It's much more challenging to brew in Korea for those who have no base access. I can receive mail from the US through the military mail system. Those who live on the local economy are subject to international shipping rates. The Korean government taxes imported barley by 270% by the way. So I avoid that tax also. The South Korean beer market is insanely putrid. I keep hoping they figure it out... like the Japanese have done over the last 10 years or so. I met a masterbrewer from the OB Brewing Company a few weeks ago - he's been retired for a while though. We got to talking about India Pale Ales. I could see he hadn't a clue about the hopping rates that go into making an IPA. Further, I know a Korean guy who owns a small 7-bbl brewery. I tried to help him make an IPA. Unfortunately I was sick the day they brewed that recipe and they ended up short-changing the beer of almost all the hops. They had no concept of how we use hops in our IPA's. The beer is now called a Golden Ale for the local American-style brewpub that just opened here. The locals think this beer is exotic... haha. The brewer (Ka-Brew) is planning on making a real IPA soon... with pounds of hops this time! I hope I can help him make it... along with some of us other homebrewers here. I really want to help Korea develop a beer culture before I leave!!!