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Yettiman 01-23-2013 10:36 PM

My first batch in 20 years
 
Hi, I just want to say, thank you for the device and encouragement I have received.

I have decided to get back to it after a break of 20 years. I have decided not to fall into the trap (one I normally fall into) of trying to do too much too soon. A lot has changed..
I decided against buying a Pre made kit (possibly a mistake) as I did not like the quality of some of the components, it still might have been cheaper to have done so and then replace them.

ItI decided on a kit, Woodsford Norfolk Nog, as I like a

unionrdr 01-23-2013 10:39 PM

Hey,whatever excites you to come back into the fold is all good. Welcome back,man! :tank:

Yettiman 01-23-2013 10:44 PM

[QUOTE="Yettiman"]Hi, I just want to say, thank you for the device and encouragement I have received.

I have decided to get back to it after a break of 20 years. I have decided not to fall into the trap (one I normally fall into) of trying to do too much too soon. A lot has changed..
I decided against buying a Pre made kit (possibly a mistake) as I did not like the quality of some of the components, it still might have been cheaper to have done so and then replace them.

I decided on a kit, Woodsford Norfolk Nog, as I like a dark winter ale.

If it is ok, I would like to add to this thread, the progress of the brew, so I can learn from the comments, if this is against the forum's rules, I will not do so.

So far, I have cleaned, scrubbed, and sanitised everything, boiled 3/5 gallons of water, mixed with the Pre hopped Extract,

Added in the remaking 2/5 Gallons of cold water. OG came to 1042, is this correct?

I cooled the wort down as fast as I could with an ice batch and added in a yeast (dry yeast from the kit) pre start and mixed well, at 24 degrees.

Has been 5 hours and is all now sealed up and airlock.

Looking forward to seeing the first sign of activity.

24-48 hours, is this correct?

Thank you for listening

Yettiman 01-23-2013 10:46 PM

Sorry for the double post

Not sure why it happened

alane1 01-23-2013 11:11 PM

Yes 24-48 hours is about right.As far as your OG question I'm not sure what the recipe calls for as you didn't post any of the ingredients.I see you're from Oxford, I was lucky enough to have a couple pints at the eagle and child, great place.

Yettiman 01-23-2013 11:46 PM

It is a Woodsford Norfolk Nog kit, it should end up with a FG of 1014, but the instructions are very sparce, and did not give an OG.

But providing it is drinkable I will be happy

Varmintman 01-23-2013 11:50 PM

Sounds like beer to me :rockin:

alane1 01-24-2013 12:51 AM

The og looks a little low as nofolk nog should be about 1.047+/-, but not by much.you should be good.

unionrdr 01-24-2013 12:45 PM

Also,24C is a little high for ferment temp. 18-20C would def be better for an ale.

Yettiman 01-24-2013 04:27 PM

Inch and half of foam (as viewed through sides of fermenter) and has started to 'burp' every second.

Again, huge thanks for the continuing advice. I have mad notes of everything that is being said for my next batch, but I am relieved it has at least started.

Next update should be in 5-7 days when the fermentation slows / stops.

Thank you


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