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  1. Brew club for Boksburg

    Hi, My name is Johann. I am a craft brewer from Boksburg Gauteng.
    People interested to join the Valkyrie Brew Club is welcome to get in contact with me for more information.
    The aim is to form a club where we can brew, learn and share good times and good beer.
  2. Carbonating my keg

    Hi all well seasoned brewers
    Sorry if this has been dealt with before >but can someone please give me a bit of info on carbonating my new keg (new for me ) .
    I want to find out what to set the pressure at in the keg, how long to leave the co2 bottle tap open as i can hear a small amount off gas coming from the regulator pressure release hole and don't want to wast to much co2 . At the moment I have the keg under 3 bar off pressure and did vent out all the air (as well as i could ...
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  3. I got Roasted!!!

    by , 19th February 2015 at 12:58 (Slainthe Blarg - Ramblings of a Self-confessed Brewer)
    ...or at least, some of my grain did.

    I like a stout now and then, especially one home-made by myself. I have used Beerguevara's (BGV) Stout Kit a couple of times but I want to try my hand at designing my own recipe and, therefore, roasting my own grains would be needed.

    So I go back into BGV and order a load of good old trusty 2-row grain, about 4kg milled and another 1kg unmilled, make sure I have all my other ingredients at home and then wait for a gap in the loadshedding ...

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  4. My first meeting with the Southyeasters

    by , 15th May 2014 at 10:16 (Slainthe Blarg - Ramblings of a Self-confessed Brewer)
    I had to drop off my entry for the Devils Peak Homebrew competition at the Tap Room before I go on a roadtrip next weekend, so I figured I would coincide that trip with a meeting of the Southyeasters and kill two dops with one stone.

    I didn't know what to expect, thinking it would be more like a discussion of things homebrewing, but it turned out to be totally different.

    Instead, it was a bunch of like-minded brewers, some hobbyists and some commercials, getting together ...
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  5. Using a Boil Keg is a whole different kettle of fish...

    by , 12th February 2014 at 10:46 (Slainthe Blarg - Ramblings of a Self-confessed Brewer)
    ...or beer, as it was in this case.

    I bought a couple of Beerguevara's Molotov refills the other day so that I could brew up some easy-quaffing ales while I dream up the next recipe I'll make. The great thing about these refills is that they are now available in 15L versions, so my taste buds immediately went "Me. Me. Pick me!" and I had to get a couple of those.

    Settling on the Biscuit Ale as the brew for the day and with work being a little quiet at the moment, ...
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