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    home brew advice

    hey there so i got given a brand new home brew kit so im going to give it a go ive read the instructions but theres always stuff thats left out some of the things i can think of is use good clean water and keep the temp and a constant 22deg any one got any more tips

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    depends what premade brew you are using, coopers is cheap and nasty stuff but vastly improved by using a decent yeast not the one supplied. allways use brewing sugar not a bag of chelsea
    good kits are ones like "muntons" and "ironmaster"
    lager is best brewed cool, ales are best brewed warm. in both cases the temperature should be constant once fermentation is underway.
    use a good fining solution to clear the beer. i prefer isinglass, some prefer gelatine.
    theres lots to learn. heres agood place to buy from : https://www.aquavitae.co.nz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    depends what premade brew you are using, coopers is cheap and nasty stuff but vastly improved by using a decent yeast not the one supplied. allways use brewing sugar not a bag of chelsea
    good kits are ones like "muntons" and "ironmaster"
    lager is best brewed cool, ales are best brewed warm. in both cases the temperature should be constant once fermentation is underway.
    use a good fining solution to clear the beer. i prefer isinglass, some prefer gelatine.
    theres lots to learn. heres agood place to buy from : https://www.aquavitae.co.nz/
    Cool thanks for that just want to start off on the right foot so its not to much of a failure I prefer the ales so I guess the brew mix that came with it will be probably a cheap n nasty one its a mangrove jacks one

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    need more gear @northdude? have plenty here I can lend you fermenters etc ive got a hydrometer if you need one come and raid my bits if you want got a bottle capper and stuff too if you want to use glass bottles

    its not necessarily 22c ether depending on the yeast you use it will all have different ideal temps for fermentation

    biggest bit of advice no matter the brew make sure you cool your wart enough before adding the yeast adding yeast to hot will corse nothing but a headake

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    I am also a member at home brew talk .com forums can give you my password if you want to ask questions I trust you

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    Clean clean clean, then clean some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Clean clean clean, then clean some more.
    totally agree, a brew is a great breeding ground for some real nasty fungi etc.
    i dont like the no rinse sterilizer and prefer sodium metabiosulphate which you need to rinse out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Clean clean clean, then clean some more.
    Your onto it @Tommy

    That's the best piece of advise for any new brewer no matter what your brewing.

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    Thanks as with most things its all in the prep

 

 

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