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Old 03-17-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm doing my 1st batch today with a basic kit I ordered last week. It came with brewferm ambiorix. The instructions say to warm the can in hot water for 10 mins to turn it to liquid. This is then to be poured into the fermentor, the can washed out with 1ltr hot water and added to fermentor along with two more litres of hot water, in which 750g of sugar has been dissolved . 13ltr of cold water is then added to the mix before the yeast is added and the magic commences.

I am a seasoned beer drinker, but a virgin brewer. I have been reading this forum for a week or so and my question is should I not make the wort on the stove for an hour? The instructions I have seem a bit simple, and I want to make the beer as tasty as possible any tips are appreciated. In the mean time I'll get sterilising.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:09 AM   #2
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Hi all,

I'm doing my 1st batch today with a basic kit I ordered last week. It came with brewferm ambiorix. The instructions say to warm the can in hot water for 10 mins to turn it to liquid. This is then to be poured into the fermentor, the can washed out with 1ltr hot water and added to fermentor along with two more litres of hot water, in which 750g of sugar has been dissolved . 13ltr of cold water is then added to the mix before the yeast is added and the magic commences.

I am a seasoned beer drinker, but a virgin brewer. I have been reading this forum for a week or so and my question is should I not make the wort on the stove for an hour? The instructions I have seem a bit simple, and I want to make the beer as tasty as possible any tips are appreciated. In the mean time I'll get sterilising.
It sounds like you have a no boil kit. This will be REALLY easy to make. Basically you just mix everything up and you're done. The extract has already been prehopped. It will work just fine for your first brew. I would probably sanitize the outside of the cans before you start just in case.

For your next brew I would try to find an extract with specialty grains kit that comes with its own hops. That'll be a huge step up in the different flavors you can create.
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Thanks sounds like a plan easy does it 1st!

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it sounds like you have a pre-hopped/no-boil kit.

make it the way the instructions say.

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Well it's now in the fermentor fingers crossed in a few weeks I'll be drinking it!

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Well it's now in the fermentor fingers crossed in a few weeks I'll be drinking it!
Now is the hardest part. Don't touch it!!! Haha
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Give it two weeks before you take a hydrometer sample. Test it to see how close to FG you are. The instructions should have OG/FG listed. Did you take a OG hydrometer test?

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Yep took a measurement before I air locked it and taking one at the end, thanks

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Give it two weeks before you take a hydrometer sample. Test it to see how close to FG you are. The instructions should have OG/FG listed. Did you take a OG hydrometer test?
Ditto on what uniondr is recommending.
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