is this going to work???

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Re: is this going to work???

Post by Cobnut » Tue May 05, 2020 9:38 am

If you want to carbonate (make it fizzy), you need to put the bottles somewhere warmish for about a week. Then into the fridge (or somewhere cool) for another week-ish.
Fermenting: 100% Vienna Malt Faux Helles
Conditioning: Brakspears Bitter (ish) clone
Drinking: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone (ish), Lockdown HazelweissSMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?)
Planning: American Stout 2, Summer ale, Witbier, Oatmeal Stout IV, Brown Ale, etc.

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Re: is this going to work???

Post by Hudson1984 » Tue May 05, 2020 9:42 am

Bum too late now I assume.

Have to be cider with lemonade this time around

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Re: is this going to work???

Post by steviebobs83 » Tue May 05, 2020 11:27 am

Just take them out for a week or so, they'll carb up

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Re: is this going to work???

Post by Hudson1984 » Tue May 05, 2020 3:41 pm

ok dokie, sitting on the brew fridge. Will stick in the cooling fridge next week.

hopefully my heater turns up today, the wife wants the wine kit started, and i've got a 40 pinter to do too.

looking forward to tasting all this lot.

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Re: is this going to work???

Post by Hudson1984 » Fri May 15, 2020 8:02 am

well, you weren't wrong.... BLOODY dry!!

but a shot of apple juice in the glass with the pour balances it out quite nicely.

Does need to be sweater though certainly, I like dry but it just needs the edges taking off a notch.

Also needs more fizz, the carb drops I used were ok but not really up to much, I only used 1 per 500ml though which is below the required (that being said it suggested 2 for 750ml which is a pain as my bottles are all 500s)

I think next time I'll make a larger batch and prime with sugar in the 2nd bin then bottle from that. Much easier than faffing with spoonful's in the bottle.

I'll let my cider kit finish then probably do a large batch of a fruity turbo of some kind.

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