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    First beer brew general newbieness

    Thanks for the replies, the brew shop guy was saying that the 23L body of liquid would take a long time to reach room temperature.
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    First beer brew general newbieness

    Hey, so I'm new to brewing and my only experience is as of this year with cider. So for my first beer brew I'm trying an extract. http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/5920/zombie-dust-clone-extract I bought a new fermenter to my cider one, My research isn't deep but I have read...
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    Increasing alc % in cider / general newbie question

    Ok so ive juiced the apples, took a reading which was 1.053, added a couple of Campden tablets and now waiting for them to fin doin their thing My 30L fermeter is filled to 25L, im planning on adding 1.25kg of brown sugar to bump it up to that 8% that im looking for. Also going to add 2 packets...
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    Increasing alc % in cider / general newbie question

    Was going to use Brewing Yeast (that's the name of it) that they sell in Big W but now thinking of buying cider yeast from a brewing shop i know. But I was going to measure the apple juice in the hydrometer than add sugar based of that as Wiggman suggested.
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    Increasing alc % in cider / general newbie question

    I dunno I already bought the apples so i'm looking to use them, yes i'm after a sweeter cider
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    Increasing alc % in cider / general newbie question

    My first batch was using what came with the starter kit which was a syrup which you mixed with water so i'm kind of in the dark with this next batch. I was planning on using just apples, royal gala, red delicious and fuji apples (from batlow) and no i don't want rocket fuel obviously lol, was...
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    Increasing alc % in cider / general newbie question

    Hi, so i'm new to beer brewing and i'm about to start my second batch of cider in a 30L fermenter. I have a few questions i'm using actually apples (red apples) and i'll be using brown sugar. I've read that per half kg of brown sugar will add .9% alc, I want an 8% cider so I would need to add...
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