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Showing content with the highest reputation on 11/21/2022 in all areas

  1. Finished my keezer (finally)…. I can’t decide whether to call it The Coffin ( a nod to @Classic Brewing Co Phil) or The Sagrada Família, as it took me that long to build it… Only using a pluto gun for the minute as the I only just put the gas lines on and haven’t had time to assemble the beer lines. The beer was a half-started keg of a Duvel clone, good (accurate) taste but not enough dissolved carbonation, just an ice-cream head. Looking promising though
    11 points
  2. Shame on you Pale Goggles, this would have been better.
    8 points
  3. Kegging day at Classic Brewing Co, 1. Coopers Real Ale 2. Coopers Draught. I also got 6 x 660ml bottles of each. It is good to finally get 2 kegs in the fridge, I have cranked the psi up to 30 for 24 hours so in a few days back to pouring beer instead of drinking commercial stuff. Cheers.
    8 points
  4. Finally had @beach_life’s Flanders. Shared it with my son. We added a bit of my homemade berry syrup and both came to the same conclusion: What a great I actually preferred it to the Berliner Weiße Thanks again for sharing it with me
    8 points
  5. First time in a long time I've used a can. So I'm knocking up a partial mash with Coopers Draught. Should be ready for Christmas along with my all grain Hefeweizen. Coopers Draught, 2.5 kilo Weyerman Pale Malt, 330 grams of Gladfield Gladiator, flame out 40 grams of SAAZ, lagered with 2 packs of Lallemand Diamond Lager.
    7 points
  6. Couple of Coopers Stouts a bit later me ol sausage.
    6 points
  7. Just mowed the lawn. Ohhh and smashing this nectar of the beer gods down the throat. It didn't even touch the sides. What more could you ask for than an ice cold lawn mower VB after a hard half an hours work.
    6 points
  8. By the way all ingredients from Homebrew store – Three Chins Brewing Apart from the Weyerman grain. Hoppys extract cans are cheaper than the supermarkets last time I looked. You have to weigh up postage, but also weigh up supporting a genuine family business.
    5 points
  9. Sam Smiths? Taddy? I used to live in Tadcaster (pronounced Tat-kaster by the locals). Famous for not much apart from a Sam Smiths, John Smiths, and Bass Charrington brewery. Oh, there was bridge over a river that fell down recently. Not quite a place to do a pilgrimage to. Sam Smiths Nut Brown ale is quite nice though. The Sam Smith pubs are quite nice in that they are a blast from the past, real old school
    5 points
  10. Just talking about Bottling and potential outcomes... another bit of history... my very first AG seen below... from a lovely solid Coopers Largie... Anzac Amber Sunset Ale... one of the nicest Beers I have ever drunk in my life... brewed in the bottle... NB the bottle was secondary ferment temp controlled... and yeah... it was an absolute cracker: (check out the drought-dry-paddock at the time )
    5 points
  11. Coopers Draught with a mini mash in. I've started the Diamond Lager yeast at 18 to give a nice welcome, I'll turn the dial down to 13 - 14 degrees over 12 hours or so. Interesting doing a mini mash with a Coopers can, good fun and everything is quite forgiving if you F up. I'd recommend to our kit and kilo brewers to give it a go.
    4 points
  12. My belief is once bottles are carbed via secondary ferment (for both ales and lagers) that they would be best kept at non-fluctuating temps and cool... I am not expert but would suspect that Ales in Bottles should be kept 17-18 constant or cooler and yeah well lagers, as above, nice and cold. I had a mate who bought Coopers Vintage Ale in stubbies and kept them under house coastal NSW -- that went up and down in temp -- and I think from memory they may have been 7-10 years old or so and sadly they were all gone. To the last bottle. But there are probably many Brewers out there that are more expert re bottles and storage... am pretty much all SS kegs now and I do try to keep them all pretty cold once complete.
    4 points
  13. What looks like a delicious clean and crisp beer is actually a very nice cider of the Mangrove Jack pouch range
    4 points
  14. You are welcome and I am glad you enjoyed it
    4 points
  15. Had the Nut Brown Ale yesterday, it’s very nice, but I prefer the Pale Ale and Porter
    4 points
  16. Interesting Never had an issue I went AG well before I went kegging... and good KnK and AG in bottles treated well is great. But it was all temp controlled in secondary ferment... And yeah - I reckon AG Lager in Bottles kept at 3 deg for three months is way better than Keg Lager fresh after carbing...
