Brew for Africa
www.brewforafrica.co.za - 011-949-1009 / 076-173-9196
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Product Catalogue
This catalogue lists our entire product range but includes product details only. For up-to-date prices and ordering see the "Shop Online" section on our website www.brewforafrica.co.za.

Beer Kits

Morgan's beer kits, imported from Australia, are among the best in the world. They are produced using the finest Australian barley malt and hops, and are specially kettled to provide a full-flavoured beer with maximum clarity. Brew for Africa is the sole representative of Morgan's in South Africa.

Note: we recommend that these beer kits be brewed in combination with our brew blends for best results.

B03110 - Morgan's Australian Bitter (1.7kg)
This classic English style is perhaps one of the most under-appreciated beers. Contrary to what the name suggests, it is known most of all for its malty, fruity flavour and typical hoppy finish. This beer kit is a typical bitter, featuring a full flavored palate, a gentle malt character and a full and robust hop finish. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Light/Amber Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03111 - Morgan's Australian Draught (1.7kg)
This traditional draught style beer has a slightly more intense colour, maltiness and body than your regular lager. With its full flavour with a subtle head, this is an easy-drinking beer that will have you reach for another one. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Lager/Pilsener Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03112 - Morgan's Australian Gold (1.7kg)
This smooth, golden ale is a mid-strength, mid-body beer that is the perfect accompaniment to a braai, but also goes very well with a curry. It is slightly fruity and malty in flavour, with a gentle hop balance. Make 23 liters. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Light/Amber Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03113 - Morgan's Australian Lager (1.7kg)
Still one of the most popular beer styles, this lager is crisp and bold in flavour, with a refreshing clean head and golden colour. A perfect all round beer. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Lager/Pilsener Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03075 - Morgan's Australian Old (1.7kg)
This traditional dark ale features a robust flavour with hints of coffee and chocolate, balanced perfectly with a light hopping and thick creamy head. Just the drink after a day's hard work. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Brown/Dark Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03077 - Morgan's Canadian IPA (1.7kg)
Formulated according to a traditional brewing recipe, this dark golden India Pale Ale features a moderate head, subtle malt sweetness and a pleasant, light hop aroma for easy drinking. A true session beer, refreshing on a hot day. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa IPA Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03081 - Morgan's Ginger Beer (980g)
This very popular ginger beer kit is suitable for the brewing of alcoholic (approx. 3%) or non-alcoholic ginger beer. Makes 20 liters. For alcoholic ginger beer, add 1kg. of dextrose sugar. Includes yeast & yeast nutrient under lid.
B03076 - Morgan's Premium Blue Mountain Lager (1.7kg)
A smooth, refreshing lager with a light and pleasing hop bouquet, designed to please the palate. The perfect, satisfying refreshment for any occasion. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Lager/Pilsener Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03080 - Morgan's Premium Dockside Stout (1.7kg)
A robust stout, full bodied with an intense roast flavour and satisfying residual bitterness. Not for the faint of heart! The perfect restorative on a cold day. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Dry Stout Brew Blend or Sweet Stout Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03082 - Morgan's Premium Golden Saaz Pilsener (1.7kg)
A smooth, soft Pilsener which is golden in colour, lightly hopped and slightly sweet and spicy with a distinct Saaz hop aroma. This easy-drinking Pilsener is one of our most popular beer kits. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Lager/Pilsener Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03083 - Morgan's Premium Golden Sheaf Wheat Beer (1.7kg)
A golden yellow American/Australian wheat beer, highly aromatic with vanilla overtones. A classic wheat beer that is clear and bright until chilled, then slightly cloudy but golden. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Wheat Beer Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03084 - Morgan's Premium Ironbark Dark Ale (1.7kg)
Not for the faint of heart, this classic dark ale contains a generous amount of carefully roasted and kilned malts, giving the beer an intense toasty flavour with notes of dark chocolate. Tradionally a workman's restorative, this dark ale is a robust beer for the robust drinker. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Brown/Dark Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03087 - Morgan's Premium Royal Oak Amber Ale (1.7kg)
A wonderfully smooth, full-flavoured beer in true English style, with a malty character, high hop level and light caramel aroma. One of our most popular beer kits! Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Light/Amber Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03088 - Morgan's Premium Stockman's Draught (1.7kg)
A genuine "from the tap" pub style beer that is medium hopped, rich in colour and flavour, with a close head. This very popular beer has a slightly maltier flavour and a touch more colour than a regular lager. Makes 23 litres. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Lager/Pilsener Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid.
B03252 - Morgan's Ultra Premium Frontier IPA (1.7kg)
Delivering the beloved hoppy flavor of a traditional IPA but with lower alcohol content, this beer kit lets you create a world class session IPA to enjoy again and again. It has a golden caramel colour with floral hop aromas and the signature India Pale Ale intense bitter finish. Makes 23 liters. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa IPA Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid. Colour: 12 EBC. BItterness: 29 IBU. (Colour and bitterness based on 23 liter batch.)
B03251 - Morgan's Ultra Premium Pacific Pale Ale (1.7kg)
This classic American West Coast craft style beer has a rich amber colour and a full malt character. Its refreshing woodsy hop aroma is backed up by a crisp, clean finish. Makes 23 liters. Best used in combination with Brew for Africa Light/Amber Ale Brew Blend. Includes generic yeast under lid. Colour: 10 EBC. BItterness: 24 IBU. (Colour and bitterness based on 23 liter batch.)

Brew Blends

Brew for Africa Brew Blends contain a special mixture of selected fermentable and non-fermentable sugars, malt extracts, hops and other ingredients to enhance a particular beer style. They are typically combined with a beer kit, i.e. one packet of brew enhancer with one brew kit tin. Brew blends add character and body, improve mouthfeel and enhance flavour. They replace the sugar specified in the brewing instructions provided with most beer kits.

B01001 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Booster (1kg)
An unhopped brew blend of sugars and malt extracts that boosts the flavour, body and alcohol level of any beer style. Use in conjunction with a regular brew blend. Ideally suited for all heavier beer styles such as Belgian ales, Scottish ales, Stouts and barley wines.
B01002 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Brown/Dark Ale (1kg)
This brew blend contains a mixture of brewing sugars, malt extracts and aroma hops. It adds flavour, mouth feel and head retention to any brown or dark ale style beer kit. Also suitable for English ales, bitters, India Pale Ales, porters, etc.The hops are barrier-packed to retain freshness. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.
B01003 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend IPA (1kg)
This brew blend is specially formulated to enhance a typical India Pale Ale beer kit. With a generous amount of finishing hops, barrier packed to retain freshness, to provide the full hoppy nose and palate that this beer style is known for. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.
B01004 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Lager/Pilsener With Saaz Hops (1kg)
This brew blend contains a mixture of brewing sugars, malt extracts and Saaz aroma hops. It adds flavour, mouth feel and head retention to any lager or Pilsner style beer kit. The hops are barrier-packed to retain freshness. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.
B01005 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Light/Amber Ale (1kg)
This brew blend contains a mixture of brewing sugars, malt extracts and aroma hops. It adds flavour, mouth feel and head retention to any light or amber ale style beer kit. Suitable for blonde and copper American or Australian ales, English light, amber and real ales, sparkling ales, Belgian ales, etc. The hops are barrier-packed to retain freshness. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.
B01006 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Stout, Dry (1kg)
This brew blend contains a mixture of brewing sugars, a generous dose of malt extracts, aroma hops and roasted barley. It adds flavour, mouth feel, creaminess and head retention to any stout beer kit. The hops are barrier-packed to retain freshness. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.
B01194 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Stout, Sweet (2kg)
A generous brew blend to change regular stout beer kits into a heavy, sweet stout. Rich in unfermentable sugars to provide the sweetness and mouth feel so characteristic of this type of beer, as well as a bag of aroma hops. This double-dose brew blend also raises the alcohol level of the beer from about 4% (for a regular kit brew) to about 5%, which is more appropriate for this style. Cheers!

(Note: the finishing gravity of this beer will be about 1.020 to 1.030, which is much higher than the 1.010 for a regular kit brew.)
B01007 - Brew for Africa Brew Blend Wheat (1kg)
This brew blend contains a mixture of brewing sugars, malt extracts (both wheat and barley) and aroma hops. It adds flavour, mouth feel and head retention to any wheat beer. Especially suited for Weizen, Australian and American wheat styles, Dunkels, Belgian Ales, Witbier, etc. The hops are barrier-packed to retain freshness. Tip: for best results, add hops after at least three days of fermentation.

