I've been looking at these kits as well, seems pretty fool proof. What would guys think about adding pumpkin to the Winterfest Ale? I want to take advantage of all the cheap pumpkin kicking around and wonder which kit it would go best with.
Shaftebury Cream Ale Clone
7 lbs Liquid Pale Malt Extract
4 oz Carapils malt
5 oz British crystal malt (50-60 L)
4 oz Chocolate malt
1 oz Willamette
1/2 oz Cascade
Blend Together and boil 75% for 1 hour / use 25% for finishing
Steeped grains at 155 for 30...
I'm making a Coopers Wheat Beer with 3lbs of LME (instead of dextrose) and was just wondering if you can ruin your beer by using a secondary that's "too cold". I noticed one day that wort temp was a little high, so I froze two 2 litre bottles of water and placed them against my...
None of the brew supply shops in town had ale pails, or a lid with rubber gasket (Don't ask how, I figured they would), so I did the next best thing and bought a 10 gallon plastic carboy. So that will be my primary fermenter, and I'll just need a decent sized funnel to pour the wort in there...
The lid for primary bucket doesn't snap shut. When it's on, I can gently wiggle my finger in between the lid and bucket, so it isn't airtight nor do I think it's made to be that way, because it doesn't have a hole for a stopper and airlock.
I'm thinking I just bought a crappy kit. Should I...
The starter kit I bought at the brewing supply store came with a 10 gallon bucket and a 5 gallon carboy (with airlock). The instructions say to do the primary in the bucket and then rack to the carboy for a secondary. The bucket however is not airtight at all which I thought was critical to...