So seeing as how I have now moved house and sort of got my garage setup (needs more storage and organizing). Along with foolishly agreeing to a house warming on the 21st I thought I should smash out a quaff-able kit beer to fill one of the kegs so that the Kegerator has something on tap
Recipe as per below
1X Coopers real ale kit
1X BE2 (part of a packet)
1X 250g Coopers pale ale malt
25g Nelson Sauvin at 20mins
So after sanitizing everything,
250g of malt went into 3.4L of water into a pot on the gas stove and taken to a rolling boil, added 25g of Nelson Sauvin and boiled for 20mins (used some hot water to rinse out the bag of malt) (I grabbed a few Tablespoons of the liquid to use as a starter to rehydrate the kit yeast (I normally use US05 or US04 but I am all out)
While this was happening I put my kit can into some hot water in the sink and dumped my lump of BE2 into the fermentor
Poured the goop all over it with a little hot water from the boiled kettle to clean the can out.
Once the timer was up I filtered out the hotbreak and the hop residue and then poured her straight into the fermentor, mixing it up to add as much 02 as I can.
Topped upto 23L and with some added ice got her down to about 25C, pitched the yeast and chucked her into the fermentation fridge pics below
Going to ferment it out at 17C, Currently no idea of SG as I left my measuring cylinders at my mates place tipping it will be about 4-5% abv when finished if my math is right (happy for correction )
Temp probe is taped to the side of the fermentor
Any thoughts or critics would be great, thanks all