Hello all. Boris here. I reside, for now, in NM. I've been homebrewing for almost 4 yrs. Fathers will be 4yrs exact. Made the leap to AG last summer.
I'll be moving to Germany(USAF member) mid July and was wondering if anyone had some insight as to how the homebrewing community or culture is in Germany. I'll be stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base. It's in the SW part of the country.
I'm guessing the biggest draw back of ordering online from US homebrew stores that ship to APO addresses would be yeast. Even with a cold pack, I would think the yeast would die before it got to me during the summer months. The rest of the ingredients, I feel I'm safe to order from the US if I'm looking for American hops and American malt.
My plan was to ask any local brewery if I could just have some of their yeast as they transferred beer from fermenters. I was going to seriously show up with mason jars and a cooler and say "Hello. May I have some of your yeast please?"
Any help is greatly appreciated.