Consumables

B01062 - Brew for Africa Beer Finings Sachet (5g)
Add to the fermenter 24 hours prior to bottling. Acts as a flocculant and aids with sedimentation, resulting in a clean, clear beer.
B01185 - Brew for Africa Brewer's Detergent (250ml)
An unscented, powerful detergent to clean all brewing equipment and remove dirt, grease and oils prior to brewing. One jar is enough for at least four brews. Use 2 tablespoons in 5 litres of cold or luke-warm water.
B01022 - Brew for Africa Brewer's Detergent (60ml)
An unscented, powerful detergent to clean all brewing equipment and remove dirt, grease and oils prior to brewing. One sachet is enough for both brewing and bottling day. Use 2 tablespoons in 5 litres of cold or luke-warm water.
B11244 - Homebrew South Africa Carbonation Tablets (180's)
Carbonate your beer according to taste preference and style. Some beers (e.g. traditional English ales) require lower levels of carbonation, while others (e.g. German Weiss) need more. Also, using carbonation drops in bottles of different sizes leads to varying carbonation levels. Our new carbonation tablets allow for precise carbonation, no matter what the beer style, bottle size, or taste preference. Simply refer to the dosage table included (as a guide for use, 3 Carbonation Tablets = 1 regular carbonation drop; ie. on average, you will use 3 Carbonation Tablets in a 440ml bottle). These tablets also improve head formation and retention, especially with kit beers. NB: When using these carbonation tablets, make sure the beer is cold when you open the bottle. If the beer is too warm it might be overly foamy. Also ensure that your beer has fermented out completely when bottling to get the best results from these tablets.
B03061 - Morgan's Carbonation Drops (250g / approx. 80pc.)
Carbonation drops take the guesswork out of priming your beer and make bottling easy. They completely replace priming sugar. Prime your bottles correctly every time without any sugar sticking to the neck of the bottle. Add one carbonation drop to bottles up to 500 ml. and two to bottles up to 1 litre.
B10150 - Consol Craft Beer Bottles Amber 440ml. (24pc.)
The well-known amber craft beer bottles. Sold per box. Bottles are clean but still require a treatment with sterilizer solution prior to being filled with beer. Crown seals not included. PLEASE NOTE: if you wish for this product to be delivered to you, we accept NO responsibility for breakage.
B01272 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Pry-off - Black (150 pc.)
Pry-Off Crown Seals for use with quart bottles or dumpies (not suited for dumpies with a threaded neck, which require twist-off crowns). To be put on with a capper tool (either Twin Lever or Bench Capper).
B01274 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Pry-off - Blue (150 pc.)
Pry-Off Crown Seals for use with quart bottles or dumpies (not suited for dumpies with a threaded neck, which require twist-off crowns). To be put on with a capper tool (either Twin Lever or Bench Capper).
B01023 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Pry-off - Gold (150 pc.)
Pry-Off Crown Seals for use with quart bottles or dumpies (not suited for dumpies with a threaded neck, which require twist-off crowns). To be put on with a capper tool (either Twin Lever or Bench Capper).
B01273 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Pry-off - Red (150 pc.)
Pry-Off Crown Seals for use with quart bottles or dumpies (not suited for dumpies with a threaded neck, which require twist-off crowns). To be put on with a capper tool (either Twin Lever or Bench Capper).
B01271 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Pry-off - White (150 pc.)
Pry-Off Crown Seals for use with quart bottles or dumpies (not suited for dumpies with a threaded neck, which require twist-off crowns). To be put on with a capper tool (either Twin Lever or Bench Capper).
B01195 - Brew for Africa Crown Seals - Twist-off - Silver (150 pc.)
These crown seals are intended for bottles with a threaded (twist-off) neck. They are NOT SUITED for pry-off bottles. Note: these crown seals require a Bench Capper; they CANNOT be crimped on with a hand-held Twin Lever capper tool.
B01024 - Brew for Africa Dry Irish Moss (15g.)
Iris Moss is a clarifier used in full mash brewing. It clears proteins from the wort during the boil. Add one teaspoon per 20 litres of wort 10 minutes before the end of the boil. Barrier packed to retain freshness. Allergy notice: may contain traces of fish and/or shellfish residue.
B01186 - Brew for Africa No-Rinse Sanitizing Powder (250ml)
A mild, no-rinse sanitizing powder to inactivate bacteria and other microbes prior to brewing. One jar is enough for at least four brews. Simply rinse your equipment or bottles in a solution of this powder and let stand with a wet surface for about 10 minutes, then pour out the remaining few drops of sterilizer. Any residue left on the surface can be safely ignored. (Note: residues left on metals for long periods of time may cause corrosion). Use 2 tablespoons in 5 litres of cold or luke-warm water.
B01025 - Brew for Africa No-Rinse Sanitizing Powder (60ml)
A mild, no-rinse sanitizing powder to inactivate bacteria and other microbes prior to brewing. One sachet is enough for both brewing and bottling day. Simply rinse your equipment or bottles in a solution of this powder and let stand with a wet surface for about 10 minutes, then pour out the remaining few drops of sterilizer. Any residue left on the surface can be safely ignored. (Note: residues left on metals for long periods of time may cause corrosion). Use 2 tablespoons in 5 litres of cold or luke-warm water.
B01268 - Brew for Africa Oak Chips (20g.)
Aging beer in oak barrels is a centuries-old practice that imparts the characteristics of the wood into the beer, which can add to the character of the beer. These food grade Common Oak (English Oak) chips are an easy way to create oak-aged beer, as they can simply be added to a fermenter or keg. Download our instructions on oak aged beer for more details.

Brewing Equipment

B01253 - Brew for Africa Autosyphon 56cm With Hose And Valve
This easy-starting autosyphon takes the hassle out of syphoning wort or beer from a vessel that has no tap. Simply pump to start the flow. Close the valve to interrupt the flow without messing and without the need to pump again to restart it. The removable tip contains a sediment trap which helps to prevent sedimentation from being sucked from the bottom of the fermenter. Easy to clean and sterilize. Length: 56cm. Outer diameter of outer tube: 7/8". Inner diameter of inner tube: 5/6" Length of hose: 150cm. Outer diameter of valve output: 7/16".
B01105 - Brew for Africa Bottle Draining Tree
Drain up to 80 bottles with this convenient bottle drying tree. Suitable for both the washing and sterilizing process. The run-off from the bottles collects in a reservoir in the base. This bottle tree saves you time, space and aggravation while cleaning and sterilizing your bottles.
B01299 - Brew for Africa Bottle Draining Tree Gift Voucher
Due to popular demand, our bottle draining trees have flown off the shelves! We will import a new batch early next year. Meanwhile we offer this this gift voucher, redeemable once the new imports arrive. To compensate you somewhat for the inconvenience, you will only pay the 2018 price AND we'll knock R35 off the delivery costs!
B01010 - Brew for Africa Bottle Brush
A round-tipped bottle brush to clean your bottles prior to bottling. Length: plusminus 45cm.
B01008 - Brew for Africa Bottle Capper - Bench Type
This heavy-duty bench capper will easily cap any type of beer bottle. Unlike competing bench cappers that have load-bearing parts made out of plastic, this robust, all steel construction will give you years of reliable service. This bench capper can be used for beer bottles with twist-off crown seals as well, e.g. SAB dumpies. (Note: you will need to use our silver twist-off crown seals on twist-off bottles; the gold pry-off crown seals will not close the bottle properly.)
B01021 - Brew for Africa Bottle Capper - Twin Lever Type
This bottle capper enables you to re-use empty quart bottles and dumpies to store and bottle-condition your own beer. To be used with crown seal caps. (Note: avoid using the bottles that come with twist-off crown seals, as these are harder to re-cap and won't always provide you with an air tight seal.)
B01106 - Brew for Africa Bottle Rinser
This manually operated bottle rinser makes rinsing and sterilizing bottles easy. Put the bottle upside down over the nozzle and push down, which activates the powerful pump that squirts a jet of cleaning or sterilizing solution into the bottle, coating the insides of the bottle evenly in one quick operation. Run-off sterilizer solution collects in the reservoir to be used for the next bottle.
B01011 - Brew for Africa Brewer's Paddle
A 50cm long perforated classic model brewer's paddle for stirring the mash or wort during brewing. White food-grade plastic.
B01254 - Brew for Africa Bubbler (S-type) Airlock
Standard S-type bubbler airlock for fermenters. Grommet not included.
B11275 - Homebrew South Africa Bubbler Airlock Adaptor Bung 17.5 - 22mm
This conical rubber adaptor bung will match our top hat grommet (item B01255) to larger holes with a size of about 17.5 to 22mm. The top hat grommet fits into the top of the adaptor bung, which allows fitting of our standard airlock bubblers to a variety of fermentation vessels.
B01184 - Brew for Africa Bubbler Airlock (3 Piece) With Grommet
Three piece bubbler airlock for fermenters. This type of airlock is easier to clean than the regular S-type, and is suitable for fermenting beers that produce high levels of Krausen and are therefore more susceptible to "blow-outs" (i.e. the yeast climbing out of the airlock). Complete with rubber top hat grommet to provide an airtight seal.
B01012 - Brew for Africa Bubbler Airlock (S-type) With Grommet
Standard S-type bubbler airlock for fermenters. Complete with rubber top hat grommet to provide an airtight seal.
B01245 - Brew for Africa Digital Electronic Thermostat
This temperature controller PCB (Printed Circuit Board) can be used as the heart of a basic temperature control system. It is programmable (settings will be retained when the power is switched off) and can be used for switching either heating or cooling systems on and off (but not both) and has a relay with a single pole, single throw "normally open" set of contacts. The module is supplied as a Printed Circuit Board only; housing and power supply are not included and must be provided by the user. The unit is not to be used for switching 220V loads without being fitted into a properly insulated housing. Failure to do so may result in electric shock, injury or death. Consult a qualified electrician when in doubt.

Specifications:
  • Temperature range: -30°C ... +110°C
  • Display resolution: 0.1°C for temperatures between -9.9°C and +99.9°C; 1°C for temperatures outside that range
  • Accuracy: better than 1%
  • Minimum hysteresis: 0.1°C
  • Power requirements: 12V DC, 35mA (standby), 65mA (when relay activated)
  • Dimensions: 48.5 x 40mm; temperature probe lead ca. 50cm.
  • Environmental requirements for PCB: -10 ... +60°C, max. relative humidity 85%
  • Maximum load to be switched: 220V, 3A, non-inductive
(See the operating manual in PDF format for more details.)
B11221 - Homebrew South Africa Eccentro-conical Fermenter, 26 Litre
This unique eccentro-conical fermenter design has many advantages. It minimizes the beer loss in the trub at the bottom of the fermenter to about 600ml; it minimizes the contact between beer and spent yeast, and still allows for easy bottling. The single-ended thread allows for the lid to be opened and closed with one hand. Bubbler airlock and grommet, stick-on thermometer, tap with sediment trap and spring loaded bottle filler tube not included. (Size specifications are available for download in PDF format.)
B11220 - Homebrew South Africa Eccentro-conical Fermenter, Complete, 26 Litre
This unique eccentro-conical fermenter design has many advantages. It minimizes the beer loss in the trub at the bottom of the fermenter to about 600ml; it minimizes the contact between beer and spent yeast, and still allows for easy bottling. The single-ended thread allows for the lid to be opened and closed with one hand. Comes complete with bubbler airlock and grommet, stick-on thermometer, tap with sediment trap and spring loaded bottle filler tube. (Size specifications are available for download in PDF format.)
B01175 - Brew for Africa Fabric Steeping Bag Large
For easy, no-mess steeping of herbs and spices into the wort during the boil, or for infusing them in alcohol. Can also be used for hops, although the use of a steeping bag will reduce the flavour extraction efficiency as compared to the use of loose hops. Dimensions 10x15cm. With draw string. Also excellently suited for making herbal extractions into alcohol (e.g. liqueurs or tinctures) or water (e.g. herb teas). Can be washed and re-used.
B01174 - Brew for Africa Fabric Steeping Bag Small
For easy, no-mess steeping of herbs and spices into the wort during the boil, or for infusing them in alcohol. Can also be used for hops, although the use of a steeping bag will reduce the flavour extraction efficiency as compared to the use of loose hops. Dimensions 9x7.5cm. With draw string. Also excellently suited for making herbal extractions into alcohol (e.g. liqueurs or tinctures) or water (e.g. herb teas). Can be washed and re-used.
B01155 - Brew for Africa Fermentation Bucket 25L, Complete
Spare 25L fermentation bucket, similar to the one that comes with the Brew for Africa bucket brewery set. Virgin, food grade material. Complete with bubbler airlock, grommet, stick-on thermometer, tap with sediment trap and filler tube with spring loaded valve.
B01013 - Brew for Africa Fermenter Tap With Sediment Reducer
This plastic tap fits the 30 litre Brew for Africa fermentation carboys and buckets. The sediment reducer helps to keep the sediment in the fermenter during bottling.
B01015 - Brew for Africa Filler Tube
This filler tube fits the Brew for Africa fermenter taps, and has a new and improved spring loaded valve at the bottom for easy bottling without frothing.
B01095 - Brew for Africa Graded Measuring Tube 100ml.
Plastic graded measuring tube, capacity 100ml, for accurately measuring liquids, sugars. etc. by volume. Scale of 100 steps of 1ml. May also be used as a hydrometer trial tube.
B01188 - Brew for Africa Grain Steeping Bag
A food-grade nylon steeping bag, ideally for partial mashes or for steeping specialty (caramel) malts in a brew pot. Will hold up to about 1 kg of crushed grains. Fine mesh, reusable, and easy to clean. Dimensions: 26cm wide x 36 cm high.
B01177 - Brew for Africa Heating Pad
This heating pad, when placed under a flat bottom fermenter (such as the Brew for Africa fermentation buckets and carboys) will help to maintain the proper fermentation temperature during winter. In extreme cases (e.g. in cold area's or uninsulated garages etc.) it may be necessary to cover the fermenter with an old blanket or something similar during the nights. Dimensions: 20x35cm. Power consumption: 20W. Note: this heating pad requires a plug and power cord according to your own length requirements. These items are not included.
B11258 - Homebrew South Africa Heavy Duty Grain Steeping Bag
This large, heavy duty grain steeping bag will easily handle at least 10kg of wet grains, and fits most 25L buckets, 30L urns or brew pots. Can be used for the brew-in-a-bag method, for steeping specialty grains, or for traditional mashing. The heavy nylon straps are double-stitched and reinforced, and four handles let you call in an assistant to help lift particularly heavy batches of grain out of the brewing vessel.
  • Industrial-strength straps sown into the fabric for heavy load bearing
  • Strong mesh fabric that will not clog
  • Four large handles for two-person operation
  • All seams double stitched and reinforced
  • Top diameter: ca. 35cm
  • Bottom diameter: ca. 30cm
  • Height: ca. 45cm
  • Will fit most 25L bucket or urns for brew-in-a-bag use
B01295 - Brew for Africa Hop Spider
A hop spider is a good way to keep your hops out of the trub durinng the boil. It is also excellently suited for dry hopping beers in the fermenter. Its larger volume ensures a better hop utilization than hop steeping bags can give you, while the fine mesh ensures that all but the smallest hop particles will be contained. The screw-on lid allows for easy filling, emptying and cleaning. Dimensions: ca. 18cm. long x 7cm diameter.
B01009 - Brew for Africa Hydrometer For Beer
A simple-to-use hydrometer to measure the specific gravity (i.e. density) of your beer before and after fermentation. The alcohol content of the beer is calculated from the difference between the two readings. Not suitable for measuring the strength of distilled alcohol. (See the "Liqueur & Spirit Products" category for alcoholometers.)
B01016 - Brew for Africa Hydrometer Trial Tube
For easy readings and minimum beer/wort wastage when taking gravity readings . Base colour may vary.
B01257 - Brew for Africa Malt Roller Crusher
This sturdy malt crusher consists of an aluminium roller assembly block fitted with two steel crusher rollers. The rollers are fitted with ball bearings (not bushings) for smooth rotation, and a deep knurling pattern that is cut, not pressed, to prevent the rollers from slipping due to malt flour build-up. The gap between the rollers can be adjusted without tools. An aluminium hopper is included. The mill can be operated by hand (a crank is included) or by an electric drill or other motor that can be easily fitted.

