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Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 03:50 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Ok thanks for that. I didn't get any detailed...

Ok thanks for that. I didn't get any detailed instructions for my hydrometer in my starters kit. I'm learning off YouTube and from you good gentlemen :). The instructions with the beer kit (...
Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 03:12 PM
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Posted By malky1841
God sorry what's wrong with me! I'm adding an...

God sorry what's wrong with me! I'm adding an extra 0.
I've probably confused everyone including my self now :).
Ok OG = 1.042
FG = 1.012

Reading 4 weeks after Finings and 80g spray malt...
Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 03:07 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Sorry my mistake, I'm still pretty new to this. ...

Sorry my mistake, I'm still pretty new to this.

The instructions said the final gravity should be 1.0009. I took 2 readings over a period of 3 days and they were both consistently 1.0012. I...
Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 05:25 AM
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Posted By malky1841
This is for all my New Years visitors so...

This is for all my New Years visitors so hopefully someone's going to say " yea your final reading is the beers alcohol content" ;0)
Forum: General Techniques 11-27-2012, 05:18 AM
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Posted By malky1841
I did 2 readings before I barrelled a couple of...

I did 2 readings before I barrelled a couple of days apart and they were the same. They were lower than the instructions said they would be by about 4 points which is why I did another one 4 weeks...
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2012, 09:05 PM
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Posted By malky1841
For the record my avb was 3.98% but after 4 weeks...

For the record my avb was 3.98% but after 4 weeks in the barrel it's almost 4.5% which is what the kit says it should be
Forum: General Techniques 11-26-2012, 09:02 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Am i cheating with my final gravity reading?

I've just done my 3rd batch of ale and prior to my other posts where I've said it's never as strong as it says on the box I've done a reading 4 weeks after secondary fermentation( after my Finings...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-09-2012, 03:36 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Yea I read that and its completely different to...

Yea I read that and its completely different to the instructions on the beer pack I bought. It says to boil the malt extract and water but the beer kit say just to add it to the fermenting bucket...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By malky1841
Yea thats right its for the pressure barrel. ...

Yea thats right its for the pressure barrel. Maybe I got a different kind of homebrew kit than most folk on here?. What do you do?, keep it in the fermenting bucket?. Wouldn't it go flat or...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 08:36 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Oh one other thing. I added 80g of spraymalt...

Oh one other thing. I added 80g of spraymalt mixed with cooled boiled water as suggested and the instructions say to leave the barrel at room temp again between 18 degrees & 25 degrees ( quite a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 08:09 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Cheers guys for all your help. Hopefully ill get...

Cheers guys for all your help. Hopefully ill get it right next time round
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 08:01 AM
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Posted By malky1841
Brilliant that makes sense ogri thanks! Would...

Brilliant that makes sense ogri thanks! Would there be a specific water/yeast/sugar ratio in should use?. & I assume brewers sugar is the best stuff for doing this ?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 07:54 AM
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Posted By malky1841
Pressure barrel is the container for putting the...

Pressure barrel is the container for putting the beer in for the final fermentation the one that's sealed tight with a valve at the top for adding co2 to if there's a vacuum unbalance and air gets...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By malky1841
Carboy? Sorry I'm such a beginner its not funny....

Carboy? Sorry I'm such a beginner its not funny. Is that the pressure barrel I'm assuming? Shaking the fermentation bucket would prob result in all my ale going up the walls lol. When you say make a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-06-2012, 05:56 AM
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Posted By malky1841
Prime the yeast with O2? This is only my third...

Prime the yeast with O2? This is only my third brew, I was led to believe it was easy as long as you followed the instructions and didn't mess with the recipe but it seems I need to know a hell of a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 08:48 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Hmm ok something to know for next time I guess....

Hmm ok something to know for next time I guess. Thanks folks. If I do another gravity test after final fermentation at Xmas time when the beers ready to drink, will the carbonation in the beer give...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By malky1841
This was a premium 2 tin kit that neede no extra...

This was a premium 2 tin kit that neede no extra sugar apart from the spray malt I added when I kegged it. So should I make the temp of the wort before pitching the yeast closer to the 18 degree mark...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By malky1841
Sorry for some reason my app won't show me more...

Sorry for some reason my app won't show me more than one paragraph at a time so I can't see what I'm typing!. Re cap final gravity should have been 1.009 but mine was 1.014, despite mixing with a...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By malky1841
Why is my brew never as strong as it says on the box?

I've just barrelled my 3rd brew, a donner and blitzed Xmas brew by milestone. This had some pretty in depth instructions with it unlike the other woodfordes kits I've made.
These said my starting...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 06-07-2012, 01:33 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Brilliant!

That is just what I'm looking for ! Fantastic!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-06-2012, 08:04 PM
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Posted By malky1841
Cloudy beer and secondary fermentation

Ive just barrelled half my first ever home brew and bottled the other half for the summer months ahead.
I added Finings after the primary fermentation and waited the 2 days it asked for before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2012, 11:42 AM
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Posted By malky1841
Pretty minging

when sealing the airlock to the lid using vaseline I put in the bathroom. my pregnant wife looked at it and asked why I was using it. I told her why and she said and I quote "but thats been up my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By malky1841
Naff sorry in the Scottish term meaning tasting...

Naff sorry in the Scottish term meaning tasting like an old sock after a heat wave . Typical... It's freezing all year and the week I try my first brew it's like we swapped climates with India !.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By malky1841
Thanks for this! I know you guys must see the...

Thanks for this! I know you guys must see the same ol questions pop up. I actually bought a heat pad as my flats normally freezing and I was worried I couldn't get a high enough fermenting temp. Now...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By malky1841
New to home brewing and worried!

Hey everyone.
I just got myself a woodfords wherry brew kit as my first attempt at home brew as I hear the 2 tin kits are better tasting and don't need as much sugar. Anyway the kit says to keep...
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