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Old 05-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Hi all, I have just been and purchased the coopers DIY beer kit tonight and have made the coopers lager kit that came with it as soon as I got home.

I followed the instructions perfectly as far as I can tell and there's some movement within the fermenter but already after 3 hours there's a fruity appley type smell coming from it, is this normal?

I'm completely new to brewing and this is my first batch so please excuse any silly questions.

Ali

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Depending on the yeast used, yes, it is completely normal. Congrats on your brew. Don't touch it for a few weeks.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:03 PM   #3
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Wow that was a fast reply!

Thanks for the advice, I'm glad it's normal I'll leave it alone now to do its thing

The yeast I used was the one that came in the tin, I've literally just brewed the kit that came with the package and not added or taken anything away so fingers crossed my first batch is a success

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:19 AM   #4
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Ok it's not looking bad I don't think, my only question is that all of the white stuff at the bottom shown in one of the pics here, is that normal or does that mean I haven't stirred the dextrose in enough?
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:27 AM   #5
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Ok it's not looking bad I don't think, my only question is that all of the white stuff at the bottom shown in one of the pics here, is that normal or does that mean I haven't stirred the dextrose in enough?
How long has it been in the fermenter?
If it's more than a week it is the yeast who has settle down.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:37 AM   #6
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It has been in there since last night so a total of about 19 hours so far, does that look OK?

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:40 AM   #7
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You should try to get that between 18-20C, you are a little too warm.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:41 AM   #8
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Looks just fine. Leave it alone.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:45 AM   #9
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Thanks for that i will move it tonight out in the garage, it could have cooled down by now a little anyway as our temperatures have just fallen here today so hopefully by the time i get home it'll have cooled off a little.

This is only my first brew but already i'm learning heaps, thanks for all of the advice everyone.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:45 AM   #10
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It has been in there since last night so a total of about 19 hours so far, does that look OK?
I'm not an expert but normally it should not stay like that at the buttom of your fermenter.it should be moving all around in the fermenter.
How is the activity in your airlock? Bubbling a lot or not really

 
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