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Old 03-18-2013, 09:44 PM   #11
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I'm in the UK too. My kitchen floor is tiled so probably having the same problem. It's probably dropping to 15 degrees at night and hitting 30 when we are cooking.

My grandad had a glass heating element but it doesn't seem to have clear controls, so I was reluctant to use it. I have a local brewing shop so I will grab a thermometer.

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #12
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I'm in the UK too. My kitchen floor is tiled so probably having the same problem. It's probably dropping to 15 degrees at night and hitting 30 when we are cooking.

My grandad had a glass heating element but it doesn't seem to have clear controls, so I was reluctant to use it. I have a local brewing shop so I will grab a thermometer.
Even when we were cooking it wasn't making too much of a difference try moving it next to the radiator if you can and put some cardboard or polystyrene under it to reduce the cold transfer that and what the other guys said it could be finished but I think it's more likely a bit too cold for it.

Where abouts in the uk are u ? I'm Nottingham.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #13
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Thanks for the advice, I will put it next to the radiator on a mat and see how it goes.

I'm in Stratford Upon Avon in Warwickshire.

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Old 03-18-2013, 11:31 PM   #14
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Cool there aren't many people on here from the Uk so it's nice to find some lol.

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 AM   #15
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I just got the sundew and starter kit for my birthday this weekend v excited about home brewing !! P.s I'm in the uk

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I just got the sundew and starter kit for my birthday this weekend v excited about home brewing !! P.s I'm in the uk
Hi Paul where abouts are you in the uk ?? You will have lots of fun brewing and just as much drinking it :-) welcome.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #17
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Hi Paul where abouts are you in the uk ?? You will have lots of fun brewing and just as much drinking it :-) welcome.
I'm in Bracknell , it's been in FV since Sunday eve and sitting at 18c in a cupboard next to the airing cupboard . Should I be expecting bubbles yet ? As I have none as of this morning. I have 12 flip top bottles and a keg . #kidatchristmas
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You should be seeing some kind of action by today. 18C (64.4F) is a good ale fermenting temp.

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I'm in Bracknell , it's been in FV since Sunday eve and sitting at 18c in a cupboard next to the airing cupboard . Should I be expecting bubbles yet ? As I have none as of this morning. I have 12 flip top bottles and a keg . #kidatchristmas
Yeah you should have some activity in your airlock by now I would just double check you temperature of the liquid and not just the surrounding temp and also just check that your lid is properly clipped down I tend to just press the very centre of the lid and you should see the airlock bubble if its secure enough :-)
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Stupid question you did remember to pitch your yeast didn't you lol ?

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