Q: I have an American light Brewer's Best kit what temperature should I maintain the fermenter at I am talking about the first fermentation
A: With the yeast currrntly used the mid 60’s to low 70’s would be best for primary
Q: This is my first beer kit, and I think I have made a mistake. I am ready to dissolve the priming sugar, but I still have a 5 oz packet of Hop Pellets....Does this just need to be tossed down the drain, or can I somehow save this batch and add the pellets, and let the wort sit for more time?
A: The hops are typically added within the boiling process to provide bitterness and flavor. Hops can be steeped in the secondary fermenter to provide more aromatics if they were missed. Adding during bottling can be done to create this same effect, taking into account there will be more sediment in the bottles, and is a bit harder to correctly dose in each bottle.-personal preference would be to check it to experience on this batch
Q: What temperature do you need to ferment this at?
A: with the yeast supplied, temps in the high 60's to mid 70's would be best
Q: how many days after putting in the primary fermenter do I wait to put In the secondary? I noticed the secondary fermenting instructions say (from my understanding) to put in secondary 4-7 days before its finished fermenting, but then the original instructions say in 4-7 days fermentation should be complete? if I understand right then I would basically put in primary for only maybe 4 days and then put in secondary? That seems a bit much. Please better explain
A: The primary fermentation will be dictated by how quickly the yeast gets the batch down to, or within a few points of the final gravity listed on the recipe. This is normally within about 7-10 days total but might take a few days longer to fully ferment. Afterwords. Secondary fermentation for conditioning the batch normally takes about 7 days before the batch would move onto the bottling stage
Q: Are step by step brewing directions included in the kit?
A: Correct! Any and all recipes we ship will contain a full set of recipe sheets and brewing ingredient list to use on brewday
Q: How much does each kit make 5 gallons?
A: This is a 5 gallon recipe kit.
Q: Does this kit come with Ale yeast or Lager yeast?
A: This kit comes with Ale yeast.