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    Any one brew beer in los ???

    i am interested if anyone brews in thailand. i have been told its a no no.
    But all the same i will ask the question.
    Kind of hard to leave the kegs and tap and guages behind. but interested if any of that equipmwnt can be purchased over there.
    yes i know beer aint that expensive over there. But it has become a habit brewing, panic stations when down to last two kegs. need to brew more.
    so would appreciate any news on this

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    Not aware of any illicit brewers here, but they distill loads of bootleg rice wine & whiskey up in Issaan.
    Some of it's pretty good, most is shite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover
    yes i know beer aint that expensive over there
    There isn't any beer over here. It's all some sort of gut destroying lager that tastes horrible.
    The problem is that, as you you suspect, home brewing is illegal .
    Depends where you intend to live but most police over here would overlook it especially if they like your beer.

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    For equipment, your best bet is to get it from Australia. You can get the home-brew kits for that awful Seppo/Aussie excuse you call beer as well.

    These guys are ok.

    Homebrew Beer: The Country Brewer - For All your Homebrew Beer Needs

    If you want to start your own micro-brewery you must brew between 600,000 and 1,000,000 litres a year (no more, no less) and you will have to rent a government meter (100,000 Baht) for each fermentation tank to ensure those quantities are adhered to.

    If you want to produce beer for the national market you have to produce over 10,000,000 litres a year (if I remember correctly). Thais are caught and fines for producing home-brew and making it available to others in their community.

    If you really want a cooler set-up, I know a company that will rent it for 5,000 B a month or another company who makes them (70,000 Baht-ish) here. I can also give you the details for a company who supplies sterilisation products.

    PM me if you want.

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    Tried the local spirits could run a car on them.plastic bags are scary,

    will be up Udon Thani way. getting hops isnt a problem,neither is yeast, and plenty of molasses around. water quality well rain water is great. just wondered if i go ahead willi be feeding the local filth for the rest of my days.
    lucky the local filth commander a a brother in law is a Colonel, bastard likes a drink too, drank 4 bottles of wild turkey with his 4 mates at my wedding, two of the wankers still wearing sunglasses at 9pm and carrying automatic weapons whilst pissed. thats scary
    thanks for the info will have to think a bit more about it i guess.

    weapons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Thais are caught and fines for producing home-brew and making it available to others in their community.
    Definately. Even if you give the beer free you are still stepping on someone elses profit and they would dob you in for sure.
    You would have to be careful and strictly for your own consumption.
    You couldn't ask the neighbours round for a drink

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    thanks marmite, i dont mind a coldie but thats a bit too much. i have all the gear and kegs wouldnt be a problem.
    i dont brew seppo/ausie I brew danish and german beers. i will get back to you on the sterilization products
    thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover
    I brew danish and german beers.
    Same old crap.

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    so whats your palate prefer

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    he doesn't have a palate - he wouldn't know a beer if it landed on his head

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    I used to brew alot of my own beer in the US.
    I lived in a rural native Alaskan village where it was illegal to brew your own. (since I wasn't supplying local teenage girls it wasn't an issue!)

    The biggest obstacles here would be:
    1. getting the ingredients. To make a good micro brewery(IPA, nut brown ale, Blond ale) quality beer you have to have good ingredients (in AK I could have all the ingredients discreetly mailed to me from Anchorage)
    2. Maintaining the proper temperatures for the brew. One of the important secrets to good beer is maintaining a steady fermentation temperature of about 22C.
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    weight of liquid in bottle would give you some indication if it landed on your melon.
    small headache,large headache
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    have a wonderful temp guage put beer in fermenter throw in old fridge. set temp 22 degrees the fridge is plugged into the thermostat. It switches on if interior of fridge goes above 22 so constant temp
    got to love technology

