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  1. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Used this recipe kit from Kegland. As you'll read upthread, perhaps it wasn't the best choice as a first brew, but it's certainly wound up OK in the end. Currently have a Coopers XPA clone and Coopers Dark Ale clone going in the fermenters following the recipes on diybeer.com/recipes. They're...
  2. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Chucked some gelatine into the fermenter before I transferred it off to the keg then gave it other couple of days. Cleared up a heap and no doubt would continue to clear if I left it in the keg long enough. That, however, is unlikely to happen as I keep drinking the stuff! What do you think of...
  3. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Here it is, 24 hours post cold crash. FG is stable at 1.012 and it doesn’t taste like complete scheiße, so that’s a win! So, obviously it needs to clear up a lot yet. But I really wanted to dry a glass! Wow, there were a lot of lessons out of this for my first brew. I’m grateful for all the...
  4. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Yeah, I thought that was a bit of a piss-take to be honest 😂 I've been scanning the recipes and deciding for myself how hard they sound. I'd rather have a crack and get it not 100% right than not try it at all. Guess a stir plate's going on the next order, then! Damn it, @Grmblz 😂 I've...
  5. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Thanks, Philrob. I reckon "success" for this first batch looks like "learn lots" (tick) and "isn't absolutely horrible and undrinkable" (time will tell). I've got a Coopers kit lined up to try next. See if I can't make something that resembles their Dark Ale following this recipe. Cheers, -...
  6. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Squirted a sample out of the fermenter for a cheeky peek at progress. Certainly smells like beer, which is a good start. Also looks lighter in the tube than in the fermenter with a bit of light through it. Gravity looks to be around 1.022 from a 1.050 start, so we're about halfway-ish on the...
  7. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Mark, I've been watching a bit of this bloke's Brewtube channel and see this an example of a beer I'd like to one day make: So, yes, he's doing all grain and is a fair bit further down the road in the brewing sophistication/knowledge/understanding than me... But he's also a random YouTuber...
  8. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    I’m sitting at about 14PSI, just under the max. We’ll see how it goes from here! :) —Andrew
  9. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    Thank you all so much for your thoughtful replies. Far from being concerned at the criticism – this is fantastic feedback! It's wonderful to have access to such a supportive community like this. My expectations going into this brew were low: given I'd never done it before and my general...
  10. ndrew

    Unsure newbie needing guidance: Kegland Helles Fire Munich Larger

    G'day, all! I've yesterday taken my first tentative steps into the world of brewing with this kit from Kegland: Extract - Helles Fire Munich Lager - Recipe Kit Being an insufferable nerd and never satisfied with following the instructions, I've put a few twists on the instructions: Using...
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