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    Sticky: If he makes his own wine, rather ask him for...

    If he makes his own wine, rather ask him for pressed juice, and ask if you can get the pulp that stays behind as well. I think in earlier years, grape juice was frozen in blocks and sold as is...
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    Sticky: LOL. Could very well be true, that :D I...

    LOL. Could very well be true, that :D



    I think we have a problem with wine (and ciders) as we don't get raw ingredients like with beer. We don't get genuinely raw grape juice, complete with...
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    I quite enjoy my party kegs. Works OK if you...

    I quite enjoy my party kegs. Works OK if you learn how to carb it. If you use the same volume of sugar to beer ratio that you carb in bottles, you'll have endless headaches. I, for one, use only...
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    Sticky: I know you know a lot, but that's not completely...

    I know you know a lot, but that's not completely true. Some people do have a tendency to be sensitive to sulfites, and that's why it's a legal requirement to state that sulfites are added (again,...
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    Sticky: You CAN stop the fermentation at that point with...

    You CAN stop the fermentation at that point with chems, but you're going to have to add a lot, keep it cold (because they take time to work) and your yeast is going to be quite unhappy. It doesn't...
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    Sticky: You're thinking of potassium metabisulfite and...

    You're thinking of potassium metabisulfite and potassium sorbate. You need to use both, they do different things in the beer/wine. Also, it doesn't really stop fermentation, it just prevents it...
  7. Thread: Winemaking

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    A basic traditional tastes like a fruity, off-dry...

    A basic traditional tastes like a fruity, off-dry white wine.
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    I make mead, which is pretty much honey wine. ...

    I make mead, which is pretty much honey wine. Would love a good wine sometime. I would recommend fresh fruit or kits, not from store-bought juice or concentrate unless you can get really good...
  9. Thread: grolsch?

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    I still get them. Not all stores stock them, but...

    I still get them. Not all stores stock them, but they're still there. Saw some this weekend, actually, in a small liquor shop near my place.
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    Carb it and chill it. It'll get more bitter...

    Carb it and chill it. It'll get more bitter after that. My light lager thing actually turned out quite IPA-ish. I'm going to dry hop it and then bottle it, and it's at around 32 IBUs.
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    I would love to take that mill off your hands. ...

    I would love to take that mill off your hands. Does it work OK? You know what, I'll WhatsApp you...
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    I have STRONGLY considered this, but figured that...

    I have STRONGLY considered this, but figured that I would probably just rather use some of the yeast cake from a previous brew. I'm also interested to find out what the difference would be in bread...
  13. Thread: Party Keg Tap

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    Does it come with all the bits and bobs and does...

    Does it come with all the bits and bobs and does it have any gas canisters? If so, dibbies!!!
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    Yeah apparently you can boil the yeast to make...

    Yeah apparently you can boil the yeast to make nutrient, but Fermaid O is so cheap I use that instead. This packet yeast works so well for me, I'm considering brewing kits again just for those...
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    Beer Kit Yeast: Save it!

    So, you know when you buy a beer kit (for those of us who started with those) and you remove the lid there's that packet of no-name brand yeast in there? And you know how everyone says "THROW IT...
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    Wow, really? Like, thrown away? I'd have picked it up any time if that was the case...
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    I have a pressure cooker I want to convert into a...

    I have a pressure cooker I want to convert into a still. One day.

    On the honey - the better the honey, the better the mead. As long as the quality is good (bees not fed on sugar water, honey not...
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    My favourite whisky for a long time was the...

    My favourite whisky for a long time was the Glenmorangie Lasanta, the Sherry cask finish, but I'm also leaning toward the peaty ones these days. I'd LOVE to do a distilling run of something someday,...
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    Yeah true. I have considered PET bottles, but...

    Yeah true. I have considered PET bottles, but then you always have the issue of a flat last pour or two. Like I said, I don't drink a lot. At all. And over and above beer I also have a passion...
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    Not only that, I simply don't have the money to...

    Not only that, I simply don't have the money to spend on a kegging setup. I just don't. Will I like kegging? Yes. Of course. But it gives me a ton of problems. For example, the first few I can...
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    I actually think he'll like it. We'll see.

    I actually think he'll like it. We'll see.
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    Not kegging, and not planning to anytime soon. ...

    Not kegging, and not planning to anytime soon. It's just too expensive. I did get a quote from Consol though, they're at just under R89 for a box of 24 bottles. Think I'm going to pop through...
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    Yeah the Devil's Peak have the same problem as...

    Yeah the Devil's Peak have the same problem as the Windhoek green bottles. The little rim under the ridge where the crown cap should sit isn't deep enough. To explain the issue, here's how I have...
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    I know about Consol, but not a HUGE fan of...

    I know about Consol, but not a HUGE fan of dealing with them. Would actually prefer just getting it from a closer shop or someone who's not using it as much anymore :D
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    Yeah I looked at that IBU:OG ratio after seeing...

    Yeah I looked at that IBU:OG ratio after seeing some more info on it on YouTube, and saw I'm way off. As long as it's good for me, that's fine. I'm the one drinking it, for the most part.
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