Hi all as u probably guessed im new to this forum and would like some help with a few questions on my first brew
basically i own 2 pressure barrels but not a fermentation bucket, i used the spare barrel without the lid on with a tea towel tied covering the top, as the fermentation bucket and will syphon that off into the other preesure barrel after the first stage is dun. fistly is this acceptable?
secondly, stupidly i thought my shed would be warm enough for the first stage (english summer) but im seeing very few bubbles after 6 days, also a small amount of mold has formed on the tea towel, is this normal?is my brew recoverable if i bring the barrel inside and clean/change moldy towel?
lastly my friend was tellin me that if i use a pressure barrel as oppossed to bottles i should add two extra weeks to the secondary fermentation, is this correct?
unsure whether this is any use to anyone but the kit i am using is geordie lager, and the pressure barrels are made by boots.
any help given would be GREATLY appreciated