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    Very Bitter Wort

    FYI I cracked one of these tonight, bitterness gone and I'm sure this will be a good drink in a month or so.
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    1 Can Coopers Ipa + Any Other Ingredients You Wanted = What Would You

    Thanks again. I went ended up increasing the grain slightly .7 kg crystal and .4 ale malt rest as above. I'll let you know how it goes, thanks for all your help. Brendon
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    1 Can Coopers Ipa + Any Other Ingredients You Wanted = What Would You

    Thanks for all the info, This is what I'm gonna do tomorrow night;Coopers IPA 1.7 kit.5 kg LME.5 kg Dex.25 kg traditional ale malt.5 kg crystal maltSafale yeast15g Hops steeped at completion of fermentation (still deciding on hops) I will steep the grain for 40 mins @ 70c in 3 liters of water...
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    1 Can Coopers Ipa + Any Other Ingredients You Wanted = What Would You

    Hi Tropo, if I was to add 250g of traditional ale grain to the steeping process would it be of any benefit, also what yeast would you suggest? Ta Brendon
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    Steeping Hops

    Hey mate, I'm a newbie as well. I just cracked a lager that I steeped some nelson sauvin in 2 weeks ago. It's a simple coopers lager, steeped about 15g of the ns in a cup of boiling water for 10 mins out of the kettle, strained and added to wort.I gotta say that it tastes good, it tastes a...
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    Whats Your Favourite/best Kit Can

    I'm only a rank amateur but my best k&k has been the Cascade Spicy Ghost (draught) with half dme and half dextrose after 12 weeks in the bottle.
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    Very Bitter Wort

    I've done half dozen kit and kilo jobbies so I'm not experienced at tasting a lot of brews. This is the first at trying to add something different. The fuggles are 4.5-5.7. I added 15g. Anyway I'm grateful for your info and I hope the bitterness subsides as noted. Brendon
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    Very Bitter Wort

    Hi all. I have just tried to jazz up a kit and kilo.I had a kit of coopers Canadian blonde and brew enhancer 2.To jazz it up I cracked 250 grams of traditional ale grain and steeped in a litre of water at 60 c for 45 mins. I then sparged and boiled the wort for 30 mins ( I was going to boil for...
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    Boiling A Kit

    Yeah I know to warm it before pouring etc, I just wondered if boiling the liquid extract in a couple of litres of water has any benefit to a brew, it seems not, thanks.
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    Boiling A Kit

    The kit is pre hopped coopers, just the standard kit and kilo stuff.
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    Boiling A Kit

    Hi, noob question but what is achieved by boiling your 1.7 kg of liquid extract in water before adding to the fermenter? TaBrendon
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    Kit And Kilo To Partial

    Thanks for the reply's chaps. I'm adopting the keep it simple stupid approach after reading for hours tell me if this will taste ok; Traditional ale grain half kg, I will crack slightly and steep for one hour in a bag at 65 deg for one hour. I will then remove grain and add the pride of ring...
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    Kit And Kilo To Partial

    Thanks for the responses. Presently I do temperature control at 20 degrees, I sanitize and clean, and all the things mentioned however maybe I just need to let it sit longer! As an aside I was discussing this with a mate today and he said that he used to boil the pre hopped LME for 20 mins...
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    Kit And Kilo To Partial

    Hi all. I've done 6 extract kits now and whilst they taste different they all have the home brew taste or "twang" or whatever you want to call it.I've brewed draught, lager, cerveza, bitter and cannot escape it, tried different yeasts, let sit for 2 weeks in the fermenter etc but the aftertaste...
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    Did The Washing Machine Kill My Brew

    Not on the washing machine but on the bench above it. How she didn't notice the beer running of the bench it until after the third wash amazes me, you gotta laugh I spose ha ha.
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    Did The Washing Machine Kill My Brew

    Hi all.As mentioned in my previous post I put down my third brew on Sun night. Anyway it was chugging nicely this morning in the laundry, problem is the wife has done three loads of washing today and I think the vibration from this has caused an eruption of my brew. I'll check with the...
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    Aust Coopers Lager

    Thanks everyone, I think I'll tread cautiously NS as it doesnt seem to be to everyones liking. Ill add the 13g using the small boil method. This might be a stupid question but do I stir it in or just leave it alone? Thanks again
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    Aust Coopers Lager

    Hi All, first post here. Ive put down an Oz Coopers Lager kit yesterday, my third brew, was unprepared so only added 1kg dextrose. Anyway as I was brewing I thought this is a bit boring, Ive read a bit about adding hops etc so I have this question; The brew has been in for 24 hours, Ive...
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