I have been making beers & wines as one of my hobbies for about 20yrs, [ i am not an expert] i retired in Thailand 4yrs ago and decided to start home brewing again. I do not go to bars now [was a party animal in my younger days] and live a peaceful relaxing life in the north with my Thai family. I still like making and drinking homemade beers & wines for many reasons. Making beer is cheap.it's easy to make,ready in appx 3 three weeks, you can keep a good supply in your fridge, with a little practice you can develop your own characteristics, if you have a lot of spare time like me it's a rewarding hobby. There are many on this site who already know about making homemade beers & wines , this is primarily for those who would like to have a go but are not sure how to go about it, it is really simple to do and saves a lot of money compared to store beers,your own made beers could work out around 20-25 bht a bottle depending on the cost of your beer kit itself. I tend to buy the cheaper kits appx $17-25 they are just as good as the expensive one's'
I have drawn up a simple information sheet that has what basic equipment you will need to buy, where to buy it, best type of beer kits to start with, some tips and links to You Tube and my suppliers in Europe, China and Thailand. If anyone wants a copy just P.M me .
1 other point is that buying beer or wine kits and equipment from Thailand will nearly always involve slightly higher costs,but search online and you can find very cheap prices don't buy the first one you see ,shop around find the cheapest,look for free shipping offers, there are cheaper out there just search for them.
As for wine making,that's a little more involved and will talk about that later
Have a good day.
Might be. Desperation will drive people to try things they might not normally expect to succeed. Like the kid who was selling apples for $100 when all the others were selling for 10 cents said: "Yeah. But I only have to sell one."
For a country with such a small population of foreigners, especially now, they seem to be at the center of a lot of press stories.....well at least in the ones that the police/media are concerned about. Granted - anyone breaking curfew or restrictions should be dealt with but I would imagine that for every Thai/foreigner party there are: 1) generally more Thai present/involved than foreigners , and 2) five more Thai only parties going on at the same time.
If the weekly news didn't include at least one mention of a bad foreigner on a regular basis then the Thai people would have to look inward more often and that can be uncomfortable. Foreigners (Dirty Farang) seem to be offered as a scapegoat to the Thai to keep them from really examining their country and what is going on.....but many see through the smoke and aren't happy with what they find.
From the CDC.
2018-2019 Flu season - Estimated deaths - 34,000.
Deaths from Covid in 2020 - 385,000.
Note - there are a lot of differing numbers on the CDC site. One page noted flu deaths at "24,000-62,000" in 2019/2020.
Another page had a chart that claimed 345,000 people had died from covid in 2020.
Most of their numbers, especially for the past 3 years, are considered "estimates".