This has probably been covered but first up: that's a fine selection of ingredients to go with that kit. k97 will also do best fermented warmer, like 21, rather than cooler as is usually the case, in my book at least. It's the only way to get something approaching wheat beer flavours out of it.Hey guys at the suggestion of simpletotoro I am going to do a morgan's golden sheaf wheat beer in the next few days.
Ingredients i have purchased include:
Morgans golden sheaf wheat beer can
600g dex 400g maltodex
Brewiser finishing hops brew bag (hallertau)
Safale K-97 yeast.
and about 200g of light dry malt leftover from a previous brew
Comeon guys help me do a successful brew!!
Edit: I strain into the fermenter, especially as I don't use a grain or hop bag of any sort most of the time...
Regarding bleach: This is a perfectly good sanitizer. I use it all the time. There are two main points.
Don't leave the solution sitting in your fermenters or equipment for too long. More than a day is not really good.
The solution is quite weak. I use a capful (depending on the cap. They don't seem to be a standard size) in about 20L of water. I make up a solution every now and again after bottling or racking and then fill three large bottles with the leftovers. I use ordinary cheap bleach.
Laurie Strachan's guide to homebrewing, an excellent book for starting out, details the use of this method.
I believe it isn't great if you are using stainless steel either but that's not an issue for me...
I have never had any problem with off flavours, at least bleach related, or infection.