Hi everyone

Australia & New Zealand Homebrewing Forum

Help Support Australia & New Zealand Homebrewing Forum:

Brum

New Member
Joined
11/6/21
Messages
2
Reaction score
2
Location
Auckland
Hi everyone. New here.
I have had my brew kit for about 2 years, tried 1 brew, it failed and it has been collecting dust ever since. On a give it a good clean and go again. Wish me luck
Brum
 

beergee

Well-Known Member
Joined
12/6/20
Messages
85
Reaction score
28
Location
Perth
Good luck in the Land of the Long White Cloud @Brum !

Remember, sanitation is the most important thing!
 

yankinoz

Pro
Pro
Joined
16/2/12
Messages
697
Reaction score
238
If try #1 was bad, poor sanitation is the most likely culprit, but other suspects include too-old ingredients, especially kit yeast if stored at room temps, wildly swinging temps for fermentation, or temps so high they develop off-flavours or so low fermentation is extremely slow.

If you don't know how the kit has been stored, buy a separate yeast, one suited to your expected temps. On temperature I'd need more information. If your setup is just a fermenter in a closet, keep in mind that the temp will rise a lot during the active stage of fermentation. After that you can insulate with blankets or towels to reduce variation.
 

Brum

New Member
Joined
11/6/21
Messages
2
Reaction score
2
Location
Auckland
Gonna give it a good washout and try again keeping a close eye on the temperature. Thanks for the advise
 
Top