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    Default So I took the plunge

    And started a business after finding both myself and wife without jobs during the lockdown. To boot, we found out wife's pregnant with the second one, so I had to pull out all the stops. I took an idea I had a few months ago and ran with it, and what I came up with is called a "fresh wort kit". Essentially a homebrewing solution for everyone - even the guys without any homebrewing equipment. My company name is The Lazy Hunter Brewery, and my website can be see here (I hope I'm allowed to post it here): https://lazyhunter.co.za/

    In short, the kit comes as 20l of wort (unfermented beer), a packet of yeast and a pressure cap that acts as an airlock. You simply open the container, pour in the yeast and seal it with the pressure cap. After fermentation (about 10 days, often a lot quicker), you can bottle your 20l of beer and you're A for Away.

    Because the kit contains no alcohol at the time of sale, there is no legal issues selling and moving these. The cost is R600 for 20l of wort, including the yeast and the cap. The wort also isn't "homemade", although I do still do homemade custom brews on request, but the pale ales I have in stock were made by none other than Brewhogs Microbrewery.

    I've made 3,000l on Friday, and I'm halfway sold out as of this afternoon. If this keeps up I'm doing another batch next week. You can visit my website or send me a PM for more information. Hopefully this puts some beers in the hands of fellow members during this crazy time!

    Kindest of regards,
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    Nice one Wynand.
    All the best with the new adventure.
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    Nice website and bloody well done

    Just dont name the new baby wort

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    Well done Wynand, already have our eyes on you.
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    Congratulations!
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    well done and hope you all the best.
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    All the best with the venture!

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    I'm certainly ordering soon! What's the best way to store it once brewed? Could one buy glass bottles somewhere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    I'm certainly ordering soon! What's the best way to store it once brewed? Could one buy glass bottles somewhere?
    Don't store it, drink it then make some more
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    Very very clever!
    I'll be contacting you next week for a 20l for sure!
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    Great idea, great website, I wish you great success!

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    Clever idea, good luck!
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    Sterkte Toksies.

    Will share your site with a couple of friends who are interested.
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    respect, congratulation and GOOD luck to you.

    I am off the forum now and off to visit your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeepiscool View Post
    I'm certainly ordering soon! What's the best way to store it once brewed? Could one buy glass bottles somewhere?
    I tell people that plastic bottles work, but they're not idea. Something like regular soda bottles (empty coke bottles) works fine, you just need to keep the following in mind:

    1. Store them DARK. Beer goes off very quickly in light, and the clear plastic doesn't block out any of it.
    2. Drink them soon. Plastic is not the nicest thing to store a fermented beer in, so I always tell people to drink them within a month or three and you'll be good to go.
    3. Work clean. Super, super clean. Sanitize everything. But that goes for glass as well...

    And thanks for the well wishes guys. Really appreciate it!

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    Well done and what a brilliant idea, wish I was still in Gauteng, I presume shipping to the Western Cape would be quite expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxxyc View Post
    And started a business
    Well flipping done!!!!!! All the best with this - it takes big brass ones to start a business in these times but you've done the hardest part.
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    Nou maar hoekom sien ek eers die post NOU??


    Eish waar kan ek kom koop ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iggi View Post
    Well done and what a brilliant idea, wish I was still in Gauteng, I presume shipping to the Western Cape would be quite expensive.
    I can find out if anybody your side is doing the same?
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    Wow pretty cool, my type of brewing, 5min and done hehehe
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