Specifications:

  • Two steel rollers, 125mm length x 32mm diameter
  • Gap: 0 - 0.110" (0 - 2.8mm)
  • Two ball bearings per roller
  • Roller assembly block: 150mm long x 75mm wide x 50mm high
  • Hopper: 220mm long x 205mm wide x 230mm high
  • Drive shaft: 60mm long x 10mm diameter
  • Crank: 175mm x 90mm

Note: for safe and easy operation this mill should be fit to a base (e.g. a sheet of plywood or similar) so it can sit comfortably on top of a bucket during milling. Two threaded bolt holes at the bottom of the roller assembly block and two M6 x 25mm bolts are provided for easy mounting.
B01180 - Brew for Africa Malt Mill - Corona, Rotary Type
Sturdy, hand-operated rotary grain mill for crushing all types of malts and specialty grains. Manufactured from cast iron, thermally coated with a layer of tin. It is adjustable for any type of milling or crushing, and can also be used for coffee, mealies & spices. Assembly required. Will mount solidly on a table top in seconds and comes with a rubber pad to prevent damage to the table. The mill can be adapted into a motorized mill, e.g. by fitting an electric drill. Height (incl. hopper): ca. 45cm. Weight (incl. hopper): ca. 4.4kg. NB: THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES REGULAR OILING TO STOP IT FROM RUSTING.
B01300 - Brew for Africa PVC Tubing 12mm / 1/2" (Per metre)
This clear, transparent PVC tubing can be used for a variety of brewing applications, from siphoning to being mounted as a fixed beer line on your full grain brewing set-up. It can be mounted onto normal, domestic plumbing tubing and sockets using off-the-shelf hose clamps. Note that the material exhibits a slight plastic smell when new, this soon disappears, especially when you run a little hot water through it over the course of a few days. The specified size is the inner diameter.
B01301 - Brew for Africa PVC Tubing 16mm / 5/8" (Per metre)
This clear, transparent PVC tubing can be used for a variety of brewing applications, from siphoning to being mounted as a fixed beer line on your full grain brewing set-up. It can be mounted onto normal, domestic plumbing tubing and sockets using off-the-shelf hose clamps. Note that the material exhibits a slight plastic smell when new, this soon disappears, especially when you run a little hot water through it over the course of a few days. The specified size is the inner diameter.
B01018 - Brew for Africa Priming Sugar Measuring Scoop
Priming scoop for adding priming sugar to bottles. Fits bottle neck easily; no spilling, and no funnel required. One side holds the correct measure of sugar for dumpies, the other for quart bottles.
B01019 - Brew for Africa STC-1000 Microcontroller Heating/cooling Temperature Control Unit
This advanced, microcontroller based programmable temperature controller turns any old (working) fridge into the perfect environment for fermentation and lagering!

Main features: clip-in front panel (75x35mm); high temperature range (-50°C - +99°C); directly powered from 220V (no adaptors needed); high capacity relay contacts (10 Amps) for both cooling (by switching the fridge compressor on and off) and heating (a 60 to 100W incandescent globe will do nicely as a heating element); push button programming and operation; programmable compressor delay time to prevent fridge from rapidly switching on and off; 3 digit LCD display with minus sign; indicators to tell you when heating and cooling takes place; easy installation.

Screw terminals on reverse side: 1+2 = 220V; 3+4 = temperature sensor; 5+6 = heating element (globe); 7+8 = cooling element (fridge).

(See the operating manual and wiring diagram in PDF format for more details.)
B01181 - Brew for Africa Thermometer - Analog Glass Type
Glass thermometers are still one of the most accurate ways of measuring temperature. Unlike their digital or electronic counterparts, they do not drift over time and are therefore always accurate. This high quality lab grade thermometer is perfect for brewing. It has a scale from -20 to +110 degrees Celcius, a resolution of 1.5mm per degree for accurate readings and a red column on a yellow background for maximum readability. Length: ca. 30cm. Thickness: ca. 7mm. PLEASE NOTE: if you wish for this product to be delivered to you, we accept NO responsibility for breakage.
B01020 - Brew for Africa Thermometer - Digital Stick-on Type
A digital stick-on thermometer for use on fermentation carboys and buckets. Allows continuous temperature monitoring during fermentation without opening the fermenter. Scale: 10-40 degrees Celcius.
B01255 - Brew for Africa Top Hat Grommet
Rubber "top hat" grommet for airlock bubblers. Outer diameter: ca. 15mm. Inner diameter: ca 10.mm. Fits Brew for Africa airlocks and fermenters.

Hops

All Brew for Africa hops are vacuum packed in multi-layer barrier foil to retain freshness, and come in the form of hop pellets unless otherwise noted.

