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  • Chemical Engineering Student at the University of Stellenbosch. Doing my final year project (and potentially Masters) in Beer Quality, thereby combining two of my favourite things - Science amd Beer!
  • Rugby,Rugby Refereeing,Brewing
  • Student
  • Travis Louis Myburgh
  • The Cat Empire, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lark
  • Edward Scissorhands, Waking Life, Mullholland Drive
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Community, Cougar Town, Psych, Doctor Who, Monty Python
  • Catcher in the Rye, A Picture of Dorian Gray, Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Refereeing Club, South Yeaster's Brewing Society
  • My mate had been brewing with his father for a couple of years before I got interested. For my final year project, one of the options available was a Beer Quality analysis, so I thought that this would fit me perfectly as my friend and father have a great deal of brewing experience, and I have a (reasonable) amount of science experience. From then on, my interest in Brewing sky-rocketted, and I regularly brew home brews purely from a consumption point of view (as opposed to for my project).

    At the moment I brew on either my friends homebrew system or the microbrewery at the faculty. My friends homebrew is a gas heated stainless steel system with a hot liquor tank, combined mash and lauter and a kettle. We have a problem with overboil in the kettle as it is a bit too small (and we cant bring ourselves to brew less volume). The faculty set up is pretty cool, with a hot liquor tank, a separate mash and lauter tun, a kettle (no overboil problems) and a cooling system. All made of stainl
  • I plan on perfecting my Marzen Recipe because last time we had to make do with the limited stock we had. I also want to start brewing some nice easy drinking lagers for the summer time.
  • I bottle almost all of my beers. All are bottle conditioned.
  • I have kegged a Weissbier, but we went away for the weekend and drank it all. Was an epic weekend
  • Male
  • Single
  • Stellenbosch
  • Western Cape


  • Posted in thread: Aroma Concerns with Dry Hopped Willamette on 07-23-2013 at 04:06 PM
    Hi GuysI am brewing for a competition coming up in 6 weeks. The style being entered is an
    Imperial IPA. The preliminary brew came out great, however the aroma is lacking. I love the
    Willamette hop, so...

  • Posted in thread: Lambic-type beer on 04-11-2012 at 07:47 AM
    Thanks guys for all the help. I shall listen to the Sunday Session. I am thinking of
    cultivating some sort of South African wild yeast (although our little critters are used to
    30C/ 86F temperatures),...

  • Posted in thread: Whats in a Name? Brewing vs Brewery? on 04-10-2012 at 08:39 AM
    I like Coal Room Brewing. It implies to me that it is an ongoing process and adds a human
    element to it as opposed to Coal Room Brewery, which sounds like just a building. There is no
    problem with the...

  • Posted in thread: Lambic-type beer on 04-10-2012 at 08:31 AM
    Hi guysI am researching making a lambic/ kriek-type beer. Now it is not a strict lambic/ kriek,
    but has many similar qualities. The question I want to ask is that in traditional styles, aged
    dried hop...

  • Posted in thread: I want a biscuity beer on 02-20-2012 at 01:04 PM
    I am looking to brew a buscuity Northern English Brown type beer. I would really like the
    biscuity character to come through, and I shall be using biscuit malt to help me achieve this.
    I was wondering...