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From my experience, unless you are trying to stop/stun an active fermentation, you should not rack until your primary fermentation is either done or mostly done. If you racked too early, then there may not be enough yeast left to finish cleanly in a reasonable time, which could lead to yeast stress, a stalled ferment, or a very sluggish finish. You'll need a ...


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I all, thanks again for your help! I bottled the beer a week or so ago and primed it before hand with a little priming sugar and water. I had about half a bottle with the dregs of the demijohn that was reasonable clear so kept that as a test bottle whilst the other bottle conditioned. I opened the test bottle on Saturday and apart from being a bit cloudy it ...


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Could you elaborate on "strong"? As in, too much hop bitterness? Grainey? Sweet? Esters? Some other flavor? If it just tastes "good, balanced flavors, but like its concentrated" then you could potentially boil some distilled water to sterilize it and use it to dilute the beer, but it will also lower the ABV, IBU and color... The more batches you do, the ...


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I think you are going fine. In my experience, beer directly from fermenter, warm and uncarbonated, could taste to much different of the same beer in final drinking conditions. Every beer I've brewed taste better after tasting from fermenter. When it goes wrong I could identify this when tasting. If you don't think it's bad, probably it isn't. Don't add sugar ...



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