B01026 - Brew for Africa African Queen (formerly J17) Hop Pellets (50g)
South Africa's latest high alpha acid flavour hop that everyone is wild about. It has an extremely well balanced, unusually flavourful profile with complex fruity aromas reminiscent of passion fruit, supplemented with subtle notes of cassis and a hint of chili. Its combination of intense flavour and high bitterness make it very suitable for single-hop beers. Alpha acids typically 12-14%.
B01027 - Brew for Africa Cascade Hop Pellets (50g)
The American Cascade hop has a very distinct aroma of medium strength. It has a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. Primarily used as both a flavor and aroma hop, but also suitable for bittering. Can be used to make any ale, and indeed is characteristic of American Pale Ale. It is also used in some lagers.
B01240 - Brew for Africa Centennial Hop Pellets (50g)
One of the "three C's", Centennial is a popular American hop. This aromatic dual-purpose variety is similar in character to Cascade and Chinook, and is sometimes referred to as "Super Cascade", since it has a very strong citrus aroma. Alpha acids typically 9.5-11.5%.
B01241 - Brew for Africa Citra Hop Pellets (50g)
A branded American hop cultivar which was introduced to the market in 2007. This dual-purpose hop has a fairly high Alpha acids and total oil precentage which impart intense citrus (grapefruit) flavours and tropical fruit characters to a wide range of American beer styles. Alpha acids typically 11-13%. Citra is a registered trademark of Hop Breeding Company LLC.
B01242 - Brew for Africa Columbus Hop Pellets (50g)
This American hop ranks high on the bitterness scale. Primarily a bittering hop, it is also valued for its oil content which creates a hop aroma that is an interesting dichotomy of sharp and herbal. Columbus has a pungent aroma and clean bittering. Excellent for bitter ales and American IPA styles. Alpha acids typically 14-17%.
B01029 - Brew for Africa East Kent Goldings Hop Pellets (50g)
East Kent Goldings (EKG) hop is a group of traditional and very popular English aroma hops used in a wide range of beer styles, but also works well when used as a bittering hop. This hop is called East Kent Goldings if grown in East Kent, Kent Goldings if grown in mid-Kent, and Goldings if grown elsewhere in the U.K. (Note: Styrian Goldings is not of this family and is closer to Fuggles in character.) East Kent Goldings tends to have a smooth, sweet flavour. Alpha acids typically 4-5.5%.
B01028 - Brew for Africa Fuggles Hop Pellets (50g)
Fuggles hop is a main English variety, earthier and less sweet than Goldings. Traditionally used in English style ales. Can be used as both aroma and bittering hop. Alpha acids typically 4-6%.
B01309 - Brew for Africa Hallertauer Perle (50g)
Hallertauer Perle is a versatile German dual-purpose hop which is very popular in many European styles including lagers, Pilseners and strong lagers (both for bittering and flavouring) but is also used frequently as a fine bittering hop in many English, Irish and English ales. Perle has a well-balanced character with medium bitterness and a mild to moderate flavour and aroma with pleasing elements of spice and pepper and subtle minty, evergreen, and woody/earthy elements topped off with subtle hints of green fruit, light florals, and tea. It is a popular substitute for the English Target and Northern Brewer varietals. Alpha acids typically 8-9%.
B01173 - Brew for Africa Hallertaur Mittelfruh (50g)
A noble hop originating from Germany. It is famous for its use in Bavarian style lagers and Weissbiers, and known for its mellow yet slightly spicy aroma, subtle fruity character and low bitterness. Alpha Acids typically 3-5%.
B01030 - Brew for Africa Saaz Hop Pellets (50g)
The famous European noble aroma/flavouring hop, originating from the Saaz region in the Czech Republic. Best known for its characteristic presence in light German, Bohemian and Czech beer styles (most notably lagers and Pilsners) but also a staple of many Belgian ales. Alpha acids typically 2.5-4%.
B01031 - Brew for Africa Southern Aroma Hop Pellets (50g)
This relatively new South African hop variety is used by the largest commercial brewery in South Africa. An aroma hop with a flavour profile reminiscent of sunny hayfields, field flowers and dried herbs. The pronounced floral and herbal notes linger on the palate. Alpha acids typically 3.6-4%.
B01032 - Brew for Africa Southern Dawn Hop Pellets (50g)
A relatively new South African hop, used by the largest commercial brewery in South Africa. A dual purpose hop, suitable as both a clean bittering hop and as an aroma hop. Southern Dawn has many similarities to Southern Promise, but is more aromatic. When used as a bittering hop, it is slightly more astringent than Southern Star. Alpha acids typically around 11%.
B01033 - Brew for Africa Southern Passion Hop Pellets (50g)
Southern Passion is cultivated on the Outeniqua pass in the George region of South Africa, and is the most flavoured South African hop strain currently available. It is primarily an aroma hop, and has some of the same qualities as the noble hops from which it was developed (Saaz and Hallertauer) but is a little more earthy and spicy with pronounced grassy notes. The aroma profile also includes passion fruit (granadilla), guava, red berries, melon, calendula, and grapefruit. This very unique hop works very well in specialty lagers, American ales, and various Belgian styles. Alpha acids typically 6% - 7%.
B01034 - Brew for Africa Southern Promise Hop Pellets (50g)
A South African hop, internationally renowned but also ideally suited for typical South African beers. Southern Promise hops are mild, pleasant and aromatic, with some earthy, woody notes on the nose. This dual-purpose variety is excellently suited for use as a fine bittering hop, but also as an flavour, aroma and finishing hop. Alpha acids typically 9.5% - 11.5%.
B01035 - Brew for Africa Southern Star Hop Pellets (50g)
A South African hop, internationally renowned but also ideally suited for typical South African beers. A clean, high AA bittering hop with subtle flavours of soft stone fruits, fresh cut flowers, mint and savory spices and a hint of pepper. Slightly less astringent than Southern Dawn. Alpha acids typically 14% - 18%.
B01114 - Brew for Africa T90 Blend (50g)
A neutral mixture of bittering hops. Used by the largest brewery in South Africa. Blended for a constant, predictable Alpha Acid content of about 12% regardless of crop variation.
B01243 - Brew for Africa Willamette Hop Pellets (50g)
Perhaps the most popular of aroma hops in the U.S. and a favorite among American craft and home brewers. Willamette has a modest bittering value and a rich blend of flowery, fruity, earthy and spicy notes. This hop varietal can adapt to many different American beer styles and add a lot of great character. Alpha acids typically 4-6%.
B01176 - Brew for Africa XJA/436 (50g)
A new, experimental South African hop variety. This high bitterness hop is ideal for the brewing of African Pale Ales, and has aromas of citrus, passion fruit and orange, ginger and pine. Alpha acid content typically 12-14%.

Malts & Grains

All our malts and grains are suitable for both full grain brewing and as an addition to a beer kit. Some grains must be mashed, others can be steeped. Refer to the description included with each grain. If your recipe calls for a specific brand and/or type of malt not listed here, please refer to the Brewing Grain Substitution Chart to find a suitable substitute.

B01281 - Brew for Africa --- Crush My Grains ---
Order this option if you would like your brewing grains crushed. Please use the "remarks" field in the order form (which you will fill out once your order is complete) to specify whether you want all your grains crushed or only a part of them, and whether the crushed grains can be packaged together (i.e. mixed and ready for brewing) or must be packaged separately.

Note: free crushing of grains is limited to orders of up to 15 kg. of grains per customer. For larger quantities a nominal crushing fee will be charged. No grains other than those bought at Brew for Africa will be crushed.

Also keep in mind that uncrushed malt has a decent shelf life when stored dry in a closed container, but crushed malt should ideally be used within a few days.
B17041 - SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (1kg)
A deep, dark, fully roasted malt that, if used properly, can lend a very dark colour and intense toasted flavour to dark beer styles such as stouts and Schwarzbier, and can be used to limit the sweetness of other styles that contain a lot of crystal malt. Typically imparts a highly roasted flavor, as well as some bitterness and acidity, and gives deep contrast to a round malty beer. Use sparingly! If used in excess, black malt can lend a very sharp, acrid, burnt (sometimes even ashy) flavour with a harshness far beyond that of both chocolate malt and roasted barley. Can be either steeped, or mashed along with other malts. Can be used as a substitute for any black (patent) malt, including Carafa type III.
B17265 - SABM Black Patent Malt 500-600°L (250g.)
A deep, dark, fully roasted malt that, if used properly, can lend a very dark colour and intense toasted flavour to dark beer styles such as stouts and Schwarzbier, and can be used to limit the sweetness of other styles that contain a lot of crystal malt. Typically imparts a highly roasted flavor, as well as some bitterness and acidity, and gives deep contrast to a round malty beer. Use sparingly! If used in excess, black malt can lend a very sharp, acrid, burnt (sometimes even ashy) flavour with a harshness far beyond that of both chocolate malt and roasted barley. Can be either steeped, or mashed along with other malts. Can be used as a substitute for any black (patent) malt, including Carafa type III.
B12226 - Weyermann Caraamber Malt 23.1-30.6°L (1kg)
This light to medium crystal malt intensifies the aroma and color of darker beers, particularly German Alt, stouts, bocks and porters, but can also be a good ingredient for a variety of English and Belgian ales. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
B12224 - Weyermann Carahell (Light Crystal) Malt 8.1-11.8°L (1kg)
Crystal malt is essentially pale malt which has undergone a heating and "stewing" process to convert some of the starches into sugars inside the kernel, which are then caramelized into longer chains that are not converted into simple sugars during mashing. This results in a more malty, caramel-sweet, fuller tasting beer. Light Crystal malt can add sweetness, fullness and roundness the the flavour of any beer style. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 10 malt, Muntons Carapils, Fawcett Caramalt, Castel Cara-Blonde, Baird Carastan, and similar malts.
B12227 - Weyermann Caramunich Type I Malt 30.6-38.1°L (1kg)
This light to medium crystal malt (not to be confused with the Munich base malt) has a deep gold to pale copper colour. It adds a sweet malty flavor and aroma to a variety of beer styles. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Crystal 30 malt.
B12228 - Weyermann Caramunich Type II Malt (41.8-49.3°L (1kg)
This medium crystal malt (not to be confused with the Munich base malt, with which it has nothing to do) is one of the most popular crystal malts. It has a deep colour and adds a mild toasty and sweet flavour to a variety of beer styles. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 40 malt, Dingemans Caramalt 45, Fawcett 40-50 Crystal malt, medium caramel malt and similar malts.
B12229 - Weyermann Caramunich Type III Malt 53.1-60.6°L (1kg)
This medium crystal malt is one of the most commonly used caramel and crystal malts. Not to be confused with the Munich base malt, with which it has nothing to do. It adds a measurable sweetness and caramel flavor to a variety of beer styles. Well suited for many English, Belgian and American style milds, porters, stouts and bitters, and is often used in small quantities to adjust the flavour and colour balance of just about any type of beer. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Briess Crystal 60, Medium Crystal malt, Fawcett Dark Crystal type 1, Medium Caramel malt and Caramel Munich.
B12042 - Weyermann Carapils (Dextrin) Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Dextrin malt gives a fuller body and mouthfeel to light beer styles (e.g. Pilsner, lager or Bock) and significantly improves head formation and retention. Use in small quantities (typically 3-5%), as it can cause a cloying, sugary sweetness if used in excess. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). However, when steeped this malt may introduce unconverted starches in the wort. Most of these may disappear during boiling, but your mileage may vary. Replaces (and improves on) the older CaraFoam malt, and can be used at a substitute for any dextrin malt including Briess Dextrine.
B12225 - Weyermann Carared Malt 15.6-19.2°L (1kg)
Carared is a light dark crystal malt, for any beer in which a reddish color is desired, such as Scottish Ales, Belgian ales, a variety of English ales, and Bocks. It also provides a full body and a nice, malty aroma to the beer. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). May be used as a subsitute for Briess Crystal 20, Castel Cara-ruby or Castel Biscuit malt, and Cara-vienne.
B15292 - Castel Château Biscuit Malt 18-20°L (1kg)
Biscuit malt is unique among malts. Along with the American Briess Victory® malt, for which it is an excellent replacement, this is the only base malt that can also be steeped in small quantities to lend a wonderful malty character to extract-based brews. Biscuit malt is a Belgian malt, so it is excellently suited to give many Belgian ales their typical character, but it also works brilliantly in many English and American ales. This lightly kilned malt is known for its lovely sweetish biscuit-like aroma and flavour, and after crystal malt this is perhaps the most frequently used speciality malt. Can be used as a substitute for American Briess Victory® malt.
B15043 - Castel Chocolate Malt 400-450°L (1kg)
A deep dark-brown, roasted malt that adds a distinct bitter-sweet "chocolate" flavour with nutty and toasty notes to the brew. Less bitter, less toasty and slightly less dark than black malt. Use sparingly for brown ales, and more extensively for porters and stouts. Add to pale malt according to recipe. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for any chocolate malt, as well as for Carafa II.
B15263 - Castel Chocolate Malt 400-450°L (250g.)
A deep dark-brown, roasted malt that adds a distinct bitter-sweet "chocolate" flavour with nutty and toasty notes to the brew. Less bitter, less toasty and slightly less dark than black malt. Use sparingly for brown ales, and more extensively for porters and stouts. Add to pale malt according to recipe. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for any chocolate malt, as well as for Carafa II.
B12046 - Weyermann Melanoidin Malt 23-31°L (1kg)
A very aromatic malt, with intense malty flavour. Gives fullness and roundness to the beer colour, improves flavour stability and gives beer a fuller body. Use in amber and dark ales, and in red coloured beers like Scottish ales, amber ales, red ales, and Irish ales. Use up to a maximum of 20% of the entire grain bill. This is a base malt which must be mashed. Can be used as a substitute for Briess Victory malt, Pauls and Fawcett Amber malt, and Aromatic malt.
B12047 - Weyermann Munich Type II Malt 8.1-9.9°L (1kg)
A rich, golden malt that provides a modest colour increase toward a nice, golden-orange tint. Adds a pronounced grainy, malty flavour to many beer styles without affecting the foam stability and body. Also used in small quantities in combination with Pilsener malt to produce light coloured beers, improving the malty flavour and giving the beer a richer colour. Enhances the taste of character beers. Used in pale ales and in amber, brown, strong and dark beers in quantities up to 60% of the total grain bill. Can be used as a substitute for any brand of Munich Malt. This is a base malt with a relatively low diastatic power which must be mashed in combination with other malts.
B12222 - Weyermann Pale Ale Malt 2.6-3.4°L (1kg)
Pale Ale malt, not to be confused with regular pale malt, is an excellent basis for a variety of ales, especially British styles. A little darker than regular pale malt, it has a slightly fuller, nuttier and maltier taste, which lends great character to pale and brown ales, porters and similar styles. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
B17048 - SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (1kg)
Pale malt forms the basis of just about any beer, and usually makes up the bulk of the grain bill. The name comes from the fact that pale lagers are the most common style of beer and this is the malt type most commonly used to produce them. Because it tends to be the most available malt, it is used for nearly every other style as well. Can be used as a substitute for any brand of pale malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
B17223 - SABM Pale Malt 1.5-2.5°L (5kg)
Our regular pale malt, in a 5kg bulk bag.
B12049 - Weyermann Pilsener Malt 1.4-1.6°L. (1kg)
Pilsner malt has a more prounounced, sweetish-malty flavour than pale malt, and is usually a bit lighter in colour. It can be used as a base malt or combined with pale and other malts for pilsners and lagers, and is often an ingredient of many European beers, especially German and Belgian styles. This malt can be used as a substitute for any brand of Pilsener malt, as well as for Bries 2-row pale malt, Muntons lager malt, and Fawcett lager malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
B15050 - Castel Roasted Barley 410-450°L (1kg)
An intensely roasted unmalted barley that adds a dry, toasty bitterness, body and mouthfeel to dark beers (typically dry stouts). Use sparingly. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
B15264 - Castel Roasted Barley 410-450°L (250g.)
An intensely roasted unmalted barley that adds a dry, toasty bitterness, body and mouthfeel to dark beers (typically dry stouts). Use sparingly. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts).
B12152 - Weyermann Special W Dark Crystal Malt 105-120°L (1kg)
This crystal malt is roasted to a dark finish without having the "toasty" bitterness characteristic of chocolate or black malts. Excellently suited for dark ales, porters and stouts. This is a crystal malt which can be steeped and does not need mashing (but can be mashed along with other base malts). Can be used as a substitute for Baird Dark Crystal malt, and for Caraaroma malt (although it is a little lighter in colour).
B12051 - Weyermann Vienna Malt 3.2-3.9°L (1kg)
Vienna malt imparts a richer flavour of malt and grain than pale malt, and adds subtle aromas of caramel and toffee. Vienna malt gives a deeper golden colour to the beer and increases body and fullness. Used in all beer styles, especially Vienna lager but also in a variety of English and Belgian ales, to enhance colour and aroma. Can make up to 100% of the total grain bill. Can be used as a substitute for Briess Ashburne malt, Muntons Mild Ale malt, and any other brand of Vienna malt. This is a base malt which must be mashed.
B12052 - Weyermann Wheat Malt 1.7-2.4°L (1kg)
Produces and enhances the typical taste of wheat beers. Wheat malt is essential in making wheat beers such as German Weiss and Belgian Wit. It is also added to barley malt based beers (typically in quantities of 3-5%) to provide the protein that gives the beer a fuller mouthfeel and enhanced head stability. Adds smoothness to British ales. This is a base malt with a lower diastatic power which must be mashed in combination with other malts.

