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  1. ozlizard

    BREW DAY!! WATCHA' GOT, EH!? 2019

    Coopers Aussie Pale Ale or a slight variation therof! 10lt brew. 1 x tin Coopers Australian Pale Ale 1 x 500g LDM 1 x 12g Citra Hops 1 x 12g Citra Hops at day 2-3 Temp sitting at 22, but should drop to around 21 OG 1.060 Let's see how it turns out. Smells bloody good......
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    LOL cheers BB I am sure that will do the trick!
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    Cheers BB. The hops I will probably do as per the recipe, so one at the start and then after about 2 days. I don't have that spreadsheet, where can I find it, sounds handy. I am doing 10lt because I have just enough bottles and wanted to try something in a smaller brew size. I am guessing that using slightly less LDM would reduce the ABV? As it's 7.1 to start with there is a bit of headroom there! Temps should be good for this brew around 18-21 which is exactly the range my brew room (read pantry) stays at pretty constantly. We have a very well insulated house!
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    Well as we are not planning on getting to the brew shop in the near future I bought what they had locally. not exactly what the recipe calls for, so here we go! For a 10lt brew (half the recipe) I have 1 x tin of Coopers Aussie Pale Ale, 1 x 500g box of Light Dry Malt (recipe calls for 750g of Light Malt Extract, same thing ?) and 2 x 12g packets of Morgan's Brew bag hops (Citra). I will just use the yeast that comes with the tin. Will this go ok and how should I use the hops, one at the beginning and one dry hop later or both in at the start?
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    Bunbury, Big Gals Brew Shed. Should have what I need there.
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    Yeah didn't realise there were so many, with wine I use basically one yeast. Looks like I might have to make a trip to the nearest Brew Shop. I have an empty fermenter and have "freed" up enough bottles. Unacceptable situation!
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    The Coopers Pale Ale recipe calls for S33 yeast but I can only get 03 or 23 locally and what I know about yeast could be written on the head of a microbe. Any difference? Also it says to use Coopers Commercial Yeast as well, which I am assuming is the one that comes with the tin? If I am only doing a half batch do I still need both yeasts?
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    Advice sought on dry hopping

    Thanks, so can just replace the EKG with Citra. The recipe calls for 2X25g so would it be best to add half at the start then dry hop with the other half?
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    Advice sought on dry hopping

    Was about to ask this very question so thanks STQUINTO. I am thinking of dry hopping a Oz Pale Ale with Citra. I assume in the recipe section this is Pale Ale Brew A? If I want to half the recipe (don't want a full 23lt batch at this stage) do I half all the ingredients except the yeast? Just noticed this recipe already has EKG hops.
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    Coopers Aussie Pale ale

    Sorely tempted to do this one for my next brew as I have always liked the Copers Pale Ale, but will need to cut it down to about half volume. What would be the procedure for dry hopping this and what hops? (sorry to hijack your thread but though you might find this info interesting as well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!)
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    Actually when you think about it a home brewer winning a 100 cartons of beer is a bit counter productive! You could wind up with a lot of new friends though.....
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    So the winner gets one pallet (100 cases) of their winning brew but you lose all intellectual rights to the recipe.
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    New Inkbird 308

    I will send you my postal address
  14. ozlizard

    First brew questions & where to next?

    Sampled another bottle last night as quite a few of them are getting very firm. Quite a bit of carbonation and some head and it's tasting better. Still has a bitter/sour taste at the finish, probably from the raspberries as I believe they can be acidic. Not bad for a simple home brew and I imagine it will smooth out given more time. Thanks for all the advice fellas! Now have to "free up" some bottles so I can get onto the next batch Thinking of a Saison (maybe 134) 8.5 lt batch.
  15. ozlizard

    Newbie here

    Welcome mate, I am a newbie as well, but plenty of great help on here. I only have one brew under my belt so I have a long way to go. My only advice would be to consider trying a small batch brew for your first one, so if it doesn't turn out quite to your taste you won't be stuck with 30 bottles! My first brew (Blushing Blonde) has turned out ok and should improve with a bit of time, pretty happy with it considering it was dead simple.