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    Having such large production mandates would hamper a successful US style micro-brew venture here unless you have plenty of capitol to invest.
    The good ones I've seen in the USA are well financed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover View Post
    have a wonderful temp guage put beer in fermenter throw in old fridge. set temp 22 degrees the fridge is plugged into the thermostat. It switches on if interior of fridge goes above 22 so constant temp
    got to love technology
    When it got too hot in the summer in AK I'd wrap my 6 gallon fermenter with a towel which sat in a large dish of water. I'd have a small fan blowing air over it creating an evaporative cooler...very low tech!! But it worked quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Having such large production mandates would hamper a successful US style micro-brew venture here unless you have plenty of capitol to invest.
    The good ones I've seen in the USA are well financed.
    I like a beer but its for home use only, biggest problem is getting a thai to keep their mouth shut if they see you pulling a beer from a tap sticking out of a fridge door.
    They yap on about the soaps on tv ,what chance have you got when farang has beer tap on door of fridge.

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    koolgardie fridge the aussies call that evaporation type of low tech worked well

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    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover View Post
    I like a beer but its for home use only, biggest problem is getting a thai to keep their mouth shut if they see you pulling a beer from a tap sticking out of a fridge door.
    They yap on about the soaps on tv ,what chance have you got when farang has beer tap on door of fridge.
    In AK I never drank my beer with the natives, they didn't drink well!

    Getting the proper ingredients would be the biggest hurdle after having the brewing equipment.

    You'd just about have to bring a 50 lbs bag of dry malt extract, yeast and hops yourself from abroad as there aren't any suppliers here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    You'd just about have to bring a 50 lbs bag of dry malt extract, yeast and hops yourself from abroad as there aren't any suppliers here.
    I've shipped it in from Australia with no problems.

    I did have to go to the P.O.'s customs office in Hualamphong. The chap asked me what all the stuff was for, and I told him. He asked me if I like Beer Singha and I told him it was 'mai aroi'.

    Quote Originally Posted by corvettelover
    have a wonderful temp guage
    I would like one of those. Do you have any links as to where to get it from?

    Oh, and I like English Bitters. Euro beers are too gassy for me. I tried a Chimay the other week; awful shite.

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    Please be careful. Beer making can be dangerous.

    "The Baldock Beer Disaster occurred on March 14, 1904 when an unstable storage room floor collapsed at the Simpson Brewery, in the North Hertfordshire town of Baldock, in England.

    Around 300 barrels and crates of beer fell three floors through the brewery, crushing eight workers to death, drowning five and injuring another fifteen. Some surrounding streets were temporarily hit by a wave of beer, which reportedly destroyed three houses and killed a dog. The disaster marred the reputation of the brewery and led to two further deaths from alcohol-related conditions. This reputation eventually caused the brewery to declare a state of bankruptcy, and the building was left derelict until 1968 when it was demolished.

    The disaster is commemorated each year by staff from the Library in Simpsons Drive.

    Mr Lidder, a late Baldock resident is quoted as having said in his personal memoirs (recently published by his family) - "The Baldock Beer Disaster was a terrible event that has stayed with us over the years. Many people were traumatised by the disaster and dare not set foot near a pub barrel to this very day. My own father died in this disaster as well as his dog (Geoffrey) as mentioned above. The people involved in the disaster will never be forgotten."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    I've shipped it in from Australia with no problems.

    I did have to go to the P.O.'s customs office in Hualamphong. The chap asked me what all the stuff was for, and I told him. He asked me if I like Beer Singha and I told him it was 'mai aroi'.
    That certainly is thought provoking. I always enjoyed making my own beer.
    Did you have to pay any customs duty on the DME?

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    Marmite,
    follow this link around and sign up for the e magazine its out every month
    they also carry the temp sensors and a line of yummy spirits and stills
    Brisbane home brew supplies and homebrew advice - Home
    never been able to do bitter beers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Did you have to pay any customs duty on the DME?
    I paid a few hundred baht. Not much at all. They were a bit worried about the bag of dextrose though...

    Thanks for the link CL.

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    Im interested in knowing what the shipping cost you mate? and the quantities you brought through? are there no local products?

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    I paid a few hundred baht. Not much at all. They were a bit worried about the bag of dextrose though...

    I bet hey had a VERY good look!!!

    check the sponsers of this site too.. I must admit to buying the sanitisers through them..

    aussiehomebrewer.com
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