Spitting Feathers

Homebrew Specialists

Homebrew Specialists

UK Suppliers of Top Quality Homebrew Kits, Equipment and Accessories

UK Suppliers of Top Quality Homebrew Kits, Equipment and Accessories

Spitting Feathers

Village Vintner Wine Starter Kits

£89.95


UK MAINLAND ONLY
Scotland and Northern Ireland Call

2 x 30L Fermentation Vessels, both drilled

2 x Interchangeable Lids – 1 Drilled

1 x Grommet

1 x 100g Steriliser

1 x Air-Lock

1 x Transfer Tap (Black)

2 x Dual Scale LCD Temperature Strip

1 x Mixing Spoon

1 x Auto Shutoff, bottling wand plus it’s own tap

1 x Hydrometer

1 x Trial Jar

1 x Bag of 30 Corks

1 x Corking Machine

1 x Village Vintner 30 Bottle Wine Kit of your choice – Please Select Below

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Your guide to calculate ABV, by use of a Hydrometer.

Step 1 – Take the reading of the original/starting gravity (OG/SG) BEFORE pitching the yeast and ignoring the meniscus dip, E.g. 1050 (1.050) on the hydrometer. Note it down.

Step 2 – Day 12/14 take the final gravity reading and again ignoring the meniscus dip, E.g. 1005 (1.005) Note it down.

Step 3 – take away the smaller No. (1050-1005) = 45

Step 4 – divide the answer (45) by 7.64 = 5.89 round it off to the nearest whole No. in this case it’s 5.9

Step 5 – now add to the 5.9 answer a further .5 this allows for secondary fermentation in the bottle, barrel or keg. The calculated ABV of your beer is now 6.4% - Not Bad!!

You can use this calculation for both Beer & Wine making however, because wine does not require a secondary fermentation, please ignore step 5 above.

HOW TO CALCULATE THE ABV (Alcohol By Volume) for Beers and Ales

1 – If you use 1kg of spitting Feathers’ brewing sugar you will produce a good quality beer with avg of 4.5 to 5% ABV.

OR

2 – If you were to use 1kg (2x500gs) of dry malt extract (DME) – the colour appropriate to the type of beer (see colour guide below), you will produce a beer slightly higher in ABV yet at the same time retaining its body.

OR The Spitting-Feathers’ RECOMMENDATION!

3 – However, we recommend to you, to use 1.5kg of unhopped liquid malt extract (LME) – again the colour appropriate to the type of beer being made (see colour guide below).

The use of a LME will undoubtedly produce a beer of pure quality, depth, body and flavour than options 1 or 2 above. The ABV will be determined by the use of a hydrometer

Your Guide to Fermentable Sugars ADD THIS

Colour guide to the use of DME (2) or LME (3) above.

  • Light - for lagers or any golden beers/ales.
  • Medium - for amber beers ie brown ales.
  • Dark – for stouts/porters and other dark beers.
  • Wheat – for all wheat beers.
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