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  1. Has anyone made any adjustments to the hefe wheat at all ? Ive just kegged my first batch it looks and tastes good but only 3.9% . I'd like to get it to around 5.5% while still keeping it tasting like a wheat beer. Any tips or thoughts would be great ?
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Sweet Nectar Kolsch - April 2020 Craft Recipe of the Month in pdf file for those outside of Aussieland to be able to see the recipe. Respect to @Coopers DIY Beer Team for including a pdf on the Forum home page. My post means it will always be searchable too. Sweet Nectar Kolsch.pdf
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. Out Of The Dark - September 2020 Craft Recipe Of The Month in pdf file for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe in perpetuity. Out Of The Dark Saison.pdf
  8. My coopers pale ale kit and kilo kit is 4 days in fermentation. I want to dry hop with a couple of fruity hops. I’m new to brewing so any recommendations welcome.
  9. I'm about to do my first brew. I have saved a heap of Coopers stubbies with screw cap tops. Can I clean and use the subbies for bottling? Can you purchase screw top caps?
  10. 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.
  11. Laneway Latte Stout - June 2020 Craft Recipe of the Month in pdf file for those outside of Aussieland to be able to see the recipe. Laneway Latte Stout.pdf
  12. 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
  13. Just a quick question and sorry for if been covered but my first brew us fermenting at 20 degrees. Is this to low. Regards
  14. Left Field Spiced Lager - August 2020 Craft Recipe of the Month in pdf file for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe. Left Field Spiced Lager.pdf
  15. Hi all I am fairly new to the brewing scene, have completed a larger and ginger beer which was a year or two ago and both turned out ok. I am looking at getting back into my brewing with this whole isolation situation... Just wondering what everybody’s experiences been using fresh fruit in their brew? What type of beer did you brew (larger, blonde, etc), what fruit worked best and at what stage of brewing did you add it? Sorry if this has already been discussed. Cheers
  16. 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?
  17. Hi guys. I'm new to brewing Stout styles and wondering if anyone has experience with the ROTM Lamington Stout. I have done my first SG measurement yesterday and waiting for it to plateau but interested to know what the approximate final SG to expect before bottling? Yesterday was 1.015
  18. G'day all I'm a novice when it comes to brewing, but I've had a fair amount of experience swallowing the amber nectar. I purchased and went about brewing a favorite of mine Coopers sparkling ale, all went well until bottling. I used 375ml Coopers twist top bottles with carbonation drops and crow seal tops, but after recommended time in the bottles I found the brew lacking carbonation ( flat as). Can anyone give me some advice as to avoiding this problem again? And is it possible salvage the flat brew I have been left with? Cheers
  19. 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.
  20. Hey friends! I am currently on my seventh day of brewing my first batch of beer, am i am concerned that the beer looks Just a Little bit "cloudy", although the taste seems fine. I will check the hydrometer again tomorrow to mąkę sure i have two consistent days of gravity..... One problem that Ive had is that its been slightly below the recommended temperaturę after about the first day of brewing, I've only been able to keep it between 18-20... There really no way for me to be able to keep it between 20-28... I am making the lager brew and as I've said, it tastes really nice, only looks a Little cloudy.... Hope fully tomorrow I'll be able to bottle it, drop the carbo drops in, let it sit a couple weeks then enjoy it... Should i worry about the cloudiness?
  21. Periscope Baltic Porter - July 2020 Craft Recipe of the Month in pdf format for those outside of Australia to be able to see the recipe Periscope Baltic Porter.pdf
  22. 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!
  23. Planning on doing a diy cooper sparkling ale recipe...instead of using 300grams of dextrose could i use 1kg BE1...or should i keep to the recipe
  24. Handy link for calculating the final temperature when mixing volumes of two liquids at different temperatures. https://rechneronline.de/chemie-rechner/mix-temperatures.php For example 600ml of boiling water plus 400ml 20°C tap water = 1L of 68°C water. Handy for quickly getting a litre of water at grain stepping temperature. The proportions also work: 1200ml boiling + 800ml 20°C tap water = 2L of 68°C water, 1800ml boiling + 1200ml 20°C tap water = 3L of 68°C water., etc
  25. Good morning folks, Have just bought some Light Dry Malt and a 1kg Brew Enchancer to attempt my second ever brew - the first one was alright a couple of years ago, we just threw in some brewing sugar, but thought this time I'd do a bit of research and hope for a tastier beer. To the point though, the packs are both missing any instructions as to how to mix - I don't want to cock it up before even starting. All the recipes on this site just say "See top flap" but there's nothing on mine.. Anyone able to take a snap of the instructions from their box? Appreciate any help Geewhizz
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