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Old 23-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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I managed to pick up one of these kits today, a bit more expensive than the usual 2 can kits, £24.95. But to be honest looking at the contents I think it's worth it.



The kit contains 4.7 kilos of extract. A mixture of malt and invert sugar, the mix isn't specified.



As well as the big bag of wort there is a packet of dried yeast and 2 packets of hop pellets. The yeast packet seemed much larger than usual, it weighed in at 23g!
I also weighed the pakcets of hop pellets, the Summit weighed 29g and the Simcoe 23g.

The instructions are pretty good, it advises to aerate the wort at the start and doesn't give an over optimistic quick fermentation time.I'll be adding the hop pellets probably on day 12 out of 14. The instructions recommend 8 to 10 days but possibly up to 14 days for the fermentation.

I'll be starting this off in the morning. Hopefully I'll give an up date in a couple of weeks when I bottle the kit.

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Old 23-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Nice to see what's in the box with these kits. Looking at doing cortez gold cerveza. Will follow this with interest.
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Nice to see what's in the box with these kits. Looking at doing cortez gold cerveza. Will follow this with interest.
That looks right up my street. Will give it a go when I've got through the 7 coopers kits I have waiting!
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This will be the next brew! Hubba Hubba!
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I've been waiting for my LHBS to get these kits in but gonna get one as soon as they're in stock, got a few kits in the queue but I think this one will queue jump tbh lol
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Just a quick update. Started the kit off but out of interest I tested the OG. I waited for the sample to get to room temp, 20 degrees. The OG came in at 1.070! I then double checked the hydrometer in water at the same temp and that was spot on at 1.000. I'm not sure what the yeast is but if it ferments well this is going to be extremely strong. I've got it fermenting at around 18 degrees in the fridge in the garage.
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Just a quick update. Started the kit off but out of interest I tested the OG. I waited for the sample to get to room temp, 20 degrees. The OG came in at 1.070! I then double checked the hydrometer in water at the same temp and that was spot on at 1.000. I'm not sure what the yeast is but if it ferments well this is going to be extremely strong. I've got it fermenting at around 18 degrees in the fridge in the garage.

1070!!!
You'll be able to run your car on that lol
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I shall be following your progress with interest. I've decided this is going to be my next brewkit
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Defiantly doing this kit when my lhbs get them in also want to try the four finger jack American pale ale.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #10
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Quick update on the Evil Dog brew. It's now the 5th of December and no sign of it finishing fermentation. I was hoping to add the hop pellets today but when I took a peak the yeast still looks like it's working. I'll check again next week.
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