Would anyone happen to know what the Greek law says about brewing your own beer?
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 05áNovemberá2008 at 4:28pm - IP Logged
I would inmagin the same as in england to brewing your own at home..As long as you do not try and sell it..Would you not brew wine rather than beer..were you are..Chris
Do a google serch on it and see what you can find on the laws..
Message posted by weststekker on 05áNovemberá2008 at 4:51pm - IP Logged
I would agree with Chris that the laws would be similar in Greece to that in the UK. In Greece I would prefer to make wine rather than beer.
If you decide to make beer here is one tip that I am sure that Chris would agree with me on. Be prepared to wait for your brew to mature. Most brewers say their brew was Ughhh!!. They were in too much of a hurry to drink it.
Message posted by panv on 05áNovemberá2008 at 5:07pm - IP Logged
I do like my beer and the thing i will miss when i move over next summer is a pint of bitter, so i thought as i will have lots of time to potter about why not turn my hand to brewing my own.
the only thing i can find on the internet is
'alcohol producing in home distilleries in Greece is prohibited by law'
Message posted by daveyh on 05áNovemberá2008 at 5:47pm - IP Logged
I wouldn't think that will affect you as beer isn't 'distilled'. Likewise nor is wine and many locals produce their own. That law seems to be aimed at spirits as would also apply in the UK.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 05áNovemberá2008 at 5:55pm - IP Logged
The most inportent thing when brewing is to make sure all your equipment is sterile...Befor you start...
Time is a factor...when brewing if you can get your beers down in gravety you have succeeded...Always check with your Hidrometer to your final P.G of your beer..This mark is on the bottom of the Hidrometer...
A small tip when you come to bottleing your beer(makeing sure your bottles are sterile most inportent)is a small amount of suger water a spoon full in each bottle..This will give you a slite secondery fermentaion ...But its up to you....Its nice to hear that shhhhhhhhhhhh when you pour your very first pintthe and a nice white frothy head....Chris
In fact i have a brewers hidrometer you can have free to help you on your way...If you like...
Message posted by Graham T-A on 05áNovemberá2008 at 5:59pm - IP Logged
seaangler thanks i have one,
I have just got all the equipment together for a few practice runs before we move over, when the first barrel is ready you'll have to pop round for a pint of Sidari Bitter.
Message posted by seaangler (Chat Room Administrator) on 06áNovemberá2008 at 2:46pm - IP Logged
Panv...I keep your word to that...I think you mite know i work for Moyson Coors brewery...But will not be over to Corfu untill 2010...Mexico and Egypt next year.. If there is any bits and bobs that you would like just let me know...Hop pellets,LCP(Liquid suger)Colour,(Tetralone For bitterness)..Just let me know...i have loads of it hear in Burton... ...Chris
Message posted by daveyh on 06áNovemberá2008 at 2:53pm - IP Logged
Seaangler, any spare full kegs for xmas would be much appreciated!!!!!
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