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#1 eoghan

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:20 PM

I was given a dozen Coopers Draught LME for my birthday.. not big on draughts so curious what are some additives others have added to their kit to modify the taste?

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:07 AM

Nobody jumped on this one yet?

 

A dozen :blink:  :blink:  Draught is allegedly a lager but it's really not as it comes with an ale yeast. 

 

A short while ago I picked up one of these for super cheap, why not... I did this, and will probably be my go to quick kit beer... keg came camping, was gone in 24 hours  :ph34r:  :ph34r:

 

Brew to 20 litres

The kit 

1kg amber dry malt extract

500g biscuit malt (steep)

30g simcoe boil @ 5 mins 

15g galaxy @ dry, 5 days



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:03 AM

Awesome thanks

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Posted 26 May 2017 - 11:44 AM

I was given a dozen Coopers Draught LME for my birthday.. not big on draughts so curious what are some additives others have added to their kit to modify the taste?

 

Welcome to the forum, eoghan.

 

A Coopers Draught kit will be pretty mild so you can use it as a base for just about anything. You can even combine two together to make a bigger beer like an IPA

 

There is a great spreadsheet you can download to help build recipes around kits. It was developed by a forum member here.

 

http://aussiehomebre...er-spreadsheet/

 

Maybe something like 

 

23L

2x Draught Kit

1KG  Light Dry Malt

 

20g Mosaic @ 10mins

20g Mosiac @ 5mins

 

60g Mosaic Dry hop 5 days

 

2x Kit yeasts (rehydrated)

 

6.5% ABV

61 IBU

 

 

Boil the dry malt in 8 litres of water.

Add 20g Mosaic, boil for 5 mins,

Add another 20g Mosaic, boil for another 5 mins.

Add hot wort to the ferementer

Add kits, stir in.

Top up to 23L

Stir well

Add yeast to 200ml water (~25 degrees) and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Stir until a thick cream develops.

Pitch yeast when wort is 18 degrees.

 

Sanitise everything that touches cold wort or yeast solution.

 

I suggest picking up some starsan and a spray bottle and generously spray everything.

 

Apologies if preaching to the choir.