Brew Ingredients from the More Beer Nut Brown Ale Extract Kit

Brew Date: March 12, 2021

Original Gravity: 1.059

Fermentation Temperature: 62F to 64F

Fermentation Time: 2 weeks

Final Gravity: 1.015

ABV: 5.8%

Bottle Conditioning Time: 2 weeks


This was my first use of an electric kettle, the DigiBoil 9 Gallon unit. This gets me out of the kitchen and away from our expensive JennAir range. It worked pretty well, and I should eventually be able to brew a full 5 gallons if I can solve the wort chilling step satisfactorily. (More on that later.)

Fermentation started about 2 hours after pitching, (the wort may have initially been a bit too warm), and completed about three days later. The fermentation temperature was lower than the recommended 68F to 70F range; the garage stays too cold during March, so lesson learned. But the brew looked, smelled and tasted like beer as it went into the bottle, so that was encouraging. Two weeks of bottle conditioning, and then time for the taste test. Stay tuned…

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