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  1. Redcoat

    New Aussie Brewer

    Looking forward to it! Just picked up 60g of Galaxy hops to chuck in this afternoon - I probably go overboard on sanitation but I like to be in control of the things that I can directly control. I've got a heap of grubby, used bottles that I'll be scrubbing up and rinsing and getting ready for...
  2. Redcoat

    New Aussie Brewer

    Cheers mate! Using US-05, so following the directions accordingly.
  3. Redcoat

    New Aussie Brewer

    I did a few things wrong with my first two, purely through trying to do too many things at once, felt like this one went a lot better. I did use the Yeast Sachet from the can, although this time I've opted for something different (that they stored in the fridge). But as you say, I'll keep at it...
  4. Redcoat

    New Aussie Brewer

    That was the advice I received from a friend also! Set to 18 at the moment, and will bump it up to 20 on Thursday afternoon. Thanks gents!
  5. Redcoat

    Pale Ale OG is 4.1 - what have I done wrong?

    Sorry gents, it turns out I just can't read a Hydrometer.. OG is 1.041 - ah well, have to learn somehow!
  6. Redcoat

    Pale Ale OG is 4.1 - what have I done wrong?

    Hi all, I am attempting a kit from my local Country Brewer and I have somehow stuffed it and am at a loss as to what I've done wrong, if this is stuffed it makes my 3rd not amazing home brew which is really disappointing. I'm hoping this is salvageable.. please help Ingredients: 1 x Wal's Pale...
  7. Redcoat

    New Aussie Brewer

    Hey all, just a quick note to say hello as I've been browsing the forum quite a bit and doing research and preparing for my 3rd attempt at home brew. I say attempt as so far I've accomplished the following: 1. Pacific Ale attempt - inconsistent from bottle to bottle, good head but doesn't stay...
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