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  1. Evening people, I have been given a few brew bits and pieces from a friend. I have a can of Innkeepers Daughter and a 1.5kg can of Light Malt Extract. Can i \ Should I use these together? would I still need Brewing sugar or brew enhancer?
  2. Hi, I have been using Coopers DIY brew kits sucessfully for a few months. Recently I tried a couple of recipes with Belgian style yeasts. These all looked well in the fermentation barrel. However after a couple of weeks in the bottle the beer was not carbonated and very vinegary. Any ideas what causes this?
  3. All set to bottle up...Out of carbonation drops. Can I use raw sugar? If not it's a trip to town
  4. Hi all, I have been distilling for a while now and have decided to give beer a go too so I am a complete noob. I have got my first lager kit fermenting in my temp controlled fridge but I am looking at doing a pale ale next. While I’m still working everything out I was just going to do the Aussie pale ale kit but was thinking about adding some extra hops to tweak it a little. Was thinking about some Galaxy hops for a slight passion fruit twist but I am not sure when to add. Should I boil it a bit before pitching or dry hop after?
  5. Howdy legends, I've only been brewing since December last year, and while I have been doing lots of experimenting with flavours, techniques, adjuncts and yeasts, I have also done some brews exact to the recipes on this excellent site. Suffice it to say, for shits and giggles, I entered my Smooth Bockenator into the ACT Amateur Brewing Champs, mainly to get some feedback on where I am at, and surprise, surprise, the weizenbock came 3rd!!! I have no idea on the scoring system, but my entry was only 2 points behind first place, and I can almost guarantee that the people ahead of me were all grain brewers. So my point is, these recipes can stand up with the best of them, some being true enough to style to be worthy of being entered into the Nationals! They are also a great base for mucking around - I highly recommend split batches to investimigate the effect of different yeasts and adjuncts. Yay Cooper's team!
  6. Hi there, lve just started to keg my beer, what's the best way to go after kegging, put it in the fridge straight away or let it sit at room temperature for a few weeks any advice would be appreciated cheers
  7. On the sign-in page it states that one of the benefits of joining the Cooper's Club is that you get e-mailed notification of free shipping offers. I signed up 2 months ago and the only offers I've received are the ROTM ones. Has the free shipping offer gone the way of the dodo?
  8. Zelly


    Hi there. does anybody know what type of yeast coopers sell with there products. just asking because when you use there recipe, it almost says to use there yeast. and if so is it any good?
  9. I just wanted to make a comment about the Thomas Coopers Bootmaker's Pale Ale kit. When the new range was released I eagerly looked at this kit as the first I wished to brew, & have subsequently brewed a number of the Thomas Coopers range. This was the only one I was disappointed in of the kits I've tried so far. I'm only disappointed because of the extra price tag above the other ranges. For the style it appears to be aimed at I feel it falls short as a base kit. I would much prefer to see something like a Centennial/Simcoe mix other than the current Cascade/Styrian Golding combo that makes up the current hop mix. This particular range of kits should be fully loaded at their current price point where no extra hops/grains should be required & still produce a high quality beer in the styles they are aimed at. This kit is not quite up to the mark IMHO. I wish it was. I don't mean any offence. Just my 2 cents. Cheers, Lusty.
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  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. Just wondering if anyone has any idea about how much this signed coopers Vintage Magnum is worth, i won it in a raffle and dont know if i should keep it or sell it
  13. Hey team, has anyone worked out the calories left in a coopers homebrew pale ale using brew kit two with a 23 liter brew? thanks in advance
  14. Hi Guys, Im relatively new to this brewing thing. I have done 3 batches, and all of them have had the same weird (the only way I can describe it is) Pongy taste to it. is this just a standard thing that everyone encounters of should I be doing something to make sure this dent happen? Brewed a lager , Pale ale and stout from the brewing extract. Also any tips to make a great beer would be very appreciated. I've just bought a heating belt and fridge, next is a temp controller. Thanks!
  15. gday folks. Apologies if this has already been discussed but Im new to home brewing and to this forum. I bought the coopers kit a couple of weeks ago but Im wanting to know how long can I get away with leaving it in the fermenter before bottling. Its already been in there for 2 weeks but ive just got word that I have to fly out for work for 3 weeks and Im not going to get a chance to bottle it before I leave. Will it be ok until I get back? Is there anything I should do to keep it in a good state while Im gone or do I just leave it? Thanks for any guidance here.
  16. Hi all, so in my excitement to get started brewing I used a past best before brew tin. Two years past to be specific. I'm on day 7 now and everything seems to be coming along nicely, nice colour, good head, BUT my brew has a very strong taste and odor of molasses. Can I hope this will mellow after its bottled? Should I leave it to ferment longer in the keg? Or should I just dump the whole thing and start fresh? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  17. 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
  18. New to all this just wondering what the go is just put on a new batch (coopers draught) with 750 Ldm and 250 dex 3 day ago and My air lock is not bubbling like it normally does with other batches isThere some thing wrong?
  19. Going to put this in fermenter in a couple of days. 1.7 kg aus pale can 1 kg dextrose 500g LDME 150G Cracked wheat grain. 40g galaxy hops 20g cascade hops. My question is should I dry hop all hops or maybe do short boil with grain and 20g galaxy. Then dry hop the rest on day 4. Any input would be much appreciated.
  20. I'm doing a Mexican cervaza brew ( third brew ) Its day 4 and I've been doing a hydrometer test everyday ( I was suspicious it might get infected and wanted to be safe) Day one sp. Gravity was 1038 Day 2 gravity was 1030 Day 3 was 1013 And now day 4 is 1012 Maybe I should just wait. Thoughts?
  21. Just wondering how long the hydrometer should be left in tube to get a reading
  22. Put down a toucan stout today. 1 can coopers stout, 1 can coopers dark ale, 1kg brown sugar, 400ml expresso coffee from ground coffee beans and 25g East Kent golding hops steeped for 30 mins. Can't wait to taste it. OG 1060.
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Nine days ago put down a Coopers Irish stout with a 1kg of ldm, 200g lactose sugar, 100g of coconut sugar, 20ml coconut essence, along with 150gram mix of dark crystal and chocolate crystal cracked Infusion. I used safale Nottingham yeast. Well nine days later it’s in the bottle. The sample was awesome not too sweet and yes the coconut came through on the palate very subtle. I’ll get back to you all in two weeks!
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