Jump to content
  • WELCOME TO THE NEW COOPERS COMMUNITY!

    FIRST TIME HERE? FOR TIPS & TRICKS, PLEASE READ HERE

    Coopers DIY Banner_1920x800_4.jpg

Forums

  1. Coopers Forum

    1. DIY Brewing Blether

      Discuss anything and everything to do with making your own beer.

      129,954
      posts
    2. DIY Brewing Recipe Resource

      Place your recipes for discussion in here (make sure the heading of a new topic is the recipe title or style of brew).
      25,364
      posts
    3. Beer Banter

      Talk about anything to do with commercial beer (not just Coopers); finding it, buying it, drinking it, cellaring it, etc.
      5,688
      posts
    4. Club Conversations

      Discuss all things to do with the Coopers Club; events, ideas, suggestions, etc.
      2,846
      posts
    5. Coopers Online Store

      Discuss all your brewing product supplies, Coopers merchandise, special offers and promotions.
      1,878
      posts
    6. Everything Else

      Chat about anything that doesn’t fit into the other sub-forums - like sport, hobbies, poems, jokes, music, etc.
      7,539
      posts
  • KALE ALE, SCHMALE ALE!

    1042950906_KaleAleSchmaleAle!Community.png.a9e054fb4f6c2734c1494760b7a1ce59.png

  • RECIPE OF THE MONTH

    17918-ROTM_Anarchy-IPA_960x600.jpg

  • CRAFT RECIPE OF THE MONTH

    17918-ROTM_Earl-Grey-IPA_960x600.jpg

  • Posts

    • Kelsey, there you hit the nail on the head: AG brewing requires a full volume boil. You need a way to bring that volume to a boil. You need a large vessel to hold it, and some way to heat it. A stovetop is not going to be able to bring a full sized batch up to a boil. Full sized batches require equipment that you are not likely to already own. It will have to be purchased, and stored between use. With the lack of winter and 220volt electrical grid, the vessel and heat source issues are easier to solve in Australia than in Canada, if you have the funds, but there is always the problem of space. If space (and money) are limited, you are better off using it for a brew fridge than an AG system, IMHO. John, thanks for pointing out that there are many ways to brew good beer. You are probably the most well-rounded brewer on the forum.  Thank you for your perspective. Cheers, Christina.
    • I am late to the party Mitchellscott but attached is a spreadsheet of all the recipes on the Coopers site.  The spreadsheet is filtered to display only the 8.5, 9. 9.5 and 10 liter recipes for the craft fermenter.  You can further filter the list by Difficulty, the base extract kit ,fermentables and various other ways.  Each brew name is linked to its recipe page on this site.     Coopers Recipes v1.4.xlsx
    • St Pat's Day nears, thought I'd do a quick turn around Irish stout. One tin I've never used. Simple recipe, Irish stout tin, 500g ldm, 300 dextrose, 150g choc steeped, 25g fuggles steeped.  Syringe will be in heavy use 
    • Of course there's no need to go AG to make great beer. It's fun to try different things though, kits and bits, extract, partial mash and all grain... And just a means to an end, depends what you're trying to make. My next batch will be an all grain beer, but my last 4 have been extract beers. Before that there was a partial mash beer. Before that there were a couple of all grain beers. And before that there was a couple of kits and bits beers. All grain is probably better for beers that focus on the malt. Otherwise it really doesn't matter. It is not difficult to implement Tinseth's formula in a spreadsheet or programming language and add whatever hops you need to hit the IBU level you need. @Beerlust, more hops for less IBU (due to lower utilisation, due to higher pre-boil SG) just means more flavour carry over does it not? Which is a good thing? As long as it wasn't Magnum I guess. Cheers,  John
    • No krausen on my pale ale earlier today but there was an inch or so on it when I got home about 7 tonight. There may have been some forming when I left at around 1, but I'm using my second fermenter for this one and I can't see through the lid as easily.  Forgot to clean the other one for a couple of days after kegging that English ale and it went all manky inside. It's about 6 or 7 years old now though so I'm thinking of chucking it and getting another new one anyway. 
×