I have just made, or more correctly started to make some nettle beer. I added the yeast when it was warm (hopefully not too warm, took 6 hours to cool!!!) and it now looks a bit cloudy with a slight foam starting to appear on top (a day later). So, I think it looks OK, but my house is very cold for a modern house as I hate central heating.
So the above is not a question, but if anything looks worrying please let me know.
My real questions are these...
1) Does anyone know how long nettle beer lasts once bottled?
2) this is my main worry. Am I getting overly paranoid when it comes to sterilizing? I sterilize everything, and then find I cant put anything down. I know that sounds darft, but I don't know where to draw the line as Im unsure as to how sensitive this brewing game is to the odd germ!
3) is 25 generally the right temp to add the yeast in?
4) I was surprised at just how many yeasts are in the shops. Is there a good 'all round' one? I mainly make ale and light beers. But have been informed they all ferment differently, some on top, some at the bottom, etc.
Thanks for your time and sorry of these questions seem stupid.