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    I'm cranking up my home brew, Come check it out.

    I started brewing many years ago and still have my original kit. Lets have a look Eh.
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    I wont get to complicated but show you how to brew a basic Ale that produces great results for the average punter. Once you get into it it you can start adding all sorts of goodies but lets keep things easy. Here we have the Ale, the brewing sugars and the yeast. We also have the bottle caps and the sugar tabs to finish the final ferment.
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    Here is the brewing sugar 1 plus brewing sugar 2 which I use to give the Ale brew more body and extra alcohol content. This is a wicked brew as the alcholol content at the end of the day comes in at around 7%. Not for the faint hearted or the dude that's likes a quiet beer on a dreamy Sunday afternoon. If I'm brewing a normal larger I would only use Brewing sugar 1 and this would come home around 5%, still a strong brew. Love it.

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    First thing we need to do is crank up the kettle and boil some water ready to soften up our ale . Before this we would sterilize our brewing container and bottles. Extremely important to do this properly or the brew will be contaminated and be fouled. Boiling hot water will do the trick. Correct preparation and attention to detail is the key to successful home brewing. Many punters fail through not being on top of there game and then say home brew is shit. Not true, they are shit for failing to follow the golden rule of sterilization and temperature control.

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    I thought you had a bit of taste Tel?!

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    Thank's for the photo of the Kettle Terry. I'd never have worked out how to boil water with out that shot.





    Do continue.

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    ^^
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    ^^

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    All right then, back on track. Bang the brew in hot water and bring it to the boil, simmer for 10 minutes. This turns the Brew fluid and facilitates easy mixing with the sugars.

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    Times up and ready to start the poison.

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    Into the mixer with the Ale.

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    Throw in the sugars and start mixing.

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    Looks like a Poms breakfast but carry on regardless.

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    Next step is to bring the liquid up to 23 liters and throw the yeast in. This will make approx 60 stubbies or two cartoons of lovely Ale. Works out around 40 cents a beer and no probs shouting the boys a night on the turps.

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    Ok, forgot to tell you lot that you need to add 2 liters of boiling water to the brewer in the first instance to mix the brew plus the sugars. Next we add 21 liters of cold water to bring the brew up to 23 liters.

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    I'm powering on and have achieved 23 litres, got a good mix going and have added the yeast. Stir the yeast in the mix well, don't just leave it on the top or it could fail to take. I give it a stir after the first day just to make sure as I lost a brew once because I did not mix it in properly. Pisses you right off after all the preparatory work.

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    Yeast is mixed and 23 liters on the knocker.

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    Most important is temperature control. 22 to 27 is the go with 25 being optimum to finish the brewing process in 5 days.

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    Brewing in winter is the best time as the temp can be controlled perfectly and remain stable by using a heating belt. Important to have the temp remain constant as up and down temps will result in a brewing failure and you don't want that after all the effort to brew it. Its all about sterilization and temp control.

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    Ok then, all's sorted, lids on and and air lock is in place. Sit back and in 5 days we are ready to bottle off.

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    Throw your brewing record on top so you know what date you cooked up and keep a handle on things.

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    I see you purchased this brewing unit in Krabi mate.

    Can you post the contact details as I wouldn't mind giving this process a whirl.

    Another great thread as well.

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    After 5 days at 25deg we are left with this and the bottling begins.

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    Cheers Tell TD"s own micro brewer

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