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  1. I put together an Australian pale ale on Thursday using CCA yeast. Friday, being the last day of a week off work, was going to be a day to get some shopping done but instead I stayed home waiting for a delivery to help my son with his new business. I didn't want to waste the whole day at home so I made a Coopers Stout. As it was a last minute decision I didn't get time to reactivate any CCA yeast, so to try something different I used 2 surplus sachets of R3559 yeast from Brew A IPA tins instead of the R007 yeast that came with the Stout tin.
    5 points
  2. I thought lagers weren’t my thing but these ag Pilsners have changed my thinking after being in the keg for over two months it’s delightfully refreshing with a nice noble hop aroma. You can’t beat fresh home brewed beer in my opinion.
    5 points
  3. Well no golf now thanks to this bloody lockdown. Still got the kegs done and full gas cylinder as well...good thing I replaced it because it had f all left. Since I'll be home all day apart from shopping I've done my usual 45psi overnight carb. I'll turn it off around 10 tomorrow morning and give it a few hours to absorb before turning it back on to serving pressure and sampling some of it. Good to be back properly!
    4 points
  4. First kegging day of the year for me today I have a few things to go and do first, one of which is going over to Hoppy days to grab a sack of pilsner malt and a new liquid disconnect and push in fitting to replace the right hand side one in my system. Once I get back I'll be filling the two kegs of pilsner and pale ale and putting them on high pressure until morning. Or I might use a bit lower pressure and leave it on until I get home from golf. Either way there will be beer on tap tomorrow
    4 points
  5. A quick visit to White Lies Brewing this morning, to get some lockdown brews…not that I don’t have any of my own This one is called Milk & Six Sugars…Thanks. A coffee pastry stout with a slightly elevated ABV content of 10.5%. Very heavy, sweet and coffeish beer. Not bad at all but at this level, it is hard to disguise the alcohol. I’d like to see it a little more creamy though. I’m glad I only poured a small glass. I have more beers to taste and try I was planning on doing some work today but I think I will leave it until tomorrow
    3 points
  6. Lovely textured tiny bubbles pale brew... hadn't had in ages... but now in the days of AG... the pale colour matches a very pale character... almost lifeless... nothing to say for itself whatsoever... but on the better end of the Megaswill Spectrum... and if you want your beer to be quiet then I guess this fella won't make too much noise Certainly was drowned out by the roaring of the raging HOP Beast Monster IPA that followed out of the Keg nearby
    3 points
  7. was wondering the same I know he had some days with guests but didn't he have over 7 full ones at one stage @Graubart lol good luck catching up with stock now hope you bottled a batch and hid them somewhere
    2 points
  8. Yeah, nah. Zero interest in having my beer judged. It's not even my beer, it's Coopers. It's like entering a cake at the Royal Show with a packet of White Wings cake mix.
    2 points
  9. eclipse pale ale kegged yesterday arvo on 30 psi most time still needs more
    2 points
  10. Yea can lift it ok but I am a short bugger so it is getting up over the lip of the freezer. There are some simple solutions but I would rather keep man handling it until I have to stop. Im 65 now and once I stop there is no returning to it. If you know what I mean.
    2 points
  11. golden crown lager with tin of malt 200 grams carapils not in picture 40 steep at 67 degrees then boiled with LDM and hops. 250 gram LDM 20 gram Hallertau trad 5 boil 5 steep 3rd and last use slurry of 86 days pils kit yeast pitched on 13.5 degrees BF set to 12 degrees 20 litres OG:1.054 @Stickers I forgot to buy those seals with last order and what do u know I dropped the lid seal in my pale ale yesterday as kegged it.
    2 points
  12. I have an electric winch over my keezer, so just wrap my sling through the keg at the top and away I go, I use that for my 19L kegs so I’ll do the same with the big boy once I buy it. Hurt my back last year lugging kegs in & out so invested in the winch from Bunnings, works well, best $128 I’ve ever spent along with the $80 fermenting fridges
    2 points
  13. The only issue I have is they are heavy. I use a 50 litre keg and with a double brew in it it weighs nearly 60kg and can be a bugger to move into my fermentation chamber.
