Beekeeping Tips for Beginners Beekeeping requires a lot of learning and advice from experienced beekeepers in order to grow your colony. For easier management, it is recommended to start by keeping it simple while being very keen on the progress of the colony. This way, you will be able to easily spot warning signs of … Continue reading The BZZZZ OF BEEKEEPING

Moonshine Maker

You've seen the TV shows about moonshiners, but they make moonshine in large quantities. This video is the easy way to make a small batch of moonshine in your own home without any special tools or materials. You'll need a pressure cooker, basic tools and some basic supplies from the grocery store. Enjoy this classic … Continue reading Moonshine Maker


We have had 7 days of 5 kilo's of blended pineapple of the slow fermentation process, naturally. 10 liters of warm water was included in the fermentation bucket and nothing else.  Below are the bubbles from the CO2 being pushed up. On the 7th day, there was fermentation #natural #distil #pineapples #ramblersrest #ploughmanpub A post … Continue reading Fermentation

Fruits to ferment

Firing up a distill in the next few weeks and testing out fermentation of different fruits. Looking for abundant, local fruits that are easy and free to obtain, with a little elbow grease: Pineapple ( Queen Pineapple ) Wild Plum ( umgwenya ) Guava Natal Plum Dandelion  

Zesty Fig and Lemon Preserve

Spotted some baby green figs on the tree this morning and decided to get them before the birds do. Recipe for unripe Zesty Fig Preserve: 10 baby green figs 250 grams brown sugar 400ml boiling water Tablespoon cinnamon powder Half Tablespoon nutmeg Teaspoon aniseed Teaspoon honey Top the figs and pierce them multiple times with … Continue reading Zesty Fig and Lemon Preserve