Young's APA

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Young's APA

Post by guypettigrew » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:25 am

For the first time in many years I'm about to try a kit beer. Young's APA.

Do any kit brewers out there treat their water in before diluting the concentrate? My water has an alkalinity of about 200ppm. It's easy enough to drop it to wherever it needs to be but, if ordinary tap water is fine then I won't bother.

Thanks.

Guy

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Re: Young's APA

Post by cwrw gwent » Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:16 pm

I never treat the water as my supply is reasonably soft (I think it comes from a reservoir in the Black Mountains between Brecon and Abergavenny). I understand that people who receive highly chlorinated water treat it by filling a fermentation bin with four and a half gallons and adding a Campden tablet overnight to neutralise it. I'm not an expert on such matters so it may be best to research this.
Some of course will find a cheap source of supermarket bottled water.
I recently bought a similar kit - Munton's American Pale Ale from their recently launched Flagship range.

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Re: Young's APA

Post by guypettigrew » Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:41 pm

Thanks c.g.

I left the water in my HL overnight to get rid of any chlorine. But then just used it as it came out of the tap.

Bit of a pain to make up--I'd forgotten how viscous concentrated malt extracts are! If it seems like the kit's worth doing again I'll soften it up by dropping the bag of extract in hot water for 20 minutes or so.

Hoping for bubbles by tomorrow morning, if not this evening.

Guy

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