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    Sticky: Stir plate is home made by my brother ( his...

    Stir plate is home made by my brother ( his company has a laboratory) - and the Erlenmeyer from Modderfontein Labs - they have loads of surplus used stock over there.
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    Sticky: Picking up my stir plate and 2000ml Erlenmeyer...

    Picking up my stir plate and 2000ml Erlenmeyer flask this afternoon.

    Visiting Brewcraft tomorrow to get my hands on some yeast and DME, then setting up a yeast lab over the weekend - making lots...
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    Sticky: Checked the Pilsner with LC077 ChechMate yeast,...

    Checked the Pilsner with LC077 ChechMate yeast, down from 1.044 to 1.30 in 5 days, what the hell???

    Anyway, planning to keg this beer next weekend and leaving it until end of September in the keg...
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    Sticky: Good idea, need to get a stir plate.

    Good idea, need to get a stir plate.
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    Sticky: Made a Pilsner over the weekend, and could not...

    Made a Pilsner over the weekend, and could not get hold of Kveik Oslo as per usual, so I opted for the LC077 strain from Liquid Culture.

    *YAWN* - Made a huge starter and pitched Monday evening,...
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    Agreed, it depends on the style. I Only do 30 min...

    Agreed, it depends on the style. I Only do 30 min boils.

    In my Pilsners, 30 min bittering addition, 10 min aroma, 5min aroma and flameout aroma - leave for 5 mins and remove the hop spider. I'm...
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    It's still cheaper than buying from liquor...

    It's still cheaper than buying from liquor stores.

    I cannot fathom the amount of money I have spent over the past 25 odd years on beer...
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    Each to his own, and nice breakdown of costs! ...

    Each to his own, and nice breakdown of costs!

    It shows you, find whatever works for you and stick to it. Each brewery is different, and the guys who keg swear by it, the guys who prefer to bottle...
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    Just referenced online pricing for 100 caps at...

    Just referenced online pricing for 100 caps at R45.

    Anyway, it's up to you what you prefer, this is just a simple debate and may save someone new to kegging asking some questions. I really...
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    My kegging system is an old SAB kegging system...

    My kegging system is an old SAB kegging system with a chill plate that I bought from a second hand store for R1k some years ago.

    I don't have a drip tray, have a jockey box - minimal spillage -...
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    So you were just being obtuse because I used a...

    So you were just being obtuse because I used a word that offended you? :p

    I have split a batch whereby I bottled 20 liters for my brother and kegged 30 liters for myself. I tasted both, I prefer...
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    Breweries will age their beers in barrels or...

    Breweries will age their beers in barrels or kegs, so no need to age in bottles...
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    So when you visit a brewery would you prefer: ...

    So when you visit a brewery would you prefer:

    1. Beer from the tap?
    2. Beer from a bottle?
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    Beer from a keg is better than beer from a...

    Beer from a keg is better than beer from a bottle. Period.

    Cons for me:
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    Nah, don't worry about fancy transfers, I cold...

    Nah, don't worry about fancy transfers, I cold crash, fine, and transfer direct from my fermenter via the tap and tube to the keg. I keep an eye on the trub and make sure there's no trub going into...
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    Ja nee, that's why I like hoppy beers, they are...

    Ja nee, that's why I like hoppy beers, they are best when they are fresh, there's no way that a beer will last 3.5 months in my brewery.
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    Good choice, remember, 2kg gas can pump 200...

    Good choice, remember, 2kg gas can pump 200 litres of beer!
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    Sticky: Nice Jakes, I like those old school beer glasses.

    Nice Jakes, I like those old school beer glasses.
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    Sticky: Amber Ale, with a nice bit of Simcoe hops, the...

    Amber Ale, with a nice bit of Simcoe hops, the piney flavour from the Simcoe works really well with the malt forwardness.

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    Sticky: I have a full keg of Amber Ale that I have not...

    I have a full keg of Amber Ale that I have not touched because I have zero sense of taste and smell.

    Making a Pilsner this weekend - going camping second week in August and I want something clean...
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    Yup, Brewcraft is closed on a Monday...but, this...

    Yup, Brewcraft is closed on a Monday...but, this is only for two weeks, not enough time to make anything worth while - I have a full keg (50 liter) of Amber Ale - it's a pity I can't taste it, Covid...
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    And you want to take one keg on a hunting trip??...

    And you want to take one keg on a hunting trip?? :cheers:
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    Take another keg...

    Take another keg...
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    I agree, Oslo is the only Kveik I use, because of...

    I agree, Oslo is the only Kveik I use, because of the clean flavours. I'm still sulking over the Midtbust I used (twice!), dumped the second batch, horrible, horrible yeast, the ester profile is just...
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    Hmm, I doubt a 50 liter would be enough for my 4...

    Hmm, I doubt a 50 liter would be enough for my 4 of my friends - en ons is ou toppies!...
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