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58. Sparkling ale

Double batch, 46L 8L boil 1.5kg deep red home made invert sugar 300g JW medium crystal 12g magnum 13.5% AA @ 60 16g Perle 7.7% AA @ 30 15g Cascade + 15g Goldings @ 15 15g Cascade + 15g Goldings … Continue reading

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57. Strawbeery

Coopers Blonde 1kg LDME 400g JW Light Crystal Kit Yeast Will be racked onto 2kg of frozen strawberries.

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56. JSGA

1 x Coopers Pale Ale Kit 1kg G&G wheat malt extract 15g amarillo @ 15 15g amarillo @ 5 WYeast 1056 farmed from yeast cake from brew 54, proofed an hour or so before the brew in 1L starter plus … Continue reading

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55. Honey Porter

as per recipe for first honey porter, except the hops was upped to 15g and boiled for 5 or so minutes. Forgot the kit again, stirred it in in the fermenter. Kiewa valley honey used. WYeast 1056 used.

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54. Rob’s experimental ale

2.5kg JW pils, 220g of which toasted at 180 degrees C for 10 mins 1.5kg LDME at end of boil 200g JW light crystal 100g JW dark crystal 300g JW light munich 50g JW choc 20g challenger @ 60 9g … Continue reading

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53. Hoegaarden clone

for beer and freddos.  Used the bitter orange peel from G&G and also corriander seeds from safeway.  Otherwise as per recipe.

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52. Honey Porter mk II

Cascade Choc Mahog Porter 1k G&G DDME 25g Roast Barley 50g Carafa Special I 50g JW Choc 100g JW Dark Crystal 200g JW Light Crystal 500g Kiewa Valley Honey 20g Cascade @ 10 mins Kit Yeast

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51. Hightail Ale

Coopers Real Ale 1kg G&G LDME 100g JW Crystal 100g sucrose 25g Goldings @ 10 mins kit yeast

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50. Ris’ Pale Ale III

1 Can Coopers Pale Ale 250g light crystal 15g Goldings @ 20 5g Goldings @ 5 US-1056 yeast washed from trub of all grain SNPA, and cultured up in 2L starter on stir plate (allowed to ferment out and sit … Continue reading

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49. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale AE

1.5kg Coopers LLME 1.7kg LDME 11g Magnum @ 60 14g Perle @30 28g Cascade + 1/2 tab Irish Moss @ 10 56g Cascade @ 0 10L boil with LDME only, added LLME at end. Cooled using teatowel/fan method, used 10L … Continue reading

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48. Sierra Nevada AG

http://helms-deep.net/~rwh/blog/beer/?p=65 Changed hopping schedule (used First Wort Hopping technique). 36g Cascade and 11g Magnum FWH @ 60 mins 14g Perle @ 30 mins 20g Cascade @ 10 mins 28g Cascade @ flameout Used 5kg JW Ale malt plus 700g JW … Continue reading

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47. Easy Lager

1 can Coopers Canadian Blonde 1kg LDME 12g Saaz @ 5 mins Saflager S-23 A quick brew to keep the AG lager company in the brew fridge. Have a serious problem at the moment: all the kegs are empty! OG: … Continue reading

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46. All Grain Pilsener

5kg JW pilsener malt, cracked with my own marga 130g JW light crystal 100g Carapils 40g JW Choc 18g Northern Brewer & 33g Perle? at 60 21g of Hallertau Hersbrucker @ 30 14g saaz @ 1 minute Saflager S-189 Left … Continue reading

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45. Ris’ pale ale II

1 Coopers Pale Ale Kit 1 kg LDME 250g JW light crystal 15g Goldings @ 15 mins 5g Goldings @ 5 mins Kit yeast. Farked up and forgot the kit, once it was in, total volume is 25L.

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44. Hoegaarden clone (DC)

As per recipe. Bitter orange peel used instead of fresh.

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43. Paint and Wallpaper IPA

As per recipe. Coopers Pale Ale kit. 2 sachets of S-04 pitched at 20 degrees, into brew fridge set at 18.

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42. Hoegaarden clone brewed (DC)

As per recipe, used bitter dried orange peel instead of fresh.

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41. Kilkenny clone

Brewed on:5/5/07 2.3kg LDME 250g JW light crystal 70g JW roast barley 200g CSR Dark Brown Sugar 34g EKG for 70 mins Safale S-04

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40. Dad’s light

Brewed on: 25/4/07 As per Rob’s light recipe, except I stuffed up the hops/corriander additions. Also did 100g carapils and 40g maltodextrin.Ended up with: 10g corriander & 15g hersbrucker @ 45 10g corriander & 10g perle & 15g Hersbrucker @ … Continue reading

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39. Munich Dunkel

Brewd on 25/4/07 See recipe. Rehydrated Saflager W34/70, pitched @ 22 degrees, then into the brew fridge, set to 12 degrees with the probe bluetaced to the outside of the fermenter.

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38. Wassa’s Honey Porter

Same as usual, but with: 250g white clover honey instead of yellow box 10g cascade @10 mins 2g northern brewer @10 mins 5g perle at 5 mins

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37. Non-alcoholic GB

Coopers kit, made up to 20L, primed with 230g of LDME.

