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  1. Beerlust

    Coopers Maltings

    I've only used the Ale malt & Lager/Pilsner malt in a handful of partial mash brews thus far & each turned out well (I thought). I'm no expert but it looked to be very good quality grain. I have some on my shelves here atm. I'll leave the efficiency speak to the full AG geeks. If you can get hold of some Ben, definitely give it a go & make your own assessments after a few brews with it. Cheers, Lusty.
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    Magnetic Stir Plate

    As you say, at least it works fine.
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    Magnetic Stir Plate

    It looks slightly longer than 3cm but we'll take your SWMBO's word for it. Cheers, Lusty.
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    Beer in gas line

    Hairy will have enough trouble giving them away. 🤣 If I was at a library looking for a book with this title, I'd start by looking in the "Fiction" section. Any tasting notes that use "awesomeness" & Magnum in the same sentence are obviously doctored. Cheers, Lusty.
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    Beer in gas line

    Enjoy that facet while it lasts.
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    Beer in gas line

    Speaking of credibility, how's that Magnum IPA coming along? It must be finished fermenting by now? Any early signs of greatness?
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    Viking beer? Reckon it'd be any good?

    Viking beer, meet Viking yeast. Sounds like a match made in heaven. Cheers, Lusty.
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    Beer in gas line

    +1 John Guest non-return valve. Regulator insurance. Cheers, Lusty.
  9. Beerlust

    thomas coopers wheat can yeast ?????

    Hi BB. I'm glad to hear the beer has turned out well. +1 to what Greeny said. Use your WB-06 on your next brew then if wanting to hit some real high notes on a future brew, perhaps look to use one of the Wyeast/White Labs strains to give you some more pronounced flavours. White Labs/Wyeast yeast strain sources Good move with the Mandarina Bavaria hops. I personally believe they have been developed as sort of a replacement option for the traditional orange peel/bitter orange peel addition often used in wheat beers. A late boil/steep of these should make for a nice complimentary flavour through the wheat beer. Cheers & good brewing, Lusty.
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    Making my Pale Ale recipe more Sessionable

    Coopers DIY recipe: Coopers Mild Ale And if you're a little more adventurous... Coopers DIY recipe: Nelson's Light (highly recommended) Cheers, Lusty.
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    Kit n Kilo - when to use 1.5kg of malt

    Hi Fergy. I agree with a number of points already made about increasing your hopping if you plan to increase your malt to maintain a balance in your beers. Also you can promote the hopping notes of the beer by selecting yeast strains that favour hop character over malt character. The cleaner US ale strains are good for this. Cheers & good brewing, Lusty.
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    Has anyone bought from cheapyeast.com.au?

    That certainly sounds more interesting than a Magnum beer. Cheers, Lusty.
  13. Beerlust

    What's in Your Fermenter? 2018

    Hi BB. A couple of years ago the DIY guys even made a boo boo. They listed the full 1kg of dextrose instead of 500gms to be added for the Coopers DIY Vintage Ale recipe for that year. The recipe used Nottingham yeast (I think?) that year that is a high attenuating yeast & forum brewers were asking a lot of questions regarding the unexpected OG & FG figures throughout that period when brewing the recipe. By the time I'd spotted the type 'O' in the recipe listing & posted about it so Coopers could change it, it was too late as quite a few had already begun fermenting the brew. Instead of approx. 7.5% ABV, guys were ending up with bottled beers upward of 8.5% ABV!! LOL! I found it all quite amusing at the time. 🤣 Cheers, Lusty.
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    Has anyone bought from cheapyeast.com.au?

    I can only imagine something like a Rauchbier but using a Saison yeast. No offence meant, it just sounds weird mate. Cheers, Lusty.
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    Has anyone bought from cheapyeast.com.au?

    My comment about a possible under-pitch is from conversations I've read where it has sometimes been recommended with some wheat beer yeast strains to slightly under-pitch to encourage the ester. I can't see why that wouldn't also be true for other yeast strains even though they might not be as obvious in the end beer as what the wheat strains produce. Cheers, Lusty.
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