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Coopers Mild Ale

Discussion in 'All Grain Brewing' started by meathead, 8/1/18.

 

  1. meathead

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    Posted 8/1/18
    has anyone got an all grain recipe for this please?
     
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    Posted 8/1/18
    Start with a Coopers Pale Ale recipe and adjust the Alc down to about 3.5% ( ie reduce your total grain volume )

    Bitter with POR and late hop with SAAZ at about 10min ( 5 will also work)

    10% wheat
    5% Med Xtal
    85% Pale Malt

    POR @ 60min to about 25-28IBU
    SAAZ @ 10-5Min to about 5 IBU
     
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    Posted 8/1/18
    Awesome cheers

    What yeast would be best other than coopers?
     
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    Any decent Ale yeast

    Milds are really interesting to brew. They are harder than normal beers as you have to get the balance right, which means dropping your overall IBU a little and mashing high to get the mouthfeel the same as big ALC beers

    Light beer is even harder and more rewarding
     
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    Posted 9/1/18
    The Rogers mash is 30 mins @ 70 might try that first
     
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    DBS recipe looks good* but depending on how close you want to the real thing, I'd suggest the coopers yeast is a must.

    *@dbs - coopers suggest 21 ibu for their mild.
     
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    I needed to fix something
     
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    I have seen the Coopers spec & Pale Ale is only about 25-26IBU, but for some reason, when doing my clone, I needed to calc higher IBU. And that was using Promash ( very old )

    I always found that a good pale recipe @ ~ 4.5% generally only needs about 30ish IBU max to balance it

    The trick with Mild's is dropping the IBU in proportion to the SG. IBU:SG is a ratio that needs to be followed with lighter Alc beers

    Got to remember that late additions dont always "taste" bitter if you know what I mean.

    And I dont like IPA. Really...I dont like IPA that much. I am good for about 3 than thats it

    I love the challenge of brewing light & mild. So much harder ( it is harder to get the balance right ) than just making a big beer, but get it right and it is so rewarding
     
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    I'm with you on that. My dark mild recipe has low ibu with a small challenger addition at the end. Delicious.

    And I'm while I enjoy standard aipa and apa, I find the hop, hop, hop approach tiresome after one or two pints. I rarely brew ipa (although I love wee heavy, quads and tripels so big beers have a place in my cellar).

    I can easily see 30-ish ibu working with this.
     
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    Do I have to culture from the original or can I buy it off the shelf?
     
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    There is a Whitelabs that's same/similar strain but it's also easy enough to culture from a few fresh longnecks.

    WLP009 Australian Ale
     
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    You have to culture it

    I spoke to Dr Tim about this and he went on to explain that the brewery yeast does not perform when de-hydrated so the only way was to culture it from a couple of bottles. He was all for culturing the yeast from the bottles. Great bloke and had a good yarn with him about things beer and Coopers. He is very open an enthusiastic about beer
     

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