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    Yesterday, 15:23
    Yeah think I'll start looking around for bargains. CO2 bottle here, regulator there, some beer line now, gas line then, etc. Kegs are the most...
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    Yesterday, 14:52
    Yeah probably right. Damn my wife's not going to like this. Will have to save up though. Guess I gotta balance shooting chrony vs kegging rig.
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    Yesterday, 14:17
    Stupid question - but condensed milk will ferment, so this will only work with a kegged beer, which I don't have access to, no? Hence, lactose.
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    Yesterday, 13:46
    LOL. I'm starting to lean more and more to the peated whiskies these days. I used to be a Lowland/Speyside guy, loving the lighter, delicate, sweet...
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    Yesterday, 13:44
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    Was actually thinking I'll just take the Dremel and work it out. It doesn't need to be big - 15mm for now, just to fit the 15mm compression fitting....
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    Yesterday, 12:48
    OK so since the responses here are so overwhelming, I'll be testing this myself this week sometime. I made a caramel-rich wash and will see the...
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    Yesterday, 12:46
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    OK so I managed to mod my urn by fitting canopy clips to the lid and sides. It's inelegant as hell, looks bulky and clunky but it seems to seal...
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    Yesterday, 12:41
    LOL I hear you. I guess something like White Horse can only be improved with milk though, so eh? As a PS, I enjoy my whiskies in a...
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    Yesterday, 09:53
    What recipe were you making, and did you use smoked or peated malt? LOL not a fan of lactose? I'm still in two minds about it. Considering...
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    Yesterday, 09:48
    Thanks mate, that's more or less what I'm aiming for. Think I'll enter my beers there. 6 is a high number to send it considering I only had a...
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    Yesterday, 07:40
    Hi guys, So we're in summer, far from winter. Perfect time to start up a nice strong stout that can mature for a few months, no? So I have an...
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    Yesterday, 07:21
    Alright so a few more weeks has passed since this beer was bottled, and I have to comment here again. It is turning out to be exceptionally malty, a...
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    Yesterday, 07:14
    It's happened before, I'll admit. I made a "light lager" and ended up with a beer that was completely out of balance. So I dry hopped it and made...
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    19th October 2020, 15:38
    @alexbrew that's my opinion on it, yes. Kegging for home use, and then only bottling what you want to take to friends. If I go the kegging route,...
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    19th October 2020, 13:40
    Help if you have a refractometer... :P
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    19th October 2020, 12:23
    This. I only check my gravity from time to time. With the last 20 or so beers I made I've been spot on in the low 90's each time, so these days...
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    19th October 2020, 10:55
    Heh. Easy for someone else to say :P I'm first busy spending some time on my urn. Want to see how hard it is to convert it into an electric...
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    19th October 2020, 07:37
    I'm actually considering getting one just for shits and giggles. Can easily check the wall thickness.
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    16th October 2020, 11:57
    Can you forward me their contact info via PM? I don't have FB...
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    15th October 2020, 15:35
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    Corn wash is done. The yield (low wines) is 3l at 38% ABV. That's not too bad. I'll give this a good slow spirit run in the near future. Going to...
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    15th October 2020, 10:25
    This. Bulk ingredients mean I spend R1k every few months and I can make A LOT of beer with R1k's worth of ingredients. When people ask me how much...
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    15th October 2020, 10:24
    Uncrushed malts should keep about 2 years. Crushed, I see manufacturers recommend 3 months, but I've also used malts a lot older than that with no...
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    15th October 2020, 10:23
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    Alright. So my corn wash thing is busy distilling. I'd LOVE to hear people's opinions on it who's done it before. I know I was expecting it to be...
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    15th October 2020, 09:08
    That's what I want to do as well. Doesn't have to be that long, even 2.5m or so would be awesome. As long as it's rigid with a good downward slope...
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    15th October 2020, 07:38
    I've brewed for around R3 per litre before. That was using the cheapest malt and the cheapest hops I could find, but the beer was still very...
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    15th October 2020, 07:37
    OK maybe a stupid question, but how the hell did you roll that copper pipe without kinking it?
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    13th October 2020, 14:52
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    OK nevermind. Beerguevara is getting stock of the exact malt I want. That's the one I'm going to go with. 35 to 40ppm peat phenols. NOICE.
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    13th October 2020, 14:51
    That's a neat price for that thing, considering what you're getting.
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    13th October 2020, 13:07
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    Yeah I'm in two minds about it. Pop over and buy all their stock, or "screw it" and just wait for the other to come in stock. Or ask them when...
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    13th October 2020, 11:25
    Toxxyc replied to a thread Distillation in Distillation
    Thanks, must be new. Their site was off for weeks again and I just actually stopped looking there. Might be cheapest option to do here, since I can...
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New to brewing - but I'm loving it!
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