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Coopers Vintage Ale '22 recipe lists:

  • 1x1kg Coopers Dextrose

in the list of ingredients, but also includes:

  • 1x1.7kg Thomas Coopers Family Secret Amber Ale, and
  • 1x1.5kg Thomas Coopers Wheat Malt Extract
  • 1x400g Dark Crystal Malt

Is this not an excessive amount of fermentables - do I need all that Dextrose?

I'm up to the part where you add the Dextrose so if you are online and can help I would be much obliged. Phone: 0428 396 052 or reply here asap.

 

Many thanks,

Jim

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53 minutes ago, JimInCollie said:

Coopers Vintage Ale '22 recipe lists:

  • 1x1kg Coopers Dextrose

in the list of ingredients, but also includes:

  • 1x1.7kg Thomas Coopers Family Secret Amber Ale, and
  • 1x1.5kg Thomas Coopers Wheat Malt Extract
  • 1x400g Dark Crystal Malt

Is this not an excessive amount of fermentables - do I need all that Dextrose?

I'm up to the part where you add the Dextrose so if you are online and can help I would be much obliged. Phone: 0428 396 052 or reply here asap.

 

Many thanks,

Jim

JimInCollie

I have this brew in a fermenter right now.  Pretty much finished fermenting.  OG 1.065, current SG is 1.012 for an ABV of 7%.  Made to the instructions.  It is meant to be a clone of the actual Coopers Vintage 2022, which is also a 7.5% beer.

If you want it the same as the commercial version, you will need to add the Dextrose.  If you do not add it, you will get an ABV around 5.3% once primed in bottles.

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Thanks Shamus

I missed the part of the description that said 7.5%  It all makes sense now.

I have added the 1kg of dextrose as you suggested, along with all the other ingredients in the order indicated, followed all the instructions, and the wort is cooling now.  I should be able to add the yeast before I go to bed (I am in Western Australia and it is only 5.50pm here at the moment).

Once again, many thanks,

Jim

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