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Newbie Coopers Lager Dry Hop?

Discussion in 'General Recipe Discussion' started by xtiandiybeer, 7/1/20.

 

  1. xtiandiybeer

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    Posted 7/1/20
    Hi everyone,

    I'm brand new to homebrew and the forums and am trying out the Cooper's lager kit that came with my new fermentor.

    It is currently at day 5 of fermentation with the following recipe:

    1 x Cooper's Lager Can Kit
    Cooper's Brew Enhancer 1
    Safale US-05

    My question is, has anyone carried out any dry hopping to the lager kit in this style before and seen any major improvements in taste/aroma?
     
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    Posted 9/1/20
    I haven't done that lager kit in particular but as you are fermenting the kit with an ale yeast ,you are making an ale and I have dry hopped plenty of those .


    do you have a brew fridge to cold crash ? If not you will want to bag the pellets or buy those tea bag finishing hops which are pricey for how much you get
     
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    Thanks Mongey, I don’t have the setup to cold crash just yet. Good to know I’m making an ale and not a lager :p
     
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    Posted 9/1/20
    You could def Chuck in some Of any of the C hops ,centennial , citra , cascade or some mosaic pretty safely I’d say for some aroma


    But personally I wouldn’t chuck pellets in loose as it needs crashing to help settle them out for bottling .
     
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    Posted 10/1/20
    How many grams would you guys recommend?
     
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    Posted 10/1/20
    depends what you like. 50 would be enough to make a difference without being crazy
     
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    Posted 23/1/20
    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the help. I’ve just opened my first bottle. I added .50 of mosaic hops and I’m really happy with the result (for a first batch)
    :cheers:
     
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