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Old 20-04-2017, 08:57 PM   #1
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Default Dry hop choice for Coopers Canadian Blonde?

I've got it fermenting nicely at 18 degrees C having made it up with 1kg of Young's BE and 600g of Golden Syrup. Having dry-hopped my Sundew with 50g Cascade I'm wondering what would be best for this? I like a hoppy beer and am wondering if this could make a Dead Pony club style session IPA with the addition of Chinook, Simcoe or one of the other big profile hops?

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Old 20-04-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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I did this kit with Falconers Flight 7Cs hop blend; 30g dry hop and a 20g hop tea. I was very pleased with it as it was my 10th brew and, at the time, the best I'd brewed.
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I found this kit very bland indeed. So whatever you do don't hold back. Cascade one of my favourites so 50g upwards of Cascade wouldn't go amiss.
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I couldn't agree more, flavour wise the blonde kits are a blank canvas. Pile the hops in, even add a hop tea when you dry hop just to get more flavour in there. These light beers, the blondes, light pilsners give you a really nice light beer with that chilled lager carbonation crispness. With the BE, the syrup and a good hop addition you're going to end up with a cracking, big boy beer.
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I'm going to give the Falconer's Flight a whirl, 100g of pellets to dry hop after the fermentation has largely completed unless anyone thinks that's overkill?
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I used to put a maximum of 100g FF or FF7c's Dry hop in my AIPA its usually @ 6.5% ABV. But I love the big hop hit (I used to even squeeze the hop sock to get everything I could in)

Now I find it easier doing hop tea and I think you get even more aroma? One day I may even try a combination!!! (50+50)

Some on the forum may suggest using even more,,,
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I'm going to give the Falconer's Flight a whirl, 100g of pellets to dry hop after the fermentation has largely completed unless anyone thinks that's overkill?
I don't think that is overkill, I think that will make for nice hit of that American hop goodness.
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I don't think that is overkill, I think that will make for nice hit of that American hop goodness.
Certainly 50 gram of FF7C is disappointing from experience as a dry hop
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Well, it's been in the keg a week at 18 degrees C for the second fermentation and I just had a taste, it's fantastic, easily the best beer I've made (although only no.4) and I can't wait for it to condition a bit more which will I'm sure improve it further. It's light, quite dry although soft and floral - absolutely delightful.

I'm now thinking of buying a 4 Coopers kits, 6kg of Dried Light Malt Extract and 4 100g packs of hop pellets to keep me going for the next few months...
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I'm now thinking of buying a 4 Coopers kits, 6kg of Dried Light Malt Extract and 4 100g packs of hop pellets to keep me going for the next few months...
Try an Australian Pale Ale. Just a bit more body than the Blonde, but still the same potential for a 'boost'.
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