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  1. J

    Entry level coopers home brew kit $220

    Home brew kit. Coopers home brew kit. Extra fermenting tub Bottle tree Bottle capper Bottle brush Comes with loads of bottles. Pink stain remover and sanitiser solution Everything you need to make beer for the coming winter. 2x dark ale 1 x stout 1 x real ale. Use the next two weeks wisely...
  2. J

    'battle Of The Toucans'

    Thanks for the tip. Will boiling the water and ingredients change the flavour?
  3. J

    'battle Of The Toucans'

    I’ve noticed that all of my toucans seem to have this weird taste in common, i’m sure it’s not an infection, and have had my mates taste it. I’m a newbie and have only been using coopers kits. I’ve made the following toucans so far. With the youngest being 27days in the bottle. I’ve made...
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    Coopers Stout

    This is a bit of a combo post that i’ll put in both threads for the stout novice. My second batch of beer ever was a coopers stout kit and kilo. Used the kit and bag of ESB stout booster. Started drinking it after 3 weeks in the bottle and was finished the whole batch at the 4week mark. The...
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    Toucan Coopers Stout/dark Ale

    This is a bit of a combo post that i’ll put in both threads for the stout novice. My second batch of beer ever was a coopers stout kit and kilo. Used the kit and bag of ESB stout booster. Started drinking it after 3 weeks in the bottle and was finished the whole batch at the 4week mark. The...
  6. J

    'battle Of The Toucans'

    This is a bit of a combo post that i’ll put in both threads for the stout novice. My second batch of beer ever was a coopers stout kit and kilo. Used the kit and bag of ESB stout booster. Started drinking it after 3 weeks in the bottle and was finished the whole batch at the 4week mark. The...
  7. J

    'battle Of The Toucans'

    Made a few toucans. Stout/dark ale/1kg brown sugar - will be good with more time in the bottle Sparkling/real ale/500g LDM - looking forward to this one being ready. APA/Lager/1kg coopers BE2 - too sweet. Going to try the following Stout/dark ale/500LDM/500brown sugar. Real ale and dark...
  8. J

    Toucan Coopers Stout/dark Ale

    Had a sample after a few weeks in the bottle. It’s a bit sweet. It’ll be ok at Christmas after a chat with big D at the brew shop. He’s a champion. Going to make another batch. Stout kit Dark ale kit 500LDM 500brown sugar. See if it tastes better. I like a strong beer because it means less...
  9. J

    Toucan Coopers Stout/dark Ale

    Update. Still in the primary fermenter. Will bottle tonight. FG 1013. Can’t wait for Christmas.
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    Coopers Lager

    Going to get a few different toucan’s going. One Lager/APA +BE2 the other Real/sparkling Ale + 500g LDM. See how this goes.
  11. J

    Coopers Stout

    Thanks for the input gents. The stout was in the fermenter 15days and in the bottle for 9days. I cracked open one today, no expectations of grandeur considering how young it is. All good so far. Definitely will get better with age. Cracked a bottle and took a gravity reading, 1013. Looks as...
  12. J

    Coopers Lager

    First of all, I just want to let you know that I really appreciate the time and effort you’ve put into your replies. I think I’ll take your advice and grab a can of real ale and mix it with the pale. Makes sense to mix two ales as opposed to mixing different styles. Make a nice strong toucan...
  13. J

    Coopers Lager

    I just bought a lager kit, pale ale kit, box of BE2 and a box of LDM. Reckon that’ll make a decent toucan?
  14. J

    'battle Of The Toucans'

    I’ve done a search but can’t find and answer. Just wondering whether anyone has done a similar coopers toucan 1 x Coopers Lager 1 x coopers pale ale 1 box of light dry malt 1 box of BE2 I wasn’t really a fan of the standard coopers lager and hoping to up the ABV and get a better flavour...
  15. J

    Coopers Stout

    4.5 is nice, but after drinking a few coopers best extra stouts, and a few at the local speak easy recently. I’d like to be able to have a similar beer at home. 6% in a longneck seems to be a bit of sweet spot for me when I just want to have one bottle on a Friday or Saturday while watching the...
  16. J

    Toucan Coopers Stout/dark Ale

    Evening Brewers, First ever toucan. Batch #3 Put a toucan down this arvo. 1 can coopers stout. 1 can coopers dark ale 1kg brown sugar 1 sachet Mangrove Jacks New World Strong Ale yeast OG 1060 Fingers crossed.
  17. J

    Coopers Stout

    Hey guys. I bottled the Kit stout today. But after a fair bit of reading over the last few days i’ve realised that i’ve stuffed the OG reading which came out as 1120. Clearly its wrong. FG was 1014. As mentioned before i kept it simple and used only put the stout kit, one bag of ESB stout...
  18. J

    Coopers Stout

    Ended up back there today. Going to put a toucan on next stout/dark ale 500g brown sugar. I hear that tastes pretty good. First stout is ready for the bottle.
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    Coopers Lager

    Bottled the batch after 8days in the fermenter. My readings with the hydrometer were a little off, but were around 1035 down to 1015. Been in the bottles for 11days. Had a taste today. Smells like bread. Not much alcohol. Reckon it’ll get any better after more time in the bottle?
  20. J

    Coopers Lager

    Wonder whether I did something wrong or if i just took shit readings.
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