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    What are you growing? 2019

    Can you believe he is a scardy cat & doesn't like Chilli because it's too hot !! However good bloke & I will continue to use Chilli in most of the stuff I cook - not sure about Chilli Beer
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    What are you growing? 2019

    I have a mate who is a Pilot & he sources stuff for me, they are; Habenero/Carolina Reaper/Trinidad Scorpio. Very Hot combination, have to wear gloves/face mask, but individually they aren't thot hot. But it's all good, as you know depending on the dish you only apply the heat to suit your taste. Cheers Phil
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    What are you growing? 2019

    A combination of very hot Chillies !! Not for the faint hearted, however I still like the flavour of Chill in the Background.
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    What are you growing? 2019

    This was one of the hottest Chilli Sauces I have ever made, in case you are wondering, my Nickname is Commodore. It was that hot you had to use a toothpick to apply it. However, I have made lots of others that fall in to the milder variety. Enjoy.
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    What are you growing? 2019

    Hi Smashed Crabs, I was a Cook in the Army & have cooked all my life & grown Hot Chillies, there are a lot of whimps out there you say they are too hot - hello, so is the Sun !! I have a high tolerance for spicy dishes & have made many dips, Con Carne, Sauces etc & like yourself encounter folk that can't handle it. However it all comes down to flavour & matching with the right food & drink. Good to see there is a fellow Chilli Comrade out there. Cheers Phil
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    What are you growing? 2019

    I don't know about you guys but I grow most of the salad veges/herbs but also have a huge Nectarine tree which I use to make a Nectarine Chilli Jam ( Habenero ) it is great with a Cheese Board etc. Also make my own Beef Jerky & also dry Nectarines, Chillies etc in the Food Dehydrator. Keeps me off the streets !! Nothing better than Chilli Beef Jerky & Home Brew.
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    What are you growing? 2019

    Hey Otto, Sounds like you could have something a bit different going - maybe Tomato Beer with a Hoppy taste
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    What are you growing? 2019

    I am planting heaps of Chillies & Asst Herbs in pots - Parsley/Thyme/Rosemary/Oregano/Marjoram/Dill/Basil etc & a few Dwarf Tomatoes. Not much ground space but plenty of room to hang stuff. I use herbs in all of my cooking, BBQ's etc & it's convenient to just cut a little at a time instead of buying them & chucking the rest out 3-4 days later. Also good excuse to go outside & look after them & have a or nine !
  9. Hi Joseph, Welcome to the forum, I am from Adelaide & joined in June 2018. My first Beer was as simple Lager that came with the Coopers Kit, I had the reverse problem - couldn't keep the temp up to 18 degrees, in spite of wrapping the FV in insulated blankets, quilts, even encased the whole thing in a box that a car fridge came in. It turned out pretty flat tasting but was drinkable. On my second attempt (Stout) I decided to de-commission my rather large back bar fridge, buy a Mangrove Jack Dual Temperature Controller & a Heat Belt - about $100. Apart from a few issues now & again I am on about my 10th brew & without this forum & the guys vast & varied knowledge one would be pretty much shooting in the dark, although Coopers Videos & the Internet are great, I still read & check the forum often as there is a lot of valuable advice & learning there. All the best with your brewing adventures. Cheers Phil
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    Coopers forum (adelaide) catch up

    Hey are any of you Adelaideins gonna respond to this ? There must be a few of us that share the same interests Albeit Home Brew or Commercial. Our Neighbours in the other states must surely catch up from time to time, Anyway Happy New Year to All.
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    What did Santa bring?

    Being single has it advantages, but means I don't get all the nice beer & stuff for presents, but shouted myself some brew gear & stocked up for new year brewing. I have a can Coopers Draught/BH 1 to use up, thinking of adding Light Crystal Malt & 10g packet of Brigalow "Australian Galaxy" Finishing Hops. Wondering if the flavours would clash. Any comments would be appreciated, Cheers & all the best for the Festive Season.
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    Coopers forum (adelaide) catch up

    I would be a starter, I reckon Gully would depending on work/family commitments. I live at South Plympton so Thebarton not too far.
  13. Hey Guys, Just following up on my Toucan Stout, I used 1 x can each Coopers Stout, 1 x can Coopers Dark Ale, Mangrove Jack 1.5kg pack Pure Liquid Malt Extract Dark & Fermentis English Ale Dry Yeast 11.5 g. it was suggested I didn't use enough yeast, I ended up adding 7g Coopers Yeast mixed with 200gm cold boiled water @ 20 degrees & chucked it in on day 7, the reading has dropped to around to 1022. I am thinking it should be left for a few more days before it's safe to bottle. Do you reckon it will come down anymore. Any comments greatly appreciated. Cheers Phil
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    TOUCAN STOUT FOLLOW UP DAY 9

    Yep, I agree, Gully said that about the sugar also, so I will do that - probably bottle on the weekend. Cheers Phil
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    TOUCAN STOUT FOLLOW UP DAY 9

    Here's hoping it will be safe to bottle soon. Cheers.
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    TOUCAN STOUT FOLLOW UP DAY 9

    Hi Otto, Thanks for your input, the reading I took before adding the extra yeast was about 2 points higher, currently temp on 21 degrees, do you think I should go higher ? Cheers
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    When you recognize other members

    Deleted mine recently, complete waste of time, never used it anyway & what's this friend s.... what a joke. The Forum is cool - all ya need.
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Hi Guys, I expect a lot of you have done a Toucan Stout before, I put my first together yesterday - looking good so far lot's of action in the FV for day 2. I used 1 x can each Coopers Stout, 1 x can Coopers Dark Ale, Mangrove Jack 1.5kg pack Pure Liquid Malt Extract Dark & Fermentis English Ale Dry Yeast 11.5 g. The smell is awesome, so hoping to have a good brew for Xmas. Be interested to know your thoughts on variations of the style. Cheers Phil
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    OK, I have my Mangrove Jack Dual Controller/Heat Belt set on 18 degrees, I can bung it up to 20-21 & leave it for a few more days. Cheers for that.
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Hey Otto, Thanks for your advice the other day re: Toucan Stout/Yeast content, I spoke to Coopers Brewery & they said to take some wort from the FV in a sanitised glass & mix wit cold boiled water, half each & mix one 7g Coopers Yeast sachet with it & introduce to the FV that way to ease it in rather than shock it. It makes sense to me, however I am guided by the more experienced guys opinions. As I spent a little more & on the contents of this brew I want to make sure I get to drink it. Cheers
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    I may have not been exactly accurate due to the amount of froth even after de-gassing, but I will try to be spot on next reading. Cheers.
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Thanks for that Otto, I did 23L. There is a lot of krausen activity at the moment, but I will keep an eye on it.
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Hi Otto, I actually asked the guy in Brewcraft about the two 7g yeast packs that come with the Coopers Tins, he said I wouldn't need them, I respect your knowledge & opinion so when do you think I should take another reading & at what point would I know whether to pitch the extra yeast ? Cheers.
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Wow really, nobody told me that. I guess time will tell. Cheers
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    TOUCAN STOUT

    Hey Smashed Crabs, SG around 1225, one pack yeast 11.5 g, as much as I love Beer, I have a passion for Dark Ales & Gutsy Stout. I am looking forward to experimenting a lot more. Plenty of time over the holidays/ Cheers.
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