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by Meatymc
Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: HELP!
Replies: 2
Views: 136

HELP!

1st brew (Wherry) went in on the 1st - OG 1040. Did a hydrometer test on the 12th and reading 1016. Gave it a gentle stir to try and liven it up and left it expecting to bottle this weekend. Just done another reading and coming in at only 1014 or slightly under. Never bubbled as such in the bin but ...
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottling advice for first brew
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: Bottling advice for first brew

Thanks 'Squire'

Also just wanted to say enjoyed reading through the thread on your first experience and on-going acheivements - impressive!

I'm being held back as we're selling the house and may well end up in rented for a while as there's nowt out there that fits the bill.
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Bottling advice for first brew
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Bottling advice for first brew

I'm gearing up to bottle my first brew - a Wherry. Intend bottling it all as I have the bottles but not yet a pressure barrel. Firstly priming sugar. I have some brewing sugar (dextrose) bought whilst getting together an initial 'stock' of stuff. Is this better for priming than normal household suga...
by Meatymc
Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:20 am
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions guys. The more I read everyone's suggestions the more I'm getting hooked on playing around with additions/combinations. Think I need to get the Wherry bottled first and then choose the next brew. Landie show in Peterborough this weekend so looks like weekend after to get b...
by Meatymc
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions

Thanks Marcus. Now seen Wilko out of stock on-line. Will check out stores locally and if that fails, onto Coopers me thinks!
by Meatymc
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions

Coopers get mentioned quite a bit so that's one worth looking at although, having just seen Wilko have reduced their Real Ale kit to £12.75 - that might get first shout, providing of copurse I can get hold of one!
by Meatymc
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Re: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions

Thanks Manngold

Hadn't picked up on the fact the Wheery was a longer lead time than many of the others - chosen for the good reviews and the fact suitable for an outright novice like myself. Will have a look at what the local Wilko has in as many seem to rate them on the homebrew front.
by Meatymc
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 725

Quick Brew for Xmas - suggestions

Assuming I can bottle the Wherry this weekend (see Wherry - leave it a bit longer on Friday) is there anything else I can brew in time for Xmas this weekend or is it too late now and do it justice? Needs to be a straight forward off the shelf kit - although I have 30g Goulding hops which I was going...
by Meatymc
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wherry - leave it a bit longer?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Wherry - leave it a bit longer?

Hi Charles

Thanks for the reply. I didn't want to mess with it to be honest so am happy to do as you suggest and leave for another week - can't come to any harm although it pushes tasting time back a bit further!

In the warmest spot I have but will give it a gentle stir tomorrow.

Cheers
by Meatymc
Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Wherry - leave it a bit longer?
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Wherry - leave it a bit longer?

Well my first brew didn't exactly spring to life and I've never seen the airlock actually bubble but it must have been doing something as the level has always shown to have more pressure inside the bucket than out. Last 24 hours though the level doesn't seem to have moved much - if at all. Been in s...
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Hope the first brew is OK!
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Hope the first brew is OK!

Cheers Manngold So ignore the stated 6-8 days on the kit? Makes sense thinking about is as the best kit brew I ever did was one i forgot about was under the stairs. Sat there for a couple of weeks and then another 10 days whilst on holiday. When we came back the settlement on top was practically sol...
by Meatymc
Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: Hope the first brew is OK!
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Hope the first brew is OK!

2nd post having joined on Monday. The Woodfordes Wherry was brewed on Monday and, from experience decades ago, rather expected the thing to burst into life within 24 hours - not the case! There is some pressure there as the airlock balances are uneven, but doesn't seem to be any change for the first...