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    CARBONATING LAGER HELP

    OK then. Plenty of info there to formulate a plan of attack. Thanks All.
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    CARBONATING LAGER HELP

    Sounds good. Think I'll go for 33cl bottles though. Gives me an excuse to sink a few Birra Moretti this weekend.
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    CARBONATING LAGER HELP

    Oh wow! I am super chuffed with your reply. Thought I'd have to purchase some expensive CO2 gizmo. But yeah, I can totally do that. Thanks for your response.
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    CARBONATING LAGER HELP

    So I've made a few ales and I'm reasonably happy and familiar with the process. Well recently I had a go at making lager. Honestly, I approached it in quite a half-arsed manner by adapting my ale method and following some rather rudimentary instructions. The end result (so far) is a small...
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    Cider Recipe

    Once I've done it at least once and established that the theory is sound, I'll look to refine the process and source farm fresh or organic or home pressed. For this first try however, I'll look to my local supermarket for some cheap and cheerful, as long as it's tasty and contains no...
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    Cider Recipe

    Hi All, My next project is something of a departure for me. I want to try making 4 to 5 litres of medium, sparkling, cider / perry with a hint of ginger and chilli to about 5% abv. I've done a bit of research and I'm finding info specific to what I intend a little hard to come by. I've...
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    Bentonite

    Cheers All, I'll stop worrying and give it a little more time. RoB.
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    Bentonite

    Hi All, I'd like some advice please regarding clearing mead before bottling. This is my first batch and so far I'm really happy with it. Primary and secondary fermentations both went to plan and now I'm ready to bottle and lay it down to condition for a few months. It was still quite cloudy...
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    Advice For Newbs (newb To Newbs)

    Soon as my knowledge is extensive enough and my wallet is fat enough . . . IT WILL BE DONE !!
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    Advice For Newbs (newb To Newbs)

    Temperature control is an important item on my 'THINGS I CAN DO TO IMPROVE MY BREW' list. Course it's not as much of an issue here as in Oz given our relative climates. Still, as soon I can get the reddies together, I'm investing in a heat belt for my fermenter and a cooler for my finished...
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    Advice For Newbs (newb To Newbs)

    That's the ultimate goal, to progress to AG and brew a beer that is entirely of my own making, that can stack up against my favourite commercial brews and that I'm proud to share with my family and friends. I think it's a long road ahead though and for the moment I'm happy experimenting with...
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    Advice For Newbs (newb To Newbs)

    Hi All, I'm new to home brew and I'd like to impart a little wisdom in the hope that my peers don't fall into a trap that I almost fell victim to. I have just 2 batches under my belt, 1 mild and 1 lager (I followed the kit instructions to the letter for both). When I first sampled them I was...
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    Disappointing First Attempt

    WOW . . . What a great response, thanks to everyone who replied. You've renewed my enthusiasm and given me plenty to think about. Cheers.
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    Disappointing First Attempt

    Hi All, I'm a newb to home brew and a first time poster . . . first attempt is a Coopers Australian lager kit. SIT REP: I bought the Coopers DIY Kit and brewed my first batch following the instructions to the letter. OG about 1.042 - Primary Ferment 7 days @ 20 celcius - FG...
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