    2 points
  14. Berliner, well good. Grass and hay ... dunno really, nice tartness...
    2 points
  15. Looks pretty darn good to me mate. Me thinks that keg isn't going to last too long. Is there much difference you think between the lambic blend and the roselare?
    2 points
  16. @Greeny1525229549 the Flanders - sorry for the shit picture is AMAZING Well um aromatic, initially maybe sweet - not because very dry - finishing rather tart. Wow.
    2 points
  17. It's all been pretty tough... hardly a beer left... here the last of the big fat Verdant IPA Hop Beast... and then the keg blew : (
    2 points
  18. Brewing up a Huell Melon and Mandarina Bavaria pale ale tonight. Have been wanting to try these two together for ages now. Pale ale malt with a touch of carahell and munich to finish off some bags of grain. Using both early for bittering and then 30 of each at flameout. Hopefully fairly light and easy drinking but interesting enough.
    2 points
  19. Had to try the new Vintage Ale. Think I'll get a slab and try to age a few.
    2 points
  20. Thought I would start a tread re this bit of gear (58 L SS Kegmenter) just to document the pros / cons and how I will work around the challenges faced when using one of these big bad boys. I also purchased the pressure ferment lid with its floating dip tube and was a bit disappointed that this kit does not come with another 4" tri-clover EPDM beaded seal which would have been nice as a spare because I can see how easy it would be to misfit and crush the original one on the keg. Just going to have to be a little bit careful when re-fitting until I get another couple in my spares box. I also stuck some big yellow warning stickers on it to remind me to depressurize it before opening as I had a scare with my Fermzilla unit a while back. In that case I forgot that I had pumped it up to about 10 psi to push the cleaner through all the ball lock connectors and hoses and then left it like that for a few days. Come time to rinse it and just undid the screw on lid. Initially if did nothing but as I went to put my hand on one of the port the bloody thing popped off, up at me and scared the crap out of me. So lesson learned and some big stickers to remind me went on this new one.
    1 point
  21. Modus Operandi Former Tenant Red IPA - Recipe from the BrewFather library, adjusted to my system. Not sure how close it is, but seemed pretty good. My first almost boil over
    1 point
  22. Thanks K, yep I looked at that and put a big texta mark on / near the gas post (as I do all my kegs) so I could pick it up in the dark or dim lighting of the brew fridge / brewery cave. Those little marks on the post are not easy to spot in low light. BTW the pressure and leak test passed with flying colours so it will be a SP soak tomorrow and a rinse / sanitise ready for Tuesdays pitch.
    1 point
  23. Not necessarily better, Phil. But I really liked the Verdant IPA yeast in the Bright Idea Hazy IPA. So I thought I would use it again in the Coopers Australian IPA. Maybe a bit of a silly choice, because isn't the idea to brew these clone brews as close as possible to the commercial version? I could be way off with the Verdant yeast. By the way @kmar92, mine ended up with a FG of 1.013, so 5.8% ABV. The 1.018 I reported previously was the sample in the tube, I took about 10 days ago.
    1 point
  24. @iBooz2 it is self explanatory I guess, but do not confuse the posts on the kegmenter. Knowing the problems that may arise, I managed to brew multiple brews without problems. However one day I managed to attach the floating pick up tube to the gas post. It was not pretty. Spent hours cleaning up after that mistake!
    1 point
  25. I used to run a home brew shop back in the late 1970s and in those days before the likes of Coopers kits etc, we sold liquid malt extract from drums - bring your own container. Most of it came from Wander and was very variable in colour and flavour. Saunders was similar. A typical home brew recipe back then was a tin of Saunders, 1.5 kg of raw sugar, Tandaco bakers yeast and whatever hops you could get your hands on! The results were usually drinkable, but these malts were made for baking and confectionery and when the early beer cans and LDME came out, those gave far better results. Rather than Saunders, that is quite expensive, you'd do far better just sticking with LDME, particularly Coopers which is made to purpose for brewing.
    1 point
  26. Yeah it took a bit of trial and error mostly not carbonating it enough before I settled on the 20-22 hours at 45psi. I just do it through the gas in post though, not really a fan of bubbling gas up through the beer. Sometimes I carbonate the keg at the back on serving pressure for a week or so but this time I want both done quickly so I can have a taste tomorrow.