    4 points
  17. Cheers @Scottie mate and good discussion. I think that one can make very very good beer in bottles with good ingredients, good process and a bit of patience. These days I do AGs but reckon with good process and Coopers Kits and liquid malt yer can make very good beer... I have lagered bottles for 3 months at 3 degrees and the beer was pure Gold... that was albeit an All Grainer but yeah time cold is good in a bottle and in a keg. And with Coops Kits, liquid malt, good water, temp control and time... great beer. And am pretty sure that me cobber @Aussiekraut AK will agree that HW in Bottles is the biz too and maybe a slight edge on HW out the keg. But hey many ways to the top of the Brew Mountain : ) Bit of History below: Lovely lagered AG Helles out the bottle on the LHS and a festive Rauchbier out the keg on the right... all good... Cheers Good Brewing All : )
    4 points
  18. I might be going to bed early today, which is fine, as I had a very productive day and have to get up at 3 am to watch the Rugby League World Cup Final, and then tomorrow the real football World Cup Starts. This brew is just sensational. Sweet and bitter with the most amazing mouthfeel. Samuel Smith could turn into my favorite brewery
    4 points
  19. Sneaky Wagyu Beef Burger Double Bacon n Coleslaw Burger-Up Yes it would be better with chips but wwwtttfff canna b done... so taschty as is where is
    4 points
  20. Lazy meal tonight, I had a busy day in the backyard trying to restore the shade sails & stuff after the storm last week. This will do though; it is pretty good.
    4 points
  21. I think so Shamus. Could have gone an all grain today but I wanted to get back to my roots and prove that a Coopers can will make a fantastic beer. Let Mother nature do her stuff, keg her and drink.
    3 points
  22. Absolutely cracking photo ol fella. Thats what beer is all about. Sharing, caring and loving life.
    3 points
  23. phil's post reminds me.. they've updated the label on the original pale
    3 points
  24. Yeah, looks really good Stquinta, well done T........ you know.
    3 points
  25. Hey Matt, Welcome to the Forum. I used the Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet to filter Can 1 by "Golden Ale" and Fermentables 1 by "Robust Liquid Malt Extract". Your brew is either Choc Hazelnut Stout or Out of the Dark Saison. If you check out those two brews and compare your other ingredients to the ones in the relevant recipe, you should be able to figure out which brew you have the ingredients for. The Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet showing the filtering is attached below; Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet V2.12.19 filtered by Golden Ale and Robust LME.xlsx
    3 points
  26. Since I've been kegging, I have done a few side by side comparisons. My kegged all grain, and the same beer bottled. Kegged beer always has been so much better, smoother, rounded and more creamy. Bottled version always on the rough side. May have something to do with conditioning but the difference was alarming.
    3 points
  27. I agree that loads of hops can cover a multitude of sins, yet I can't agree on all of your thesis on Twang. I brewed three Lagers from Coopers Kits in 2013, lagered a Helles at 1 degree for 9 weeks and there was absolutley no twang out of the keg. I found after switching to kegs that the same beer whether is be all grain, extract, kit or FWH tasted different from Keg to bottle, so much so that for many years I prefered to tip excess beer form the keg down the drain rather than bottle. I never temperature controlled my secondart ferment and the link provided by classic may she some light. Obviuosly the bottled beers that I was able to have patience with got better wit time. Cheers
    3 points
  28. Pretty rubbish 29 points yesterday, but following the trend of the last few weeks I had a better day today. It got really hot and humid towards the end when the wind died a bit which didn't help anything, but I suppose you're swinging it well when the right hand slips a bit and the ball still goes dead straight. On that occasion I was going for a draw so it wasn't ideal but anyway. I've been working on a small change to my swing from the last lesson, and I'm getting more used to it now. As a result my distances are improving although the warmer weather is probably helping that as well. Driving avg is about 240m the last few rounds with a few getting out to 270-280m. It's leaving me with a lot of short irons or wedges into greens, as well as reaching some par 5s or at least getting greenside in two, which is always nice! GA down to 12.6 after today's round.
    3 points
  29. Alas the last of the Frühlingskellarbier... (spring cellar beer) And I have an admission - not to begin with nor when it was in its heyday - but a bit later on and at a few points in my life - I quite enjoyed Fosters Rest assured the fluid in the glass shown below tastes nothing like Fosters other than both being wet and having bubbles
    3 points
  30. As promised I switched country (or maybe not). This Pale Ale is nothing like a Coopers Pale Ale (which I absolutely love). Its malty and absolutely divine, nearly German (like the British Royal House), . What a great beer. Check out their website. Thanks Steve's Cool Booze. https://www.samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk/
    3 points
  31. Continuing the German Bier praise I always have these in the fridge, great Pils & always on special, although Dan's have just put the price up by $2.00 from $19.00 for 6 x 500ml cans. I will still continue to buy it but my research shows it is only available from Woolworths & affiliates. Prost'
    3 points
  32. For all you salumi fans - I saw a great episode of Gourmet Farmer on TV recently. It was set in Umbria Italy, and was all about making salumi in traditional and modern ways. Here is the link https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/tv-series/gourmet-farmer/season-2/gourmet-farmer-s2-ep9/111281219594. You might have to be registered with SBS On demand.
