Thank you so much for the links. I learned a ton just from those couple threads.

@ArcaneXor Yeah I actually have an advantage, my wife is German. I made contact with the Brew Meister at the local Brauhaus. I can get ingredients and yeast from him for a pretty decent price.

@cyberbackpacker Thank you for the heads up on the boiler. Going to order one.

 
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I recommend going here: http://www.jimsbeerkit.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=6

And just do some research on what boilers they recommend before ordering. I know Burco is popular, but what particular model(s) of Burco I am not real privy.

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #8
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Like the title states, I'm stationed in Germany and need some info. I'm looking for companies that will ship to APO boxes. I've tried a couple and after the order is placed I get emails asking for a physical address. I really want to get back into brewing, but I have zero equipment and there are no homebrew stores in my area.
www.kegkits.com and www.towercooler.com ship to APO boxes. The other resellers would too if they understood that it's just a addess and the US Government picks up postage once the order leaves the States.

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 04:41 PM   #9
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www.midwestsupplies.com shipped to APOs. To top it all off they give you a military discount if you tell them you are military in the comments. Pretty awesome!

 
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