Have a go at simple AG

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  1. Feb 11, 2018 #1281

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    Only time will tell now.
    Fingers crossed for ya
     
  2. Feb 12, 2018 #1282

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    Panic over, it’s doing something :)
     
  3. Feb 15, 2018 #1283

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    Just checked the Sg as it had stopped fermenting. It’s down to 1.010 already, can’t belive how quickly it’s fermented out, only been 4 days!
    Put another 5L brew on last night too.
    1kg pale malt
    100g crystal
    7g challenger
    10g ek goldings
    Sg1.062
    See how this one turns out.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2018 #1284

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    I'm taking the plunge! Have ordered all the bits and will get cracking some time next week...
     
  5. Apr 23, 2018 #1285

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    Well, I ordered my stuff over 18 months ago and I'm finally giving it a go. Unfortunately the grain and hops say expired but this can be a run-through if it doesn't work!
     
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  6. Apr 23, 2018 #1286

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    Not a resounding success as my OG was 1.030 so I guess I will have a very weak brew?
     
  7. Apr 24, 2018 #1287

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    Unfortunately yes, prob around 2.6% at a guess if it finishes around 1.010.
    Should still taste alright I would think!
     
  8. Apr 28, 2018 #1288

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    Do I need to put the hops in a bag using the OPs method?

    Also do when you say heat to 75 Deg and 80 Deg do I turn heat off when it reaches this temp?
     
  9. May 13, 2018 #1289

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    Well I finally got round to doing this and it's now in a DJ bubbling away nicely! Not going to be strong as it only got to 1.038 but looking forward to seeing how it came out in a couple of weeks. One question - do others pop a bit of sugar in the bottle when it's done, or just leave it plain?
     
  10. May 13, 2018 #1290

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    If it's finished fermenting fully (check for a stable gravity for say 3 days) you will definitely need to add some "priming sugar" to your bottles unless you want flat beer. How much depends on the style of beer. Google priming calculators I use the brewers friend one.
     
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  11. May 14, 2018 #1291

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    Thanks very much!
     
  12. May 22, 2018 #1292

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    Just after going over this thread the last couple of days, I've grain and a new pot ordered and should be ready to give the original recipe a go. Thanks again to @clibit
     
  13. May 25, 2018 #1293

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    I will be giving this a go in the very near future
     
  14. Jun 2, 2018 #1294

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    Well, I cracked open a bottle after leaving it in the fridge for a week and it's lovely! It's a bit cloudy which I'm okay with, but any tips on avoiding the haze in future? The bottles I didn't put in the fridge are lovely and clear now so guessing it's chill haze?
     
  15. Jun 2, 2018 #1295

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    Yeah, sounds like chill haze. Either chill the wort faster or leave the bottles in the fridge for a few weeks and the chill haze will drop out
     
  16. Jun 2, 2018 #1296

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    Brilliant, thanks!
     
  17. Jun 8, 2018 #1297

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    Hmm, sounds to easy to be true this from the original post. But as I'm only on my first kit brew this week I'm already thinking that maybe a secondary small, say 10 litre brew test using the process from the first post could be fun to try.
     
  18. Jun 10, 2018 #1298

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    OK, I'm definitely going to try this on a 10 litre scale alongside my second main brew. Though might try it in between a second main brew. Though if I followed the recipe in the first post, what sort of ale actually is it? or do I simply pick my own hop choice instead?.

    As I'm going to get a new 10-15 litre stew pot anyway along the current several litre one I should be good to go barring a piece of muslin cloth and a few ingredients.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2018 #1299

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    A lot of starters including myself, get the Wilko stock pot, which actually holds about 15L. https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-stock-pot-12l/p/0322498
    I did try straining using a muslin square stretched over the rim of a small fermenting bucket and held in place with a bungee cord, but quite frankly it was a PITA and fell off more than once. So I invested in a mashing and sparging bag (about £9 from your LHBS) and never looked back. It would be easy to make a bag from some net curtain material if you or Mrs 666 is handy with a sewing machine. I tended to make batches of about 11.5 litres, because it made the maths easy in converting the 23 litre recipes, just halve everything.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2018 #1300

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    Hmm, would a 10 litre brewing bucket hold 11.5 litres without issue?, as don't think I could get away with 2, 20 litre buckets at the moment with my other half, which would be a bit of a waste anyway for small batch test brews of either 5, 10 or 11.5 litre brews.
     

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