Slight jazzing to a Wilko IPA kit

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Hi All.

Im about to brew my 3rd Wilko extract kit, an IPA. I want to jazz it up slightly, maybe some dry hopping.

Any tips or tricks for a beginner brewer, nothing to complicated. Also, any suggestions on what hops to use to dry hop.

Thanks in advance
 

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My suggestions for first time dry hopping are the most prevalent ones - EKG for British styles, cascade for IPA-ey type things. Around 10g per gallon.
 

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My suggestions for first time dry hopping are the most prevalent ones - EKG for British styles, cascade for IPA-ey type things. Around 10g per gallon.
Where do you recommend buying from. Was looking at the malt miller as ive heard very good things. Thanks
 

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Where do you recommend buying from
If you're just buying hops then crossmyloof all day long, though there are a few independent people on ebay. Unless you're ordering other things from one then maybe it'll work out cheaper if the postage gets soaked up over a few things.

It's worth buying 225 or 450g of stuff you'll always end up using because the price scales so well and you can seal the bag with an iron and slam in the freezer for years.
 

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If you're just buying hops then crossmyloof all day long, though there are a few independent people on ebay. Unless you're ordering other things from one then maybe it'll work out cheaper if the postage gets soaked up over a few things.

It's worth buying 225 or 450g of stuff you'll always end up using because the price scales so well and you can seal the bag with an iron and slam in the freezer for years.
Nice. Cheers for the help. Ill give them a go.

One more question. I broke my fermentation bucket and bought a new one, overlooked the fact that it doesnt have a hole for an airlock. This shouldnt be a problem when fermenting should it. Thanks
 

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One more question. I broke my fermentation bucket and bought a new one, overlooked the fact that it doesnt have a hole for an airlock. This shouldnt be a problem when fermenting should it. Thanks
No it wont. But when you clip the lid down just slightly release a small part of the lid to FV seal to let the CO2 out.
Try this for dry hopping.
I suggest you get a bag in which to put your hops, Crossmyloof may sell them if not a mesh vegetable carrier bag from Sainsburys or similar will do.
 

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t doesnt have a hole for an airlock. This shouldnt be a problem when fermenting should it.
Nah - quite a few people on here don't use one, or clip the lid so it leaves or gap or even use a few sheets of cling film. I drilled a hole in one of mine just slightly narrowere than an airlock pipe and just a friction fit makes it airtight. I was going to get a rubber grommet eventually but it just works so I never got round to it.

On a makeshift demijohn we made around someone's house we cut open the lid of a 5 litre water bottle with a crappy knife and then used blue-tak to make it airtight.
 

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No it wont. But when you clip the lid down just slightly release a small part of the lid to FV seal to let the CO2 out.
Try this for dry hopping.
I suggest you get a bag in which to put your hops, Crossmyloof may sell them if not a mesh vegetable carrier bag from Sainsburys or similar will do.
Nice one. Really appreciate the link and advice
 

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Nah - quite a few people on here don't use one, or clip the lid so it leaves or gap or even use a few sheets of cling film. I drilled a hole in one of mine just slightly narrowere than an airlock pipe and just a friction fit makes it airtight. I was going to get a rubber grommet eventually but it just works so I never got round to it.

On a makeshift demijohn we made around someone's house we cut open the lid of a 5 litre water bottle with a crappy knife and then used blue-tak to make it airtight.
Thanks. Ill just leave a small gap. Thanks for the feedback
 
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