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Old 04-03-2013, 12:04 PM   #21
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Got a couple of these in the shed, planning on adding a Citra hop tea or dry hopping.
Any ideas?
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #22
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Drinking this now and I'm loving it 800g of brew enhancer and the other 200 for priming. Had one problem that someone may be able to answer, keged the beer 7 weeks ago and left in house for 4 days fitted with gas injector top,bottom of barrel ballooned a bit so pressure not a prob moved to shed and wrapped in a coat! After 4 weeks in shed needed to try a pint poured 1 off very lively and tasted great next day time for another but no pressure at all! I put a gas bulb on and everything's been fine since is the cold shed a factor in this?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #23
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The co2 may have been dissolved into the beer which would give you a carbonated beer but less pressure, easly fixed with a blast of co2 though.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:10 PM   #24
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Forgive my ignorance. I see a few posters mentioned adding tea or hopped tea to this kit. I just brewed it up and had a quick sup of the mixture. I thought I got vague tea taste from it. Would that be right? I don't think I've ever drank IPA so not sure what it should be like.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #25
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Also curious about fermentation times. I'm 24 hours in. And very little head activity. A first for me. Is this a slow starter or anything?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #26
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Blast off. Well, lift off anyway. Gentle ferment compared to my previous three Coopers kits! But well on it's way.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:48 AM   #27
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Put one of these on yesterday.
1/2 light spray malt 1/2 brewing sugar.
Plan to dry hop this (and the Wilko Golden Ale) with 50g each of Styrian Goldings for the last five days of primary.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:50 PM   #28
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I have just finished this brew with a few tweaks. Firstly I boiled 2 ltr of water and then added 25 grams of column's hops and boiled for 15 mins when finished I strained my hop bag back into the box pot I then mixed 500grams of medium malt extract and stored untill dissolved I then added 300 grams of brewers sugar and again stored untill dissolved added the mixture to my bin followed by the ipa tin and water I then added a further 15grams of column's in my hop bag threw this in the mix added my yeast and closed it up for 7 days.

I have brewed this a few times like this and it blows the original recipe out of the water in terms of depth of flavour and character.mm
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Old 14-04-2013, 10:00 AM   #29
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Im looking at doing this as one of my next brews. Has anyone tried it with either 1kg DME and 300g brewing sugar. Or just 1.5 KG of DME?
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:52 PM   #30
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Afternoon, this is my third brew. Did the standard 500g Spraymalt and 300g of dextrose. After 4 weeks bottled very pleased with the result, a nice beer. My only comment would be its lacking a bit of head... So my question is if I replace the dextrose with brew enhancer 2, would this add a decent head?

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