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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.

Homebrew South Africa 3/4" BSP Washer
Homebrew South Africa 3/4" BSP Washer
Art. nr. B11335
Product Description
A universal vynyl-rubber washer that fits any 3/4" BSP fitting (a common size used in home brewing equipment) and also serves as a replacement washer for our plastic bucket taps. Inner diameter: ca. 24mm; outer diameter: ca. 33mm, thickness: 4mm. (Unstretched dimensions, elastic material).
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Brew for Africa Alcoholometer 0-100%
Brew for Africa Alcoholometer 0-100%
Art. nr. B01182
Product Description
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 on a scale of 0-100%. 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; for readings at other temperatures you need to consult a correction table. (Download it here in PDF format!)
R 295.00 (excl. shipping)
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Homebrew South Africa American Oak Stave Charred (1 pc.)
Homebrew South Africa American Oak Stave Charred (1 pc.)
Art. nr. B11405
Product Description
These staves of American oak are conveniently sized for use in a bottle of home-made whiskey, brandy or wine. Soaking the oak in separate bottles allows you to experiment with different alcohol strengths and soaking times to obtain the best result. This version has been charred in the same way wine, whisky and bourbon casks are charred before being filled. Size: approx. 20 cm. long; 10 x 18mm cross section.
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Homebrew South Africa American Oak Stave Plain (1 pc.)
Homebrew South Africa American Oak Stave Plain (1 pc.)
Art. nr. B11404
Product Description
These staves of American oak are conveniently sized for use in a bottle of home-made whiskey, brandy or wine. Soaking the oak in separate bottles allows you to experiment with different alcohol strengths and soaking times to obtain the best result. This version is plain (i.e. not charred or toasted) so that you may toast them yourself to the desired degree in order to achieve the flavour you want, or to be used without further treatment. Size: approx. 20 cm. long; 10 x 18mm cross section.
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Brew for Africa Ascorbic Acid (50 gr)
Brew for Africa Ascorbic Acid (50 gr)
Art. nr. B01291
Product Description
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 Bentonite
Brew for Africa Bentonite
Art. nr. B01056
Product Description
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.
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Brew for Africa Bottle Brush
Brew for Africa Bottle Brush
Art. nr. B01010
Product Description
A fan tipped bottle brush to clean your bottles prior to bottling. Maximum cleaning depth: +/- 40cm. Colours may vary.
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Brew for Africa Bubbler (S-type) Airlock WITHOUT GROMMET
Brew for Africa Bubbler (S-type) Airlock WITHOUT GROMMET
Art. nr. B01254
Product Description
Standard S-type bubbler airlock for fermenters. GROMMET NOT INCUDED!
R 75.00 (excl. shipping)
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Homebrew South Africa Bubbler Airlock Adaptor Bung 17.5 - 22mm
Homebrew South Africa Bubbler Airlock Adaptor Bung 17.5 - 22mm
Art. nr. B11275
Product Description
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. Perfect for fitting an airlock bubbler onto a beer bottle or cool drink bottle to grow a yeast starter!
NOTE: THIS ADAPTOR BUNG CAN ONLY BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH A TOP HAT GROMMET (not included).
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Brew for Africa Bubbler Airlock (S-type) With Grommet
Brew for Africa Bubbler Airlock (S-type) With Grommet
Art. nr. B01012
Product Description
Standard S-type bubbler airlock for fermenters. Complete with rubber top hat grommet to provide an airtight seal. Fits 16mm hole.
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Homebrew South Africa Campden Powder (100 gr/125ml)
Homebrew South Africa Campden Powder (100 gr/125ml)
Art. nr. B11360
Product Description
Unlike other products sold as "Campden Powder", the formulation of this product is exactly identical to that of Campden tablets; it simply hasn't been compressed into a tablet. This allows for easy dosage: 1/4 tsp (1.25 ml) is equivalent to 1 Campden tablet.