Malt Extracts and Sugars

B01036 - Brew for Africa Dextrose Sugar (1kg)
A fully fermentable brewing sugar, typically used to boost the alcohol level of any beer without imparting any flavour, colour, body or mouth feel.
B01107 - Brew for Africa Lactose (500g)
Lactose is typically used in milk stouts, sweet stouts and porters. Lactose is largely unfermentable and adds sweetness and body to balance out the otherwise overpowering bitterness of heavy beers.
B01038 - Brew for Africa Light DME (Dry Malt Extract) (1kg)
A light, non-diastatic malt extract powder, suited for extract brewing or to "bulk up" the wort during full grain brewing. Colour: typical 6-8 EBC. 700 grams of DME is roughly equivalent to 1kg of pale malt when mashed. (Note: dry malt exract is recommended as a minor ingredient only.)
B03089 - Morgan's Liquid Malt Extract Amber (1.5kg)
A liquid malt extract, designed specifically for beer kit or extract recipe brewing where the highest quality is required. Made from 100% two row, brewing grade barley, and specifically kettled for excess protein removal, resulting in clearer and brighter beers.

Imparts malty, toffee and caramel flavours and aroma. A concentration of caramel malts which you can use to create your special beer. Note: liquid malt extracts generally produce a better quality beer than dry malt extracts.
B03090 - Morgan's Liquid Malt Extract Dark (1.5kg)
A liquid malt extract, designed specifically for beer kit or extract recipe brewing where the highest quality is required. Made from 100% two row, brewing grade barley, and specifically kettled for excess protein removal, resulting in clearer and brighter beers.

Roasted bitter mocha flavours and aroma with a concentration of roasted malts for dark, full-flavoured beers. Note: liquid malt extracts generally produce a better quality beer than dry malt extracts.
B03091 - Morgan's Liquid Malt Extract Pale (1.5kg)
A liquid malt extract, designed specifically for beer kit or extract recipe brewing where the highest quality is required. Made from 100% two row, brewing grade barley, and specifically kettled for excess protein removal, resulting in clearer and brighter beers.

For use when you desire the lightest coloured beer without affecting the original flavour. Note: liquid malt extracts generally produce a better quality beer than dry malt extracts.
B03109 - Morgan's Liquid Malt Extract Wheat (1.5kg)
A liquid malt extract, designed specifically for beer kit or extract recipe brewing where the highest quality is required. Made from the best wheat malt and two row brewing grade barley, and specifically kettled for excess protein removal, resulting in clearer and brighter beers.

Full Wheat grainy flavour and aroma for the creation of wheat beers such as Weiss and Witbier. Note: liquid malt extracts generally produce a better quality beer than dry malt extracts.
B01108 - Brew for Africa Wheat Dry Malt Extract (500g)
A light, dry unhopped wheat malt extract powder, non-diastatic and golden in colour. Ideally suited for brewing all wheat beer styles as well as classic ales that require a certain amount of wheat malt. Colour typically 10-20 EBC. Contains at least 60% wheat malt, with the remainder typically a 50/50 mix of malted and unmalted barley. Note: this dry wheat malt extract is typically equivalent to the same amount of wheat malt by weight when mashed. (Note: dry malt exract is recommended as a minor ingredient only.)

Starter Brewery Sets

B11266 - Homebrew South Africa Brew Buddy Single Vessel Full-Grain Brewing System
This affordable entry-level single vessel brewing system is an affordable and easy way to get started with full grain beer brewing. The Brew Buddy uses the "Brew in a Bag" method. Grains are steeped in the full volume of water to be used for the brew, and no sparging is needed. But that is not all it can do! The Brew Buddy can also be used for brewing beers from extract and steeped grains, as well as for the more traditional mash-and-sparge method. Should you decide to move on to a more advanced brewing set-up, the Brew Buddy can easily be made part of any traditional three-vessel system.

Note: like any other full grain brewing system, the Brew Buddy produces wort. In order to ferment that wort into beer you will need a separate fermentation vessel (not included) as well as the other brewing implements included in our Starter Brewery Sets.

The Brew Buddy includes:
  • 25 litre food grade plastic brewing bucket with food grade plastic tap
  • 30 x 45 cm food grade nylon mesh liner (fits the bucket precisely)
  • 230V / 2300W heating element with over-temperature protection
  • 65cm regulation kettle cord with 3 prong South African plug
  • Copper immersion chiller with 5-turn coil (ca. 6 x 26cm), 3/8" tubing, fitted with 1/2" BSP threaded connectors that match standard domestic plumbing accessories including "Gardena® type" hosepipe adaptors
  • Comprehensive instruction manual

(For more information on how the Brew Buddy works download the instruction manual in PDF format.)
B11269 - Homebrew South Africa Hosepipe Connector Set For Brew Buddy
These hosepipe connectors fit the Brew Buddy's immersion chiller and allow you to connect your regular garden hosepipe to it. The connectors have been fitted with a thicker rubber washer to ensure a perfect seal at all times.
B11219 - Homebrew South Africa Starter Brewery Set With Eccentro-conical Fermenter

This complete starter brewery set contains everything you need to start brewing excellent beers, including the ingredients for your first batch (no-boil, kit brewing). All you have to supply yourself is some empty glass beer bottles (usually not a problem among beer lovers!) We can also supply craft beer bottles separately (you will need about 50 x 440ml bottles).

The unique eccentro-conical fermenter design has many advantages. It minimizes the beer loss in the trub at the bottom of the fermenter to about 600ml; it minimizes the contact between beer and spent yeast, and still allows for easy bottling. The single-ended thread allows for the lid to be opened and closed with one hand. (Size specifications are available for download in PDF format.)

More complete than similar sets from other manufacturers, this kit contains the following:


  • Elegant 26 litre eccentro-conical fermenter of unique design
  • Tap with sediment trap
  • Bottle filler tube with spring loaded valve for easy bottling
  • Bubbler airlock with rubber top hat grommet
  • Stick-on thermometer
  • Hydrometer
  • Hydrometer trial tube
  • Brewer's paddle
  • Bottle brush
  • Cleaning and sterilizing powders
  • Morgan's Beer kit
  • Brew for Africa brew blend with barrier-packed aroma hops
  • Beer finings
  • Carbonation drops
  • Twin lever capper tool
  • Crown seals
  • Detailed instructions

(The instruction manual is also available for download.)

B01154 - Brew for Africa Starter Brewery Set With Fermentation Bucket

This attractively priced yet complete starter brewery set contains everything you need to start brewing excellent beers, including the ingredients for your first batch (no-boil, kit brewing). All you have to supply yourself is some empty glass beer bottles (usually not a problem among beer lovers!) We can also supply craft beer bottles separately (you will need about 50 x 440ml bottles).

More complete than similar sets from other manufacturers, this kit contains the following:


  • 25 litre fermentation bucket with lid (virgin, food grade material), with pre-drilled holes for tap & bubbler
  • Bucket tap with sediment trap
  • Bottle filler tube with spring loaded valve for easy bottling
  • Bubbler airlock with rubber top hat grommet
  • Stick-on thermometer
  • Hydrometer
  • Hydrometer trial tube
  • Brewer's paddle
  • Bottle brush
  • Cleaning and sterilizing powders
  • Morgan's Beer kit
  • Brew for Africa brew blend with barrier-packed aroma hops
  • Beer finings
  • Carbonation drops
  • Twin lever capper tool
  • Crown seals
  • Detailed instructions

(The instruction manual is also available for download.)

