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Old 28-02-2013, 07:00 PM   #11
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I have to say I was quite unimpressed with my Wilko's Cerveza.
I've just checked my Coopers Cerveza for SG and already its much clearer and has more taste to it than the Wilko's managed after a months conditioning.
Don't get me wrong - I still managed to sup it!!!!!
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i havent got very high hopes for it as i brewed to 23l and used the 1kg of brewing sugar.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #13
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I just picked this up today and was surprised to see £2 off at the till, i guess that's the brewing sugar being free! So that comes in at 25p a pint i guess, can't argue with that...

will be starting it shortly after my edme IPA comes out of the fv.

i was thinking that 4% abv seemed a little low, does everyone think you should 'brew short' (less water i guess) rather than adding more sugar? i suppose more sugar would add more alcohol but not flavour?

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Old 02-03-2013, 03:36 PM   #14
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Picked up a hoppy copper with the free dextrose as I was short.
I would never brew a Wilko kit with just sugar though, at least half and probably three quarters spray malt.
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plenty of co2 bulging the lid after 24 hours.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #16
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Two weeks in the FV and it's still bubbling well. I'm going to leave it anther few days before bottling. It's starting to clear already. I'm looking forward to a few of these on warm evenings.
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i had the first few pints last weekend and was rather unimpressed, it was clear with a good head but tasted really thin and not very good. i tried again on friday and it has totally transformed. the taste is 100x better than last week and after friday and last night its a shame that the keg is nearly empty. will definately get another of these, very good for the money.
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Old 13-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #18
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Just put this kit in the fermenter, done it to 21l with 900g dextrose and 500g light spraymalt, OG was 1.044 so hopefully get around 4.7% abv if it ferments to 1.008 like the instructions say.
Was going to do the coopers cerveza but got all the ingredients for £14 so thought sod it I'll give it a go
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Old 18-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #19
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Not even been in the fermenter a week yet and its already down to 1.010 on hydrometer. Is a ferment this fast normal?
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Old 19-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #20
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I have to say mine fermented very quickly but took almost three weeks before it stopped bubbling away. I have bottled it tonight and it smells lovely. I did taste a little and it currently tastes like a sweaty ballsack but I expected nothing less this early on. I've primed the bottles and they will spend the next two weeks in the warm before spending four weeks conditioning in the cold. I shall update once tasted.
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