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wine making and beer brewing

Post by Rose12 » Fri, 19 Oct 2007 9:20 pm

Hi All,

With the high price of booze in Singapore do many/any people make their own wine and beer at home or at specialty wine and beer making shops? I did do a search on google and found some info but not much. If it is done what are the costs like? Anyone have a link to a website with info?

Thanks in advance for any info.

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Post by rails » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 7:19 am

Hi,

I was just looking at the ICA website and they say you have to apply for a License to brew your own beer (not sure about wine). The license is $10

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Post by hei guess what » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:41 am

Make friends with a local makcik and request for a taste of, or perhaps even learn their family recipe for, homemade

tapai - wine made from the tuber of the cassava plant,

tuak - rice wine,
http://www.flyingdusun.com/003_Taste/000_lihing.htm
tapai pulut - wine made from glutinous rice
http://hasinthekitchen.blogspot.com/search?q=tapai

or

toddy - coconut/palm wine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_wine

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Re: wine making and beer brewing

Post by Superglide » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:43 am

Rose12 wrote:With the high price of booze in Singapore do many/any people make their own wine and beer at home
What makes you think you can make it yourself (skills...) at a better price?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 1:13 pm

Lower taxes?
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Post by Superglide » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 1:27 pm

Only if you produce the ingredient "alcohol" yourself, right?

Or will it be taxed even then?
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Post by Barczar » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 5:13 pm

You can try brewing your own here, but unless you've got professional equipment, or at least a nice cold dry basement (don't think I've ever heard of a house here with a basement?) it really is too hot and humid here to brew your own. You can get the brew kits from Brewerkz and Carrefour etc, but even they will tell you it's a waste of money out here with this heat and humidity... for the extra money you're going to spend on air-conditioning to keep the area cold and dry enough to brew your own, you're way further ahead to just bite the bullet and buy your beer as if you aren't a cheapskate!

Now getting your own still on the other hand...I don't think that's legal, it would work better than brewing though!

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Post by Matney » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 5:59 pm

When we lived in ozchick country :wink: , we use to brew excellent beer in our garage in Melbourne all year long. We found in Qld, we could only brew in the winter, too warm in the summer months. So I would have to agree with Barczar that in Singapore it's too hot and humid. We didn't even try. If you get the recipe correct, one can brew an excellent ale.

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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 7:07 pm

You can buy home brewing kits around town. I've seen them at HV I think? I've wanted to try it, I love home brew, but I know it's a complicated process. Maybe I could grow my own hops?

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Post by Superglide » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 7:43 pm

Visualising all this is quite funny, a bunch of expats havin a party in a garage, drinking their own booz!

Sms might wanna bring a few of his crayfish! :lol:
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 9:05 pm

An acquaintance of mine (swiss national by the way) who's been here a fair number of years already, has been into the home brewing scene for a couple of years now (former hotelier). As he lives in a condo in upper Bukit Timah near BT Plaza, his house is already cool. His brew is quite tasty and I've often thought about doing same but don't think my taste for beer in general is quite that refined. He says after you get into it for a while it is quite easy and reasonably inexpensive as the alcohol is created in the process if you weren't aware of that fact. So no, you alcohol isn't taxed. :wink:

What he has produced reminds me of DV8 which is a limited production done by AP Breweries (which I really like and it's got a kick that will sneak up on you - It's not as strong as your European Beers but at 8% and almost tasting like a malted drink - it pretty good. (comes in a solid black glass longneck with yellow printing directly on the bottle.) Haven't been able to find it in the past 4 or 5 years though.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 9:07 pm

Superglide wrote:Visualising all this is quite funny, a bunch of expats havin a party in a garage, drinking their own booz!

Sms might wanna bring a few of his crayfish! :lol:
Now I could do with a crawfish or steamed crab boil with washtubs full of iced down longnecks. :wink:
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Post by road.not.taken » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 9:20 pm

Superglide wrote:Visualising all this is quite funny, a bunch of expats havin a party in a garage, drinking their own booz!

Sms might wanna bring a few of his crayfish! :lol:
Lots of my friends at home were homebrewers, so what's so funny? :wink:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Oct 2007 9:54 pm

road.not.taken wrote:
Superglide wrote:Visualising all this is quite funny, a bunch of expats havin a party in a garage, drinking their own booz!

Sms might wanna bring a few of his crayfish! :lol:
Lots of my friends at home were homebrewers, so what's so funny? :wink:

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I'll have to admit, this old farmboy has drank his fair share of corn squeezins in my time.
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Post by Matney » Wed, 24 Oct 2007 7:57 am

I'm gettin' real thirsty! :D

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