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Old 07-22-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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Ok ..Im pretty new to this.. I started my first brew from a Bru-Mix can you can get in sobeys... I did everything it said.. but I never added anything to the mix.. I put it into a Carboy with the yeast.. then when it was done I filtered it and put it into 2 liter bottles.. now I tried some while I was bottling and it was right watery.. still smelt like beer.. and had a beer taste but it tasted watered down... so my first question is.. will this get stronger over time? I also added some sugar to it and it seemed to make it alittle better but i'd still like to know..

Now my 2nd question. When I bought my Filter Kit. The woman there told me that it would filter all my sugar out of my beer.. is that true?.. because I was going to mix up another brew and add a Kg of sugar to it .. but what would be the point if its just gonna be filtered out. or does this matter?.. thanks for any help guys.. wonderful site you have here..

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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #2
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If your beer was completly finished fermenting, then there shouldnt be to many sugars there to ferment out. Also depends on the size of the filter as well. Not to familiar with the brews in a can though.

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:07 PM   #3
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yeah that makes sense... Im gonna say it was done.. there was no bubbles and all the yeast was at the bottom... the filter I have is pretty big
its a EuroFilter for beer and wine I can't find a pic of it but heres a picture of the box
http://www.winemakeri.com/v/vspfiles...s/16436-2T.jpg

and heres a Pic of the bru can i used.. idk if it will help or not..

http://www.brewingcentres.ns.ca/beer...bm-bru-mix.jpg

but all in all if I add Sugar to my brew it should dissolve i guess into my brew?..

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Old 07-22-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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More sugar should make a more alcoholic beer (up to a point), since that's what the yeasties use to make alcohol in the first place. The beer probably had ~3-4 pounds of extract per 5 gallons, which is a little weak. A kg (or two) of sugar should make it stronger, but might not make it 'better'.

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An issue with filtering before bottling. You need yeast in the bottle to carbonate your beer. Read this. This will give you a big boost on your way to making excellent beer.

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Old 07-22-2009, 03:17 PM   #6
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ok.. well.. that could be my problem...didn't add any sugar.. I took a reading and it was 1% alc.. so this brew I'll be adding a Kg of sugar and see how it turns out.. guess i'll have to try different things til I find somthing that works..lol... thanks for all your help

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An issue with filtering before bottling. You need yeast in the bottle to carbonate your beer. Read this. This will give you a big boost on your way to making excellent beer.
ok now im confused... The reason I bought a Filter was so I didn't have yeast in my beer.. now your saying i need that yeast so my beer will be any good?.. maybe im missing somthing here.. but what would be the point of a Filter system then?
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Old 07-22-2009, 03:48 PM   #8
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To carbonate, you need the yeast to eat the priming sugar that's added when you bottle. Otherwise you would have flat beer.

I haven't filtered any beer that I've made thus far, but I would imagine it would work best if you were going to keg the beer instead of bottle. When you keg, you don't rely on the suspended yeast for carbonation, rather you force CO2 into the keg under pressure to carbonate.

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Old 07-22-2009, 04:34 PM   #9
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ok..so do all of you pour ur beer into a glass before you drink or what?... I wanna try to avoid that and just drink out of the bottle.

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Then you'll need to keg, and then bottle from the keg with a Counter Pressure Bottle filler.

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