Noob from South Africa

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RudiC
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Noob from South Africa

Post by RudiC » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:17 am

Hello, my name is Rudi and I'm from sunny South Africa.

I started making beer a few months and currently trying to learn to distil a few fermented washes. I'd love to make a few decent rums. Tried a few, but I love rum so much, they all tasted half decent. Maybe at a later stage even whisky and other spirits I don't consume.

Been reading the forum for a while and love it, glad to be here and learning from the experts.

Cheers

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Synaptoman
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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by Synaptoman » Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:46 am

Hi Rudi,

Welcome. Also from SA. Lockdown has driven many locals to this awesome hobby. If you like rum, you've got to try "Buccaneer Bobs Rum" recipe. It should be in "Tried and tested". You'll find blackstrap molasses readily available locally.

Cheers

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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by Setsumi » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:15 am

welcome Rudi. myself fro RSA. HD has all the right info. if you get to wiskey UJSSM is a good place to start but with beer as background a scotch with malt is better. and maize meal and enzymes cheaper.
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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by RudiC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:18 am

Nice to see a few locals here. Thanks for the warm welcome

Yeah our lock down restrictions woke this hobby up big time in SA.

I've made a few washes, mostly rum experiments. Also me the Birdwatchers TPW which turned out nice as well.

Trying to find rum and sugar wash recipes is how I got to this site. The problem was stopping hehehe, so much good info here. Even got all the info regarding stills and their designs here.

Looking forward to some more reading and experimenting.

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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by Moggy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:30 am

Hi Rudi

I am also from SA, welcome.

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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by RudiC » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:36 am

Nice, which part of SA are you guys from?

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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by Demy » Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:59 am

Welcome!

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Re: Noob from South Africa

Post by Scratchbuild » Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:39 am

Hi there,
Nic from Centurion here. I registered today. Did two washes already on a small still but it is hard workπŸ˜‚ Bought 2" pipe today and going to build me a ma''se groot masjien.
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