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  1. Hi, I'm new to the Cooper's DIY brew kits, and accidentally purchased a 1.7kg Irish Stout can designed to make 23L, and I only have an 8.5L fermenter. Could I still use it but in a lesser quantity like 630g (i.e., 1.7/(23/8.5))? If I can, how long can I store the remaining extract for? Thanks in advance
  2. Triple Choc Stout - April 2021 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Triple Choc Stout.pdf
  3. Hi all I'm considering starting up an online shop and wanted to ask if anyone could give me some information on how to order Coopers Beer Kits at Wholesale price. I am also considering Drop Shipping methods as well. Any help would be very much appreciated. Cheers Rob :-)
  4. Sombrero Light Lager - March 2021 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Sombrero Light Lager.pdf
  5. Brekky Oat Cream IPA - February 2021 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Brekky Oat Cream IPA.pdf
  6. Looking to get started with a brew kit in NZ, however a bit tight on space so would have it outside on my covered porch. Has anyone used the brew kit outside (out of direct sun) and how did it go?
  7. Viking Kveik IPA - January 2021 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Viking Kveik IPA.pdf
  8. Bright Idea Hazy XPA - December 2020 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Bright Idea Hazy XPA.pdf
  9. Coopers Hazy IPA - October 2020 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Coopers Hazy IPA.pdf
  10. Eclipse Australian Pale Ale - November 2020 Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Eclipse Australian Pale Ale.pdf
  11. GMan10

    First Brew

    Hi All, Making my first brew, standard Coopers DIY kit, Coopers Larger Brew Can and Enhancer 1. Been looking around forum and already discovered great tips. warm wort to help with ease of adding, use hot water to mix enhancer and wort. Anyway, getting there. First question. Day 3, remove Krausen Kollar. Brew has been steady temp, closer to 20-21 than intended 21-22. Not very frothy - is it working? Appreciate any feedback PS SHould I really use one glucose tab and one lump of normal white sugar for better result when i first bottle?
  12. G'day Fellow brewers Just wanted to ask a couple of questions, thanks in advance for passing on your knowledge. Firstly, I was thinking about how diligent I am with sanitizing (i have been using Sodium Metabisulphite) and i was wondering why nothing is ever said about the tap. What i mean by that is, there is beer left in there when I take samples to check the gravity readings, so whats the chances of it infecting my brews when I'm bottling? What does everyone think of the Coopers PET bottles? or are glass better? Cheers Bateo
  13. Hey Guys. I start brewing the lager from the home brew kit. The temperature started at 20 but slowing dropped down to 16 and it's been like that past 2days, is that okay?. Or should I keep it few days more to get the temperature Up to 20' +
  14. Heya all... Im looking at brewing my first batch as got the kit for fathers day. Plan on starting off easy with just making the plain lager thats supplied. It says everything required is in the box but just cant get my head around it. Do I just add the can with the enhancer 1?? Instructions dont say anything about using the supplied carbonation drops but does refer to using yeast which isnt supplied. Nothing worse than a brew virgin I know but any help is appreciated. Cheers
  15. Sparkling Tonic Amber Ale - September 2020 Recipe Of The Month in pdf file for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Sparkling Tonic Amber Ale.pdf
  16. Hey guys, been away for a while but just wanted to share my journey! Going from my first Coopers Stout extract that I brewed back in May I ended up moving onto BIAB using a Costco 22L stove pot. This weekend it will be time to finally kick off a Sierra Pale Ale Clone (Brewfather) with my Brewzilla! Cannot wait! Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has been awesome on these forums!
