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  1. ViVaH8

    Very strong brew question

    I have another fermenter. Is racking as simple as transferring the brew into this other fermenter and leaving all the gunk at the bottom behind. I'm guessing I'll wan't to do this with as little exposure to the air as possible? Not sure what K&K is but I am a rather obsessive steriliser.
  2. ViVaH8

    Very strong brew question

    Thanks for you help Mark. I've always found my hydrometer to be reasonably accurate but it's also been my experience that numbers don't lie. Is it possible that it is infected and out of control? As it tastes now it's not something I would drink so I'm trying to make the decision whether to let...
  3. ViVaH8

    Very strong brew question

    My apologies the litres is indeed somewhat important. It was 21 litres total, 1.5Kg Amber LME and 300 g of wheat grains steeped in 3 Lt water
  4. ViVaH8

    Very strong brew question

    I can't think what else might have gotten in but I am astonished at how strong this is turning out. Only wanted a robust 8% or so brew, not rocket fuel. I've kept it pretty steady at the 20c mark, had one or two very hot days when it might have climbed to 26c
  5. ViVaH8

    Very strong brew question

    Had a crack at making a strong brew using this Coopers Kilt Lifter Ale recipe 2 x 1.7Kg Coopers Pale Ale 1.5Kg Amber malt 1Kg Dextrose 300g wheat Used Safale S-04 yeast and the kit yeast Starting gravity was 1.102, measured it at 1.014 a week later (was very active) and four weeks later it is...
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