August 2017 Home Brewer of the Month

Meet The Home Brewer

Name: Warrick van den Heever

How many years have you been Brewing? 2 and a bit years

How did you get into Home Brewing? Been wanting to brew since I was about 19.
Eventually said f&$k it and did at 41. Beerbros where up the road

Favourite brewing method? Full Grain

Piece of equipment you just can’t do without? GrainFather

Favourite style of beer to brew? IPA

Best beer you’ve ever tasted – besides your own! Oakham Citra

Favourite hop? Citra

Best beer you’ve ever brewed? NSAIPA (New South Africa Indian Pale Ale) My own Style.

Worst beer you’ve ever brewed? Why did it end so badly? Tried to make a Weiss with blueberries. Weiss are not so great to start with and mine tasted like smurf ass!

Biggest disaster you’ve had on a brew day? Dropped my GrainFather while cleaning and broke the base. Fixed Now!

Best South African beer at the moment? King’s Blockhouse IPA Devils Peak

Do you have any brewing tips to share, that you wished you had known about sooner? Controlling your temperatures from beginning to end is essential. Filter your water! Sanitise Sanitise and sanitise again! Brew beer you love to drink don’t get caught up in the hype!

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