Yeasts

Yeast plays an important part in the formation of the flavour profile of any fermented beverage, especially in beers. While the yeasts supplied with our beer kits are excellent, they are designed to be robust and forgiving, which comes at the price of a more neutral flavour profile. Using a specialized yeast for a given beer style will generally result in a better beer. However keep in mind that with specialized yeasts the fermentation temperature is more critical than with the yeasts supplied with our beer kits.

In order to be able to offer these imported yeasts to our customers at affordable prices, some or all of the yeasts on offer here may have been repacked from bulk, under sterile conditions in multi-layer barrier foils and under vacuum or inert gas, thus preserving quality and purity.

B01277 - Brew for Africa 18-2007 Champagne Yeast
This champagne yeast from the Institute Œnologique de Champagne in France is excellently suited for the production of a variety of sparkling wines. However, it can also be used with great success for the fermentation of meads, still wines and dry ciders. It has a dryer flavour profile than our N-96 white wine yeast. Its wide temperature range (8-30°C) means that this yeast can be used at ambient temperatures during most of the year. It can also be used for bottle fermentations and for restarting a stuck fermentation. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended. (Datasheet available for download.)
B09145 - Brewferm Blanche (12g)
A Belgian wheat beer yeast selected for its formation of typical wheat beer aromas. Very suitable for production of Belgian Witbier (e.g. in the famous Hoegaarden style), and a variety of international wheat beers. Has a slightly lighter and smoother flavour profile and is less phenolic than Fermentis WB-06. Recommended fermentation temperature: 18-24°C (temperature will affect flavour profile). Sedimentation: low. Final gravity: low. Recommended dosage: 5-8 g/10 litres. (Datasheet available for download).
B03256 - Morgan's Brewer's Yeast (7g)
This universal brewer's yeast (the same yeast as the one supplied with our Morgan's beer kits) is an incredibly robust dry yeast with a long shelf life that will ferment virtually anything. It has a smooth yet fairly neutral flavour profile with medium to low levels of fruity esters. Recommended fermentation temperature: 18-28°C. Attenuation: high. Flocculation: high.
B01058 - Brew for Africa N96 White Wine Yeast
A professional white wine yeast for all types of white grapes and other light coloured fruits. This is a non-specific, neutral yeast, i.e. not tailored for just a single grape cultivar such as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc. but instead will produce wine flavours driven by the fruit. Medium-sweet flavour profile. Excellently suited for making fruit wines, ciders and even sweet meads. Fermentation temperature range: 12-28°C. Alcohol tolerance: 16.5% ABV. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended.
B06072 - Lallemand/Danstar Nottingham Ale (11g)
A robust, versatile, mildly fruity and medium dry ale yeast suitable for many different styles, ranging from English ales to American and Belgian styles and even lagers. Fairly neutral in character, this yeast is excellent for malt-driven beers. High attenuation, quick fermentation and excellent flocculation. Ideal for brewing in winter, due to the lower than usual temperature range at which this yeast can work. Recommended fermentation temperatures are between 10-22°C. Optimum ale temperature 14-22°C. Higher temperatures will work as well for fruity and full bodied ales that can handle more esters. Can be used at 10-14°C to ferment lager styles. Standard alcohol tolerance: +/-9% ABV. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01059 - Brew for Africa Nutrivin Yeast Nutrient
A professional yeast nutrient rich in nitrogen and elements essential to yeast growth. For 25 litres of must.
B05064 - Fermentis Safale S-04 (11.5g)
A well known English ale strain noted for its fast fermentation and rapid settling. Its ability to form a very compact sediment at the end of fermentation helps to improve beer clarity. Used in the production of a wide range of styles including English ales. Excellently suited for bottle and cask conditioning. Recommended fermentation temperature: 15-24°C. Final gravity: medium. Sachet of 11.5 grams. (Datasheet available for download).
B05065 - Fermentis Safale US-05 (11.5g)
A ready-to-pitch American ale yeast for well balanced beers with low diacetyl and a very crisp end palate. Recommended fermentation temperature: 15-24°C. Sedimentation: low to medium. Final gravity: medium. (Datasheet available for download.)
B05153 - Fermentis Safbrew BE-256 (Abbaye) (11.5gr.)
Abbey beer styles require a robust yeast with a high alcohol content. Safbrew Abbaye will ferment high gravity worts very fast. It produces subtle and well-balanced aromas and is suitable for a variety of Belgian beer styles and strong ales. (Datasheet available for download).
B05066 - Fermentis Safbrew S-33 (11.5g)
A popular general-purpose yeast with a heavy, fruity flavour profile, which can be used for both Belgian styles and heavy English ales , especially barley wines. Can be a little temperamental and may need lengthy secondary fermentation. Sedimentation: medium. Final gravity: high. Recommended fermentation temperature: 15-24°C. Datasheet available for download.
B05068 - Fermentis Safbrew WB-06 (11.5g)
A speciality yeast selected for wheat beer fermentations. The yeast produces the subtle estery and phenol flavour notes typical of wheat beers. The choice of Weizen Bier fans. Recommended fermentation temperature: 15-24°C. Fermentation temperature determines flavour profile (more cloves at the low end of the range, more banana at higher temperatures). Sedimentation: low. Final gravity: high. Sachet of 11.5 grams. (Datasheet available for download.)
B05069 - Fermentis Saflager S-23 (11.5g)
This bottom fermenting yeast from the famous VLB institute in Germany is used by Western European commercial breweries. It produces lagers with some fruity and estery notes. Recommended fermentation temperature: 9-15°C, ideally 12°C. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. (Datasheet available for download.)
B05250 - Fermentis Saflager W34/70 (11.5g)
This is the popular lager strain from the Weihenstephan Institut in Germany. Known for its clean flavour profile with relatively low surphur levels, t is used world-wide within the brewing industry. Thanks to its technological properties, this strain has become the most popular strain for lager brewing and is used by industrial breweries and brewing groups around the globe. Recommended fermentation temperature: 9-15°C, ideally 12°C. Sedimentation: high. Final gravity: medium. Sachet of 11.5 grams. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01278 - Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
This professional distilling yeast is especially suited for the production of whisky from grain, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize, and also works very well in the fermentation of a sugar wash for the production of neutral alcohol in reflux stills. When fermenting anything else than barley or wheat, use of a good yeast nutrient is recommended. Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 1 to 1.25 hectolitres. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01279 - Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
This professional distilling yeast is especially suited for the production of whisky from grain, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize, and also works very well in the fermentation of a sugar wash for the production of neutral alcohol in reflux stills. When fermenting anything else than barley or wheat, use of a good yeast nutrient is recommended. Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 25 litres. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01060 - Brew for Africa WE373 Red Wine Yeast
A professional red wine yeast for all types of red fruits, e.g. red wine grapes, cherries, berries, raspberries, dark plums etc.. This is a non-specific.yeast, i.e. not tailored for just a single grape cultivar such as Merlot, Bordeaux, Cabernet etc. but instead will produce wine flavours driven by the fruit. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended.

Kegging

These 5 litre party kegs are an affordable alternative to professional beer kegs that require a gas cylinder, pressure regulator, hose pipes, fittings and a beer font. Please make sure you read the manual before using these kegs, which contains important safety information.

B01308 - Brew for Africa Party Star Cartridges (3-pack)
Three 16gr. CO2 cartridges to pressurize your Party Star tapping system.
B01307 - Brew for Africa Party Star Pressurized Tapping Device
This CO2 pressurized tapping system allows you to serve all sorts of beer (both pre-carbonated and keg conditioned) from party kegs either with or without an integrated tap.Note: the gas capsule cannot be used to force carbonate the beer. Comes with three CO2 cartridges. Can be used in combination with either the red plastic bung or the grey rubber bung. Takes 16gr. CO2 cartridges. (KEG NOT INCLUDED.)
B01305 - Brew for Africa Party Keg Bung, Plastic, Grey With Insert
This grey rubber bung is reusable, and can be used in combination with the keg's integrated tap or with the Party Star pressurised tapping device. The keg is opened by pushing the plastic insert into the keg. This means that, once opened, the keg can't be closed. Once the keg is empty the bung and insert can be removed without tools and reused.
B01304 - Brew for Africa Party Keg Bung, Plastic, Red
This red plastic bung is a single-use bung that can either be used as an air inlet for kegs with an integrated tap (in which case it can be closed again after use) or with the Party Star pressurized tapping device (in which case it acts as a seal that is broken when the tapping device is inserted). The bung can be removed from the keg using pliers and/or a screwdriver, but not without damaging the bung.
B01306 - Brew for Africa Party Keg Carrying Handle
This carrying handle clips on top of the 5 litre party keg (surprisingly firmly!) and makes it easier to carry full kegs. They are compatible with the Party Star pressurized tapping device, i.e. they don't have to be removed in order to fit the tapping device.
B01302 - Brew for Africa Party Keg With Tap (5 litres)
This 5 litre party keg with integrated tap can be used to serve real ales (from an unpressurised keg) or keg conditioned beer. The keg is supplied with a dust plug; the necessary red plastic bung (which can be re-closed but is single use) or grey rubber bung (which is reusable but can't be closed once opened) is not included.
B01303 - Brew for Africa Party Keg Without Tap (5 litres)
This party keg can be used to serve beer in combination with the Party Star pressurized dispensing system. The keg is supplied with a dust plug; the necessary red plastic bung (single use) or grey rubber bung (reusable) is not included.

Wine, Mead, Cider and Distilling

Although our primary focus is the brewing of beer, we also stock a growing range of ingredients for the amateur wine make, distiller, mead or cider maker. However, while making these beverages is fun and not all that difficult, please make sure you know how to use these products before you buy them. Good websites to get you started are Tony Ackland's Home Distillation website and the Grapestompers Tutorials.

