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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    You're still going to need a way to keep the wort at 7-10 degrees as it ferments. If you don't have a fermenting fridge you can't make lager at home.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,116 ✭✭✭✭RasTa


    You could get a Kölsch yeast and throw that in.

    Is this a kit or grain?


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭Tig98


    Its a kit, and my first attempt at anything! If it all goes south Ill buy an ale kit instead


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Oh if it's a kit it's probably fine. Most of the ones branded as "lager" come with an ale yeast because they're intended to be fermented at room temperature. Which kit is it? Still don't pitch at 32C, but just leave it until it's down to about 27.


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭Tig98


    One of your own recommendations from a different thread :) Its all a learning curve anyways, and a good lesson in knowing what you're doing before you do it! https://www.thehomebrewcompany.ie/fathers-day-special-beer-starter-kit-makes-40-pints-p-2284.html


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    So it's the Munton's Premium Lager Kit? That's an ale and will be fine pitching at 27 or below and fermenting at room temperature.


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭Tig98


    Im glad, hopefully everything else was done right and I'll see some bubbles soon


  • Registered Users Posts: 363 ✭✭Tig98


    No air lock activity since this morning, when for the last few days it was a bubble every three seconds or so. Any thoughts? Its only fermenting 5 days


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Ignore the airlock, it doesn't tell you anything useful. Give it a couple more days then see where the gravity is at. It all sounds on course to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    Tescos cheap growers harvest apple juice seems out of stock in the 1L cartons. The big 2L ones are on offer, 2x2L for €3.50

    Strangely it has a different nutritional content, thought the packing is the same.

    the 79c online shows
    1L is Carbohydrate 11.7g
    Sugars 9.6g

    my actual carton says
    Carbohydrate 9.5g
    Sugars 9.5g

    the 2L
    online & carton is
    Carbohydrate 10.8g
    Sugars 10.4g

    The 2L is in the chilled section


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,551 ✭✭✭dylbert


    rubadub wrote: »
    Tescos cheap growers harvest apple juice seems out of stock in the 1L cartons. The big 2L ones are on offer, 2x2L for €3.50

    Strangely it has a different nutritional content, thought the packing is the same.

    the 79c online shows
    1L is Carbohydrate 11.7g
    Sugars 9.6g

    my actual carton says
    Carbohydrate 9.5g
    Sugars 9.5g

    the 2L
    online & carton is
    Carbohydrate 10.8g
    Sugars 10.4g

    The 2L is in the chilled section

    Is this good for turbo cider?


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭Roald Dahl


    I'm in the process of trying out a few "proof of concept" brews at the minute.

    I had a bottle of Lidl's Patronus wheat beer last week and noticed that it had some (yeast?) sediment in it and I tried to cultivate it by pouring it in with some sugary water, but I had no luck with it. No activity. Would the yeast have run out of steam and died off, or is there another reason why it is no longer alive?

    I also have a demijohn of lemon and ginger beer on the go right now and as an experiment I used normal bread yeast. it is bubbling away nicely and I would say the fermentation will be over in a couple of days. Most advice says not to use baking yeast, however. Does anyone have any experience with this or know a good source of reasonably-priced brewing yeast?


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,359 ✭✭✭✭Supercell


    rubadub wrote: »
    Tescos cheap growers harvest apple juice seems out of stock in the 1L cartons. The big 2L ones are on offer, 2x2L for €3.50

    Strangely it has a different nutritional content, thought the packing is the same.

    the 79c online shows
    1L is Carbohydrate 11.7g
    Sugars 9.6g

    my actual carton says
    Carbohydrate 9.5g
    Sugars 9.5g

    the 2L
    online & carton is
    Carbohydrate 10.8g
    Sugars 10.4g

    The 2L is in the chilled section

    Ohh, I'm about to start cider brewing and was going to test a few different apple juices, is this one a good one?

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 11,827 Mod ✭✭✭✭BeerNut


    Roald Dahl wrote: »
    No activity. Would the yeast have run out of steam and died off, or is there another reason why it is no longer alive?
    Pasteurisation, I'd say. RIP, yeasties.
    Roald Dahl wrote: »
    a good source of reasonably-priced brewing yeast?
    Any of the online homebrew shops. It might be worth asking if they'll post to you, to save paying full-whack delivery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭Roald Dahl


    Thanks, BeerNut. I was thinking pasteurization too, but was not sure if German beer is pasteurized.


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