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Old 09-09-2013, 05:47 PM   #11
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This is a bottle I've just opened and it's absolutely spot on. We'll worth the wait.
Let's hope I can save most of them until Christmas.
That looks like a good one, hope mine turns out like that has.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #12
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A question about Brewferm kits: are most of you using a normal size FV (25 or 30 litre)? Am going to pick a couple of kits up next week but am thinking I might pick up a 15 litre FV while I'm there. Any advantage to this, other than extra brewing capacity?
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Old 17-09-2013, 09:05 PM   #13
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just opened one of these and its only been bottled for a couple of weeks max and it tastes great! going to leave it alone now for a little longer.
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:05 PM   #14
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Hi im confused , just about to start brewing one of these my but where does it say you add golden syrup?
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Old 22-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #15
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Hi im confused , just about to start brewing one of these my but where does it say you add golden syrup?
It doesn't! It mentions candy sugar near the end of the instructions. Golden syrup is another option, useful because it is partially inverted and those inverted sugars are easier for the yeast to get into (in such a high OG beer). I haven't used candy sugar, but I believe Golden Syrup is considered to be a reasonable alternative. Allow a bit extra over table sugar because (IIRC) it is about 20% water.

That said, I know the best tripel I've tasted only had tate&lyle in it, so that's what I've put in my Brewferm Tripel. I used syrup in the Abdij and the Kriek, to good effect.
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Old 13-10-2013, 07:15 AM   #16
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This will be racked off today as after 2 weeks primary has finished. However when sampling I am getting quite a bitter acrid finish to it, unlike anything I have brewed before.

I brewed with golden syrup. Temp was never excessive. I will carry on with it and hope for the best.

Edited 3rd November: I bottled a week ago and although mid way through conditioning this has improved a lot. The harsh edge to the finish has gone and it is mellowing into a great tasting malty beer. I was too early with my assessment in October.
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Old 13-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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What type of yeast does this kit come with?
I'd like to have a go at one but I don't have the kit for a chilled fermentation
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Old 13-10-2013, 04:06 PM   #18
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The yeast that comes along with the kit ferments best in the 18-22 degrees range.
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Old 16-10-2013, 10:30 AM   #19
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I have done a Brewferm Diablo & a Brewferm Framboise.
I leave mine for 12 months before I drink them.
Well worth the wait..........
Just set a Brewferm Grand Cru going last night
& have a Brewferm Pils waiting to go.
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Old 23-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #20
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This is my first kit after what has probably been more than 10 years' absence from the hobby.

Being a newbie and not knowing any better, I followed the instructions pretty much to the letter. I used bottled water (5L bottles from supermarket) and brewing sugar.
The FV was placed in one of the back rooms and and old duvet placed around it. I kept an eye on the temperature and it remained pretty much constant at 22 deg. Within 24 hours the brew was bubbling away with quite some pace. This died off fairly quickly within 3 days and then just trickled along until the end of the 10 days quoted in the instructions. I left it a couple more days before racking it off to a second FV as per the instructions. I took a sample and found the gravity was 1.010. Right on the money, again according to the instructions.
And that is where I am so far. I shall leave it there a couple of weeks before bottling. The brew smelt lovely and gave the impression that it had plenty of potential. I took a tiny sip from the sample jar and it certainly has some alcohol in it.

As the kit makes 10 litres and I am using 25 litre brewing vessels,I shall probably prime in the bottle rather than moving the liquid to another vessel to batch prime. My reasoning is that every time the liquid gets syphoned off, some of it gets left behind, which when you only start with 10 litres is a significant amount.
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