Homebrewing in Hamburg

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Hi all,

I've searched the forum for information and basically onliy came up with the following suggestions:

online -- 

bier.de

brauen.de

http://ludwigs-sudhaus.de/

http://www.brouland.com/

http://www.hausgebraut.de/

www.genussreich-shop.de

http://www.hobbybrauerversand.de/

Most of the threads for this topic are also quite old, so I thought I'd condense the available information and focusa it somewhat for my particular interest.

I'm the founder of Hanoi Handcrafted - Brewers Guild and I will bbe moving to the Hamburg region in the near future. I am interersted in Home and Craft Brewing as a hobby and academinc pursuit. I know that there are many great beers to be had here, and part of the 'academic' aspect is to experiment and play with materials. This is the same as for cooking, molecular gastronomy etc, why do it? Because the challenge it presents is fun and the products, if produced right are delicious.

My question.

Where can I find malt, hop pellets, hop bines, yeast, CO2, AR Grade chemicals or brewery sanitation supplies, and other brewery consumables?

Is there such a thing as a Home Brew Shop in Hamburg? Was there ever one at all?

Where can I find, gain access to lathes and mills, hardware, or engineering engineering services for small scale, one off construction items?

Lastly, if there is anyone interested in pursuing Home and Craft Brewing here in Hamburg, who'd like to meet together on an initial ad hoc basis to shoot the bull around a few beers, I'd love to here from you.

Tsc Tempest

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Seconded.

I'm totally new to Homebrewing but would love to know more and have just started looking for a store.

I'll be sure to post here if/when I find one.

I've found a few online stores (in German) that sell homebrewing supplies and consumable but re: lathing/engineering one-offs I have no idea.

check out: http://hobbybrauer.de and this link where they also sell brewing gear.

I'd certainly also be interested in a beer :)

A

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Hey!

I use to brew back in Chicago, and I've been really wanting to get started here. I haven't found too much in the way of actual stores, but I work with a bunch of engineers who said they can get me the things I need. My buddy just brought back a kit from the US so we are thinking of getting started pretty soon.

But I'd definitely be interested in getting together for a beer sometime

tD

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Hey guys, great to hear from you. The missus and I have been looking at houses and it looks like we've found the one we'd like to get into.Which means I'll be based in Hamburg, Poppenbuettle area from July onwards.

In the meantime, if you're up for a beer, where's a good place to meet up? I'm currently in Wellingsbuettle and have ready access to the S1 line.

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Hi!

I'm in Eppendorf so public transport isn't a problem. The Schanze is probably a good bet. I'm sure I read somewhere that there's a brewpub there somewhere or something like that. I'll see what I can dig up.

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I came accross

http://www.groeninger-hamburg.de/

recently but have yet to try it - they brew a good wheat beer apparently.

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A small brewpub or microbrewery is always a good possibility, especially if it is possible to organise a meetup with the brewmaster?

Hmmm... when would be a good day? I'm off down south from the 18th-24th.

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I also came accross

http://www.bier-spass.de/braukurs-bierseminar-hamburg.html

can check to see if they would run an english one and at 99 euros not cheap even if they do give you lunch!

http://hamburg.kursportal.info/k161281

is much cheaper but would be in german

I know you can also visit the holsten brewery but that is far removed from homebrewing!

As I work full time evenings or weekends suit me better

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Hi Turtle,

nice links, and probably useful for growing networks and seeing what's going on local. I might look into that once I'm properly settled in Hamburg. We use to meet from time to time in Microbreweries in Hanoi, and gradually make friends with the braumeister who would then occasionally give us a private tour and chat. Not often, but often enough to make it all good fun. I guess that was what I was aluding to rather than a paid for, canned tour, for the masses.

However, as with you, evenings or weekends would be best for me also. That leaves sometime between now and Tuesday or sometime after the 24th. Anyone want to commit a venue, time and date? (I'm happy to go with the flow as my local knowledge is super limited right now.)

TT

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I am back in London this weekend. But dont let that stop you. just like the idea of good beer.

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Hi Aidan, Sparkyburg, you guys still up for someting this weekend or T?

Aidan you mentioned the Schanze? Anywhere in particulare? How about 6:30pm

The missus tells me that Sat would be good?

regards,

VT

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Hey!

Tomorrow 6:30 would be fine...

I mentioned the Schanzenviertel because of the choice of places, although annoyingly (read: I must've dreamed it) I can't find a proper brewpub there.

My suggestion would be to meet say at Oma's Apotheke near the U and S-Bahn stations.

