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    Brewer #330266 New Member

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    Thank you so much for the helpful feedback and advice- as a newbie brewer I am still getting familiar with terms and stuff. And in South Africa, our liquor stores are shut down, so the homebrew industry is taking off- quite often I have to wait for supplies of grain, because they have run out! We do have some local options which I am going to try. It is a great challenge, though.
     
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    Brewer #330266 New Member

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    Yes, we are definitely learning new skills here- all good for our local economy which is below zero at the moment!
     
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    Brewer #330266 New Member

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    Hi there. I am from sunny South Africa- great place, lousy government and subzero economy, but plenty of beauty and natural resources and relatively "clean" environment. Wouldnt choose anywhere else to live- our wildlife is spectacular and our people too. Yes, there are problems, but generally, we are quite a resilient people- we try to work things out, we are growing more tolerant of difference, and there is a sense of a new, better nation being born from this turmoil. All that even before my first brew of the day!
     
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    I think this is awesome! Imagine in 10 years time what some of you new brewers could be doing in your hometowns! Welcome to the hobby/obsession and who knows what else it may become!

    If you know your ingredients, start trying out the recipe builder and see what you can create with what you will be getting! Or, punch the ingredients into your inventory and let brewer's friend show you what recipes are out that you can attempt! -Not sure if inventory management is something that can be utilized as a guest or trial member but if so try it out. If not be sure to pop back in here and ask for some help building a recipe!
     
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    Technically you can ferment anything with sugar in it - fruits, local grains (might have to do some home-malting), honey.... Keep us posted with your innovations! Necessity is a mother, as we learned here during our experiment with Prohibition.
     
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    Nosy, didn't you make beer from breakfast cereal?
     
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    Yep, Mikey Likes It Pale Ale. Life cereal. It needed barely to convert the cereal and made one of the finest beers I've produced.
     
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    Interesting :)
    Do you have a link to the recipe?

    I'm in landlocked Zambia and am normally managing to get malted barley in herevia friends visiting SA, so that has come to a standstill as the borders are closed.
    Zam produces malted barley, but it all goes to Zambian Breweries for Mosi and Castle beer. Luckily, alcohol is not banned here ;)
     
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