Home brewing in Japan - Page 42 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > International > Home brewing in Japan
Cool Brewing Giveaway - Supporting Membership Drive & Discount

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #411
Fencdar
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Fencdar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2013
East Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 100
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by OppamaBrendan
BTW, its not something everyone agrees on but my go-to grain bag is a couple of laundry bags from Daiso.
Just got my tripel in the fermenter. Thanks for the awesome advice, Brendan! The laundry bag worked great!


__________________
On Tap: Nada

Fermenting: Fat Tire Clone

Aging: 11% Imperial Stout

On Deck: American Brown, Jamil's Mild

Drifting79 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #412
EOD_supraguy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Cocoa beach, FL
Posts: 11
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Any home brewers located in Misawa? I'm looking to get a small home brew club together. Share brews, ideas, and have some small brewing events. I'm here for another three years.



Drifting79 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #413
OppamaBrendan
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Oppama, 追浜, Kanagawa, 神奈川県
Posts: 247
Liked 27 Times on 21 Posts


EOD You are the first that I know of to post from as far north as Misawa! I had to look up where that was, and then of course I had to check the climate. Lucky you! You just need a heat pad and you are set all year!
Hope you find some people to brew with up there even if it means converting people to homebrewing first

Fencdar a tripel? Wow, that must have been pretty heavy to bag out!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2013, 12:32 AM   #414
Fencdar
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Fencdar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2013
East Tokyo, Japan
Posts: 100
Liked 11 Times on 9 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by OppamaBrendan View Post
Fencdar a tripel? Wow, that must have been pretty heavy to bag out!
It was a small batch (<12L), so no serious issues. The mash was amazingly thick, though. My OG was 1.083, shooting for 1.088- not bad for a first-timer, I hope.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EOD_supraguy
Any home brewers located in Misawa? I'm looking to get a small home brew club together. Share brews, ideas, and have some small brewing events. I'm here for another three years.
I'm in Tokyo, but hoping to get up to Misawa soon for business (I is a vendar!). Maybe we can meet up for a beer then!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 05:57 AM   #415
OppamaBrendan
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Oppama, 追浜, Kanagawa, 神奈川県
Posts: 247
Liked 27 Times on 21 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fencdar View Post
It was a small batch (<12L), so no serious issues. The mash was amazingly thick, though. My OG was 1.083, shooting for 1.088- not bad for a first-timer, I hope.
Thats one of the other things about BIAB that I like, efficiency is usually pretty good. If you could dunk it into another pot with hot water you could probably get a small beer out of a "second sparge", although i dont know what style you would call it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2013, 08:39 AM   #416
Fastforwardx2
Recipes 
 
Nov 2013
Iwakuni, Japan
Posts: 81
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Hello guys,

I am new to brewing and glad to see all of this useful information about brewing in Japan. I am located in Iwakuni which is about an hour or less south of Hiroshima. I am just introducing myself to the thread and seeing if there are any other home brewers in the area.

A little about myself is last year for Christmas my in-laws got me a Mr. Beer Kit with 3 standard recipe kits. First one I brewed was the Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner which my buddies and I agreed it was pretty good. I did not have much luck with my 2nd brew attempt ( Aztec Mexican Cervesa ) was horrible which I think was contaminated; it was bad enough that I poured it down the drain. The third recipe kit was the St. Patrick's Irish Stout which I still haven't made. I did buy 3 additional recipe kits: White IPA - 2013 Spring Seasonal which is in the fermentor and will be bottling it tomorrow or the next day, Beach Babe Blonde which I have not made yet, and finally is the Raspberry Wheat which has been bottled for two weeks now. I have been doing a lot of research and have decided to upgrade to a 5 gallon batch kit with a couple recipe kits ; which I got from Midwest Supplies online. I am lucky that I can ship through the USPS since I am in the Military which is still expensive but not as expensive as getting it shipped other ways.

Sorry for the long post but I have one more question. I was wanting to try and brew some lagers and was wondering if any one had any good ways to keep the fermentation temps low enough for the lager yeast?

Thanks for any help and all the info on this thread.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #417
Drifting79
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
shinyurigaoka, kanagawa
Posts: 17
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


If you can get cheap postage then you're laughing
More beer in the states would be he way to go for a lot of your stuff
As far as lagers go a fermentation fridge is the way to go

Look up stc-1000 on here and ebay!

Fastforwardx2 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #418
EOD_supraguy
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Cocoa beach, FL
Posts: 11
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fencdar View Post
I'm in Tokyo, but hoping to get up to Misawa soon for business (I is a vendar!). Maybe we can meet up for a beer then!
PM me when you're thinking about coming to the area. I'll let you know what I have bottled. I have a brown ale and a pumpkin beer almost ready to go!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #419
OppamaBrendan
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Oppama, 追浜, Kanagawa, 神奈川県
Posts: 247
Liked 27 Times on 21 Posts


Welcome to the thread!
The Okinawa brewing enthusiasts are the ones closest to you I think, and many are military as well as far as I know. They have a group on FaceBook I think you can message them there to get added if you are on FB as well.

I don't know how cool it gets there but right now it is perfect lager brewing temp in kanagawa! A freezer with an stc 1000 is probably the way to go, I have an stc but no freezer yet and looking forward to that.
Cheers!
B

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #420
mpearce
Recipes 
 
Oct 2012
Noda-shi, Chiba-ken
Posts: 111
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Fastforwardx2 View Post
Hello guys,

I am new to brewing and glad to see all of this useful information about brewing in Japan. I am located in Iwakuni which is about an hour or less south of Hiroshima. I am just introducing myself to the thread and seeing if there are any other home brewers in the area.

A little about myself is last year for Christmas my in-laws got me a Mr. Beer Kit with 3 standard recipe kits.

Sorry for the long post but I have one more question. I was wanting to try and brew some lagers and was wondering if any one had any good ways to keep the fermentation temps low enough for the lager yeast?

Thanks for any help and all the info on this thread.
Mr. Beer is how many start. You can get a drinkable beer but once you go into extract kits you will make very good beer that others will beg for from you. MoreBeer is the best place for getting things shipped here. They are priced well and quick.

As for your Lager, if you are down south then you will need some kind of temp control right now. I would recommend that you wait until later in the winter then all you need is to keep the beer warm. Right now even in Tokyo we need a way to keep the beer cold enough. Without a freezer or refridgerator you won't be able to keep it cold enough and consistant.



 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Home brew competitions in London area? Murray International 4 11-13-2011 07:37 AM
Home Brewing In Halifax, Nova Scotia Jimmy_B International 10 10-04-2010 10:42 PM
Long Shot--looking for a brewpub or similar in Nagoya, Japan weirdboy International 0 06-02-2009 07:38 AM


Forum Jump