With the current social isolation restrictions in place in our country, there has never been a better time to start (or pick up again) the hobby of home brewing your own beer.
With pubs closed, and people urged to stay home as much as possible, home brew stores are being inundated with orders for home brew supplies. This coupled with people losing work, becoming more budget conscious and having more time on their hands, is only pushing even more people to brew their own beers.
Some bottle shops in Australia have even added restrictions to how much booze you can buy in one transaction for fear of people stocking up and creating issues with the supply. A voluntary measure, most large chains have adopted these ‘recommendations’ from Retail Drinks Australia (an industry body for bottle shops).
The limits include two cartons of beer, cider or pre-mix spirits, 12 bottles of wine, cask wine not exceeding 10 litres in total and two bottles of spirit not exceeding two litres in total. WA has been hit even harder with restrictions of one carton of beer, cider or pre-mix spirits, 3 bottles of wine, one litre of spirits and one litre of fortified wine.
Bottle Shop Restrictions Cause Problems for Big Drinkers
Now for the big drinkers out there, these limits may prove a need to visit the bottle shop daily, or even more than once a day. And if you are chilling at home all day (and out of work), it makes sense that people will be turning to the drink now more than ever.
One of the biggest hurdles to home brewing is lacking the time. Now that a lot of people have the extra time, it’s no wonder this past-time is on the rise.
As far as hobbies go, home brewing your own beer is also a cost-effective measure to spend your time on. Once you have your set-up and some good recipes under your belt, home brew beer works out significantly cheaper than store bought. Not to mention you can tailor the recipe to your own tastes and create something unique just for you.
So get busy brewing. We have all the supplies you need on our online store.
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