We make all kinds of beers for all kinds of people, and our Fresh Wort Kits let you make them on your own, at your place.
From our brewery to yours, these give you the recipe and the foundations you need to recreate what we do in the brewpub — or to experiment and add your own twist. We recommend you have a play, then bend the rules.
What is Wort?
The simple answer is unfermented beer.
What is the OG (Original Gravity) in Plato?
See below for our SG (Specific Gravity) to Plato calculator.
How much yeast should I pitch?
You should follow your yeast manufacturers recommended pitch rate, when brewing high ABV beers you should pitch towards the higher end of the manufacturer’s recommendation.
How do I work out what ABV my beer will be?
You can use our ABV calculator below.
How long will it take to ferment?
This depends on the yeast you use, aeration and fermentation temperature.
As a rule of thumb, ales require approximately 7 days for primary fermentation, while lagers require approximately 10 days for primary fermentation.
You will be able to determine whether the ferment has finished by testing the SG with your hydrometer, if the current SG does not drop for two consecutive days then it is likely your ferment has finished.
Do I need to dry hop?
No, if you do not want to dry hop you do not have to. Dry hopping in general gives your beer a stronger hop aroma (the characteristics of the hop aroma will depend on the variety of hop used) and depending on quantity and contact time can also add a grassy vegetal flavour to your beer. When deciding whether to dry hop or not it is best to consider what type of beers you like and what you wish to achieve.
If you like a really hoppy beer you may also choose to add more hops than recommended on the label.
What is Cold Crashing? Should I do it?
Cold crashing is when one rapidly drops the temperature of the beer at the end of fermentation. This process causes yeast, proteins and other solids to fall out of suspension which will give you clearer beer and also aid in avoiding chill haze.
Whether you cold crash or not is entirely up to you, it is not 100% necessary in a homebrew scenario however the general consensus is that it produces better beer, we recommend that you consider your situation and whether it is right for you.
What is SG and Plato?
SG stands for Specific Gravity, it is a measurement of density. In the case of wort (unfermented beer) SG is the density of sugar content in the wort. The specific gravity of water is 1.000 therefore anything higher indicates a higher density and indicating your sugar content.
Plato has the same purpose as SG however it is expressed differently, it is a representation of grams of sugar per 100ml of liquid.
Use our converters below to work out your SG and Plato.
How can I work out my OG (Original Gravity) and FG (Finishing Gravity)?
Using a Hydromter is the best way to calculate your OG & FG at home, you can purchase a hydrometer from your local All Inn FWK stockist.
Can I use a hop or yeast that isn’t recommended on the label?
You sure can, the recommendation is just that, a recommendation! This is your beer and we encourage experimentation.
Do I have to add water?
You do not need to add water to your cube however this will result in a higher ABV beer with lower yield.
What Temperature Should I Ferment My FWK At?
This depends on the style of beer and the yeast used. In general, ales are fermented at 18 degrees Celsius while lagers are fermented at 14-16 degrees Celsius.
It is possible to ferment at both lower and higher temperatures however this will change the beer dramatically.
We recommend that you follow the yeast manufacturers suggested fermentation temperature.
What do I do with my empty plastic cubes?
The Cubes are 100% recyclable! If you can’t find a use for these food grade and dangerous goods containers around the house (we make some recommendations below), please put them in your recycle bin or take them to a recycle centre.
Our cube reutilisation ideas:
- Useful for homebrewing such as wort storage in all grain batches (after thorough sanitisation) and can also be used to hold hot water to be used as sparge water if using a two vessel mini system.
- Carrying water (Great for camping or even just around the house)
- Repurpose them as waste liquid containers for liquids such as: old Engine oil, unused paint (intended to be taken to liquid recycle centre)
- Flower and plant pots
- Useful for storage of liquids, grains, etc.