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Fermenting bucket
Hydrometer
Stick on thermometer
Cleaning brush
Steriliser
Airlock
Syphon
Brew kit

Have I missed anything before I order
 

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Cheers chippy tea don't know how I missed that
 

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Turkey baster! Great for taking a sample for the trial jar. Should be about £1.

Where are you putting the bucket? What temp is the room usually at?
Gonna Put it under my stairs I have a heat mat from my puppies if it's not warm enough all in its £46.75 with a sweet newkie beer kit and brewing sugar, is beer enhancer optional or do I need it
 

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Some members just put the hydrometer in the FV.

Bottles.

Capper.

Caps.
Yeah I don't need them immediately though do I I haven't heard good reviews of the Wilko capper are screwtop bottles just as good as I'll get them online
 

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You'll need a large plastic spoon for mixing the brew
 

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Oh cool. That might be warm enough anyway without the mat. They also do a timer plug for £4 that you can use to toggle on and off in 15 minute increments if needed. I have one but I brew in a cold shed.

https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-24-hour-timer-switch/p/0142473

I've not used brew enhancer, just regular sugar before moving on to brewing sugar. I am planning on trying it just to see if it's worth it. I'd say not to bother at this point so you have a base reading and try it in future. But it's your call.

I just use a stainless spatula for mixing. Works well and was in the kitchen anyway.
 

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Oh cool. That might be warm enough anyway without the mat. They also do a timer plug for £4 that you can use to toggle on and off in 15 minute increments if needed. I have one but I brew in a cold shed.

https://www.wilko.com/en-uk/wilko-24-hour-timer-switch/p/0142473

I've not used brew enhancer, just regular sugar before moving on to brewing sugar. I am planning on trying it just to see if it's worth it. I'd say not to bother at this point so you have a base reading and try it in future. But it's your call.

I just use a stainless spatula for mixing. Works well and was in the kitchen anyway.
Was there a difference between regular sugar and brewing sugar as brewing sugar is far more expensive
 

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Was there a difference between regular sugar and brewing sugar as brewing sugar is far more expensive
Biggest difference is time - yeast prefer monosaccharides such as glucose/dextrose or fructose. table sugar is a disaccharide so has to be split first. Lighter ales may taste a bit different using sucrose too.
 

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Was there a difference between regular sugar and brewing sugar as brewing sugar is far more expensive
Regular sugar leaves a bit of a tang but it's really cheap. You can get 2 bags of 1KG for £1 in farm foods. Brewing sugar gives a nicer taste but I'm glad I tried regular sugar first so I know that for me the difference is worth it.

But these are things you can experiment with that make the hobby so fun. And of course you get beer at the end of it.
 
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