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  1. Thread: Home distilled

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    Yeah I thought the same. I'd love that, but budget for now. Trying to sell my pressure cooker still to fund a bit of this, but it's going slow.
  2. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK so I picked up some parts to day. Went with a 3/4" nipple and 3-piece ball valve instead. Price was like R30 more and it's WAAAAAY nicer than 1/2".

    I also got a 2" ferrule for the element,...
  3. Thread: Bierbrood

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    Ek het al bierbrood gemaak met bier, asook bier gis, op die "tradisionele" manier. Ek het gewone broodmeel gebruik, in plaas van self-raising flour, saam met klein bietjie sout, en dit was dit. Die...
  4. Thread: Home distilled

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    LOL it sounds like more of a warning than anything else... I plan on buying one sommer off the shelf. Should be fine, no?
  5. Thread: Home distilled

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    I think I explained it badly. It won't be CCVM - I'll build a ~30cm "reflux piece" that I'll fit to the top of the column if I want to make it run reflux, like a whatchamacallit, defrag?

    If I...
  6. Re: Wie maak die? / who makes this? - the new exciting guessing game.

    Red has a function. Makes them easier to find when you have to tow it.
  7. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK I'm definitely not going to go CCVM. At the most, I'll build a section that'll slot into the top end of the column that'll turn the still into full-blown reflux. But that's about it.
  8. Thread: Home distilled

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    Oh. I'm not sure where, but it's not impossible. I have a 3-week old baby in the house alongside a 2-year old so sleep is a luxury I don't have.



    Stupid question, but why the Liebig and the...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Please WhatsApp me with your interest guys. It's the easiest way for me to keep track of who wants what. Keep in mind the IRA takes waaaay more expensive malts AND hops, and it's not a Kilkenny. ...
  10. Thread: Home distilled

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    Thanks for the note on the 4" ferrule. I'm still in two minds about it, but if it's cheap enough, it'll be fine. Because the still is boiled to crap, I actually don't need the stuff to be welded on...
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    ^ Correcto!

    Also, I'm making custom brews and other styles as well. For example, I've got the ingredients for an Irish Red Ale I'm also making for a guy.

    And lastly, I've also done my first...
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    A fermenting/bottling bucket with a tap and bottling wand is the best R300 you'll ever spend if you plan on doing this for a while to come.
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Yes. If you pour from the drum, get a bit of splashing action on. It's good for the yeast.

    Thanks for the business! I really do appreciate it.
  14. Thread: Home distilled

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    I've decided on going electric. I found a professional still builder who's going to help me with the info and whatnot and I'm going to do it right. I'll be fitting a geyser element (3kW) to the...
  15. Thread: Home distilled

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    Some of the stuff in the kettle I'd like to be able to get out while it's still boiling. Also, a full 50l keg is a bitch to move, so just being able to link up a piece of silicone hose and draining...
  16. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK so I have almost completely set my mind on electricity, but now I have to go do the maths.

    Electric:
    Element Ferrule: R300
    2" Ferrule to weld to the keg: R95
    Cutting and welding (quote...
  17. Thread: Home distilled

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    Yep, I don't want to go and buy a tool just for a single use. I'm not that type.
  18. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK, so that's sorted. Next question:

    How the hell does one fit a geyser element to the keg without a big-ass hole cut in the top to get your hands in? I have a 1" hole saw which is great and...
  19. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK I found a plumbing place that said they'll build me the stuff I need (reducers and so on) on the cheap. So they said they can build me a 2" to 28mm reducer with all fittings and stuff for under...
  20. Thread: Home distilled

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    Ek maak so!



    Ongelukkig is hierdie net in 5.5m lengtes, en teen die gewone prys van so rondom R400 per meter is dit bietjie rof. En soos jy noem, buig is 'n massive issue, mens moet gewoonlik...
  21. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK I'm getting it without the spear, that's the guy's deal then I get it for cheap, so that's great!

    So now, column and lyne arm build. How does one fit the column to the keg? I see you can get...
  22. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK I found a 50l keg. Now just to negotiate the price down a bit. Good dude so also don't want to "do him in".

    Now - how does one remove the spear and stuff on the keg? I asked GaryFrank but...
  23. Thread: Home distilled

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    Rum it is then. I'll be starting a wash this weekend, hopefully!
  24. Thread: Home distilled

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    More, and more often. Ideally I want to distill 2 x 20l batches of wash in a stripping run, saving low wines either for a later distill, or an immediate distill. I don't mind doing 2 stripping runs...
  25. Thread: Home distilled

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    Well if you would like a friend to make you some rums and stuff, hit me up. My whisky is still touch-and-go, but my rums are pretty great, even if I have to say so myself. I'm guessing gin will be...
  26. Re: Learn from others mistakes not your own... "Penta Menlyn"

    My CR-V was starting to struggle a bit on hills and stuff for me, and I figured it was my imagination. Took it in for a service after a while and the Oom called me. "When last was the car...
  27. Thread: Home distilled

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    So what I want to do is simply build a bigger still. OK let me post a bit more about distilling to make it more clear on what I want to do, and how I understand distilling and the terms and stuff in...
  28. Thread: Home distilled

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    I'd LOVE to get a beer keg still but the cost is my biggest worry. I'll build it all myself, my hands aren't completely round, I'm just worried about the cost. I can't believe places sell stills...
  29. Thread: Home distilled

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    I don't want to hijack the thread, but I will post a short bit on how I understand distillation if Benson doesn't mind on his thread?
  30. Thread: Home distilled

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    OK so I'm glad I found a newer distillation thread now. Since Riaan's passing I've been avoiding asking about distillation on the forum, but here we are now, I think he'd love it if we continued the...
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    Re: CPA - Advice needed with a lemon

    Call the bank and tell them the dealership took the car back on CPA terms. They'll get their money back from the bank, simple, and it shouldn't cost you a cent.
  32. Re: My Laaitie het 'n permanente 4WD Turbo kar gesoek vir sy eerste...

    Ek dink jy bedoel ton/kW in hierdie geval.
  33. Thread: What spider

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    Stik ek nou lelik aan my koeldrank :D
  34. Thread: What spider

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    Re: What spider

    Hey I also discovered one of these in my garden a few weeks ago. Away from the house and not venomous, so I'm letting it do it's thing. It's still there, I checked on it yesterday. Beautiful guy.
  35. Thread: Amarok reverse

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    Re: Amarok reverse

    Ek het al met my Jazz in 'n "flash flood" in Centurion ingery. Toe die water halfpad teen die deur begin opdam en die kar begin dryf, toe haak ek maar reverse en kom daar uit. Was hitte-te of daar...
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