B01277 - Brew for Africa 18-2007 Champagne Yeast
This champagne yeast from the Institute Œnologique de Champagne in France is excellently suited for the production of a variety of sparkling wines. However, it can also be used with great success for the fermentation of meads, still wines and dry ciders. It has a dryer flavour profile than our N-96 white wine yeast. Its wide temperature range (8-30°C) means that this yeast can be used at ambient temperatures during most of the year. It can also be used for bottle fermentations and for restarting a stuck fermentation. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01182 - Brew for Africa Alcoholometer
This alcoholometer is a hydrometer calibrated for distilled spirits. It has a Gay Lussac type scale, i.e. it directly indicates the alcohol percentage by volume. Note that this alcoholometer is only intended to measure the alcohol content of a pure distillate (i.e. an alcohol/water mixture) and is not suitable for measuring the alcohol content in wine, beer, liqueurs and other beverages containing other ingredients such as sugars, thickeners, emulsifiers etc. Scale 0-100% ABV. Calibrated at 20 degrees Celcius.
B01288 - Brew for Africa Alpha Amylase Enzyme (4 gr)
Alpha amylase is an enzyme used to convert starches into fermentable sugars. Malted barley and wheat contain this enzyme naturally, but all other sources of starches (e.g. maize, unmalted grains, starchy vegetables, etc.) need to have their starches converted into sugars through the addition of amylase. Note that most vegetable starches (other than those derived from malted barley and wheat) have to be cooked first in order to make them water-soluble before the enzyme can work on them. Boil 4kg of starch in 15 litres of water for at least half an hour, then cool to 70°C, add the enzyme, and keep at 70°C overnight. Do not exceed 72°C. Use an iodine test to ensure that the saccharificatio is complete before transferring the wash to the still.
B11151 - Homebrew South Africa Apple Cider Brew Pack
This apple cider is produced from only South African ingredients. Its main component is pure apple juice concentrate. It will produce a cider that is on par with any commercially produced craft cider, and comes complete with apple aroma, brew blend, yeast & yeast nutrient and beer finings (not included are cleaning and sterilizing powders, carbonation drops and crown seals). Makes 20 liters of cider at 5 to 5.5% ABV.
B01291 - Brew for Africa Ascorbic Acid (50 gr)
Ascorbic acid is a common anti-oxidant used in wines. It helps to preserve the wine's colour and flavour by preventing oxidation (which could lead to browning and spoilage). It is highly recommended for wines that discolor easily, such as apple or pear wines. It is also recommended for white wines where a slight discoloration can be easily detected. Dosage: stir one teaspoon into 25 litres of wine just before bottling.
B01056 - Brew for Africa Bentonite
An effective clarifier for crystal-clear wines. Rehydrate dry bentonite by vigorously mixing it with just enough warm water (about 60°C) to create a slurry. Mix until smooth. Let sit in an airtight container (to prevent drying out) for at least 4 hours, then stir the slurry vigorously into the wine but do not splash (so as not to introduce oxygen into the wine) and allow 7 days for the wine to clarify. For 20-25 litres.
B01063 - Brew for Africa Campden Tablets (50 pc.)
Campden tablets are used as a sterilizing agent. May also be used for sterilizing and stabilizing wine. Use 1-2 tablets per 5 litres.
B01144 - Brew for Africa Liquid Glucose (150ml)
Some liqueurs require the addition of liquid glucose to add sweetness, body and mouth feel. Specific gravity: 1.33.
B01057 - Brew for Africa Maceration Enzyme
A dry (powdered) pectolytic enzyme to break down pectin and liberate sugars and flavours, resulting in a smoother, fruitier wine and better extraction efficiency. Add to must 24 hours prior to pitching yeast. For 25 litres of must.

Warning: may cause allergic respiratory reactions or asthmatic symptoms if inhaled.
B01058 - Brew for Africa N96 White Wine Yeast
A professional white wine yeast for all types of white grapes and other light coloured fruits. This is a non-specific, neutral yeast, i.e. not tailored for just a single grape cultivar such as Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, etc. but instead will produce wine flavours driven by the fruit. Medium-sweet flavour profile. Excellently suited for making fruit wines, ciders and even sweet meads. Fermentation temperature range: 12-28°C. Alcohol tolerance: 16.5% ABV. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended.
B01059 - Brew for Africa Nutrivin Yeast Nutrient
A professional yeast nutrient rich in nitrogen and elements essential to yeast growth. For 25 litres of must.
B01276 - Brew for Africa Pectic Enzyme
Pectic enzyme, also known as pectinase, breaks down the pectin in fruits, which in turn liberates the fermentable sugars and reduces "pectic haze" in wines. For 20-25L of must.
B01290 - Brew for Africa Potassium Sorbate (50 gr)
Potassium sorbate is a common wine stabilizer. It is added to wines to stop the fermentation, to prevent microbial spoilage and to prevent further fermentation of sugars added after fermentation (e.g. when you back sweeten a wine). It should be used in conjunction with Campden tablets. Dosage: add 3 teaspoons along with 5 crushed Campden tablets to 25 litres of wine.
B01278 - Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
This professional distilling yeast is especially suited for the production of whisky from grain, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize, and also works very well in the fermentation of a sugar wash for the production of neutral alcohol in reflux stills. When fermenting anything else than barley or wheat, use of a good yeast nutrient is recommended. Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 1 to 1.25 hectolitres. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01279 - Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
This professional distilling yeast is especially suited for the production of whisky from grain, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize, and also works very well in the fermentation of a sugar wash for the production of neutral alcohol in reflux stills. When fermenting anything else than barley or wheat, use of a good yeast nutrient is recommended. Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 25 litres. (Datasheet available for download.)
B01104 - Brew for Africa Vinometer
Determines the alcohol percentage by volume in wines. Not suitable for beer or distilled spirits.
B01060 - Brew for Africa WE373 Red Wine Yeast
A professional red wine yeast for all types of red fruits, e.g. red wine grapes, cherries, berries, raspberries, dark plums etc.. This is a non-specific.yeast, i.e. not tailored for just a single grape cultivar such as Merlot, Bordeaux, Cabernet etc. but instead will produce wine flavours driven by the fruit. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended.

Botanicals

Brewing with herbs and spices is an ancient tradition. These days it's mostly Belgian ales which are aromatized with fruits, herbs, spices and other ingredients. For herbs, spices and any other brewing botanicals not listed on this page please visit www.brewingwithspicesandherbs.co.za. All our herbs and spices are barrier packaged to retain freshness.

B01267 - Brew for Africa Buchu Leaves, Dried (20g.)
Buchu is a popular ingredient of modern herbal beers. It is a strictly South African herb that has been used in brewed beverages for centuries and has recently seen a revival as a staple of several typical South African craft beers. Buchu-infused ales and even lagers have a characteristic, fresh yet slightly pungent aroma and flavour that is like nothing else.
B01270 - Brew for Africa Cinchona Bark, Cut (20g.)
Cinchona bark, which contains quinine, is one of the rainforest's most famous plants and most important discoveries. Quinine, a bitter alkaloid found in Cinchona bark, is the principle flavouring of tonic water and was originally used to combat malaria. While very high doses of quinine can be harmful, tonic water contains a much lower concentration of quinine than what is recommended for malaria treatment and is considered safe. A recipe for simple homemade tonic is available for download here.

Contact us for larger quantities.
B01146 - Brew for Africa Coriander Seeds, Whole (20g.)
Add crushed coriander seeds to your kit beer during fermentation, or to your full grain beer at the end of the boil. Seeds should be crushed (but not ground) prior to use. When adding coriander to a beer kit, steep the crushed coriander seeds in a shot glass of alcohol (e.g. vodka) overnight in order to sterilize them, and add them to the fermenter including the alcohol.
B01147 - Brew for Africa Grains Of Paradise (20g.)
Grains of paradise were used to aromatize beers before hops became popular. They impart a spicy, slightly peppery aroma on the beer. These days it is mainly used in Belgian Saison beers and similar styles. Seeds should be crushed (not ground) before use. Steep the crushed seeds in a shot glass of alcohol (e.g. vodka) overnight when adding to a kit beer in order to sterilize, and add them to the fermenter including the alcohol. Add to the end of the boil while brewing a full grain beer.
B01179 - Brew for Africa Heather Flower Tips, Dried (20g.)
Heather has been used to bitter traditional Scottish Heather Ales ("Fraoch") since 2000BCE. Heather Ale is reputed to be one of the oldest styles of ale in the world.
B01187 - Brew for Africa Lemon Peel - Organic (20g)
Dried lemon peel is used in a variety of beverages, from Belgian ales to distilled spirits. Also nice when added to a lager or pilsener. Steep the dried peel in a shot glass of alcohol (e.g. vodka) overnight when adding to a kit beer in order to sterilize, and add to the fermenter including the alcohol. When brewing a full grain beer, add to the boil.
B01148 - Brew for Africa Orange Peel, Bitter (20g.)
Bitter orange peel is popular in Belgian ales. It's fruity, slightly tart bitterness offsets the heavy sweet malty notes in these beer styles. Steep the dried peel in a shot glass of alcohol (e.g. vodka) overnight when adding to a kit beer in order to sterilize, and add them to the fermenter including the alcohol. When brewing a full grain beer, add them to the boil.
B01149 - Brew for Africa Orange Peel, Sweet - Organic (20g.)
Sweet orange peel is popular in Belgian ales. Steep the dried peel in a shot glass of alcohol (e.g. vodka) overnight when adding to a kit beer in order to sterilize, and add them to the fermenter including the alcohol. When brewing a full grain beer, add them to the boil.

Gifting Options

B01167 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Australian Bitter
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01169 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Australian Draught
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01170 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Australian Gold
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01171 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Australian Lager
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01172 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Australian Old
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01165 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Canadian IPA
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01164 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Ginger Beer
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Kit, Dextrose, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01156 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Blue Mountain Lager
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01159 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Dockside Stout - Dry
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card! (Note: this hamper includes the DRY stout brew blend. The sweet stout brew blend option is not available as a brew hamper.)
B01160 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Golden Saaz Pilsener
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01161 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Golden Sheaf Wheat Beer
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01162 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Ironbark Dark Ale
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01163 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Royal Oak Amber Ale
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01157 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Premium Stockman's Draught
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01261 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Ultra Premium Frontier IPA
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01262 - Brew for Africa Brew-In-A-Box Hamper - Ultra Premium Pacific Pale Ale
If you're wondering what present to get for that special person in your life, why not get a "Brew In A Box" hamper? It contains everything to brew a batch of your loved one's favourite beer: Beer Kit, Brew Blend, Brewer's Detergent, No-rinse Sterilizing Powder, Beer Finings, Carbonation Drops and Crown Seals. All wrapped up in an easy-to-carry gift box - just add a card!
B01190 - Brew for Africa Gift Voucher R100
Are you wondering what gift to get for that special person in your life? Our gift vouchers are the ideal gift for any occasion! They are available in various denominations, or can be combined up to any desired amount. Gift vouchers are subject to all our usual company T's & C's, as well as the following additional terms:

  • Gift vouchers may only be redeemed at our store (located at Shop 7, 84 on Main Shopping Centre, 84 Old Main Road, Road, Walkerville, Johannesburg South, Gauteng) or via our webshop, as full or part payment for products in stock and supplied by Brew for Africa.
  • Gift vouchers are not transferable, and may only be redeemed by the person whose name appears thereon.
  • A Gift Voucher cannot be used to purchase a further gift voucher, nor can it be exchanged for cash.
  • Gift vouchers may also be used to cover the cost of delivery of goods ordered.
  • Any remaining amount is not exchangeable for cash or another gift voucher and will be automatically forfeited.
  • All gift vouchers expire 1 year (12 months) from the date of issue.
  • Brew for Africa are not responsible if a gift voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission, and no replacement will be provided in these circumstances.
B01191 - Brew for Africa Gift Voucher R200
Are you wondering what gift to get for that special person in your life? Our gift vouchers are the ideal gift for any occasion! They are available in various denominations, or can be combined up to any desired amount. Gift vouchers are subject to all our usual company T's & C's, as well as the following additional terms:

