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Post by zyphre » Mon, 08 Jun 2009 12:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: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.
is your swiss buddy still here? where did he get his equipment? tks!


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Post by AngMoKio » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 6:33 pm

I was also considering going down this path but got distracted.

There are several home brewing outfits here is Singapore. Where I grew up (hops country) there are 20 or 30 different local microbrews in town and many many people brew your own. It is quite easy using one of the prepared mixes and if you can keep the temperature down, and hard to get wrong.

Your best bet is to make some sort of chiller rather then run the AC all the time during the brewing process (its cheaper), but you could probably get by with just the AC. A chiller will probably cost around $100sd to build or you could find a small fridge and re-purpose it.

Oh, and despite what you may hear home brewing in limited quantities does not require a permit. (Selling and other activities are prohibited however.) ... iquors.htm

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