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Old 06-12-2006, 01:08 PM   #1
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I've only ever brewed one batch of draught from a tin and I was wondering if anyone could help me get a decent alcohol content without my bottles exploding.

Currently using Brigalow Draught with cane sugar, 1tsp in each bottle to prime.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:23 PM   #2
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Most cans don't have enough malt in them to make a decent ale. The easiest way to deal with the problem is to use a can and 1 1/2 to 2 kg of the lightest dry malt extract (DME) that the store sells. Let the ale ferment for at least a week, two if you are bottling from the fermenter.

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There are many places to get ingrediant kits, with all the necessaries to produce a good beer. www.morebeer.com is a good start. Try one of them, if you're looking for decent beer. My experience with the canned malt and sugar is a quick beer, but not real good. They also have complete setups if ypu need equipment and all.

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Is there a way to tell when it can be bottled without a hydrometer? I mean is waiting for it to stop bubbling enough or should I test the gravity?

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Old 06-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #5
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My experience with the canned malt and sugar is a quick beer, but not real good. They also have complete setups if ypu need equipment and all.
I have to agree actually. The one I used turned out pretty flavourless...
Kinda like a watery, sweet version of beer, but not quite.
Not to apetising.
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Well, you could wait it out about a week in primary, the same for secondary, given the ingrediants, or just roll some dice and go with those numbers. Serously, a hydrometer is a REAL good investment. It saves on buying new bottles after you've used the old ones for grenades.
From a couple clues, I'm guessing a U.K. brewer? You have gotta get to a homebrew store, not the local grocery place. Invest in some equipment, and you'll be happier with the end product, trust me.

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