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    Re: Mad repair assessment!

    You probably find it was just a fuse that they can fix for R10, but quote an arm and a leg, you get paid out, the fridge gets "scrapped", then they fix for peanuts and turn around and sell for a big...
  2. Thread: E-toll outcome

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    Re: E-toll outcome

    I would take it with a pinch of salt, since its not his authority to make the call don't be surprised if Fikile goes the other direction just to show who is boss.
  3. Thread: Home distilled

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    Re: Home distilled

    When you do your wash, do you get fancy by putting backset / stillage in with the fresh wash (or in at the point of distilling) or do you just do a clean wash every time (ie just sugar and...
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    Re: Home distilled

    Looking at your picture I think you charred your staves a bit more heavily than I did mine.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Virgin oak, it came toasted but I added a char to it yes. Brings out the sweetness of the wood nicely ;D
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    Re: Home distilled

    This is mine after about 36 hours on oak.
    Using toasted american oak.

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    Re: Home distilled

    Rum at least you can get away with a few weeks of aging vs years.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Where on earth are you finding 25kg buckets of molasses for R140.
    For those of us that are in the "city" animal feed molasses is just not available. :-[
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    Re: Home distilled

    A lot of the guys use the animal feed molasses, some of us prefer to use the stuff from the brewing shops.
    https://yeahbrew.co.za/product/molasses-5-liter/
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    Trade system, a packet of biltong for some rum ;D
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    Gee toxxyc thats some serious work going on there.
    FYI I have come to believe that the "brewers yeast" packs are rubbish, I have had 2 stalled ferments when trying to use brewers yeast this past...
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    Re: Home distilled

    How much wash did you put in to get that out? 50L ?
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    Well it was the first time using molasses from a brewing supplier, my blackstrap in the past was from clicks / health shop and it always went down to zero.
    This molasses was very salty compared to...
  14. Re: SOLAR CHOICE RSA: Lithium Ion Battery Scam?

    It certainly sounds like the guys were not above board, maybe they were selling stolen batteries and had to "disappear".
  15. Thread: Home distilled

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    I see your sight glass arrived ;D
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    Re: Home distilled

    I have no doubt he is watching over you and is proud.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Hey Hester,
    How are you and supergirl doing?
    I never could follow all the steps Riaan was doing, he had really taken it to the next level.
    My all molasses wash bubbled out the top of my bucket, I...
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    Re: Home distilled

    for those of you that make rum, I did my first 100% rum wash this past week, but it appeared that the ferment had stalled at 5% sugar still left.
    Only had a starting SG of 10% so I doubted it was...
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    Re: Calling local Suzuki GV owners

    If that had been me that happened to, there would be a GV running around with a lexus engine transplant in it.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Because it was a "sacrificial" run I ran the wash directly with maximum reflux as I will use the product as sanitizer.
    For a normal run I will leave in the copper in order to remove sulphates, with...
  21. Thread: Home distilled

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    Running a reflux column above the sight glass, I pack in the copper to aid with reflux as it gives the water more surface area to grab onto / cool on as it goes up.
    Started at 85% and around the...
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    So did a sacrificial run today after doing some soldering and cleaning, sight glass works a charm.
    Packed it with a roll of copper mesh, the bottom 2-3 cm that are "clear" was full of bubbling ...
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    Re: Beer and distilling for sale and trade

    30L keg with socket *sold* ;D
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    Re: Beer and distilling for sale and trade

    Any idea how many liters it needs to cover the element?
    Can you post a picture of the keg side on?
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    Re: Beer and distilling for sale and trade

    the 30l ss keg with socket, I assume that fits a normal geyser element and is able to fit a 2 inch tri clamp on the top?
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    Re: Home distilled

    It is about 160mm from ferrule to ferrule, the sight glass is around 90mm high.
    Below is the link to what I ordered, was pleasantly surprised that the final leg was with buffalo logistics and not...
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    I ordered from amazon, landed at around R550 but maybe benson can do it for you.
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    How much would you charge for a 2 inch one out of interest (seems like the guys might be interested)?
    Have you made any bubble plates for a 2 inch column?

    I have seen a few, but they all only...
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    look what arrived in the post today ;D

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    Re: Home distilled

    Ah ketelkraal... to comment or not to comment.
    Rather not.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Out of interest how big a roll is / was that?
    1kg? 500g?
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    Andrew be very careful with using copper scrubbers.
    I bought some "copper scrubbers" to pack my column, being very careful to avoid the ones that openly advertised that they were only copper...
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    man I really like what they did with your keg, those legs are cool.
    fyi the reason your triclamp was probably a bit tight fitting to the keg is because the keg flange usually doesnt have a groove,...
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    Re: My Grand Vitara 3.2

    Congratulations, the v6 is an awesome car.
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    Re: Home distilled

    Don't drop your ABV below 43% to avoid going cloudy.
    If you have some fusel oils in your distillate when you add water to proof down thats where the cloudyness comes in, but usually if you stay...
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