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    Re: So I took the plunge

    Nice one Wynand.
    All the best with the new adventure.
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    Re: Recovery boards from China

    Just keep in mind that the fibre grating is not lightweight. The two sections of track I have (1200 275 x 2 ) weighs in at 14kg together i.e 7kg each.

    The rough surface helps a bit but can also...
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    Re: Recovery boards from China

    Search for a fibre grating supplier in your area.

    You can buy a full sheet of grating and cut 4 sets of tracks from it for the same price as the cheapest plastic recovery tracks available and it...
  4. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    1st all grain brew taste test... quite impressed with the fruits of my labour.

    I'm not geared to do all-grain. My boil pot is too small so I had to split the boil in two sessions ... doubling...
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    Re: Ineos Grenadier revealed!!

    Looks to me like the body shots both in the pictures and video clips are all just digital renderings.

    The actual vehicle could turn out to look like Geoff from Top Gear... lets hope it looks as...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    One more question for the all-grain guys...

    How to you store your grain and hops ?

    I bought 4 batches of grain (pre-mixed and milled by the brew store), and will obviously not be brewing it all...
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    Re: What tyre size Hilux Legend 50

    I had the issue on a 2,5 Diesel Pathfinder... even had a Unichip fitted, DPF removed, Freeflow installed... and it still had issues with loss of power from one size larger Profile BF At's.

    Edit:...
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    Re: What tyre size Hilux Legend 50

    If it is an Auto I'll rather stay as close to the standard size as possible.
    Your gearbox and diff ratios are set up / matched.
    If you go one size bigger the gearbox will start hunting for gears on...
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    Re: Warn winch not working

    Also check that one of the small thin wires in the solenoid box did not come loose or are fried.
    I once shorted out and burnt off one of the wires when I inserting the remote control incorrectly...
  10. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    20W reptile heating pad from a pet shop.

    I don't have a temperature controller (yet) but I connected the heating pad to a timer that switches it on and off for an hour at a time - during the...
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    Re: Stainless steel snorkels

    Do a search on Facebook for stainless steel snorkels:

    One supplier - seems to be located in Meyerton:
    https://www.facebook.com/AudioRNA/posts/3061354533911369
    Stunning Stainless Steel Snorkel...
  12. Thread: Brewing Noob

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    Re: Brewing Noob

    So the 2nd batch of extract has been in the fermenter for about 9 days now, and so far I'm not able to find any more extract kits to stock up on (you know - for when we move back to Commi-LD Stage 4...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Could not wait to taste... needs a bit more time for better carbonation but its tasting quite good...

    Tip #73... boil the wort outside instead of on the swambo's 4 month old gas stove in the...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Bottling done ... now we wait some more...
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200524/e47b4d21dc490aef1e7dfe9487a28873.jpg
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Thanks Jelo, should I still prime the bottles with the level being at 1010?
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    ooops! typo...

    I fixed it, According to the instructions the target is 1005 (not 1050 - sorry)
    Currently sitting at 1010.
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    So today is day 14 of fermenting.
    It seems my brew went to sleep 3 days ago, the SG test was stuck at 1.010 since Monday.

    I double checked the yeast and it indeed states that it is ale yeast -...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I bought from : https://thehomebrewshop.co.za/index.html

    The kit comes complete with everything you need to brew (Fermenter, AirLock Bubbler, Thermometer, Sanitiser etc.) , you can specify what...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Some photos......
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I'm on my 1st attempt - using a Lager kit (extract only not full Grain) I also bought a pilsner kit, will try it next.
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Currently on day 6 of Fermenting.
    I placed the vessel inside a cupboard on the shady south side of our house, the 1st 4 days I saw allot of activity / bubbling from the fermeter, but now it seems...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    I reviewed all the "equipment" I had on hand and decided it will be safer to get proper food grade buckets with breathers, sanitiser, tester and thermometers etc.

    So I ended up buying a Home Brew...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    No problem walkabout - any additional info helps :)

    We made some Pineapple, Ginger and Apple Beer/Cider.
    The apple being the easiest to drink, and the pineapple tasted like two day old punch with...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    That stainless fermenter looks the business.

    I was rather thinking of starting small - with what I have lying around the house - just buy a brew can or two to try out, and go from there.

    I...
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    Re: Brewing Noob

    Contacted Brewmart yesterday, they referred me to their website.

    Browsed the various products, wanted to place an order this morning and got a "Internal Server Error" message.

    Now when you open...
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    Brewing Noob

    Hi there,

    I'm contemplating starting to brew some beer on a small scale - for personal use -
    I have most of the equipment (big enough pot, fermenting bucket, gas burner, thermometer etc.) but...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Here are the results.

    Connected directly to the battery...which is still charging via the panels.
    No load. (Only wifi router)

    Multimeter at 13.8v
    Charge controller at 13.8v
    Inverter at...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I'll change it over to connect direct to the battery and see what it does. [emoji106]
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    The inverter is connected to the load circuit on the charge controller.

    I'll try connecting it to the battery directly and measure from there.

    I connected it to another battery (not on...
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    Hi guys,

    I seem to have an issue with charging or high voltage on the Inverter.

    My setup is as follows:
    I have 2 x 85W solar panels on the roof charging one 12V 105Ah battery via a charge...
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    Re: Medical air tank as normal compressor tank?

    Google powertank.com

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200321/011d71a71df9597f75b7b1e3790fce8f.jpg
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    Re: Impressed with China Pure Sine Wave Inverter

    I'm in the process of putting together a battery box of sort, got an old stainless steel distribution box that I bought at an auction many moons ago....

    Where I'm getting stuck is wiring in the...
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    I bought the MXS-5. It was on special some time last year at Outdoor warehouse.

    Price is not bad at takealot at the moment....
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    Re: smart charger working under load

    I have the same issue with the PSA008 charger, I have two 12V systems running, one for the TV, Router, lights on an inverter and another powering a 80L National Luna that we now use as freezer to...
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    Re: Best place to buy synthetic winch rope?

    You can shop around at most 4x4 shops.

    4x4Direct sell some.

    I bought mine at Ropes for Africa last year and have not yet had a chance to use it...
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