Campden tablets (and powder) are commonly used as an antibacterial agent and stabilizer in wine making.
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Homebrew South Africa Carbonation Tablets (180's)
Homebrew South Africa Carbonation Tablets (180's)
Art. nr. B11244
Product Description
These carbonation tablets are a cost-effective alternative to the much more expensive carbonation drops. They are especially suited for the carbonation of ciders, ginger beers, pineapple beers and the like. While they may also work well in some full grain beers, they are less suitable for use with beer kits. Three carbonation tablets are equivalent to one carbonation drop, which allows for more accurate dosage in bottle sizes other than the regular 440ml. craft beer bottles.
R 55.00 (excl. shipping)
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Brew for Africa Fermentation Bucket 25L, Complete
Brew for Africa Fermentation Bucket 25L, Complete
Art. nr. B01155
Product Description
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. Suitable for beer, wine and distilling fermentations.
R 365.00 (excl. shipping)
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Brew for Africa Fermenter Tap With Sediment Reducer
Brew for Africa Fermenter Tap With Sediment Reducer
Art. nr. B01013
Product Description
This plastic tap fits our fermentation carboys and buckets, and all other vessels with a 1" (25mm) opening. The sediment reducer helps to keep the sediment in the fermenter during bottling. Most suitable for beer brewing.
R 75.00 (excl. shipping)
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Brew for Africa Fermenter Tap Without Sediment Reducer
Brew for Africa Fermenter Tap Without Sediment Reducer
Art. nr. B01363
Product Description
This plastic tap fits our fermentation carboys and buckets, and all other vessels with a 1" (25mm) opening. Does not include an integrated sediment reducer.
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Brew for Africa Graded Measuring Tube 100ml.
Brew for Africa Graded Measuring Tube 100ml.
Art. nr. B01095
Product Description
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.
R 75.00 (excl. shipping)
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Homebrew South Africa H10 - Vodka / Dry Gin Distilling Yeast
Homebrew South Africa H10 - Vodka / Dry Gin Distilling Yeast
Art. nr. B11391
Product Description
This professional distilling yeast is especially suited for the fermentation of glucose, dextrose and starch-derived washes (e.g. maize or wheat) for the production of vodkas and other neutral spirits, but also gives good results in the fermentation of grain-based washes e.g. barley, wheat, rye) for the production of dry gins. (Use our H15 Whisky/Gin yeast for smoother, less dry gins.) It has a very neutral and clean flavour profile with extremely low levels of higher alcohols and congeners. It is suitable for high stress fermentations with high starting gravities, can deal with high fermentation temperatures and has a very high alcohol tolerance (>16% ABV). Note: this yeast is less suitable for the fermentation of sucrose / table sugar bases washes (use our T520 Turbo Yeast for that), cane or molasses (for which we recommend our H78 Rum Yeast). Use of a good yeast nutrient in the fermentation of sugar washes is recommended. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Homebrew South Africa H15 - Whisky / Gin Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
Homebrew South Africa H15 - Whisky / Gin Distilling Yeast - Large Sachet (80gr)
Art. nr. B11278
Product Description
This professional distilling yeast has a smooth and slightly sweet flavour profile and is primarily intended for grain fermentations. It is excellently suited for the production of whisky, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. (Use our H10 Vodka/Dry Gin yeast for drier beverages.) It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize. (Note: for sugar wash fermentations better results will be obtained using turbo yeast.) Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 1 to 1.25 hectolitres. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Homebrew South Africa H15 - Whisky / Gin Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
Homebrew South Africa H15 - Whisky / Gin Distilling Yeast - Standard Sachet
Art. nr. B11279
Product Description
This professional distilling yeast has a smooth and slightly sweet flavour profile and is primarily intended for grain fermentations. It is excellently suited for the production of whisky, but is also being used with great success for the production of craft gin and other spirits. (Use our H10 Vodka/Dry Gin yeast for drier beverages.) It will produce good results with a highly acceptable flavour profile from malted barley, wheat and maize. (Note: for sugar wash fermentations better results will be obtained using turbo yeast.) Fermentation temperature range: 15-33°C. Alcohol tolerance: 15% ABV. For 25 litres. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Homebrew South Africa H18 - Champagne Yeast
Homebrew South Africa H18 - Champagne Yeast
Art. nr. B11277
Product Description
H18 is a professional Champagne yeast, originating in the Champagne-Ardennes region. It is especially suited for the production of high quality sparkling wines, but can also be used for the fermentation of still wines, both white and red, and for dry mead. It has a light, elegant character which respects the flavour and aroma characteristics of the fruit. Alcohol tolerance: 16% ABV. For 25 litres of must. Use in combination with a good yeast nutrient is recommended. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Homebrew South Africa H73 - Red Wine Yeast
Homebrew South Africa H73 - Red Wine Yeast
Art. nr. B11060
Product Description
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. Datasheet available for download.
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Homebrew South Africa H78 - Rum Yeast
Homebrew South Africa H78 - Rum Yeast
Art. nr. B11364
Product Description
This professional yeast, which originates from the Caribbean, is excellently suited for the production of traditional rum from sugar cane juice, molasses and/or raw cane sugar. Its tropical origins ensure that it can be used at relatively high fermentation temperatures (25-35°C). Its aromatic ester profile is consistently rich in those key compounds that produce the specific complexity and fruity character that are essential in rum fermentations. For 20-25L. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Homebrew South Africa H96 - White Wine Yeast
Homebrew South Africa H96 - White Wine Yeast
Art. nr. B11058
Product Description
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. Datasheet available for download.
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Homebrew South Africa Pectic Enzyme
Homebrew South Africa Pectic Enzyme
Art. nr. B11276
Product Description
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.
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Brew for Africa Potassium Sorbate (50 gr)
Brew for Africa Potassium Sorbate (50 gr)
Art. nr. B01290
Product Description
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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Homebrew South Africa T520 - Turbo Yeast (185gr.)
Homebrew South Africa T520 - Turbo Yeast (185gr.)
Art. nr. B11374
Product Description
T520 is a universal turbo yeast. Its new formulation (for improved performance and ease of use) will reliably ferment 5 kilograms of white table sugar (sucrose) or 5.5kg of brewing sugar (dextrose) in a 20 litre sugar wash. The best results are achieved with dextrose.

