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A pretty nice choc stout

08 February 2017 - 10:43 PM

Just sitting back and enjoying my fruits of labour with this tap fresh schooner of stout.

Turned out pretty good...well rounded strong dank flavour, excellent mouthfeel with delicious notes of toffee, chocolate, coffee... Gets better the warmer it gets


Chocolate Stout


1 x can of Cooper's stout
1 x pouch of MJ's dark malt extract
200gm Caramalt 3 grain
200gm Crystal grain
200gm Pale choc grain
200gm Carapils grain
200gm Molasses @ 10mins
100gm Cocoa powder @ 10mins
25gm EK Goldings @10 mins
20gm Fuggles @ 5 mins
1 x Safbrew S-33 & kit yeast rehydrated (pitched at 18c)
Fermented @ 16c for 3 weeks

ABV: 5.1%


Cheers blokes!

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Brewing a kit and bit stout.. very high EBC on a stout?

11 January 2017 - 03:37 PM

G'day brewers,


I am currently crunching numbers for a stout I am am putting down tomorrow in a brand new fermenter that just got delivered today.


Not quite sure on the recipe yet, for I have a few different yeasts on hand Danstar windsor, S-33, US-05 but will be something like this:


1 x can of Cooper's stout
1 x pouch of MJ's dark malt extract
200gm Caramalt 3 grain
200gm Crystal grain
200gm Pale choc grain
200gm Carapils grain

25gm Fuggles @ 10 min

25gm EKG @ 5 min

25gm EKG dry hop @ day 7
1 x (insert yeast here)

Fermented @ 16c for 3 weeks

ABV: 5.1%


I am getting a very high EBC on Ianh spreadsheet from what I know it is just letting me know it is going to be "black as the ace of spades", am I correct?

Grain steeping and Coopers English bitter

30 June 2016 - 12:54 AM

Hi All,


I have been knocking out pretty good brews with different coopers cans, steeping with specialty grains.


Then boiling the strained grain water/wort with different hops adding it to the fermenter with the can of goo & LDME and using better yeasts. 


I have a can of English bitter that I want to try out.


Hops I have fuggles & EK golding so that should be OK...


So what grains would suit this? Any recipes?


Any yeast recommendations?

Thanks in advance.





Anyone kegged a ginger beer?

16 May 2016 - 09:30 AM

Guday all,


Put down a coopers ginger beer kit 1.5 weeks ago.


Blinged it out with fresh ginger, kaffir lime leaves, chilli, raw sugar, cloves and honey.... Gettn close to FG and smells and taste fantastic...


I am just wondering does it have to 2nd ferment in bottles or can I go straight to keg?


I'm thinking with all those great flavors in there a nice long conditioning period in bottles will probably benefit it greatly...


Thanks in advance,

Kegerator blues.... Hit a freon line

15 May 2016 - 11:01 AM

Was in the midst of converting my 2nd hand fridge (that I am using with a pluto gun currently) into a kegerator with door mounted taps I got from KK.


Had all the lines, disconnects, SS taps, 4 way manifold, drill bits, kegs & 3 great brews on 4th day of CC'ing in my FV's ready to go into kegs..... an a whole other load of awesomeness!


Once I started drilling through the side panel for the c02, I smelt freon. So I turned off drill and heard an utterly heart breaking "hissing sound"...... Arrrgggghhhh! @*#$#!!!


I reckon fridge is a goner.....70 buck lesson. Now I have lost my fridge keeping my current keg cold...


Got another one I am buying tomorrow for round 2, any hints and tips on how not to stuff it up again?


Drilling co2 line hole higher up the side panel perhaps?


Thanks in advance...


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