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Offline Schnecken Slayer

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Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:13:53 PM »
Does anyone know if you can purchase it here?
The local Homebrew supplies don't stock it and I have googled it but the search came up a blank for local suppliers.

(Actually I didn't google it, I used DuckDuckGo.)
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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 12:46:37 AM »
I'm guessing that's a no then...
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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 05:14:23 AM »
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I would call cheeselinks as a starting point and ask them. I think that there are two other commercial culture suppliers in Australia. A quick google ( or DuckDuckGo)should turn them up, give them a call as well.

I imagine it is something that would be on an industry catalogue, that home cheese makers don't normally have access to without asking.

Good  luck.

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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 06:51:53 AM »
Thanks Mathew,

I will contact them and see what is available.

My main reason for asking is that it has been shown to be a powerful probiotic eg - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/new-peanut-allergy-treatment-longlasting-study-says/8814264 and would love to add it to my yoghurt cultures.

The Wiki pages also show a lot of other benefits. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lactobacillus_rhamnosus

It's ability to stop a lot of very nasty bacteria is astounding! Including H. Pylorii. etc. Which is why it is used in cheesemaking.

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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
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Let me know how you go, given my wife has a peanut allergy and we don't know if my son does yet this may be worth investigating further for us.

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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 07:14:52 AM »
There are several cultures that cannot be imported into Australia.  That may be one of them.  Check with the Australian customs website.  They have a list.
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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 10:29:43 AM »
Shall do. Thanks.

I found one source. A tad expensive though.  https://www.mrvitamins.com.au/ethical-nutrients-eczema-shield-100g

The Cheesemaker ships to Australia.  http://www.thecheesemaker.com/products/Holdbac-Starter-Culture-LC.html
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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2017, 02:47:32 PM »
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No luck talking to cheeselinks?

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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2017, 02:50:42 PM »
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A quick google found this yogurt brand in Australia http://vaalia.com.au/benefits

You could always buy this and use it as a starter for a mother culture

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Re: Where can I buy Holdbac in Australia?
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 01:08:10 AM »
I haven't contacted them yet, their website is fairly vague as to what is in each package. I definitely will have a look at the Vaalia yoghurts, thanks.

I have been on a course of anti-biotics for an upper respiratory infection (cold/flu whatever) and I found these at the chemist.
http://www.bioglan.com.au/products/digestion/bio-happy-probiotic-50/

They contain:
– Bifidobacterium lactis (Bl-04)
10 Billion CFU
– Bifidobacterium lactis (HN019)
10 Billion CFU
– Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14)
10 Billion CFU
– Lactobacillus casei (Lc-11)
5 billion CFU
– Lactobacillus paracasei (Lpc-37)
5 Billion CFU
– Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115)
5 Billion CFU
– Lactobacillus rhamnosus (Lr-32)
5 Billion CFU
– Total probiotic 50 Billion CFU
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