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Old 11-04-2014, 07:53 AM   #11
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If anyone is interested, this kit contains 20g yeast and 100g of assorted hop pellets sealed in 1 convenient package. It also comes with priming sugar in its own bag, pitching sugar in its own bag and finally 3kg of malt extract, again in a sealed plastic bag. The instructions look decent too. This kit appears more premium than the evil dog i have just brewed. I will be pitching it tomorrow morning.
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:05 AM   #12
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Are the 100gr of hop pellets purely for dry hopping?
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:30 AM   #13
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My LHBS recommends fermenting at 16-18C: no more, no less. I can't fathom if this ruly necessary or just his way of promoting the sale of brew belts as we near summer?! Any thoughts?
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #14
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Yes, the hops are for dry hopping. The instructions state that the hop pellets come in a bag, so you just chuck them into FV when you fancy.

It will remain at 20-21 degrees for the next 3 weeks where I will then bottle prime and leave for a further 3 weeks. I will keep you posted, I have yet to take OG reading too.
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:33 PM   #15
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1.056 is the OG, anticipating FG of 1.004 giving 6.8% (rather than the claimed 6.5%) but we will see!
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Picked up 1 of these today...gotta find a spare few hours to knock it out now.
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Getting this on the go today...any advice on fermenting temp. I'm able to keep brews between 17c-19c, but will struggle to get the 20c-24c it says in the instructions.
I guess I'll just have to wait a little longer for it to be ready?
OG was 1055, so with expected FG of 1007, looking at 6.4%
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Hi mate, I struggled with constant temps for the longest time until I bought a 25w aquarium heater from amazon for £7.50, best money I've spent in a while.
I simply drilled a hole (20mm) and used a white nylon/cable stuffing gland to seal cable.
My fv now just sits in the shed with a foil blanket round it.
Only problem is summers coming !!! Have to stock up and get brewing.
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Hi fellas/gals, after 13 days in the fermenter and 7 days in the bottle I just had to crack a bottle of this brew open and ooooh yeah baby the hop aroma hits you in the coupon the minute you pop the cap. Very very akin to a brewdog IPA in the aroma department. Strong, fruity, citrusy aroma. Nice clean white 1 finger head with lacing all the way to the bottom of the glass. Rich golden in colour,slightly darker than i expected and has cleared beautifully. Taste wise it is just friggin awesome!! Malty, great body and a nice hoppy kick that leaves a nice bitter kick in the after taste. All this from a week in the bottle tells me that after a month or so this will be a very impressive beer! Big thumbs up!
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Old 22-04-2014, 07:50 AM   #20
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Only 13 days in primary, then what was your FG reading? Seems a bit early! I'll leave mine in primary for appx 18-20 days, if its anything like my last kit.
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