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Can you experiment with different Coopers enhancer kits?

Discussion in 'Kits & Extracts' started by Daniel Taylor, 12/5/19.

 

  1. Daniel Taylor

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    Posted 12/5/19
    Hi All!

    Fairly new to the brew scene. Looking to do my fifth batch.

    So far a find the Coopers Mexican Cerveza not to bad.

    My question is: Can I simply use different Coopers beer enhancer packs to play with the flavor?

    Any advice appreciated!

    Cheers.
     
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    Posted 13/5/19
    The different brew enhancers will give different results. Mostly in body, head retention and mouth feel. Also will effect alcohole content.
     
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    Posted 14/5/19
    yeah for sure. if you go to cooeprs site there are heaps of recipes using the cans and various ingredients ,doing small boils and stuff

    https://us.diybeer.com/brewing-info/recipes

    I made a bunch and found them a great way to start customizing the beer I was making ,and they all made good beer
     
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    Posted 14/5/19
    I found the Mexican improved with age , 6 weeks minimum
     
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    Posted 14/5/19
    The full overview of each of the Cooper's sugar products can be found here
    Dextrose will keep things dry & light bodied; Maltodextrin will improve mouthfeel without changing the colour or flavour & Dry Malt will add some sweetness, colour and body.
     
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    Posted 7/6/19
    I made a batch about 6 weeks ago

    2 weeks old not to good

    6 weeks old now , not too bad

    can drink it

    probably not make another ;)
     
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    Posted 6/7/19
    Thank's everyone for the advice.

    Just scored a second wart and full setup with 142 glass bottle so now running brew constantly and experimenting ;)

    Cheers.
     
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    If you like beers with flavour don't bother with that Cerveza kit, I did a straight one recently with LDM to experiment, about as much flavour as Coles brand lemonade. I don't want to tip it out so I'm mixing it with ginger cordial to make a mid strength ginger beer.
     
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    Posted 9/7/19
    Agreed the Mex Cerveza is bland AF, I forced carbed a keg of it yesterday that was simply the tin , BE2 and about 300g of dex just to see what its like. It would make great summer beer for your mega swill mates to smash and Im sure i wont have an issue getting through the keg myself but I doubt Ill do another. The Canadian blonde was better IMO and the APA plus hop tea better again. \

    One of my best so far was the standard coopers lager BE2 and 400g of whitebox honey, at 3 months in the bottle it was outstanding the keg was drunk fresh and was good but the bottles I aged seem to bring forward the floral flavour of the honey. I'm thinking I might do a two can version to 30litres keg 19l and bottle the rest to age again.
     
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