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    Bulk Priming For First Time

    OK fellas it is a Morgans Stockmans Draught with 1.5Kg extra pale malt,OG WAS 1039 and it is down to about 1010
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    Bulk Priming For First Time

    Hi Boys, well i have finally got myself a second fermenter and a m about to give bulk priming a go. So how much dextrose will i need for a whisker under 23 litres. I have been told everything from 150g up to 200g. I thought it was simply 6g X 30 bottles = 180g + 10% for dextrose. That would make...
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    Rehydrating Yeast?

    BIG BEER BELLY- The SG was about 1039 and there was a 6g of what Morgans call Larger yeast. The air lock is bubbling now so i guess it will be ok. Should i take the lid off when i get home and re-airate or will it be ok now? Also what should the FG be?
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    Rehydrating Yeast?

    Last night i put a 1.7Kg Stockmans Draught + 1.5Kg's Extra Pale Malt Extract down. I did not use any of your idea's on hops as i just want to try this style of Full Malt beer first. Anyway for some reason i thought it would be a good idea to rehydrate my yeast. So i put 250ml's of boiled water...
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    Should I Add Hops Or Not?

    I am about to put down another brew, so far i have got Morgans Stockmans Draught and a 1.5Kg tin of unhopped extra pale malt extract. My question is should i add extra hops? if so what type? I have only ever used the hops that are in like a big tea bag, MB-89 from memory.
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    Bulk Priming In Primary Fermenter

    As i don't own a second fermenter for bulk priming and i was wondering if i could add my priming solution into the fermenter and stir so as not to stir up the cake, then bottle. I can't see why this would not work as the cake seems to be faily stable. What do you guys think?
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    To Airate The Wort Or Not?

    I have been reading a bit about what all u guys have been saying about airating the wort before pitching yeast. Why do we need to do this. I just dump & stir then fill with water from the tub tap. My last brew was a Morgans Aust Old with 1.5Kg's Black Rock DME + hops and it took 10 days to go...
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    Re: Help - When Should I Bottle

    Thanks for the previous advise fella's. Just a quick one, As i was going to bottle on Sunday how long can i leave my sterile bottles before i have to do em again. They are still standing upside down in milk crates with clean towels under them to drain on.
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    Last Sunday night i put a brew down that consisted of: Morgans Australian Old with 1.5kg's Black Rock DME & MB-89 (CL-80) Hops, start gravity was 1042. It as been brewing now for a full 8 days at 20 deg. I checked the gravity yesterday it was 1016 and this morning it was abouyt 1015. My...
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    Questions, Questions Questions

    I am about your level too. I have just put down my 5th brew. I started with Coopers larger with coopers sugar - tasted ok but very thin & fizzy, just drinkable. Then i mucked around with a few basic kits with pretty good results. But the best ones i have done are very basic and taste 100% better...
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    How Much Beer Do You Drink A Week?

    A question for all. Because everyone who i have told that i homebrew seems to think that i am some type of out of control drinking machine. Anyway boys, HOW MUCH DO YOU CONSUME IN A WEEK?
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    Guinness Icecream

    Don't waste the Guinness on making ice-cream
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    Stout Advise

    I got given a couple of bottles of homebrew "stout" yesterday, and it was not bad. I had never had it before and was wondering what was the best "dump & stir" brand to buy and with what type of sugar or malt extract. Also should it have a head? as this stuff just looked like coke but tasted like...
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    Help With Ginger Beer.

    I made my first ginger beer brew a few weeks ago with the Beermakers kit & 1kg of raw sugar. Everything seemed to go as per the instructions, and i bottled at about 1005. But the problem is there is no fizz. I used the Coopers carb. drops (2 per bottle) ans i used the plastic PET bottles that...
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    Where's The Hangover Gone

    POST MODERN got it right. It is all about the vit. B. And i have been told that because beer sucks the vit B out of us so much and gives us a hangover that commercial beer makers may have to start adding "B" to their beer. So go the homebrew.
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    Whats Your Favourite Snack With Your Homebrew

    Go "WRECK" you can't beat darkchocolate with beer.
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    No Bubbles?

    I'm no pro but i must agrre with JOVIAL MONK. My first brew was coopers lager with 1kg of sugar. I thought it stopped after 3 days. I took 2 readings both of about 1009, so i bottled. Only to find out after 1 week of conditioning that i had 25 longnecks worth of gushers. I bottled my Morgans...
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    Priming With Dextrose?

    I am into my first brew now, and its not bas, even though i bottled a bit early and had to recap after a week. But one thing i have noticed is the bottles i primed with Dextrose seem to have a smaller/tighter fizz as compared to the carbonation drop bottles. Is this a common thing? And as they...
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    What's The Lowest Brewing Temp?

    I just bought a new 2nd fridge, and was wondering if i could brew in the fridge. I would have to test what its highest temp would be, but would guess it to be about 5 or 6 deg. Is this too cold to brew at? And i am sure my Mrs does not want me mucking around with the new fridge by adding a new...
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    Morgan's Stockmans Draught

    OK You guys, Settle Down, My next brew is going to be an all malt, Tooheys Old style beer. If i only make say 19 or 20 litres could i just use half the normal priming sugar or even none?