- Oct 10, 2019
- Reaction score
Just set up my second batch of this kit and once again I got a starting gravity of 1.052. The kit doesn't give any clue as to the intended SG but given I got the same result twice would make me think I've done an OK job of setting this up. The kit does state a final gravity of below 1.010 which is a little vague (but not uncommon). At 1.010, the ABV would be 5.51% which is well below target. To achieve the 6.3% claimed by Youngs, this would need to ferment down to 1.004, which, for a beer like this would seem to me to be unlikely. I've made other Young's kits and have always found them to be fairly realistic in their numbers so this one has me puzzled. I couldn't find any reviews on the forum - maybe this isn't a very popular kit - but just wondered if anyone else had made it and what king of numbers they got. Last time, this turned out to be a really nice brew and 5.5% is perfectly OK as a drink (and first time I could only get it to ferment to 1.010). Has anyone else made this and how did you get on?