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?
What is the OG (Original Gravity) in Plato?
How much yeast should I pitch?
How do I work out what ABV my beer will be?
How long will it take to ferment?
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?
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?
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?
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)?
Can I use a hop or yeast that isn’t recommended on the label?
Do I have to add water?
What Temperature Should I Ferment My FWK At?
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?
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.