Homebrewing in Italy
This section is devoted mainly to homebrewing in Italy. The Guide has technical basic and
intermediate informations, mainly regarding extract+grains production.
For what concerns the ingredients, generally it is easier to find locally the hopped and unhopped malt extract (possibly a baker's extract, but see the guide about it), but most ingredients have to be shipped.
Organized in Genova the Homebrewing Stages - the teacher is: ...myself!
Other homebrewing resources in italian
The MegaFAQ of it.hobby.birra!!!
MegaFAQ Text only version hosted on this site
MegaFAQ All 2.1 versions (HTML, Pdf, Txt) hosted by Hobbybirra site
Besides, in my link page look for the italian sites, some of them (both homebrewers' and suppliers') are quite well done and interesting.
Other homebrewing resources in english
The Technical Guides(this section is in italian only!)
Short Guide to Homebrewing
Use of Yeast has some practical tips on liquid yeast use, yeast propagation and culturing from bottle-conditioned beers.
Brewing Formulas contains the formulas to calculate strength, alcool, IBUs etc.
More articles about homebrewing are in the Articoli Vari (italian) section
Excel sheet with hops storage calculations (see article in the Articoli Vari (italian) section)
Excel sheet with refractometer calculations (see article in the Articoli Vari (italian) section)
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Le Ricette (only in italian)
A few recipes are in in the some articles of the Articoli Vari (italian) section
Italian Suppliers! In this Suppliers List I listed both the shops that are selling only kits (not hard to find now) and the shops selling also all the ingredients; to these, that are quite less common, I give more evidence List not updated since years!
Considered the good availability now of homebrewing ingredients and items here in Italy, I now use shops abroad only in special cases for ligtweight items such as special hops, yeasts etc. Note that shipping costs from US as mentioned in US sites seems very high, but if you contact the shop you can agree for much less expensive US Post and the costs become reasonable it the weight is not too much; for quite lightweight packets airmail cost is equal or even cheaper than surface.
Homebrewing in Italy - The Early Years
This section is in english only; here you can find some excerpts of the messages I sent in the late 90's to the HBD forum about homebrewing in Italy in those early years
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