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Beer Making FAQs

A high % of winemaking and beer making failures can be traced to lapse in cleaning and sterilisation.

Cleaning means removing visible dirt and residue from your equipment, sterilising means treating your equipment with a chemical that will eliminate or prevent the growth of spoilage organisms.

Everything that comes into contact with your wine or beer must be clean and properly sterilised. This means your fermenting vessel, but also syphon’s, airlocks, bungs, thermometers and hydrometers.

Remember that one single lapse could result in a failure for your beer or wine.

There are several possible explanations for this.

The beer might have been left too long in the primary fermenting vessel. Once the beer is finished it should be transferred into bottles / barrel within 24 hours.

This is to ensure that there are sufficient yeast cells in suspension to permit secondary fermentation.

Bottle caps or a cap injector may be failing to hold pressure.

Insufficient priming sugar is used or the sugar is not fully dissolved when added to the bottles or barrel.

Residual sterilising agents may have spoilt the head on the beer? This is why you should always make sure that you thoroughly rinse all brewing equipment after sterilising.

As a general rule, beers should keep for several months but it is not unknown for a beer kept in ideal conditions to last a lot longer.

18 -22 c is the ideal temperature range. Most households will be at around this but if you location is cooler then you may need a heater.

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