In this video, I brew my very first batch of beer thanks to the Coopers ‘DIY Beer’ kit.
Bewitched Amber Ale (1.3kg) – Showcasing vibrant amber hues, velvety smooth caramel malt character, even bitterness and delicate citrus hop aroma, this amber ale epitomizes the characteristics that make this style a microbrewery standard.
Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew.
Add the Bewitched Amber Ale to the Fermenting Vessel (FV).
Fill the FV with cold water to the 8.5 litre mark.
Sprinkle the yeast and fit the lid.
Step 2: Brew
Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 20C-24C.
Fermentation should take 7 to 14 days.
At around day 7 check the specific gravity (SG).
Check the SG again the following day and so on.
Step 3: Bottle
The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days.
Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps.
Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.
After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles.
Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.
When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 7.0 %ABV.