Hi from way down Melbourne Australia

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  1. May 5, 2016 #1

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    Hi, Im new (of course) to this forum but have trawled through the threads plenty of times when I've been struggling to figure out stuff, so Im in pretty deep now!
    I used to brew about 20 odd years ago and have returned to the fun. Im using glass demijohns (34l, 54l x 2) and just sticking to Coopers extract/kits for now. Ive got two brewing atm, will post a separate thread for my #2 brew issues.
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    Hi & welcome
    Not too sure how "way down" Melbourne is. Our daughter is in Hobart - and just back from a 4 month tour in Antarctica. Mind you, apparently the Antarctic brewing scene is a lot more active than you might suppose!
     
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    Cheers, thanks for the welcome
     
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    Did you say you brew in 54L glass demijons? I bet they are heavy when full
     
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    Welcome.
    Tried any of the new range Coopers kits yet? If so what are they like?
     
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    Welcome fools-day-off...I'd be interested to hear about your results with Coopers, they're widely available here too.
    Interesting handle...
     
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    Welcome, standard Australian themed "joke":

    How are things down under?
     
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    Where about in Melbs are you? Fantastic city. Many a home brew club to join.
     
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    yes a bit, Im only filling them to 23 litres though at this stage
     
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    Not sure what the new range is. Im only using Coopers atm in different configurations, did a few Canadian Blondes in the late summer, now that its become cooler winter weather Im doing some European Lager kits...
     
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    Hey Marlon, so far Ive done a (my first) Canadian Blonde and used an extract for the sugar as well. I used raw sugar for the bulk priming for bottling so Im thinking this maybe why it had a bit of that ol' home brew (cidery) flavour I remember from when I brewed decades ago. ATM Ive got my #2, #3 brews bottled and still maturing before I try those, I could do a taster of the #2 next weekend when its 3weeks in the bottle so probably have more to report about then...
     
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    Cheers, we're just north of Melb, yes its a great city, we like it, has a lot to offer
     
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    G'Day FDO, the cidery flavour might go or get less in time. If not - rename it..!? The only Coopers I can remember doing was 20 years or more ago. That one was a Coopers Aussie Bitter. But it too had a curious twang, tasted like cork.- That taste you used to get from a piece of cork in your wine glass..? (In the days before screwtops). It never went unfortunately, but hey, I brewed it - I drank it. Told SWMBO it was great - (she bought it for me). Tell us about #2 & #3 when you try them.
     

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