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    Krausen rising!

    Hey there! This is my second attempt at brew craft, today i put a brew on, coopers real ale malt extract, 1kg brewing sugar, and the yeast that the malt came with, 23litres of water, steady at 22C A bit worried though, the krausen looks like its going to push its way up through the...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    Well, for the third day the hydrometer read the same(1.010), so i went ahead and bottled it, i admit i cant contain myself, patience i must learn, but i bottled the brew up anyhow, it looked really good, no signs of infection(from my naive point of view) and it smelt bloody tasty, i even tried a...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    well, its been 8 days and the Hydrometer is reading 1.010, today and yesterday(5th, 6th July), ill start bottling tomorrow
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    sorry for the double post, accident
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    Heres some new shots, some with the hdyrometer, its floating but some froth is in the way, its 1.020 first test, will test again tomorrow, but the airlock stopped bubbling about lunchtime yesterday, so i take its close to finishing fermenting? and the ferment looks kinda clouded, im not sure...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    Heres some new shots, some with the hdyrometer, its floating but some froth is in the way, its 1.020 first test will test again tomorrow same time, will test again tomorrow, but the airlock stopped bubbling about lunchtime yesterday, so i take its close to finishing fermenting? and the ferment...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    ah ok, awesome! thanks very much for that, ill try that for my next brew :)
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    oh man thats embarrasing haha, I'm currently brewing the Coopers Lager(it had come with the kit), once im familiar a bit more with brewing ill try out some different brews Also the temp is currently 26C on the thermometer strip(green is glowing on 27C while red and blue is not glowing so...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    oh DAMN! i forgot to take the SG before adding the yeast too! bugger...
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    oh!, my kit didnt come with a air lock lid, it needs to be sealed off? also in regards to keeping the temperature right, is it a good idea to wrap say an electric blanket(single) around the fermenting barrel and keep the switch to low? (theres no water on or around the barrel, i made sure of that)
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    sorry the images are so large, how do i make them smaller?
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    Pics of my first brew(after adding yeast)

    Hey everyone just thought i'd show some photo's of my little beer kit, i do have a question though, about 10 minutes ago from now i just finished adding yeast to the malt extract/brewing sugar/water(23ltrs) and the temp is sitting at 28C, i understand that it should be between 21-27C, so for now...
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    Priming amounts

    Hey there, just wondering what the formula is to work out how much priming sugar to add to a 46ltr brew? and if its possible to do it in a large batch amount like that instead of say 740ml bottles?
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    Fermentation question

    Hey there, I bought a coopers lager micro kit today, just reading through the instructions it says that while fermenting the wort i should keep the enviroment temp between 21-27 degrees celsius, from what ive read the fermentation will stop if the temp drops below 21C, if it does will that ruin...
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