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Anyone make their own homebrew beer? I just bottled my first batch should be ready in a couple of weeks. Hopefully it will be drinkable!
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I don't really drink alcohol. During lockdown I made my own ginger beer, using bread yeast :) It worked better than I expected. It must have had some alcohol in it, but so little that I couldn't taste it and didn't feel any effects. It was very fizzy indeed.

Beer takes weeks to make? In warm weather my ginger beer was ready in about two days.
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I do like a ginger beer, nice with a gin. :D

My beer brewing has been taking 4 weeks.
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Keith Jordan wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 12:53 pm I do like a ginger beer, nice with a gin. :D

My beer brewing has been taking 4 weeks.
What takes the time? Is it due to the yeast taking a long time to ferment? Or are there additional steps in the process?
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The initial brew day is quick: simmer the malt for an hour, then boil with bittering hops for an hour. Then its into the fermenter bucket with yeast for two weeks, dry hopping after a few days to add more flavour. Then its into the bottles for two weeks with a little sugar water where it bottle conditions and carbonates.

My first batch of homebrew should be finished by 28th November so looking forward to having some. I hope I did it right and it doesn't taste like 2 week old beer drip tray filth!
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Keith Jordan wrote: Thu Nov 16, 2023 1:36 pm The initial brew day is quick: simmer the malt for an hour, then boil with bittering hops for an hour. Then its into the fermenter bucket with yeast for two weeks, dry hopping after a few days to add more flavour. Then its into the bottles for two weeks with a little sugar water where it bottle conditions and carbonates.

My first batch of homebrew should be finished by 28th November so looking forward to having some. I hope I did it right and it doesn't taste like 2 week old beer drip tray filth!
So how was it???
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I must say it turned out decent considering it was my first batch.

I have another 2 five litre batches on the go as I type ready for Xmas. £0.40p a pint is much better than £4.80 down the pub!