I found a place in Stellenbosch that sells bamboo at R5 each...the wall (below) have been irritating me since we moved in 4 years ago. I managed to get my Dad on board for this project, luckily...as it was quite a job. We finished the project over 3 Saturdays...doing about 5 meters per day. First … Continue reading DIY Bamboo wall
I bought a Raspberry PI and have been toying around with Linux and sensors for a few months now. The sensors are cheap and easy to configure with loads of online tutorials. So, I started playing around with the idea of building a monitor to keep track of my kegs temperature, maybe even fermentation, since … Continue reading My first Raspberry Pi brew monitor
Having a mother-in-law that lives in Germany has got its perks 🙂 I've been wanting to do an experiment with different yeast for a while now, and when my mother-in-law told us she's on her way here in a month, I though its the perfect opportunity to get some yeast from Germany. I met a guy … Continue reading Yeast experiment
I've put a lot of hard work into my kegs...from cutting the tops off, to welding 1/2 inch nipples for ball valves. These pots are heavy...and difficult to get your liquid boiling without proper heat. I had some of these burners from back in the day in my garage, and with a few bricks on the … Continue reading Proper HEAT
Today I made myself an Immersion chiller... Until now, I've been making ice blocks from old ice-cream containers and submerging my whole keg into a big zink adding ice blocks, and stirring occasionally, but it still took ages to cool down, and the more time elapses the more time for nasties to infect my beer. I bought … Continue reading Just chill brew
All grain, or BIAB? Over the past few months Ive been reading up quite a bit. And...i think its time for an upgrade. I've been brewing in the kitchen with a BIAB (brew in a bag) system, but its quite limiting with regards to space and time. A 21 liter pot takes quite some time … Continue reading My upgrade from BIAB to All grain
It all started with a trip to Munich with my wife in 2012. She was born there and still had her parents living there. It's there that I got introduced to proper Bavarian weiss beer...I simply loved it and knew I had to try and make some myself. When we got back, my wife bought me … Continue reading Humble Beginnings of a Homebrewer
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