Making beer and wine is an art mixed with science that anybody can master. Under normal circumstances we would be more than happy to get you from beginner to pro at the shops but due to covid-19 and the number of orders we are not able to currently help with the influx of queries on where to start.
Here are a list of great resources we would recommend to start the homebrewing journey with in no particular order.
Home brew beer Best modern book on home brewing in my opinion. I recommend it in hard cover to write notes as you go... A couple of page scans to follow in the next couple of days.
Brew Your Own Magazine American based magazine with many online articles. They Also have a wine making magazine.
How to Brew One of the first books on home brewing, now available online for free
Lockdown Dranks (Tsikwe) Written by local commercial beer brewers and uses off the shelf ingredients. Very worth supporting. Aimed at the novice and easy to follow. - if you want to go more advanced and get a predictable shelf stable product, sterilize the must with a campden tablet. Want to add residual sweetness afterwards and stop the fermentation at a specific point for a wine? Preserve with potassium sorbate in conjunction with a campden tablet at bottling.
Brew Mistress (Lucy Corne) Editor of Ontap magazine - a brewing magazine we would recommend, locally produced and worth supporting.