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  1. Re: Rubbish build quality on RSA built Ford Everests

    No time to bother about reading, probably did something to the car and now blames Ford.
  2. Thread: Home distilled

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    Yes mine was charred all the way to "crocodile skin" like they call it. Literally burned to coal on the surface, and then rapidly watered down.
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    It's funny that it only gives that small amount of colour, IMO. My piece (a 90gram piece of stave) turned this rum deep gold overnight...
  4. Thread: Home distilled

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    Toasted or charred? That looks like charred to me. Virgin oak or pre-used?
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    Re: what is being moved from primrose/knights?

    I believe it is indeed illegal to hinder traffic for no good reason like this.
  6. Thread: Home distilled

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    Exactly. Hell, you can drink rum completely unaged. White and unaged and flavoured rum is a thing.

    Anyway, mine's not going to be unaged. I'm going to age it for at least a month before the...
  7. Re: Did you ever say or think "I wish I could catch the %$&Łers who do this?"

    Heh I can pull their last known registered address, ID and contact numbers, business and work information, closest family and friend information, etc. if the need arises, but I think posting their...
  8. Thread: Home distilled

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    Rum/whisky is dieselfde storie. Mens cheat so bietjie hier en cheat to bietjie daar dan proe dit vinniger lekkerder.
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    Watsj wis spys my tjom. Watsj wis spys.

    I am planning it soon-ish. Won't be grape brandy, but probably a blend of mango, apricot and granadilla.
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    Pretty much the same price, yeah. I found a source that can supply me a bit cheaper though, so I want to see if they have stock, and if so, how much, before sharing that here. If Willem wants me to...
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    They should have it yes, in the equine sections. Careful not to overpay. I can now get, if they have stock, a 25kg bucket for around R200 and sometimes even less. As jy belangstel, skree, ek help...
  12. Thread: Home distilled

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    Vir rum? Bruinsuiker, melasse, die goedkoopste diere-voer melasse wat jy kan kry. Enigiets oor R95 vir 5kg is te duur. Bruinsuiker, sommer 'n groot sak, 10kg gewone bruinsuiker. Dis wat ek maar...
  13. Thread: Home distilled

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    Haha I typically work on the "you buy ingredients and I'll give you some booze" principle. It works really well. Allows me to keep brewing and distilling, and the other dude gets his booze as a...
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    Oh indeed. That's never been a problem though :P

    I think of the last 5 litres of rum I made, I might have consumed no more than 250ml, max. The rest was...donated. :P
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    I also didn't expect much for that yeast, but it really surprised me. I bought a 500g pack of general "yeast" for R150 off TAKEALOT yesterday and when it arrives I'll take a look to see what that...
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    Yeah Cardamom is a common addition to rums, but I don't have any. Ideally I'd like to get whole pods, to perhaps I'll just have to go take a look at the spice rack in the supermarket this weekend. ...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    This is still going, guys. Actually dropping off a kit for a member tomorrow, and I have a Pale Ale kit ready to go actually.
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    I did three batches. One was 20 litres of 50/50 rum/sugar wash that put out 8% ABV. Then I poured a full sugar solution straight onto that one's yeast cake, resulting in 20 litres of sugar wash at...
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    Alrighty, did a spirit run today (will also be the last time I do spirit/stripping with rum). This still is incredible. From two stripping runs I ended up with 5 litres of 72% ABV hearts. Blending...
  20. Re: Braai wood - where and what do you buy Pretoria area

    Hey jy in Boksburg gebly? Flip dit verduidelik bitter baie...
  21. Thread: Brewing Issues

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    Great. I wanted to host it on the 1st, but life got in the way and it's being postponed. Also gives me some time to get all the required 4 guys to join up (have one who will join already). So I'm...
  22. Thread: License to Tow

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    Blikskottel R9k is bietjie meer as wat ek gedink het dit gaan kos.

    Ek sal maar effens uitstel en dit dalk doen voor my liksens weer hernu moet word.
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    Re: V Belt Replacement

    Possibly. Did they call you beforehand to confirm you would pay for the replacements? If not, tell them to get shafted. I would not pay if they didn't confirm the charges with me beforehand.
  24. Thread: License to Tow

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    Doesn't the EC licence have to be renewed yearly though?
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    Ja ek dink 'n bestuurskool sal seker die regte een wees om voor te gaan. Flippit man. Pyn in die agterent verby. Weet julle hoeveel sien ek hierna uit?
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    Man this is a pain in the ass. Guess I'll have to make an appointment for my learner's.

    PS: What happens if you don't pass the driving test? Your old license remains valid - right?
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    License to Tow

    Good morning ladies and gents,

    So I unfortunately have the crap type of driver's license. I got my license in 2019 or something like that, and without knowing I wouldn't be able to tow a caravan...
  28. Thread: Brewing Issues

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    Re: Brewing Issues

    Hey Ian, want to join me for a brew day? I'm holding a course, will explain the whole process and everything involved in detail and give you some wort to take home to ferment into beer. I think...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    I'd love to see the video, but it says I don't have permission to view it. Also, hope you like that Porter. I made it like I would enjoy it, if it were mine.
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    Correct. That cheaper molasses, IMO, also contributes a WAY nicer flavour to the end product. You'll see. I also made one with store-bought molasses before but it's just not the same.
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    Do you buffer the pH? A sugar fermentation drops pH rapidly. I'm also in the same boat now. Got a wash that refuses to finish. I've added sodium bicarbonate (koeksode) twice now that lets it pick...
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    Yes, right now I'm planning it for the 1st of May - very shortly after payday. I want to keep it close to payday for everyone's sake. As jy belangstel Willem, stuur my 'n WhatsApp en ek sit jou op...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    First lesson - we use mostly barley, not wheat :P



    En daar is fout daarmee waarom? Kom kuier saam, ek maak worsbroodjies en stuff ook op die dag. Ek post gou die info vir die wag belangstel:...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Thanks for the kind words guys! My brew room/office is busy undergoing some changes and I hope to be more courteous to customers very soon. When you come pick up your kit I'll have a glass or two...
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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Bump... :D
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