Beer has always been a popular beverage, but do you see an increase in it's popularity there and a greater awareness of the better "craft" brewed beers?
Beer is not popular in our country. Good beer is expensive, many prefer cheap vodka.
Thank you Discovery Channel for Brew Masters is a television series.
Thank you that there is an internet and forums where people with similar interests communicate. This is the main source of knowledge
Do you know many other Kazaks that home brew?
2-3 people who brew beer from kits coopers, 1-2 times a year
1 person that brews one once a month all grain
It is very small
Where do you buy most of your supplies?
We have no specialty stores for home brewers, where you can buy an ounce of hops or a few pounds of malt. This is probably the main reason for low popularity of home brewing.
I know two of the company where you can buy for cash bag malt (50 kilograms / 110 lbs), the packet hops (5 kilograms / 11 lbs) or a pack of dry yeast (500 grams / 1.1 lbs).
I know what to do with 50 kilograms Pils or wheat malt, but why me 50 kilograms to Munich malt or why I 5 kilograms Saaz hops?
Base malts bought these firms, hops and yeast EBay
Are you able to get many imported beers from the U.S.? If so, what have been your favorites so far?
American beer? Budweiser in many stores, it's probably not the best.
Had a chance to try the IPA Sierra Nevada, Samuel Adams Boston Lager, American Dark Lager Coors Brewing. IPA probably best that tried.
My dream is to try 120 Minute IPA and Punkin Ale from Dogfish Head
The motto of Dogfish Head "off-centered stuff for off-centered people" this is the essence of home (craft) brewing.