I just brewed a can of Cooper's Real Ale and used the enhancer 2 kit plus Nottingham Ale yeast.
I poured the Enhancer 2 (both bags) plus the contents of the can plus 500 grams organic molasses sugar in the bottom of the fermenter.
Then I added two litres of boiling water.
Almost immediately the brew enhancer started to form thick waxy clumps, and stuck to the bottom of my fermenter making mixing a nightmare.
I quickly boiled two more litres of water and added that and stirred hard for about fifteen minutes before adding the rest of the water.
I think I got most of the waxy lumps dissolved in the end, but certainly not all. I have heard since that I might be better to add the enhancer kit after I have cooled the wort down a bit as the hot water makes it coagulate.
Can anyone tell me if they have had similar experience and how to overcome it?
Will the yeasts still break down those clumps, or will I have a hard time cleaning up after I bottle this lot?