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  1. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    OK you win.
  2. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    You are right of course, what I was trying to say is that doing a 100l wash is a lot of work and unless plunger is looking at doing very large amounts
    he is better off with a smaller setup because...
  3. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    The thing is this, I have been contemplating distilling for a number of years, even thinking of commercial production in long run, but if you get a 100l still, that is HUGE!
    The amount of work you...
  4. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Hey Plunger,

    Truth be told making a still (in theory) is not that hard.

    I posted a bit of info on the below thread (#10) about some of the differences....
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    Re: Reflux vs Pot still

    I do not think any professional distillers use one, and there is probably a reason for that, a thumper is finniky and takes up space / gets in the way.
    If you are aiming for good flavours from a...
  6. Thread: Takealot.com?

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    Re: Takealot.com?

    And thats not even necessarily true, I ordered an item that was only due to be with me next week and it arrived today.
  7. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Jelo do you have a contact there who said that?
    I know they have taken down a ton of their stuff while they "catch up" but the boss said that they will have the normal site back up in a week...
  8. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Been busy trying to scrounge up the bits and pieces I need to get going, sadly not one supplier has everything needed in one place, and NOBODY has
    any kind of decent alcohol meters available, be it...
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    Re: Reflux vs Pot still

    Strictly speaking, a pot still can be made from copper or from stainless steel.
    The core difference between a normal pot still and a reflux still is that a reflux still has some kind of device as...
  10. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I found the 2 below sites, problem is molasses seems to be out of stock at all the suppliers >:(

    https://moonshiners.club/how-to-make-rum-homemade-rum-recipe-with-cane-sugar-or-molasses/
    ...
  11. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Brewmart online shop says it should be back up tomorrow.
  12. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Decided to start off small, so going to DIY my own still and condenser for now, ordered some ingredients and fermenting bits and pieces from ketel kraal, bit concerned though because they not...
  13. Thread: GV 3.2 problem

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    Re: GV 3.2 problem

    WOW 280k km that's a lot. What you might need to do is an oil change with a "cheaper" oil, additive to clear out the sludge, then give a relatively long drive (obviously difficult in this time) and...
  14. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    On another note, is there anyone on here who knows where to buy 2" copper pipe (hopefully by the meter because R2k+ for a length is a bit :eek: )
  15. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    Did you do some kind of distilling afterwards, otherwise you do basically have potato beer :p
    What you can maybe try is what Jesse from Still It tried out in the below video to increase the ABV by...
  16. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Re: Home Distilling

    I guess that's a good point. I saw your still on the other thread, [email protected] , the other thread doesn't really answer the question I was asking.
  17. Thread: Home Distilling

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    Home Distilling

    Hi guys,

    I have been toying with the idea for quite a while to distill rum / whisky at home as a hobby, and the lockdown has given me the chance to do the reading I needed to want to take the next...
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    Re: How to Raptor a Cruiser ( not a Ford thing )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVsBjayjYA looks great.
  19. Thread: Spur Hot Rock

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    Re: Spur Hot Rock

    I would certainly avoid using a pink salt stone, the moisture from the steak is bound to draw some of the saltiness from the stone if anything else.
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    Re: Maximising the efficiency of a solar system

    I would also like to find a smaller element if there is available.
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    Re: Another pizza oven

    Makes me wish I was able to weld, so many cool things can be done if you able to weld.
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    Re: A question for the clever guys.

    Be careful with "fixed" interest rates, it doesn't always mean that the actual amount your will pay is fixed, sometimes the product is that yes your monthly payment is a set rate, but if the interest...
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    Re: Spongebob The SJ410

    that car is a serious labour of love.
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    Re: Long term Evoque reliability

    Yikes that's a good thing to know.
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    Re: Would you help someone in distress? My story….

    very sad, I mean I wouldn't pick up a stranger either but at the very least I would go back to the ranger station to report the matter or promise to make a call and report it as soon as there is...
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    Re: Panel Beaters in JHB

    You lot have gone off topic! I have had a few repairs done by renewit randburg, never had any complaints from my side.
  27. Re: 2018 Grand Vitara. Buying one and I have some questions.

    If you want a smallish suv with proper off road credentials the reality is that there is nothing in the same class as the GV.Yes it is a little bit heavy on fuel, but its specs and capability far...
  28. Re: Security systems to use solar - some questions

    I have never been a fan of mag locks, they do not seem to last very long off mains power. I prefer an electric strike lock as it takes zero power to keep it closed.
  29. Re: Going solar - a success story - totally off the grid

    People do not put up solar to save money, they do it because Eskom is unreliable (useless).
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    Re: How to know when the power is back?

    Perhaps run a new light by your switch that is not linked to the generator circuit, but only to the mains so it would only come on when there is mains power.
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    Re: Landrover - you have truly saddened me..

    How many people have had to cough up R100k plus to replace a gearbox / engine / transfer case etc just because a stealer wants to rip them off with a replacement rather than a repair.Lazy sods.
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    Its all the same old components, just now built into one "non servicible" part so they can force you to buy a new one rather than just the individual component, all for a premium of course.
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    Re: GV 3.2 Surging problem

    I got quote from Suzuki Bramley at the end of last year, for parts and labour to replace the pump R7500.Just need to actually find the time to get it there, mine is on close to 160k km
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    Re: Biltong shops - Durban

    Either ellis park butchery or mr mozzies (they have a branch at la lucia mall)
  35. Re: Terrible experience at Nissan Menlyn dealership

    Your mum is just lucky you had the brochures to support that you had been promised x y & z, I reckon if you hadn't had that it would have been your word vs the sales lady and Nissan would have told...
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