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  1. wodwo

    Question about watery beer...

    hmmm that is a good idEA! cheers mate.
  2. wodwo

    Question about watery beer...

    I dunno, I don't have a hydrometer atm so just flying blind you see. it's always worked out before!
  3. wodwo

    Question about watery beer...

    So, I brewed this (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/04/red-ale-for-beginning-homebrewers-hoppy-red-ale-recipe.html), with a few slight alterations. I was at the dry hopping stage on Tuesday, carried it out to shed in the dark and rain and dropped the damn bucket, the lid cracked and I...
  4. wodwo

    avoiding sediment at bottling

    My current brew is in a 20L jerrycan and the hops etc sediment at the bottom is thick enough to be in line with the tap. I bottle straight from primary, out the tap with a bottling attachment, and was wondering how I can avoid the chunky stuff that currently comes out when I run the tap? Like...
  5. wodwo

    Proofing Yeast

    Thanks for the advice. So I added the extra yeast AND the first lot of rehydrated yeast. It's now three days since I pitched. There hasn't been any bubbling in the airlock but the day saw some activity with a couple of inches of krausen forming on the surface of the wort. Now that has subsided a...
  6. wodwo

    Proofing Yeast

    Hi there, I'm doing my first brew and I've been mostly following the John Palmer how to brew instructions online. My wort is cooling now and I am doing my yeast, re-hydrating and proofing it. Nothing seems to be happening in the jar, its been in there almost an hour, and then I read a little...
  7. wodwo

    Beginning Brewer - Kit with LME and DME?

    Thanks for your help. I might pop into the brew shop and get them to clarify some things about the kit.
  8. wodwo

    Beginning Brewer - Kit with LME and DME?

    No personal brewery, just the ingredients. I was planning to do it on the stove top.
  9. wodwo

    Beginning Brewer - Kit with LME and DME?

    Also, my kit recommends it be brewed at 23 degrees celcius, I don't have a heat pad and as its winter it'll probably be sitting at about 18 degrees mostly. Will that be OK?
  10. wodwo

    Beginning Brewer - Kit with LME and DME?

    Cool, thanks! I saw some people saying LME should be added close to the end of the boil.
  11. wodwo

    Beginning Brewer - Kit with LME and DME?

    Hey everyone, This is my first brew. I got all the gear as a Christmas present and this is the complete kit I'm using: http://www.williamswarn.com/Shop/Ingredients/English-Brown-Ale-Complete-Kit#.U076EvldWSo Thing is, the kit doesn't have any instructions and everything I read on the...
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