Im just starting brewing again because I'm skint, last time was 20 years ago. I have a few questions. I'm doing a Geordie Lager which I gather is a pale ale. I'm using a diy airlock because I live close to pubs in town and there's vinegar flies all over. Should I pay more attention to bubbles rather than hydrometer readings and risk contamination. There's a constant flow of bubbles and a nice aroma, but I'm thinking should I pipe this Co2 into other sterile brew bucket or sterile bottles so there will be low risk of oxygenation prior to bottling. Do I ignore packet instructions and can /should I "lager“ it. BTW I paid abt £ 2 for tiny wilko Bruclens, it's exactly the same as Wizz fabric stain remover. sodium Percabonate.