Northern Brown Ale Better Brew

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Northern Brown Ale Better Brew

Contents 2.1 kilo

Makes 40 pints

Smooth, relatively dry and with a brown amber colour. A nutty aftertaste with a hint of fruitiness.

When brewing a home-brew beer kit you will need at least a basic brewing kit.
With you in mind Brew Mart has the perfect home brew starter kit for the beginner to get started with this amazing and rewarding hobby
To help guide you with your choice of equipment here is a list of the essential items you can purchase separately.
  1. 6-gallon Fermenting Bucket & Lid to brew the beer in. 
  2. Here you have a choice to make, you can use either a pressure barrel or bottles to store your beer in. Both have their advantages, for party use a barrel makes sense as you can transport larger quantities with ease. For personal use bottles make sense, however, it does take longer to transfer the beer into the bottles but the beer ages better.
  3. To make the process of bottling beer much easier using syphoning equipment is a must.
  4. To make sure that the sugar is turned into alcohol a Hydrometer is needed to measure the gravity of the beer. A measurement is taken at the start of the ferment and again towards the end to measure the sugar levels and then calculate the ABV(Alcohol by volume)
  5. trial jar for use with the hydrometer
  6. Fermenting beer needs to be kept between the temperature of 16 oC and 20 oC, an LCD thermometer stuck on the side of the fermenting bucket will assist you with this task.
  7. To be able to stir your wort while it is fermenting a paddle is a great help.
  8. An airlock is required to stop any air getting into the wort and it is an indicator of how well the beer is fermenting.
  9. All home brewing equipment needs to be sterilised before use with a good quality steriliser.
  10. Depending on the beer kit chosen 1 kilo of brewing sugar is an essential extra ingredient. For extra taste, brewing sugar can be replaced by malt extract.

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Important – new instructions 
Better Brew Use genuine brewers beer yeast strains which means slower and more gentle fermentations especially during the later stages of primary fermentation.

After the initial intense fermentations from the Better Brew kits, it can take another full seven days to fall the final 5 or 6 gravity points. 
Such slow second-week fermentation means the airlock won’t be bubbling and the gravity will only be falling by an average of 1 point per day.

Better Brew instructions explicitly say to leave for ten days in the primary (between 20-25C). 
This process is extremely essential, even if you are an experienced brewer and you are used to bottling when the airlock ceases bubbling and suggests the same specific gravity for two days (you may not notice the 1 point drop!).

If you ignore the ten-day initial fermentation time, you may have to deal with gushing bottles! 
By kegging your beer, you can, of course, get away with doing this a bit sooner because of the kegs pressure release valve. 
However, we strongly recommend always leaving the beer for ten days in primary brewing state.

For the lagers, you can ferment your ale cooler than the 20-25C. 
Doing this would mean a small quality improvement, but it's only tiny as the yeast strain we use performs very well for lagers at 20C. The lower temperature to use is between 15-20C, however, doing this will mean a much more extended brewing time.
Only you can decide when to proceed at the end of the initial fermentation, monitor the gravity drops carefully and just proceed to bottle when you get the same gravity for a few days (make a mistake here, and you'll get gushing bottles!). 
There is no quality improvement if you ferment cooler for any of the other types of beer.

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Northern Brown Ale Better Brew

Northern Brown Ale Better Brew

Northern Brown Ale Better Brew

Contents 2.1 kilo

Makes 40 pints

Smooth, relatively dry and with a brown amber colour. A nutty aftertaste with a hint of fruitiness.

When brewing a home-brew beer kit you will need at least a basic brewing kit.
With you in mind Brew Mart has the perfect home brew starter kit for the beginner to get started with this amazing and rewarding hobby
To help guide you with your choice of equipment here is a list of the essential items you can purchase separately.
  1. 6-gallon Fermenting Bucket & Lid to brew the beer in. 
  2. Here you have a choice to make, you can use either a pressure barrel or bottles to store your beer in. Both have their advantages, for party use a barrel makes sense as you can transport larger quantities with ease. For personal use bottles make sense, however, it does take longer to transfer the beer into the bottles but the beer ages better.
  3. To make the process of bottling beer much easier using syphoning equipment is a must.
  4. To make sure that the sugar is turned into alcohol a Hydrometer is needed to measure the gravity of the beer. A measurement is taken at the start of the ferment and again towards the end to measure the sugar levels and then calculate the ABV(Alcohol by volume)
  5. trial jar for use with the hydrometer
  6. Fermenting beer needs to be kept between the temperature of 16 oC and 20 oC, an LCD thermometer stuck on the side of the fermenting bucket will assist you with this task.
  7. To be able to stir your wort while it is fermenting a paddle is a great help.
  8. An airlock is required to stop any air getting into the wort and it is an indicator of how well the beer is fermenting.
  9. All home brewing equipment needs to be sterilised before use with a good quality steriliser.
  10. Depending on the beer kit chosen 1 kilo of brewing sugar is an essential extra ingredient. For extra taste, brewing sugar can be replaced by malt extract.

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