    3 points
  33. You and everybody else are welcome, Mick. We saw how useful it can be over on the Recipe confusion thread.
    2 points
  34. @Pezzza thanks for that I mainly keg too but my cousin has asked for a few bottles each batch I do. I was just after the best result to pass on to him. I did bottle for a bit myself but results varied a whole heap. I also didn't do the same thing each time. EG temperature and time at that temp. Appreciate what you have shared with me.
    2 points
  35. Just followed the instructions on the pouch, Add one kg of dextrose and the sweetener, use the supplied yeast and when fermentation is finished add the flavouring sachet and wait two more days for bottling. Ferment inside the recommended temperature range. If I bottle my ciders in 640ml bottles (which I like to do) I use one carbonation drop only, in longnecks two. I wait at least 3 weeks before cracking the first to try. Made 4 different flavours so far and me and everyone else enjoys them. I have still two types which are one year old and still nice. I keep them in my Beer Dungeon (Harry Potter’s room) coolest place in the house. Saying all this, I am not a Cider drinker, so I have nothing to compare it with, but I like drinking them, refreshing with a little kick, ha ha
    2 points
  36. Don't know who did it. But it's bloody handy spread sheet.
    2 points
  37. play an Ambrose so didn't keep track of a personnel score , however though was triking the ball well but no great run on the ball as course is still very waterlogged due to recent rain, you wouldn't believe Victoria has had rain lmao.. the ball just lands and stops . we basically played the comp of the whites for a bit of fun(which was set on the ladies tees), which upset the A graders which get there way week in and week out and we only have a handful of A graders in our club the rest are b and c graders our club likes to play of the back markers so it suits the A graders while 100 other od blokes can hardly find a fairway because the black markers are right up the back. so it was a relief to play off the whites for something different. it was also presentation day out club to hand out tropheys to the winners and grinners of the year , didn't get a look in but some worthy winners our 2022 club champ has hardly won it only his 7th club championship in a row and a few more to his name. good on him good golfer arrrgh well good to have had a hit
    2 points
  38. I would second that, even with k & k beers kegged they are far superior in appearance, smoother with a tight creamy head compared to bottles.
    2 points
  39. No you haven't finished it , you need to add taps , as well as inline regs so that you can carb the other kegs at different pressures for the different styles of beer you have made but your keezer looks great mate
    2 points
  40. Awesome BF, great website too, really interesting.
    2 points
  41. Yeah, I like Henniger, my Liquor Land sells it in 660ml bottles & 500ml cans as well, it's damn good beer & usually on special.
    2 points
  42. Of the classics I love Resch’s
    2 points
  43. This is a really tasty Larger.
    2 points
  44. Cheers mate, it hit the spot. Now for the feet up, a wine & Netflix.
    2 points
  45. Looks very good @Classic Brewing Co
    2 points
  46. Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet - November 2022 Hi Team Latest Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet is attached. November 2022 ROTM added: Super Slurper Hazy IPA & Golden Mosaic Citrus Saison. Click on the recipe name for pdf's of those recipes. Coopers Recipe Spreadsheet V2.12.19.xlsx Spreadsheet functionality: Links to Recipe artwork and pdf of more recent recipes at the far right You can click on the recipe name to jump to the recipe on the Coopers website (for those in au only) The little triangle icons beside each column title are auto-filters and can be used to sort the spreadsheet by the respective column You can also use the drop boxes of the variables in each column to show those variables you want to see. For example, under Difficulty if you choose the Easy variable then only those recipes rated as Easy will be displayed Or under Can 1, if you choose Real Ale only those recipes that have the Original Series Real Ale (as the main recipe can) will be displayed. Unfortunately I am not clever enough to be able to show those recipes where Can 2 is a Real Ale Any queries? Post them to this thread.
    2 points
  47. Turbot, pata negra ham and veggie stew with a few rösti croquettes . No wine either, unlike me
    2 points
  48. Big Mac clone with 2x 200g patties.. It finished me, and I collapsed on the lounge in a food coma
    2 points
  49. 2 points
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