New beer in the fermenter


Well I couldn’t resist, and after bottling my Bavarian wheat, I’ve ordered another beer, and a 2nd vessel to move my beer to half way through fermentation (as it’s meant to improve the beer, getting it off the early waste products).   I’ve already mixed up the batch, filtering all the water, making sure the yeast is alive n kicking (warm 25c water, some brewing sugar, and add yeast, then bung (covered) in the airing cupboard for 45 mins), and mixed it all up.

beer making kit

beer making kit

This time I’ve learnt from before and not added much boiled water, as it’s always too warm, and i have to leave it, which isn’t good without the yeast.  So yeast went straight in this time, sorted!  This beer is a ‘best/extra special’ bitter style, OG about 1050, so if all goes to plan, it’ll be around the 5% mark, which is a strong bitter (hence the ‘best’ style).  I get my of my stuff from this shop; – they are very helpful too, giving me some advice before purchasing.

The kit was another ‘brewers choice’, where you at least get to boil up some hops and crushed grains (in ‘tea bag’ style containers).  Lets you feel you’re doing a bit more when making the kit.

The previous brew is now about  5 days in the bottles now, pressure obviously there, so just got to let it rest now, before cooling and trying in a few weeks – so hopefully some nice cold wheat beer just as it gets warm!

Author: Krispy

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