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Went in my local home brew shop today, now every home brew shop sells FWK's. Can't understand why it hasn't caught on over in the UK.
17 litre cubes, pour into fermenter add water and yeast and ferment.
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Or the bag in a box FWK's.
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Wouldn't you also get around the production of alcohol legal requirements?
 

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What’s the shelf life of these kits? With home brewing being much more of a niche hobby in the U.K. compared to Australia you can end up with kits sitting on shelves for months.
 

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Is this similar to kit brewing. Concentrated wort that you dilute with water.
 

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I think Malt Miller sold something like this a couple of years ago. I think it's a full brew length so doesn't need diluting.
 

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What on earth is an FWK?
All that springs to my mind strangely is an acronoym for 'f**kwit' which obviously it isn't
 

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Don't think they caught in when sold over here
 

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Good idea but it takes all the joy out of the hobby, and its not your own creation
Either is kit beer. It's the same idea. Kit beers seem popular, I am sure if you wanted you could modify with hop tea or a short steep with speciality grains.
 

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Wouldn't you also get around the production of alcohol legal requirements?
Yes, no licence required as its not alcohol.
What’s the shelf life of these kits? With home brewing being much more of a niche hobby in the U.K. compared to Australia you can end up with kits sitting on shelves for months.
They put a shelf life of one year, stored in the dark and under 20 C will last longer.
Is this similar to kit brewing. Concentrated wort that you dilute with water.
Not a concentrate, some are a potential higher ABV so you can add extra water.
Good idea but it takes all the joy out of the hobby, and its not your own creation
They aren't sold as a replacement to brewing your own, just a stop gap for those time poor and wanting to get something in the fermenter.
Either is kit beer. It's the same idea. Kit beers seem popular, I am sure if you wanted you could modify with hop tea or a short steep with speciality grains.
Yes a lot of folk dry hop these, I haven't fermented one for a few years now but they are top quality. Not really any need to add anything other than hops if required and yeast.
 

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Yes, no licence required as its not alcohol.

They put a shelf life of one year, stored in the dark and under 20 C will last longer.

Not a concentrate, some are a potential higher ABV so you can add extra water.

They aren't sold as a replacement to brewing your own, just a stop gap for those time poor and wanting to get something in the fermenter.

Yes a lot of folk dry hop these, I haven't fermented one for a few years now but they are top quality. Not really any need to add anything other than hops if required and yeast.
Can you get different varieties.
IPA
Red ale
Stout
 

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Heaps of varieties wheat, lager, imperial, & oatmeal stouts, English and American IPA's
Surprised it hasn't taken of here then. How long do they keep. Is it local breweries that sell them through the home brew shops.
 
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