  • Gift vouchers may only be redeemed at our store (located at Shop 7, 84 on Main Shopping Centre, 84 Old Main Road, Road, Walkerville, Johannesburg South, Gauteng) or via our webshop, as full or part payment for products in stock and supplied by Brew for Africa.
  • Gift vouchers are not transferable, and may only be redeemed by the person whose name appears thereon.
  • A Gift Voucher cannot be used to purchase a further gift voucher, nor can it be exchanged for cash.
  • Gift vouchers may also be used to cover the cost of delivery of goods ordered.
  • Any remaining amount is not exchangeable for cash or another gift voucher and will be automatically forfeited.
  • All gift vouchers expire 1 year (12 months) from the date of issue.
  • Brew for Africa are not responsible if a gift voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission, and no replacement will be provided in these circumstances.
B01192 - Brew for Africa Gift Voucher R500
Are you wondering what gift to get for that special person in your life? Our gift vouchers are the ideal gift for any occasion! They are available in various denominations, or can be combined up to any desired amount. Gift vouchers are subject to all our usual company T's & C's, as well as the following additional terms:

  • Gift vouchers may only be redeemed at our store (located at Shop 7, 84 on Main Shopping Centre, 84 Old Main Road, Road, Walkerville, Johannesburg South, Gauteng) or via our webshop, as full or part payment for products in stock and supplied by Brew for Africa.
  • Gift vouchers are not transferable, and may only be redeemed by the person whose name appears thereon.
  • A Gift Voucher cannot be used to purchase a further gift voucher, nor can it be exchanged for cash.
  • GIft vouchers may also be used to cover the cost of delivery of goods ordered.
  • Any remaining amount is not exchangeable for cash or another gift voucher and will be automatically forfeited.
  • All gift vouchers expire 1 year (12 months) from the date of issue.
  • Brew for Africa are not responsible if a gift voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission, and no replacement will be provided in these circumstances.

Brew Packs

Brew Packs are a convenient way to order your next brew. They contain a beer kit, the brew blend that goes with it, and a packet of beer finings. Not included are cleaning and sterilizing agents, carbonation drops and crown seals.

B11151 - Homebrew South Africa Apple Cider Brew Pack
This apple cider is produced from only South African ingredients. Its main component is pure apple juice concentrate. It will produce a cider that is on par with any commercially produced craft cider, and comes complete with apple aroma, brew blend, yeast & yeast nutrient and beer finings (not included are cleaning and sterilizing powders, carbonation drops and crown seals). Makes 20 liters of cider at 5 to 5.5% ABV.
B01197 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Australian Bitter
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01199 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Australian Draught
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01200 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Australian Gold
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01201 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Australian Lager
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01202 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Australian Old
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01204 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Canadian IPA
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01208 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Ginger Beer (Alcoholic)
Contents: Beer kit (with yeast & yeast nutrient), brewing sugar, beer finings.
B01203 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Blue Mountain Lager
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01212 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Dockside Stout - Dry
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings. Note: this brew pack includes the DRY stout brew blend.
B01231 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Dockside Stout - Sweet
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings. Note: this brew pack includes the SWEET stout brew blend (2kg).
B01209 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Golden Saaz Pilsener
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01210 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Golden Sheaf Wheat Beer
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01207 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Ironbark Dark Ale
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01196 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Royal Oak Amber Ale
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01211 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Premium Stockmans Draught
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01259 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Ultra Premium Frontier IPA
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.
B01260 - Brew for Africa Brew Pack - Ultra Premium Pacific Pale Ale
Contents: Beer kit (with generic yeast), brew blend & finishing hops, beer finings.

Recipe Packs

Recipe Packs are the next step in no-boil kit brewing. Depending on the recipe, they contain various combinations of beer kits, malt extracts, brewing sugars, beer finings, specialized yeasts and generous amounts of noble hops to create an entirely different class of beer. Not included are cleaning and sterilizing agents, carbonation tablets or drops and crown seals.

B11218 - Homebrew South Africa Recipe Pack - Beers Of The World Series - Erdinger Style Weiss
A flavourful wheat beer, reminiscent of the famous German Erdinger Kristallweiss. Estimated ABV: 4.7%. Contents: Beer kit, liquid malt extract, specialized yeast, noble hops, beer finings and recipe. Makes 20 liters. Note: fermentation temperature will have a significant effect on the flavour of this beer. The beer should ferment between 18 and 24 degrees Celcius. At the low end of this range the beer will have more clove-like flavour notes, while at the high end there will be more banana in the flavour profile. Temperatures between 18 and 24 degrees Celcius will produce a mixture of the two.
B11217 - Homebrew South Africa Recipe Pack - Death-By-Chocolate Stout
A double chocolate stout with heavy notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Estimated ABV: 5.3%. Contents: Beer kit, liquid malt extract, chocolate liqueur essence, specialized yeast, beer finings and recipe. Makes 20 liters.
B11215 - Homebrew South Africa Recipe Pack - Flemish Phoenix
A light bodied Belgian pale ale. This full-flavoured beer balances malty sweetness with spicy notes in the typical tradition of Belgian beers. Estimated ABV: 6.5%. Contents: Beer kit, liquid malt extract, brew blend, specialized yeast, noble hops, beer finings and recipe. Makes 20 liters.

Books and Gadgets

B20296 - Frank van Wensveen's Home Bru'ing
Brewing your own beer at home is a great hobby that is quickly gaining popularity in South Africa. However, most brewing literature and recipes (including those found in abundance on the World Wide Web) have been written by American authors, for an American audience, assuming that American grains, adjuncts, hops and yeasts will be used to brew American interpretations of the various beer styles.

This book focuses primarily on the South African home brewer. It explains the basics as well as the more advanced aspects of brewing, based on what the average South African home brewer has available to start out with. Where necessary, specific references to the South African market for brewing ingredients and accessories have been included. Whenever calculations are being discussed, the formulas have been adjusted for metric units, i.e. they use kilograms and litres rather than pounds, ounces, gallons and such.

Combining the practical basics of home brewing with just enough of the principles behind them, this book should give the beginning home brewer not only a basic set of brewing skills but also the essential background required to understand why things need to be done in this way or that. This makes this book especially suited for use as a teaching aid for brewing courses and the like.

See the Table of Contents for an overview of subjects discussed.
B19280 - Ginormity Hanglock Bottle Carrier
This bottle carrier is a miracle of design! It will allow you to carry four craft beer bottles (up to 440ml) in one hand. The bottles are inserted through the recesses in the middle of the slots (which also serve as finger holds during carrying) and then slide in place firmly and securely. Turn four of your best brews into a four-pack and impress your friends, or add this carrier to four bottles of craft beer to make the perfect gift for beer lovers! (Bottles not included.)
B21297 - Greg Hughes' Home Brew Beer
While this book provides a concise, illustrated step-by-step guide to making your own beer at home, it is even more valuable as a recipe book. It contains over 100 beer recipes for all sorts of beer styles, from Weissbier and Pilsener to Belgian ales, English ales, American ales and fruit, herb and spice beers. Recipes are categorised by beer style including every variation of real ale, lager, and hybrid beer, with overviews describing the typical appearance, flavour, aroma and strength of each style of beer. Excellently illustrated, this book is great for both beginning and advanced brewers.
B18246 - John Palmer's How To Brew (4th Edition)
How to Brew is the definitive guide to making quality beers at home. Whether you want simple, sure-fire instructions for making your first beer, or you're a seasoned all-grain brewer, this book has something to teach you. This all-new, fully revised and updated fourth edition reflects the latest developments and insights in the field, and is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in home brewing.
B01298 - Brew for Africa Wooden Hop Cone Wall Decoration
Hand-made by a local artisan, this carved representation of a hop cone is the ideal decoration for any home brewer's pub! Various wood staining and scorching treatments have been used to bring out the wood's natural grain, colour and character. Dimensions: circa 30cm high x 20 cm wide x 2 cm thick. Please note: Since this is a hand-made product, no two of these ornaments are alike. They will differ in size, shape and colour.

Brewing Salts and Acids

Water quality is important to full grain brewing. The right amounts of minerals in the water can make the difference between a good and a great beer. The right acidity of the water is vital to obtaining a correct mash pH.

In order to correct the quality of your tap or borehole water precisely, you will need to have your water analyzed (contact us for details) and then work out which salts to add in what quantity with the aid of one of several water calculators that can be found on the Internet. Two popular ones are John Palmer's Water Calculator (XLS spreadsheet) and Martin Brungard's Bru'n Water.

Never simply add brewing salts or acids to your brewing water just because the receipe says so.


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B01289 - Brew for Africa Calcium Chloride Dihydrate (100 gr)
Not to be confused with the desiccant granules used in moisture absorbers, calcium chloride dihydrate is used in brewing to increase the permanent hardness of the brewing water.
B01286 - Brew for Africa Chalk (100 gr.)
Chalk (Calcium Carbonate) is an important ingredient in the brewing water for some beer styles. Chalky water is the basis for the robust northern English dark ales, and Burton-on-Trent is famous for it.
B01284 - Brew for Africa Epsom (100 gr)
Epsom (Magnesium Sulphate heptahydrate) is used to add sulfate and magnesium ions to brewing water. It is often used at half the levels of Gypsum.
B01282 - Brew for Africa Gypsum (100 gr)
Gypsum (Calcium Sulphate dihdryate) serves several purposes in brewing. When added to the mash, it can lower the pH. The added sulfate content will also accentuate the bitterness of the beer. If you want to increase the sulfate for bitterness enhancement but don't want to change your mash pH, et can be added directly to the kettle.
B01283 - Brew for Africa Gypsum (500 gr)
Gypsum (Calcium Sulphate dihdryate) serves several purposes in brewing. When added to the mash, it can lower the pH. The added sulfate content will also accentuate the bitterness of the beer. If you want to increase the sulfate for bitterness enhancement but don't want to change your mash pH, et can be added directly to the kettle.
B01293 - Brew for Africa Phosphoric Acid 85% (50ml)
Phosphoric acid is used in brewing for pH correction of the strike water and occasionally of the wort in the kettle prior to the boil. Phosphoric acid is preferable to the often used lactic acid because, unlike other acids, it leaves no flavour in the beer. This food grade phosphoric acid is highly concentrated and should therefore be used in minute quantities and be handled with care. See the safety instructions before use. Supplied in glass bottle with glass pipette dropper.
B01287 - Brew for Africa Slaked Lime (100 gr)
Slaked lime, a.k.a. hydrated lime (Calcium Hydroxide) is used in water softening. Mix one teaspoon of calcium hydroxide with 25 litres of hard water and let stand for 15-30 minutes, then rack the softened water off the top. Note: Calcium Hydroxide should be handled with caution. It may cause respiratory irritation when inhaled, may cause irritation and/or severe burns on skin and eyes, and can lead to abdominal pains, cramps and vomiting when ingested. Use gloves and eye protection during use.