The Craft Beer Thread

Jitters

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I bought the pale ale and wes kus lager, poured both out. Im done with kennel they either have a persistent infection or they are burning their wort.

Everything they make has a burnt rubber taste to it. It's a pity as they have the best recipe ideas but I cant anymore and at R35-R40 a can its not worth it.

This porter is even more expensive isnt it?

Sorry for my rant. Im just dissapointed.
 

Snyper564

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I bought the pale ale and wes kus lager, poured both out. Im done with kennel they either have a persistent infection or they are burning their wort.

Everything they make has a burnt rubber taste to it. It's a pity as they have the best recipe ideas but I cant anymore and at R35-R40 a can its not worth it.

This porter is even more expensive isnt it?

Sorry for my rant. Im just dissapointed.
Their recipe ideas are like the way I brew at the moment. Multiple micro batches for as much variety as possible.
Its a shame tho as I was likely going to order from them but it's a bit steep if the batches ruined.

Maybe contact them? Especially if they small craft Brewery might be feedback they need
 

abudabi

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Craft breweries around Howick/Hilton that are worthwhile visiting? Google maps shows:

Happy Days Brewery
Nottingham Rd Brewery
Balgowan Brewery
Lion's River Brewery

Bit further but maybe worthwile?
1000 Hills Brewery
Stumpnose Brewery


Any suggestions on which ones to visit?
 
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menticide

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I bought the pale ale and wes kus lager, poured both out. Im done with kennel they either have a persistent infection or they are burning their wort.

Everything they make has a burnt rubber taste to it. It's a pity as they have the best recipe ideas but I cant anymore and at R35-R40 a can its not worth it.

This porter is even more expensive isnt it?

Sorry for my rant. Im just dissapointed.
It's called autolysis; basically the burnt rubber flavour comes from the mass death of yeast cells. Its similar to what happens with yeast cells in the production of marmite; some regard it as an umami style flavour; one you either love or hate... in a beer its however not by design, and points to a big problem with their fermentation process, more than likely a secondary fermentation issue or it could be due to a problem related to the storage of their bottled / canned brews.

You should contact them; this most certainly would classify as a quality problem.
 
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MightyQuin

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Had some nice beers today before a Whisky and rum tasting...

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This stout is one of the best I have ever had.

PS. To morrow night is the launch of the first Nitro Stout in SA:

Dominus Nocte...

A "Folk&Goode" and "The 400 Brewing Company" collab. Launched at AfroCaribbean...

Gonna be awesome!!
 

mbayshark

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Well done Bokke!
Some lekker Aegir Project beers to get through this afternoon.
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Jitters

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Had some nice beers today before a Whisky and rum tasting...

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This stout is one of the best I have ever had.

PS. To morrow night is the launch of the first Nitro Stout in SA:

Dominus Nocte...

A "Folk&Goode" and "The 400 Brewing Company" collab. Launched at AfroCaribbean...

Gonna be awesome!!

Its not hemel and aarde has a nitro stout in a bottle. Don know how they did it but they were first.
 
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