Tips for the new guy!!

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Yamifz1
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Tips for the new guy!!

Post by Yamifz1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:32 pm

Alright, I'm brand new to this beer making experience, I've drank lots but never made any. I think that it would be a great idea to post up the very basics for new people like myself as I have so many questions.
I'll get it started off with a few questions that may give you guys the idea, no matter how basic it seems to you us new guys know diddly.
1. is tap water acceptable for making beer?
2. what temperature should the beer be at when fermenting and in the secondary container?
3. recently make a Belgian Moon clone and used a Coopers Preacher's Hefe as a base with other additives, the recipe did not call for sugar which I understand is what the yeast turns into alchol, it did have 3lbs of Wheat DME, is that the substitute or was I suppose to put sugar in it?

These are some basic questions that us newbies would have so share your basic info with others. :spilly:

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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by elreplica » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:58 pm

Hey bud,

I think you’re definitely off to a good start using the DME instead of sugar...you’re lucky to have started in an era of great tech and knowledge base instead of the old can/ pound...kit/kilo days...let us know how you like your first foray - this place is a world of knowledge and a springboard into so many bigger and better things and places...enjoy!

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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by GAM » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Yamifz1 wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:32 pm
1. is tap water acceptable for making beer?
To start with yes.

2. what temperature should the beer be at when fermenting and in the secondary container?
Look at your yeast it will have a temp range for fermentation.

3. recently make a Belgian Moon clone and used a Coopers Preacher's Hefe as a base with other additives, the recipe did not call for sugar which I understand is what the yeast turns into alchol, it did have 3lbs of Wheat DME, is that the substitute or was I suppose to put sugar in it?
The "kit" and DME are a sugar. You should be good if you your clean and keep your temp.
. :spilly:

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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by Yamifz1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks Elreplica, I was concerned that I may have ruined my first real batch of beer other than a red I have on that is a can and sugar.

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Post by elreplica » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:24 pm

And bro Sandy has definitely offered great advice...he’d be a great beer teacher in the school of beer🤡
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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by Yamifz1 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:42 pm

Really, no one has any basic info they can share?

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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by elreplica » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:13 pm

Yup...pay attention to what Sandy said and...read Charlie Papazian’s Complete Joy of Home Brewing and John Palmers How To Brew:
Then ask specifics as you did earlier. Cheers bud.
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Re: Tips for the new guy!!

Post by GAM » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:57 pm

Basic means, to me start slow and learn. I think you want the gold ticket but there is none.

Work, researcher and ask us on here. Good beer comes from learning from mistakes or mimicking another brewer.

Brew with another brewer and see what fits your needs.

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