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Old 02-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hey brew heads.

For my first Homebrew kit for Christmas, the young brewmaster, bitter.

Now the out come is a bit hit and miss. Some nice some not so nice. Some bottles clear some cloudy, some a little sharp.

Two bottles blew up.

Soooo, I'm thinking, first point to learn was. Adding sugar to the bottles, I don't think I gave that as much attention as I could of done ( guilty of getting excited and bottling my first batch)

Do you think that's a factor and any ideas on any others ?

Got a coopers ale kit brewing at the mo, this time with brew belt keeping a steady 22. Want to ensure a consistent batch.

And while I have your attention, cider kit recommendations?

Tar very much.


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Old 02-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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Did you put the sugar directly into the bottles? The only practical way to get consistent carbonation bottle by bottle is with priming tabs, but it's a lot easier and also more sanitary to heat a little water, put .8 to 1 oz of corn sugar/5 gallons beer in it, let it boil a little bit, then dump it in the bottling bucket and stir.
Sorry, I've never brewed cider.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:52 PM   #3
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Took that advice, used coopers carb drops in the brew just bottled, much Easier. Thanks.
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