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36. Honey Porter (B&F)

Brewed on: 28/3/07 Same as previous, 12.5g cascade for 5 mins or so this time, in some of the DDME.

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35. Hoegaarden clone (B&F)

Brewed on: 21/3/07Made to Pixelboy’s Wheat recipe. Cooled with teatowel/fan method as has become my norm.

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34. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale AE (B&F)

Brewed on: 21/3/07Brewed as per AE recipe, but with only half the LLME during the boil. 5L of water or so added to boil. Cooled wort in pot with wet teatowels and a fan, added to fermenter with cold water … Continue reading

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33. Coopers Bitter

brewed on: 11/3/07 Coopers Bitter 1kg BE2 400g LDME 10g Goldings @ 5 10g Goldings @ flameout kit yeast

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32. Random Dark Ale brewed

Brewed on: 7/3/071 tin Coopers Pale Ale 450g LDME 250g WDME 500g DDME 150g Crystal, steeped 50g Choc, steeped 25g Goldings @ 20 10g Goldings @ flameout 1 sachet safale S-044.5L boil, can added at flameout Cooled boil with wet … Continue reading

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31. Mountain Goat Hightail clone

Brewed on: 23/2/07 Kegged on: 6/3/07

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30. English Special Bitter AG

brewed on: 11/2/07 racked on: 22/2/073.8kg JW ale malt 0.26kg JW light crystal (60) 2 sachets safale s-04 20g Northern Brewer @ 60 minutes 15g EK Goldings @ 30 minutes 15g EK Goldings @ 15 minutes Rest1: 67 degrees for … Continue reading

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29. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale all extract

Brewed on: 4/2/07 Racked on: 11/2/07 Kegged on: 22/2/07This is not one of my best brews technically, as I forgot the 450g of LDME and had to boil it up separately. Did about an eight litre boil, which hop schedule … Continue reading

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28. Wassa’s Honey Porter

Brewed on: 14/1/07 Racked on: 18/1/07 Kegged on: 24/1/07White skin present again. Will thoroughly disinfect this fermenter before use again. This time, the infection affected the body, making it more transparent than ususal, also more bitter, due to the loss … Continue reading

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27. Rob’s Mild

Brewed on: 13/1/07 Bottled/kegged on: 18/1/07, to 19L corny.1 1.5kg tin coopers light liquid malt 500g dry wheat malt 150g crystal 50g choc 5g POR (10.5%) @ 60 25g Saaz (3.4%) @ 30 15g Saaz (3.4%) @ 10 Recultured Coopers … Continue reading

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26. Some kinda lager thing

Brewed on: 7/1/07 Kegged on: 18/1/07, to 12L SS keg.Coopers Lager Coopers BE1 15g Hersbrucker @ 10 300g LDME Coopers kit yeastBoiled up the LDME in 2L water, added hops for 10 mins. Added the BE1 and kit can, returned … Continue reading

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25. Ris’ Coopers Pale ale

Brewed on: 24/12/06 Racked on: 30/12/06 Bottled on: 7/1/07. White skin formed on secondary, possible infection. 160g dex.Coopers Pale Ale 1kg LDME 150g Crystal 100g Carapils 12g Goldings @15

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24. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale all extract

Brewed on: 23/12/06 Racked on: 30/12/06 Bottled on: 7/1/07. Half into 12L keg for force carbonation. Half into longnecks.Same as 8. Stuffed up the boil times a bit; generally a bit too long. Added irish moss too late. Also used … Continue reading

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23. Rob’s light 2

Brewed on: 2/12/06 Bottled on: 18/12/06Ingredients: 1.5kg tin light liquid malt extract 100g Carapils, cracked, steeped 250 g Crystal Malt, cracked, steeped 15g Golden Cluster hop pellets @ 45 minutes 15g Hersbrucker hop pellets plus 10g cracked corriander seeds @ … Continue reading

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22. Apple Cider

1 blackrock cider kit 6L apple juice 2L pear juice 700g dextroseHeated the juice, dextrose and kit to 100 degrees. Then added to some cold water in the fermenter, topped to 23L. Still way too hot so cooled overnight in … Continue reading

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21. Rob’s pilsener

Brewed on: 20/11/06 Racked on: 2/12/06, 25g Saaz dry hopped Bottled on: 22/12/06, 160g sucrose bulk primed1 can coopers lager 1kg BE1 250g LDME 250g Dry Wheat Malt 20g Saaz @ 15 mins 20g Saaz @ 5 mins Coopers liquid … Continue reading

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20. Hoegaarden clone

Same as the previous one, except this time I let the wort boil over and burn all over the cooktop. The malt also managed to burn on the bottom of the pot. Guess that’s what I get for fixing the … Continue reading

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19. Sierra Nevada all grain

Brewed on: 5/11/06 Racked on: 12/11/06 Bottled on: 18/11/06See recipe section for recipe. Used POR for bittering. Otherwise as per recipe, adjusted for the AA% in my hops vs the recipe.

