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Home Brew FAQs

 

General Questions :-

Q:- Are you a shop

A:- Yes and Online Mail order.

 

Q:- Can I visit ?

A:- Yes,

Abbot Home Brew Supplies
Unit 1, Roydon Industrial Estate ( Behind Fairway Furniture)
Kingsteighton            
Newton Abbot
TQ12 3SJ
SHOP Only: Phone: 01626 202180
Open Monday to Saturday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm sorry closed Sundays
( Not everthing is stocked at this shop phone before traveling )

Mail Order Phone: 01252 341022
Email: sales@home-brew-supplies-uk.co.uk 

 

Q:- How long for  delivery ?

A:- Average delivery takes  2 days  

 

Q:- Do you ship outside  the UK ?

A:- Sorry no we do not

 

Beer / Cider Questions:-

Q:- What's the best  fermentation temperature ?

A:- Beer will ferment from 16oC we recommend 18oC- 22-oC as the best range

 

 

Q:- How long does  it take ?

A:-Takes approx 7-10  days to ferment, then you want to keep it for 3-4 weeks before drinking

 

Q:- How do I make my  beer / cider stronger ?

A:- You can reduce the  amount of water added, increase the fermentables be it sugar or malt, but don't over do it as it will affect the taste, sometimes not in a good way

 

 

Q:- Can I add anything else to the beer / cider ?

A:- You can add lots  of things, you can ferment using honey, or maple syrup basically anything that will ferment. You can even add strawberries, cherrys again if it ferments it can be added.

 

Q:- What equipment do I need to make beer kits ?

A:- The most basic  setup will just include  

Fermenting Bin 25 ltr  plus in  size

Hydrometer

Paddle

Syphon Tube or Bottling  Tap

Steriliser

Then once  made you will need bottles or barrel to put the beer / cider into

 

Q:- How do I measure the Alochol in my wine ?

A:- Best way is to use a Hydrometer

For  ABV you take the Starting SG and then the Final SG ÷7.36 = % Alcohol by volume  

 

Q: Why is my beer / cider flat in the bottles ?

A:- This will be caused by a number of factors, too little priming sugar or too low  conditioning temperature, or just you have kept the brew on the yeast too long and the yeast has died to prevent conditioning. Try using Coopers Carbonation Drops and after bottling keep the bottle warm for around 10 days then move to cool area for 3-4 weeks


Wine Questions :-

Q:-  How long does it take ?

A:- 2 – 8 weeks, There is 7 day kits, also kits taking 6-8 weeks all depends on the quality

 

 

Q:- What's the best  fermentaion temperature ?

A:-  Wine will ferment from 16oC we recommend 18oC- 22-oC as the best range


Q:- How do I make my  wine stronger ?

A:- You can reduce the amount of water added or and increase the fermentables be it by adding  sugar or adding extra grape juice, but don't over do it as it will affect the taste, sometimes not in a good way

 

Q:- I have some fruit in the freezer can I use that ?

A:- Yes if it ferments  it can be added to wine, This will change the taste of the kit and most times make it stronger due to the natural sugars in the fruit fermenting.

 

 

Q:- What equipment do I  need to make wine kits ?

A:- The most basic  setup will just include  

Fermenter 25 ltr plus  in  size + Bung Airlock ( Two would be better for wine )  

Hydrometer

Paddle

Syphon Tube or  Bottling  Tap

Sterliser

Then once made  you will need bottles or wine dispenser for the wine

 

 

Q:- How do I measure the Alochol in my wine ?

A:- Best way is to use a  Hydrometer  

For ABV  you take the Starting SG and then the Final SG ÷7.36 = % Alcohol by volume