New homebrew on the go…


I’ve re-started up my homebrew hobby, after a gap of about a year.  So in the fermentor I currently have a Bavarian Witbeer – which was one of the better kits you can buy; you get to boil up the hops and some special grains to add to the wort.

Should be fermented in about 5-6 more days, and then it’s time to bottle.  I’ve only used my pressure barrel before, but I think with a wheat beer I will bottle the 22 litres into 2 litre coke bottles – super strong and I can get to see the 2nd fermentation for a change.  That way I can pop one or two into the fridge when ready (at least 2 weeks after bottling, but probably should leave for more like 4).

Fingers crossed!

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  1. Day 6 – and things are looking good! Probably the longest period I’ve had the primary fermentation really active – still got a 4cm Krausen (sp? the ‘foam’ head you get during heavy fermentation). Bubbler is going strong, so lots of co2 being produced (which also means alcohol). Usually my home brew by day 6 is much quieter, with small bubbles rising to the surface and no head of ‘foam’.

    So either i’ve been doing something wrong before, or this is a nice strong ferment. maybe it’s the nature of the wheat beer – or the yeast suppliment I added this time.. or the more filtered water.. who knows 🙂 It was a good quality kit.

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