They have a faily reasonable selection of beers (Astra, Holsten, Duckstein, Guinness etc) so we won't die of thirst and perhaps we can wander a bit and explore.

Thoughts?

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Hi there, I live in Freiburg and have also started abit of home brew recently. I looked at prices in Germany but in the end it worked out cheaper to buy the stuff from a Uk online shop and send it over. It might be worth a look: http://www.the-online-homebrew-company.co.uk/ Good luck!

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Thanks Jon, interesting thoughs about importing.

Aiden, 6:30 at Oma's Apoteka sonds good. I'm a grey(ing0 bearded short, oldish bloke that doesn't like the cold, so you should be able to recognise me in my Michelinman gear. BTW, for what it's worth, I'm @HeraldOfChange on Twitter and have a casual blog called Your Shout, Mate! which you're welcome to take a look at. I thinke theres even a youtube video floating around somewhere about making beer in Hanoi.

Cya tomorrow night.

p.s. others also welcom.

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Hey guys,

I kind of new to homebrewing as well. I've made one batch and it turned out, hmm, okay. (we drank it all, so I guess it wasn't that bad.

Here are some links I've found.

Brouwland - from Belgium, prices and shipping aren't horrible. Website is nicely done.

The Homebrew Company - from the UK, really good selection of malts plus they carry 5 Star products. They also have White Labs yeast (not the best selection , but better than I've found in Germany.

The Brewing Network a really great source for brewing info. They have several shows available as podcasts that are all extremely helpful, esp. Brew Strong.

Hopville - a good place for recipes. You can use their 'Beer Calculus' application to build your own recipes, save and print them in a nice format.

And if you haven't been to Bierland in Hamburg, you're wrong. It's not really about brewing, but they sell really great beer and are super friendly.

I'd be up for drinks, but need to see if my wife is cool with it (unlikely, since I was away in Munich drinking last weekend). Even if I can't this time, I sure I'd be good another day.

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Just confirming 6:30 @ Oma's Apotheke

Come one come all I say! :)

@VillaTempest I'll give you a ring when I'm there, but I'm the black-framed glasses 30something (totally unique)

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but I'm the black-framed glasses 30something (totally unique)

wearing Jack Woflskin as well? hehehe

wish I had seen this earlier.

oh well..maybe next time

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Great night tonight. just two of us, chatting beer. Be great to get some more along in the future. As you can see, I'm still typematically sober after the event. I'm here till mid-Feb.then back in Hanoi until June. After which I'll be in town.

Just for the record. A shout out to all you Aussies... What are your plans for Australia Day 2012 (Jan 26) ? - Think I'll add that as an additional thread.

TT

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Seconded. Nice to get some good pointers and would really like to see more like-minded individuals getting together next time.

@VillaTemptest: feel free to PM me any links/info you care to. :)

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Hey,

I just moved and didn't have the internet for a few days. I'm still definitely interested in grabbing a beer sometime and talking some beer. I'm out of town this coming week, but around any time after that. Let me know next time you're meeting up

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Updated list of online  sources for Brewing Materials

http://bier.de

http://brauen.de

http://ludwigs-sudhaus.de/

http://www.brouwland.com/

http://www.hausgebraut.de/     - A list of North German Brew clubs, but doesn't seem to have any listed in Hamburg

http://www.hobbybrauerversand.de/

http://www.candirect.de/

http://www.genussreich-shop.de/

http://hobbybrauer.de/

http://www.nordbrauertreffen.de/magazin/index.php/liste-der-hobbybrauer/     - there's a Hamburg guy listed in this list that might be worth contacting

http://www.my-bier.de/

http://www.biervonmir.de/

http://www.braupartner.de/      - Source of the Gambrinus 1 20L brew system

http://www.brumas.de/

http://www.bier-spas...ar-hamburg.html     - Lessons

http://hamburg.kursportal.info/k161281     - Lessons

http://www.bierland-hamburg.de/bierschule.html     - Beer School

http://www.the-online-homebrew-company.co.uk/

http://www.thehomebrewcompany.co.uk/

http://www.conrad.de - a useful place for temperature controllers, digital thermometers and kitchen timers.

Thanks to everyone who's given some input.

Now, where to buy/hire CO2 bottles and get refills?

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Awesome links :)

Just had a quick look and they seem easy enough to buy. http://www.bode-armaturen.de/Kohlensaeureflasche-20-kg

Refills and such (locally) will be another story...

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Can thank the mrs for these:

http://www.gasmeier.de/

http://wonsak-co2.de/ :)

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