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    Single lever bench cappers

    I bought mine from brew2bottle for around £17 and it works fine.
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    First wine kit advice

    You'll have to let us know how it works out. I think my brewing set up is more suited to the winter, but as I only started in May I'm yet to find out. Good luck!
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    First wine kit advice

    I'm hoping to save a bunch of them for Christmas 🎄
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    First wine kit advice

    Fingers crossed. I have literally nowhere else colder that I can put them 😂
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    First wine kit advice

    Just bottled this wine kit, after leaving the finings to work for 9 days. I used a bottling wand rather than a siphon, which is how I bottle beer and it worked pretty well. The first bottle was cloudy, as I think the sediment settled a bit on the tap, but after that the next 28 were clear. Last...
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    Coopers Stout OG waaaay off

    So this stout has had 2 weeks in the FV, 2 weeks carbonating and a further 5 weeks conditioning. Just tried it and it still has a homebrew smell, but it tastes pretty good. Very strong and bitter, good head which stays, I'm going to leave it for another few weeks and try again but overall I'm...
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    ****Fermentasaurus Mega Giveaway****

    Please count me in, I'd love the Fermentasaurus Gen 2 Starter Kit. I'd be a worthy winner because...errr...well...I went bald at 17 and now I'm nearly 40 and my knee hurts when I run. I'd leave a detailed review and include it in any future beer reviews I do, I'm new to this and it would be a...
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    First wine kit advice

    I'm going to leave it until fermentation is completed as per Chippy's advice, it's bubbling along happily at the minute. Got to admit it's been closer to 25 than 20 degrees because of the weather recently but still within recommended levels, so should be fine. I'll keep you posted 👍
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    First wine kit advice

    So today if fermentation day 5. Instructions advise to rack this off to a secondary if it is at 1010 at this point, but you can leave it til fermentation is finished completely. Anybody racked midway through fermentation? I'm inclined to leave it personally...
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    First wine kit advice

    I have no idea what that is either 😂 glad we're on the same page, makes me feel a lot better. Just about to pitch the yeast...
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    First wine kit advice

    I'll be using a fermenting bucket with large lid for primary (as per instructions), but another identical bucket for the secondary, rather try than the instructions recommendation of a standard wine fermenter. 🤔
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    First wine kit advice

    It's got an airlock, just wondered if there was any other reason why people seem to use carboys instead of buckets for wine.
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    First wine kit advice

    Thanks Chippy, I'll get it started tonight then!
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    First wine kit advice

    *25 litre fv not 24 🤦‍♂️
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