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18. Coopers Vintage

Brewed on: 5/11/06 Racked on: 12/11/06 Bottled on: 2/12/06See recipe section for recipe.Used 20g of Goldings. Maybe use Saaz next time?

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17. Wassa’s Honey Porter

Same as number 4. This time I boiled everything up for a few minutes, then added to fermenter which was half full of cold. Once topped up, was 30 degrees, so I put in sink with ice to bring down … Continue reading

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16. Little Creatures Pale Ale All Grain

Based on this recipe.OG @ 11.5 L: 1.058, then diluted to 15L, so it should be 1.044Didn’t have any Magnum, so used POR instead, adjusted for the lower AA. Also used slightly more Perle and Cascade because my AAs were … Continue reading

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15. Mountain Goat Hightail

Brewed on: 8/10/06 1.7kg Coopers Real Ale tin 1kg Light dry malt extract 100g Crystal malt (steeped for 20 minutes) 75g sucrose and 25g maltodextrin 17g Fuggles steeped for 10 mins with the LME and syrup from the crystal. Yeast … Continue reading

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14. Coopers Bitter

Same as number 7, this one might be for beer and freddos.Brewed on: 4/10/06 Bottled on: 21/10/06, SG: 1.012

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13. Hoegaarden Clone

Based on Pixelboy’s wheat. Brewed on: 24/9/06 SG 30/9/06: 1.020 Bottled on: 6/10/06, SG: 1.018

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12. Coopers Sparkling Clone

Brewed on: 10/9/06 (yeast pitched on the 11th despite no action in the starter. No problem, the Coopers yeasts are voracious!) Racked on: 17/9/06 Bottled on: 23/9/06 This is my first partial mash, derived from this recipe. The boil was … Continue reading

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11. Wassa’s Honey Porter

Brewed on: 8/9/06 Racked on: 17/9/06 Bottled on: 24/9/06 OG: 1.050 FG: 1.012 See previous brew. Dry hopped with 20g Cascade into secondary instead of steeping in primary.

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10. Simple Stout

Brewed on: 2/9/06 Racked on: 8/9/06 Bottled on: 10/9/06 (to make way for the Coopers Sparkling) 1 can Coopers Stout 1 can Coopers Dark Ale 250g Crystal Malt 200g Rolled Oats 10g Fuggles 90g dex and 30g of LDME for … Continue reading

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9. Rob’s Light

Brewed on: 27/8/06 Bottled on: 3/8/06 Ingredients: 1.1 kg light dried malt extract 150g maltodextrin 250 g Crystal Malt, cracked, steeped 10g Golden Cluster hop pellets @ 45 minutes 15g Hersbrucker hop pellets plus 10g cracked corriander seeds @ 15 … Continue reading

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8. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Brewed on: 18/8/06 Racked on: 25/8/06 Bottled on: 2/9/06 3 kgs Coopers Light Malt Extract 380 g Light Dry Malt Extract 250 g 60°L (160°EBC) Crystal Malt 115 g Carapils Malt 1 tablet Irish Moss 28 g Perle Pellet Hops … Continue reading

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7. Coopers Bitter

Bog standard coopers bitter. Brewed on: 11/8/06 Racked on: 16/8/06 Bottled on: 22/8/06 Ingredients: Coopers Bitter kit Coopers Brew Enhancer 2 Cascade hop pellets, 17g at 3 mins Boiled 2 L water, added BE2, boiled for 5 mins, added cascade … Continue reading

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6. Dogger’s Honey Maple

I’ve always wanted to do this one, but after Cat’s party where everyone looooved it soooo much, it got moved up in the schedule. It doesn’t even use one of the million kits that I stocked up on when they … Continue reading

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5. Alcoholic Raspberry Lemonade

Well, in the hope that Clarissa might enjoy it, it’s time for an alcoholic lemonade. This one’s going to be dumped in the fermenter, then I’m going to go skiing for a week, so I hope it’ll look after itself … Continue reading

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4. Wassa’s Honey Porter

I just finished putting down brew number four, so I thought that while I watch some of the Tour, I’d give you all a rundown of this baby. Tell you what, it smells damn good. It might even be ready … Continue reading

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3. Cascade Heritage Lager with additional hops

I just started my third brew, a lager, in my brand-spanking new 30L fermenter. Date of brewing: 15/6/2006 Date of bottling: 26/6/2006 Ingredients: 1 1.7kg can Coopers Heritage Lager 1 1.5kg can Coopers light malt 1 25g sachet of Cluster … Continue reading

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2. Cascade Pale Ale

This is a bog standard Cascade Pale Ale. Started: 9/6/2006 Bottled: 24/6/2006 Ingredients: * 1 Cascade Pale Ale * 1kg Coopers brewing sugar * Coopers carbonation drops Method: Bog standard Kit and Kilo. Numbers: Wort Volume: 20L Specific Gravity on … Continue reading

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1. Cooper’s Pale Ale

This is a bog standard Coopers Pale Ale. My first brew! Started: 3/6/2006 Bottled: 9/6/2006 Ingredients: * 1 Coopers Pale Ale * 1kg dextrose * Coopers carbonation drops Method: Bog standard Kit and Kilo Numbers: Wort Volume: 21L, some of … Continue reading

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