Fermentation will typically take place in five days while still producing a clean flavoured spirit. However,the speed of fermentation depends on the temperature. The recommended range is 20-30°C. At the low end of the temperature range the fermentation will take more time but will produce a cleaner spirit, while at the high end of the temperature range the fermentation may complete in a few days but will produce a spirit less neutral in flavour. Unlike most other turbo yeasts, T520 lends little or no "hot", sharp or harsh character to the alcohol produced but creates a spirit with an agreeable flavour profile.

For full instructions on how to use and other details download the product details sheet.
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Homebrew South Africa Tannin Blend (50gr)
Homebrew South Africa Tannin Blend (50gr)
Art. nr. B11334
Product Description
A proprietary blend of highly reactive tannins for red grape and fruit wines. Increases the flavour of home made wines and improves the aging process. Formulated to work particularly well with Vitis Vinifera wine grapes and hybrid grapes, but also gives excellent results with a variety of other red fruit types.

Adding this dry powdered tannin blend at the beginning of red wine fermentation helps to preserve the natural tannins in the grapes so they can combine with anthocyanins to create an optimal and stable colour and improve mouthfeel. It will also help to inhibit oxidative enzymes (such as laccase) associated with brown discolouration due to oxidation. (Datasheet available for download.)
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Brew for Africa Top Hat Grommet
Brew for Africa Top Hat Grommet
Art. nr. B01255
Product Description
Rubber "top hat" grommet for airlock bubblers. Outer diameter: ca. 16mm. Inner diameter: ca 10.mm. Fits Brew for Africa airlocks and fermenters.
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Johnson Universal PH Test Paper Strips (20s)
Johnson Universal PH Test Paper Strips (20s)
Art. nr. B27406
Product Description
These universal pH test strips are a quick and easy way to measure the pH (acidity) of wine, mead or cider must. Note that if you are brewing beer, our pH test strips for coloured solutions are more suitable. (See the "Brewing Consumables" products section.) These universal pH indicator strips come in a booklet of 20 with the colour reference printed on the inside of the cover. Tip: you can cut the strips into several sections and only use one section at a time to make them last longer.
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Homebrew South Africa Wine Acid Blend Blanc (50gr)
Homebrew South Africa Wine Acid Blend Blanc (50gr)
Art. nr. B11342
Product Description
This blend of citric, malic and tartaric acid is especially formulated for crisp white wines which are typically served chilled. This formulation is also optimally suited for malolactic fermentations intended to reduce acidity. Dosage and use: according to recipe.
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Homebrew South Africa Wine Acid Blend Rouge (50gr)
Homebrew South Africa Wine Acid Blend Rouge (50gr)
Art. nr. B11343
Product Description
This blend of citric, malic and tartaric acid is especially formulated for smooth red wines. Because this formulation contains more malic acid than other blends, it is also optimally suited for malolactic fermentations intended to produce smooth, buttery notes in full, rounded wines. Dosage and use: according to recipe.
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Homebrew South Africa Yeast Nutrient - Large Sachet (80gr)
Homebrew South Africa Yeast Nutrient - Large Sachet (80gr)
Art. nr. B11333
Product Description
A professional yeast nutrient rich in nitrogen and other elements essential to yeast growth and a good fermentation. For For 1 to 1.25 hectolitres of must or sugar wash.
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Homebrew South Africa Yeast Nutrient - Standard Sachet
Homebrew South Africa Yeast Nutrient - Standard Sachet
Art. nr. B11059
Product Description
A professional yeast nutrient rich in nitrogen and other elements essential to yeast growth and a good fermentation. For 25 litres of must or sugar wash.
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