  17. Lamington Stout - July 2020 Recipe of the Month in pdf file for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe. Lamington Stout.pdf
  18. Hi All, First of all, I am kida new to brewing, and dont have much experience in brewing. I have done a cooper pale ale and amber ale previously and they turned out ok. I am thinking of doing a cooper stout next and what I got is. 1.) Stout kit 2.) Coopers 1kg BE#2 3.) Coopers 1kg BE#3 4.) Cooper 500g light dry malt My question is this. Do I use BE#2 with 500g LDM? Do I use the BE#3 alone? Do I use BE#3 +500g LDM? Which combination will make a better stout? Also, do I add 1 carbonation drop per 750ml for stout or should I continue using 2 per 750ml. Rgds, T
  19. I'm wanting to make a dark porter style ale. I made the Bilby Chocolate ROTM a while back and loved it. Looking for something similar BUT wanting to use what I have in stock. I would love some suggestions. Here's what I've got: Dark Ale kit Family Secret Amber Ale kit Bootmaker Pale Ale kit Dark Malt extract can Amber Malt extract can 300gm Chocolate malt grain Plenty of LDME, Dextrose, Maltodextrin brown sugar and golden syrup Saf US-O5: US-04 and W-34/70 yeast plus plenty of still viable kit yeast as above and Real Ale and Pale Ale Hops include: Cascade, Citra, Centenial, Galaxy, Mosaic, Nelson Sauv. You can probably guess that some of these items are getting a bit long in the tooth; still well within 'date'. But I'd like to use some rather than but new stuff. Many thanks in advance. I'll post updates on progress of the recipe I follow.
  20. I moved to the UK from Sydney in 2005 and packed my Coopers screw-lid brewing kit. I have recently found it again in the cellar and done a few brews in the last few months (after cleaning and sanitising everything thoroughly) and they have turned out great! AND... I also found some ingredients... I have: 1 can International Coopers APA: Best Before 12/Aug/06 1kg of BE2: Best Before 16/Sep/06 (this has hardened) 1kg of CSR Brewing Sugar 75% Cane Sugar and 25% Maltodextrin: PKD (packed date?) 13/Jan/04. I called my LHBS (well, not so much 'L' as online) and the Beer Yoda told me that the kit would be fine and that my choice of Safale US-05 yeast to replace the (probably very dead) kit yeast was good. I've done some reading and it seems the BE2 should be OK if dissolved in a few litres of boiling water and the CSR sugar should also be OK. Both of these are essentially just sugar so should be fine - there's nothing to die, right? Anyway - I figured I'd document my efforts in case anyone else is daft enough to want to try it with an old kit they've found! I'm just waiting for the temperatire to drop here a bit (mini heat wave in the UK right now) and then I'll crack on. Before I get going, I thought some folk might be kind enough to chip in with some advice/warnings? Am I right about the sugars? Should I add any more sugars? How much of these sugars should I add? I have some new 'in date' hops (Amarillo, Cascade and Citra) and plenty of new and 'in date' Coopers Light Dry Malt Extract I could add (but the 'in date' thing sort of defeats the purpose of this experiement, so I'd prefer not to.) Cheers! AA
  21. Hi folks! Any ideas as to why this would be? Fermenter bin is sealed and there is still pressure in the airlock. Some bubbles occasionally. SG is 1.014 after starting at 1.055 Temperature has been between 21 and 24C Thanks in advance for any ideas/help! AA
  22. Hi Folks, First time brewer and I need help. Today I bought the Coopers starter kit and a can of Dark Ale. The instructions are a little vague (Coopers take note!) and i didnt buy their enhancer #3... I've made up 23L using only the canned Dark Ale...and I live a distance from the shops. What can I use in its place? I have a Kilo of brown sugar. Help! Ken
  23. I am fairly new to this. I am only on my second brew and i decided to go for an IPA. However i have Cooper DIY Brew kit that has a Krausen collar. Now Coopers tell you to remove the Krausen Kollar after the foam subsides from the yeast. I am wondering if that should still be the case when dry hopping, or if i should leave it there till the end of the brew? I started the brew this afternoon and should hopefully be dry hopping around Day 6 or 7 but typically speaking the Krausen Kollar would need to come off around Day 3 or 4. Does anyone have some advice for me around this? Cheers
  24. Hi all, first time brewing anything, was doing really well until the bottling stage where I realised I had only put 1 carbonation drop in the 750ml PET instead of 2 :( Beer is the Coopers Real Ale, and used Coopers Carb drops. Whats kind of effects will this have on my beer?, I only bottled yesterday so is it possible to open the beer and drop another carb drop in? Sorry for the amateur questions but if there's anything i can do to help the beer carb better, I'm all in . Thanks
  25. Hey guys, So this has probably been asked a thousand times. But I am looking to start brewing my own beer, so just looking for some advice on where to start. What's a good kit to get to start brewing? What type of beer is better for beginners? Pretty much anything to help would be great. I've read a little bit on using kegs instead of bottles as well, which I think would be a better idea for me instead of bottling. Cheers
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