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Old 24-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #1
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I made this following the exact recipe and times.
The starting gravity was a bit low at 1030 but it finished below 1000 in six days then it was kept indoors for two days then out to the conditioniong shed for two weeks.
Now the review.
It was not as light when mixing but went alot lighter whilst fermenting and finished a nice looking pint. It is not as light tasting as the coopers and has a more beery taste but all in all well worth the tenner. The wife really enjoyed this one alot more than the coopers so Il have to give it A (two thumbs up) for the catagory that its in.
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Old 21-10-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I've got this one to do next (well in the FV anyway)
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Old 21-10-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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I would also recommend the sweet newkie brown there both well worth the tenner. The newkie brown being my new favourite
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Old 21-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #4
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hmm, may have to give it a whirl......
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Old 29-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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Ive got one of these kits to have a go at... Ive got some wilkos brewing sugar and dme.. Do u recommend folowing recipe or swapping half the sugar for DME??

Also if doing again would you brew light to say 20 litres or once again stick to recipe??

What temps did u brew this at also please

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I also purchased this about 5 weeks ago for only a tenner with free sugar!! I was also very lucky as I also bought another one tonight and when I got to the till the tin was dented. But as it was the last one on the shelf the cashier called the manager and I got this for £6 with free sugar!!
my first batch started at 1034 and finished below 1000 after about 7 days, I transferred to a king keg and added 85g of dissolved heated sugar and then left in the spare room at 25 degrees for 5 days. I then put the keg in the garage for a month and had my first taste tonight....
omg very well worth the money, the tap had excellent pressure and a guiness style head and cleared crystal clear golden colour. The taste was very much like a corona so I am a happy bunny!! 25p a pint
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Old 19-02-2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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Hi guys,

I'm starting this one on Friday. I am aiming to bottle all of this brew.

I am thinking of using a Young's Lager Yeast with this kit.

Any thoughts? Also I am using brewing sugar instead of and DME or beer enhancer as I like a nice crisp lager.

Any advice would be great.

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I'm drinking my 1st pint of this as I write. A bit early as its only been in the fridge 2 days, but its lovely, quite crisp and plenty of fizz. I weren't expecting much from this as it was the 1st time I used spraymalt and it all clogged into 1 lump so I tried to break it up and left it in the fv for 2 weeks but it didn't seem to ferment very well so I stirred in a kilo of brewing sugar and left it for another 2 weeks. I bottled it and left it in the warm for another 2 weeks then put them in the fridge friday.
I know I should leave it longer but I can't see me leaving it alone now, I'd have no problem paying £3 a pint for this in a pub! Definitely my favourite so far
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Old 27-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
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Well...

This is currently in my FV. I brewed it short to 20ltrs and used 1kg of brewing sugar. I used tap water. I brewed it short so it was a little stronger. I've also used Young's Lager Yeast. It's been in the FV 5 days and it's bubbling away like mad. Had a nice 2 inch thick krausen. Hopefully this should turn out nicely. I'll keep you updated. I'm planning on fermenting for 14 days, secondary fermenting for 10 days and maturing for 6 weeks.
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mines been out in the shed conditioning for 4 weeks so going to have the first pint or 3 at the weekend, will see how it is
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