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    i bottled my chocmister the other day ,it took 2 weeks to finish fermenting but it tasted nice while i was racking it ,ill leave it till christmas to drink it
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    i bottled my chocmister the other day ,it took 2 weeks to finish fermenting but it tasted nice while i was racking it ,ill leave it till christmas to drink it
    Good on you. Know the feeling. I dropped the immersion heater (cracked the glass), so has been slow fermentation here too. Still looking for a 600mm wide fridge to convert to fermentation cabinet

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    i use a heater strap https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk...ater-Belt.html and a big towel to help if the temps drop to low ,might be cheaper than a fridge
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    i use a heater strap https://www.the-home-brew-shop.co.uk...ater-Belt.html and a big towel to help if the temps drop to low ,might be cheaper than a fridge
    It would be kitchen refresh / working job. I had one, only to find it had an ice box. not tall enough for fermenter.

    Essentially you get an old fridge (because it is insulated to get stable temperature). Put in a heater and control it with ITC1000. if cold, put on heater. If too hot (summer time), put on fridge.

    I was using a fish tank immersion

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    i tried one of my chocmister on friday , its about 1 month in the bottles ,tasted good altho i didnt get much choc flavour , had good carbonation,was nice and clear, no "homebrew" smell of taste ,im hoping it will get better over the next few weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    i tried one of my chocmister on friday , its about 1 month in the bottles ,tasted good altho i didnt get much choc flavour , had good carbonation,was nice and clear, no "homebrew" smell of taste ,im hoping it will get better over the next few weeks
    Thin end of wedge... you might get a taste for it and finish it by Christmas
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    yes i went up the plot today to do some work and fancy`d a beer when i got home ,havent given in and open`d one yet .....
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    i think i messed up , i made a light ale wilko kit with a spray malt ,it fermented in the fv for 5 days and the got a hydrometer reading of 1018 and got confussed and bottled it ,i should have waited till it got to 1008 till i bottled it , will it get better if i leave it for a few more months or should i just cut my losses dump it out and start again ? any thoughts ? cheers
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