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Muir_718
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Hello from Orkney

Post by Muir_718 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:16 pm

Hi-aye folks!
I have just started the homebrewing (Saturday) so I will have various questions over time until I get to the jist of it.
I have the beer fermenting, unsure when to bottle it, how to store the bottles? Do they need to stay warm or can I shove them in my damp shed?

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Re: Hello from Orkney

Post by Jim » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:52 am

Welcome Muir_718! Nice to have you here. :)

You should really use a hydrometer to determine when to bottle your beer - it needs to be at around the expected final gravity (usually around 1.010 to 1.014) and be stable for a couple of days running.

Once primed, the bottles need to be in a warmish place for 3 to 5 days (18C would be perfect), then moved to a cool place (cellar temperature ideally).
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Re: Hello from Orkney

Post by Muir_718 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:00 pm

Thanks Jim, I bottled them this evening. It recommended on the kit instructions to ferment for 6 to 8 days.
I tried using the hydrometer to get the gravities but, I messed up the readings (everydays a school day) and just had to guess.
I will have to be more accurate next time though.

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