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  1. List of all the homebrew shops in SA

    This is a list of all the home brew shops in SA!
    If I missed anything, please comment and I will edit the list.

    In no particular order:

    Updated 25th September 2017 at 08:45 by AtronSeige

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  2. Cleaning Dispensing Equipment

    Cleaning your dispensing equipment is just as important as cleaning your brewing equipment.

    Warning: This process uses HOT CAUSTIC. It is bloody dangerous and very hot. Make sure you are safe and that excessive heat from your equipment cannot damage anything nearby.

    1. Start by making a hot caustic mix in a keg. I usually do 50 grams caustic flakes to 5 liters very hot water.
      1. Your mileage may vary, as this depends on the amount of liquid that your beer-line holds.
    ...
  3. Rehydrating dry yeast (dry yeast starter)

    What you will need:
    • One or more packets of dry yeast
    • Filtered water (Not RO or Distilled!)
    • Microwave oven
    • 250 ml mason jar (aka Consol jar) with lid and ring
    • Heat resistant gloves or a cloth
    • A shallow bowl or plate
    • 2 hands or an assistant


    Notes:
    Filtered water is water that has been through a carbon filter. This removed chlorine from the water. If you do not have a carbon filter, you can buy a cheap one that fits onto standard taps at Dischem, or you can use ...

    Updated 24th August 2017 at 11:00 by AtronSeige (Added a note about exact amounts)

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    General Brewing
  4. Rehydrating dry yeast (dry yeast starter)

    What you will need:
    • One or more packets of dry yeast
    • Filtered water (Not RO or Distilled!)
    • Microwave oven
    • 250 ml mason jar (aka Consol jar) with lid and ring
    • Heat resistant gloves or a cloth
    • A shallow bowl or plate
    • 2 hands or an assistant


    Notes:
    Filtered water is water that has been through a carbon filter. This removed chlorine from the water. If you do not have a carbon filter, you can buy a cheap one that fits onto standard taps at Dischem, or you can use ...
  5. Home Brewing 101: How To Brew Beer In Your Kitchen


    Small-batch homebrewed beer appeals to everyman’s desire for creation and improvisation right in the kitchen. If you are thinking about giving home brewing a try – or tried it once and can’t figure out what went wrong – here’s an overview of the four-step process.


    Step 1 – Collect and clean everything

    Home brewing requires some special equipment, but a lot of it can be done with items you probably already have: a very large metal pot, one (or two) five-gallon buckets ...
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