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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #381

    DavieC

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    How did the IPA turn out that you made upto 20ltrs.Was the 500 g light spray malt sufficient to stretch the kit?.I've got one to do,prob in a few weeks and was going to follow your lead.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2018 #382

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    It turned out great. With the addition of 500g of light spray malt. Really nice, light refreshing ipa. It wasnt a strong beer, but had good mouth feel, and good body. If i could source these kit's in the future i think i would do them exactly the same. A very good quantity of LME for a small batch brew, but 6 percent doesnt appeal to me. I must admit i was a bit dubious, but brewed to 20l it had an sg of 1040 ish. Would really like to try one in a partial mash, or brewed to 25l with a kit, and kilo.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2018 #383

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    Cheers Bridgebrew, I'll do the extra 500g spraymalt as I appreciate the taste but not necessarily the strength, having to get up for work everyday favours lower abv! Did you use the yeast supplied in the kit ? Thanks for the advice...
     
  4. Nov 9, 2018 #384

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    Yep used the supplied kit yeast, which i re hydrated before pitching, took off like a bullet. I used the kit yeast on the 1st real ale i brewed, and it did nothing hardly, just a couple of bubble after 24hr's, so threw a cml ale yeast in, and hey presto fermentation within 8 hour's. Good luck :)
     
  5. Nov 9, 2018 #385

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    Did you stretch out the real ale kit BridgeBrew as well or just the IPA? I ask as I've two real ale kits ready to go.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2018 #386

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    No didnt stretch the real ale kit's, doubled up on them, added 500g of medium spray malt, used cml ale yeast (the kit yeast didnt start) made 2 kit's to 20l, fermented for 15 day's in primary, dry hopped with the kit hop's for the last 5 day's. The real ale kit's only have about 900g of LME. The ipa has 1300g of LME. Most 25L kit's only contain 1500g of LME.
     
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    For anyone doing the t&l lager kit I suggest you leave the sweetener sachet out or just add half of it. I left it out completely the first time (forgot to add it) and it was better than the one I've just tried with the full pack added, way too sweet.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2018 at 4:33 AM #388

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    Was in the Range yesterday and still no beer kits the same as were on sale in B&M. Will email later as I was trying they would be in there in November.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2018 at 5:53 PM #389

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    Ok, so i am told, they have been dispatched from Uk warehouses with the aim of being in store very late November, early December.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2018 at 6:29 PM #390

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    good to know
     
  11. Nov 13, 2018 at 10:37 AM #391

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    I do hope they get some of the IPA kits in, up there with the best kit I've ever done, and I've done alot :beer1:
     

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