    1 point
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  28. I think the Mountain Brewer has been giving it a hiding, get to work Herr Graubster
    1 point
  29. Raw. I use these guys https://www.thecasingboutique.com very good quality. Go natural casing. Very easy to use.
    1 point
  30. Interesting idea.
    1 point
  31. Should have bought more Princess.
    1 point
  32. Smooth ..hard to explain ..cherry /porty /muscaty ..best Coopers ive had
    1 point
  33. Either or. I like to use it as a complimentary hop so in a lager with Saaz or another hop late in the boil or in a Pale Ale with Galaxy and Amarillo and the like.
    1 point
  34. @Aussiekraut I use H blanc. Yes it is a good NS substitute. I would suggest not being too heavy handed with it. It has a stronger Sav Blanc quality than NS without the tropic fruit. NS is one of my go to hops.
    1 point
  35. I got a email from Coopers on Thurs
    1 point
  36. I find with US-05 it eventually cleans itself up & forms a neat even deposit in the bottom of the FV. All of my beers this year have been brewing at ambient 16-18 degrees & turned out fine, with Summer around the corner I will power up the brew fridge for select brews.
    1 point
  37. Excellent Shamus, I look forward to seeing them, I have I x Box PET's of this brew left & will be planning another shortly, do you feel the yeast you used is a better option ? This would make a great summer drink but obviously it is not designed to store for too long. It wouldn't anyway
    1 point
  38. Such a toss really. It was done for health reasons they say, because the recommended alcohol intake per person is no more than 10 standard drinks a week and rarara. They also said that if you have a few beers and go out stargazing in Tasmania and fall asleep, it is cold but if you do the same in Antarctica, they'll find your body the next day. Now I wonder how many times this has happened since they started brewing there 50 years ago? Looks like the nanny state extends to the furthest reaches of the world. I hope in line with health guidelines, members of parliament or embassies all over the world are also only allowed 10 standard drinks a week...
    1 point
  39. I'm sold!! Next flanders red will be with roselare
    1 point
  40. Hey Phil The Coopers Australian IPA was the May ROTM and the brew I refer to. @kmar92 and I have been comparing notes, given that he started his a day before me. He finished at 1.020 and I finished at 1.018. But we were both using the Lallemand Verdant IPA yeast instead of the English Ale yeast that was in the recipe. I should be able to post some tasting notes in the next few days.
    1 point
  41. zen and the art of keg maintenance
    1 point
  42. Porter Collie by kennel brewery. Absolutely delicious roast flavours. The Ram stout by karoo breweries. 6%
    1 point
  43. Forgot to add a comment about flaked maize. Have used this now in three batched of Carlsberg Pilsner and it definitely brings something else to the beer. Was surprised how quickly this Pilsner cleared up and on tasting found it made a very nice crisp and clear lager. Probably only one word to describe its look, smell and flavour is "perteet". My wife hates beer and drinks very little of it but she did like the glass of the Carlsberg Pilsner I offered her and she even had another half glass, which sort of said to me she was only making sure what she tasted was actually ok and she did like it. Albeit these batches were up around the 5+ % ABV mark they drank like a much lighter beer which could be a trap. I may up the late hop in future brews as I think this is a very good drinking summer lager and will be using the flaked maize every time I am looking for this quality in a lager or Pilsner.
    1 point
  44. RIP Dusty Hill, you were a legend my man, having a beer in your honour.
    1 point
  45. Hooray! Now to wear out my F5 button on the Dan Murphy's website...
    1 point
  46. Brew day yesterday Baltic Porter hit 1077 og, first hurdle, thought I had Chocolate Malt but didn’t so just added more Carafa II. See how it goes I no chilled and dropped it on my OTTO’s Pilsner (kegged this morning) yeast cake this morning. Can’t wait for the Porter hopefully all goes well with fermentation being a big beer and lager yeast fingers crossed will definitely be a sipper.
    1 point
  47. Steak night last night, T-Bone is hard to beat I reckon !! It was nice & warm near the grill with a red I might add
    1 point
  48. Trappist Orvel: not too strong for a trappist, got a slight cidery effect from the yeast I think. Aiming to keep the bottles as they’re pretty strong and a nice shape, and I have a case for them.
    1 point
  49. 2016 coopers vintage
    1 point
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