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Greg Hughes' Home Brew Beer
Greg Hughes' Home Brew Beer
Art. nr. B21297
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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.

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Frank van  Wensveen's  Home Bru'ing
Frank van Wensveen's Home Bru'ing
Art. nr. B20296
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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.

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Brew for Africa Hop Spider
Brew for Africa Hop Spider
Art. nr. B01295
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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.

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Brew for Africa Phosphoric Acid 85% (50ml)
Brew for Africa Phosphoric Acid 85% (50ml)
Art. nr. B01293
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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.

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Castel Château Biscuit Malt 18-20°L (1kg)
Castel Château Biscuit Malt 18-20°L (1kg)
Art. nr. B15292
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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.

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Brew for Africa Ascorbic Acid (50 gr)
Brew for Africa Ascorbic Acid (50 gr)
Art. nr. B01291
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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.

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Brew for Africa Potassium Sorbate (50 gr)
Brew for Africa Potassium Sorbate (50 gr)
Art. nr. B01290
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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.

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Brew for Africa Calcium Chloride Dihydrate (100 gr)
Brew for Africa Calcium Chloride Dihydrate (100 gr)
Art. nr. B01289
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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.

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Brew for Africa Alpha Amylase Enzyme (4 gr)
Brew for Africa Alpha Amylase Enzyme (4 gr)
Art. nr. B01288
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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.

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Brew for Africa Slaked Lime (100 gr)
Brew for Africa Slaked Lime (100 gr)
Art. nr. B01287
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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.

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Brew for Africa Chalk (100 gr.)
Brew for Africa Chalk (100 gr.)
Art. nr. B01286
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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.

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Brew for Africa Epsom (100 gr)
Brew for Africa Epsom (100 gr)
Art. nr. B01284
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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.

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Brew for Africa Gypsum (500 gr)
Brew for Africa Gypsum (500 gr)
Art. nr. B01283
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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.

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Brew for Africa Gypsum (100 gr)
Brew for Africa Gypsum (100 gr)
Art. nr. B01282
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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.

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Brew for Africa --- Crush My Grains ---
Brew for Africa --- Crush My Grains ---
Art. nr. B01281
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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, and 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.

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Ginormity Hanglock Bottle Carrier
Ginormity Hanglock Bottle Carrier
Art. nr. B19280
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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.)

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Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
Art. nr. B01279
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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.)

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Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
Brew for Africa Speyside Gold Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
Art. nr. B01278
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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.)

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Brew for Africa 18-2007 Champagne Yeast
Brew for Africa 18-2007 Champagne Yeast
Art. nr. B01277
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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.)

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