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  1. Re: Selling trailers to "out of country" people via courier....

    Both are classic scams. The oil rig one is so old I swear it's got grandkids already.
  2. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    As long as the yeast is not exposed to direct sunlight, in other words, it's in a non-transparent container, it should be fine. Jelo's suggestion is easier. I wrap my fermenter in an electric...
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    Re: Price on Diesel charged

    No his question is can they advertise at Price X but charge you Price Y.

    The answer is "No". That's not legal according to the consumer protection act.
  4. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Continue as is. More yeast won't make much of a difference.
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    Re: Pannekoek/ Pancakes

    I add my lemon juice just before baking. It'll prevent the milk curdling and I believe it lifts the flavour and creates a fluffier pancake.

    To make flapjacks, I use the same recipe but double up...
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    I ferment my washes wrapped in an electric blanket, setting based on temperature. In summer, Setting 1 is fine. In winter, like now, Setting 3 works best. I try to keep the temperature of the wash...
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    Yeah I don't know how to explain it, it just has a weird flavour. Not strong, but it's there.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Tomato paste does put a salty flavour in my distillate though. Did it once - never again. I'd rather make my own yeast nutrient - boil up a cup of water with a few teaspoons of dry yeast to ensure...
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    I wouldn't. It's a cheap Chinese thing. You can buy them off AliExpress and so on as well. I've read many horror stories on those. Parts missing, parts not fitting, plastic where you don't want...
  10. Thread: Gas cylinders

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    Re: Gas cylinders

    It's not really high pressure though, that's why it's called LPG. Most LPG cylinders run at around 250kpa (2.5 bar) - less than the pressure in a loaded 4x4 tyre.

    To give you an idea, CO2...
  11. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Turbo yeast isn't known for it's quality. I use bread yeast (those 500 gram bricks you buy for cheap-cheap at bakery shops), and keep my fermentation warm. My favourite mix for rum is 50/50...
  12. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    Feed grade molasses is around 45% fermentable. So your FG will depend on your OG.
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    Re: Keep warm kettles

    Why not just get a regular thermos? I boil 1.8l of water in the morning, make 2 cups of coffee and the rest goes into the thermos. I can make 3 more cups from the thermos, and if it's too cold in...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    The sooner you buy, the sooner you can drink, guys. If you think Ramaphosa is done with booze bans - think again... :P
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    I got the permit from SA Hunters. PM me email addresses and I'll forward it to you guys. Don't know how the trip will go without my keg and some OBS, but I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    I don't really care for the booze ban, it's the travel ban that gets me. I've got a hunting trip booked for the 16th of July. My one and only chance this year.
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Some dumpies work just fine. It's true they are weaker than craft and quart bottles though. Glass is thinner.
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    Re: Karringmelkbeskuit/Buttermilk rusks

    Bruismeel = self raising flour.
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    Re: Bees Short Ribs - waar??

    Lots of the american cuts we don't get here. Full packer briskets, big ribs, proper ribeye steaks, the works, are typically scarce in SA. I don't know why, but I suspected it's because our dudes...
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    Re: Karringmelkbeskuit/Buttermilk rusks

    Sure, if you want to bake bricks.
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Perhaps. I have no idea. I just know that the people who want to learn, are not in Pretoria. Pretorianers wil drink, en dis dit.
  22. Thread: home made Crack

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    Re: home made Crack

    So at 13 grams per 250ml, he's adding 100ml of milk so he's adding 5.2 grams of lactose to that amount of stuff? Lactose is notoriously very not sweet, it's a very low density sweetener, so I'm...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    I told people I'll brew a full batch of beer with them, on site. Free lunch and beers. Each will get wort to take home, as well as airlock and yeast to make their own beer at home. I will cover...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Yeah, as a stopgap solution I have strongly considered hosting small, relatively informal brewing lessons for people who want to do it on their own. I've seen what some people do at home with pots...
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    Re: home made Crack

    I also want to know what the milk does. I think it'll burn as the liquid reduces, and burnt milk isn't the most appetizing thing the consume.
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Yeah as business tanked, I actually closed the brewery last week and it's being converted into a flat for rent right now. But yes, I do make kits, it's just a logistical nightmare right now.
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    Re: Weber Baby Q has weak flame

    Let it run for a bit. Perhaps there's some dirt or something in the regulator or burner.
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    Re: The 4xCommunity Beer find/rating Fred

    I despise those Eichbaum beers. They all have the same base taste, like they made a single beer and flavoured it differently. Anyway, I discovered this:

    https://i.imgur.com/UoABd2Em.jpg

    It's...
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    Re: Braaiing and Smoking

    Ah, I see, I was under the impression it's the same cut. I see it's from the same muscle, just opposite ends: ...
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    Re: Braaiing and Smoking

    Tri-tip, also called Picanha, rump tail or rump cap, is part of the rump. It's literally the tip of the rump, typically too small to cut into consistent individual streaks and then sold as a whole...
  31. Thread: Wheat

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    Re: Wheat

    Would malted wheat work? Because if so, homebrew shops typically sell it on the cheap. Beerplus in Cape Town sells it by the 25kg bag: https://www.beerplus.co.za/product/wheat-pale-25kg/1695/161
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    Re: Haval Resale value

    Engine is strong, but it's also pretty heavy on fuel, as I have it. That's my big downside with these. The fuel economy does not match other modern 1.5T engines out there.
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    Re: Vandag oor 'n maand

    Ek hoop die sand waai in jou oŽ, jy val oor 'n stuk dryfhout en jou sinkers haak ALMAL vas.
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    Re: Campsite pricing, where do you draw the line?

    As soon as camping prices start approaching the price of a chalet or flat, I draw the line. Yes, I like camping, but a solid building is just more convenient. This is probably the main reason I...
  35. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    I have no interest in using wild yeast, specifically because you don't know how much of the sugar it'll convert to alcohol. You also risk infections that'll turn your precious alcohol into vinegar,...
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