Tomato wine and brandy

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A weird and interesting wine and brandy! Definitely not normal

How barrels work and how to care for them

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How barrels work and how to care for them

Yeast nutrients and how to make your own

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Yeast ,as a living organism, requires nutrients to grow and maintain a healthy status. This they extract from the environment they live in.

Cork stoppers for bottling wine and spirits

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Natural corks are used for bottling still wines. The length of the cork is determined by the client preference but care must be taken with respect to fill height and head space between the closure and the wine.

The ancient art of making pot stills

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Surrounded by gleaming orange-red metals these dedicated craftsmen are single minded in their devotion to create quality alembics they can be proud of. These guardians of a forgotten craft are true Master Craftsmen.

How to recirculate cooling water for your still

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With water a relative scarce resource in South Africa, it is common practise to recirculate cooling water for stills. The following diagram provides a "best practise" for a recirculating system