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Hi all.

Thinking of boiling a 1kg box of Coopers BE3 (malt, dextrose & maltodextrin) and a Brigalow Galaxy hops 10g satchet for 45mins.

When cooled, i plan to dump it in a fermenter with a box of Coopers LDME 500g. Add 10 litres of water. Safale 05 yeast.

Worthwhile doing? I welcome all comments.

Thanks.
 

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Hi all.

Thinking of boiling a 1kg box of Coopers BE3 (malt, dextrose & maltodextrin) and a Brigalow Galaxy hops 10g satchet for 45mins.

When cooled, i plan to dump it in a fermenter with a box of Coopers LDME 500g. Add 10 litres of water. Safale 05 yeast.

Worthwhile doing? I welcome all comments.

Thanks.
Gash from Home brew network on YouTube did something similar to see how it would go. From memory it wasn’t bad just a bit thin.

Here’s the video
 

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You haven't given the total volume, its just as important as any other bit of information.
Roughly if you made it to : -
15L OG 1.038 ~19 IBU
20L OG 1.029 ~ 14.5 IBU
23L OG 1.025 ~ 12 IBU
Sort of back of an envelope calculations based on the Galaxy being around 13.3%AA, lots of room for error in the IBU numbers.
As carrobrew suggests, might be a bit thin.
Mark
 

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Really appreciate the input. Will add maltodextrin for more body. Cheers.
 

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You haven't given the total volume, its just as important as any other bit of information.
Roughly if you made it to : -
15L OG 1.038 ~19 IBU
20L OG 1.029 ~ 14.5 IBU
23L OG 1.025 ~ 12 IBU
Sort of back of an envelope calculations based on the Galaxy being around 13.3%AA, lots of room for error in the IBU numbers.
As carrobrew suggests, might be a bit thin.
Mark
Was planning to make 10L. Your table above is extremely helpful. Thank you.
 

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Its just
Mass Extract = Volume * SG (OG if you prefer) * oP (OG in Plato as a decimal)
If you put in what you know in this case Mass Extract is 1.5kg and the volume 10L.
Given SG=(4*P)/1000+1
If you are mathematically inclined you could rearrange the equation but I just shove it in Excel and use "Goal Seek" to find the OG. Data Tab, What If Analysis, Goal Seek...
Much more useful and flexible than a table, comes to around 1.057
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I would be careful adding too much more Maltodextrin, it can get a bit thick and oily tasting if you use too much.
Mark
 

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That malto-dextrine is sweet sickly unfermentable crap. Steer clear of it. The only body it adds is to ya guts mate. Read about it. Malted grain is cheap. Look into BIAB.
 

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So i am guessing i shouldnt bother with the experiment then. Instead of maltodextrin, what would be better? BIAB is not yet on my radar...
 

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Try a mini mash. Easy as shit and adds great freshness and more complexity. Cheap too. I followed the guide in below link. You could also add 100-200 grams of crystal for another flavour dimension.

I'm a bit pissed so take my advice with a grain of salt but should be pretty solid.

Pimping a Coopers Kit with a Partial Mash
 

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Steeped caramalt of some kind. Maybe 100 gms in a 10 lt brew. Just like making a cup of tea. Let it steep for 1/2 an hour, strain and add. Look into mini-mash.
 

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