Wilco’s golden ale kit

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  1. May 14, 2019 #21

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    Yep so it started at 1048 and on day two it’s 1024. Does that sound ok.
     
  2. May 14, 2019 #22

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    Yes.
    Now leave it alone for another week at least before you add your hops. And that means keep the lid on.
     
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  3. May 14, 2019 #23

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    Ok you suggested 10 days before dry hopping. I’ve left the hydrometer in so will check again in a few days. Cheers
     
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  4. May 15, 2019 #24

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    Well day three and we are at 1.012 from 1.048. There is no froth at 20 oc. It smells nice. It seems to like the low constant temp.
     
  5. May 15, 2019 #25

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    I assume you have opened the FV ....again.
    The reason most experienced homebrewers advocate 'keeping the lid on' is to reduce the risk of infecting your beer from airborne sources. Whilst this risk is small it is not insignificant. You might get away with it, and you might not. And if you don't get away with it, you then run the risk of having to dump all your beer and with it £20 of your hard earned plus your time and effort. The choice is yours.
     
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    Ok point taken. I will leave for three more days and check the density. Then decide to add the hops. Which haven’t arrived yet. lol.
     
  7. May 15, 2019 #27

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    I brewed my first kit just four months ago so I know only too well how exciting it is to see stuff happening. But, I think you need to either get yourself a brew fridge, with a lock on it, and have someone hide the key from you for two weeks, or invest in a see through bucket. :)
     
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  8. May 16, 2019 #28

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    Haha good idea. CO2 is denser than air so will hang around for a bit. I will try to wait a few days before my next measurement.
     
  9. May 16, 2019 #29

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    Couldn’t resist 1.010 day four. Was careful though. Had a leak round my bubbler so it wasn’t bubbling.
     
  10. May 16, 2019 #30

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    Not a lot of point giving you advice if you choose to completely ignore it. I shan't bother again. Other may be like minded.
     
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    Hi although we are on day 4 and down to 1.010 do you still recommend leaving for another 6 days before dry hopping. This would be ten days then leave for another. Is that about right.
     
  12. May 22, 2019 at 9:47 PM #32

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    Dry hope after 10 day, leave it for 3 days, package on day 14. It will make your beer clear and taste better. 2 weeks for carbonation and at least 2 weeks maturing in cellar like temp. Beer making is not fast process.
     
  13. May 23, 2019 at 7:41 AM #33

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    Hi. I hopped after day 5 which was last Friday. I will put into bottling container tomorrow. It’s at 5.7% alcohol presently. I have left the hopsin for so long as my bottles haven’t arrived. Total time in primary fermenter will be 14. Cheers
     
  14. May 25, 2019 at 3:13 PM #34

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    Just primed and bottled. Had a taste very bitter.
     

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