So, thanks to the East Bank Holidays, I’ve got four whole days ahead to get my first batch of homebrew on, but after doing some reading and research in preparation for the big day, there is one piece of kit I’ve overlooked, which may deliver a fatal blow to my brew if I don’t sort it.
I’ve not got a wort chiller. Several books, blogs and webposts mention the need to coll the wort as quickly as possible using a chiller, before pitching the yeast, so I’m kinda thinking it’s a big deal.
If time was not an issue, I’d have a bash at making my own, because it sounds like the geeky fun sort of project I am into, but I want to get brewing in the morning.
I’m off on a shopping raid this lunchtime to pick up a final couple of bits of kit and my ingredients for brew day tomorrow, so I’m thinking I should pick one up.
So, I’m making a plea to any seasoned brewers out for some simple advice: “To chill or not to chill, that is the question?”
Any help, guidance or insight appreciated. I follow back and link to anyone who helps me out.