Hello, Very new to all this and have no one in my life with actual beer brewing experience except “i made a beer when i was a teenager, i can’t remember much” but have looked at many threads for advice and ideas so thought i best make an account up. Recently made a batch of the wilko mexican cerveza beer (first time so went cheap in case of any problems that could of arose). My set up (?) is very simple at this stage, my thinking is to develop my skills and then add or change over it time. So after my first batch, which was a success, my problems were... I think i may of added a little too much sugar in the bottling process (the name of this process I’m yet to remember) as most are a little too fizzy and this water downs the taste of what I feel the beer should of tasted like. What is the best way to solve this? I’ve seen CO2 tablets? Or could i just measure out exactly 500ml of beer and exactly whatever the sugar requirement is? I originally just filled each bottle to where i thought was correct and added (if i remember correctly? But it was a few weeks now) 1 tbs of brewing sugar... but thinking back i guess some spoons may of been more heaped than other. Maybe I’ve answered my own question there and should try measuring exactly haha but other suggestions are welcome. My other problem, which i don’t feel was a huge issue, is clarity. I’ve seen that you can get finings, how do these go about working? Do they take a few days? If i add after the first week when it’s ready to be bottled which i think is what happens is there a chance that it could open the beer up to infection while it’s still sitting there? Or is the beer are that point safe to small infection risks like air due to the alcohol content? Only other thing worth mentioning is that i don’t have an air lock on my bucket for the first stage of brewing and it did bulge the lid, i created a small opening and pushed some air out to releave pressue, obviously this isn’t ideal so going forward is there a better fix? Like drilling a hole in for the airlock to attach? Also why don’t they sell cheap buckets with a hole in already, surely that should be standard? Then they will make more money by charging for the required airlock. Or do i just leave it and accept it’s safe and not going to explode like i’ve read people saying will happen? So yeah, lots of words! Thanks!