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    Had fermenter lid open for hours before adding yeast

    Hi, I added in my wort and topped it to 25l (I had to add ice cubes and wrap a wet towel around the fermenter to cool it down before adding the yeast) I had the lid open for about 5 hours as I let it cool down before adding the yeast at the correct temperature. Is this okay to do? Will it...
  2. I

    Can I make beer in fermenter whilst wet after cleaning?

    Hey, Just wondering if I am able to start making my next batch straight after cleaning with chemicals and then rinsing. So whilst the fermenter is still wet. Or do I need to wait until the fermenter is dry? Thanks!
  3. N

    UK Pub Could Face Beer Shortage This Winter

    Pubs and brewers raised the concern over beer shortage in UK this winter. Industry experts are calling for the sector to be put on a priority list for gas supplies over the coming months. The National Grid has previously warned UK homes could be left without power for three hours at a time as...
  4. M

    First days of fermentation

    So within 8 hours of fermentation I had c02 bubbles every 1 second, and through out that same day. The next day I had c02 every 2 seconds. It’s seems like it’s already starting to taper off a bit. I know it’s supposed to do that, but I just thought it would be about the same the next day if not...
  5. H

    Is this a Pellicle?

    Beginner here on my 3rd batch. It is a Single Hop IPA kit from Craft A Brew. My OG was 1.063 and FG=1.010. Fermented 2 weeks at 68°F in a plastic Nortbern Brewer bucket w/ airlock. I never opened lid until kegging day. A. Is this a pellicle? B. I will not be brewing any sour beers, so...
  6. B

    disparity between wine makers and beer makers

    I'm noticing that there's a lot more resources and conversations and clubs centered around brewing beer than making wines and mead. I mean look at this forum, there's 18 categories for beer brewing and then one each for wine and mead. Why is this? Surely the disparity between people in general...
  7. B

    Fermenting L17 imperial yeast lager help

    I need help with what I should do. Rice hull- 1/2 / .5 lbs Flaked barley - 1/4/.25lbs Corn flakes - 1 lbs Briess pale ale malt -4 lbs OG came out to 1.02 Threw 3 lbs of brown sugar into the 5gallon wort while temperatures were dropping and mixed it in. Let temperatures drop to 55 and pitched the...
  8. B

    Massive Brewery Facility Auction Western MA

    Unknown if this is the best outlet but there is a massive brewery/ bottling plant going up for auction in Massachusetts. If you think this is a good place for me to post the information reach out and I can give you all the details. and post a link for the Auction Best, Brewish1
  9. bellatorius

    Butterscotch Braggot Bochet (Butterbeer)

    The BBB! I've just put this fermenting and it's bubbling away like a mad thing. Calling it a Bragott is a little bit of a push as it's more of a mead with malt added for body. Anyway here it is: 5 gallon batch. Ingredients: 7.15kg honey 500g light golden DME 1.5kg Oat LME 40g chinook hops...
  10. T

    Help for new brewer please!!! (Wheat beer)

    Before I start, I am very new to this. This is my 3rd ever brew, 1st being without a kit... So I've just started my latest brew - 1.8kg of Wilko limited edition Wheat Beer extract, 1kg brewing sugar, 500g light DME, 20 litres of water. Regular temp between 19-20C. OG was 1.046 and its been...
  11. B

    For Sale Complete Homebrew Setup for Malt Extract Kits

    Selling all of my home-brewing equipment. This is everything you need to brew dry malt extract kits, in addition to bottling or kegging. This isn't a complete list but a quick rundown of what is included: - Pot for wort - Wort chiller with pre-chiller, hoses to connect - Thermometer -...
  12. I

    3 weeks bottle, somethings wrong

    Hi, My lager beer has been bottled at 24 degrees for 3 weeks now. The colour is quite dark. The taste is not that of commercial beer, it tastes I guess a little yeasty? or is green the word? The head fizzed out quickly. I thought 3 weeks it was supposed to be good?
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    Fizzy beer, no head

    Hi, I have done a batch using Simply Ritchies Lager kit. I have stored my bottles at 24 degrees C for 2 and a half weeks now. I put one of the bottles in the fridge for 48 hours and tried it tonight. There was a loud pop (swingtop bottle) and as I poured it had a slight head which fizzed out...
  14. MrKloot

    How about this?

    I'm planning on making a white IPA infused with brambles and clove. This is a concept of my recipe, what do you guys think about it? ingredients: 1000 grams of dingemans pale ale malt 300 grams of dingemans pilsen malt 20 grams of saaz hops (flowers) 2.6 grams of safbrew specialty ale yeast...
  15. H

    Solutions for leaking DIY mash tun

    I tried to make a DIY mash tun from a rectangular plastic picnic basket. I made the hole but realized the wall is too thick to fit the nut and washer. I was only able to fit the rubber ring and bazooka screen adapter. The ring certainly has a bigger diameter than the adapter. The outside looks...
  16. J

    Beginner brewer questions.

    Ok so I’m new to home brewing. I’ve so far done 2 brews with the kits you buy online and it makes about 5 gallons or about 50 bottles. Both times they tasted great I was very pleased with the results... at first. After the 2 week carbonation process in bottles I put them all in the fridge I...
  17. Julian Høstan Urrea

    DIY Magnetic Stirrer by SmallSpacesBrewing

    Hey guys. Ive just posted a video on how to make your own Magnetic Stirrer. Hope you'll check it out. If you have any questions, ask here or please comment below video. And of course like and subscribe
  18. braukorps

    Strawberry Rhubarb attempt - HELP!

    I am planning to make a strawberry rhubarb wine and beer. I ca find strawberry puree easily enough, but not rhubarb. I can find extract flavoring, and a concentrated fruit wine base from LD Carlson. I would prefer to have real puree, and not something mixed with corn syrup. Anyone know where I...
  19. M

    What you think about this Brew ?

    i'm brewing a belgium style beer called "Tripel Terror" i followed all the kit instruction and i ended up with 1.064 OG . according to the kit fermentation should be finish @ 1.008...
  20. F

    Chinook IPA recipe HELP!

    Hello brewers! This is my first home brew ever and went with the Chinook IPA recipe. I had a question about specific gravity. I followed the instructions exactly has followed with the recipe. Initial SG: 1.08 (which I thought was high for this beer) and did my final SG: 1.01, which translates to...