’Bilby’ – Hoppy Coopers Pale Ale.
I developed this recipe when I I needed a quick drinking hoppy pale ale! It’s made from easily accessible ingredients and can be made in under an hour. Coopers themselves have since added a slightly modified version to their recipe list. Enjoy!
Split up the hops evenly into three additions.
15g Amarillo and 10g Cascade. (15min, 1min, Dry Hop)
Bring 5L of water to the boil, turn off the heat and add 500g Light Dry Malt Extract, mix thoroughly.
Return to the boil for 5mins, add 15min addition of hops, boil for a further 14mins
Add the 1min addition of hops boil for a further 1min and then turn off the heat.
Pour through a sieve into your fermenter, add Coopers Pale Ale can and Coopers BE2, mix thoroughly.
Top up with cold water to 21L
When temp is 18-20c add yeast.
When fermentation settles down, usually after 5 days add the dry hops.
Leave for another 5-7 days until fermentation is finished.
Bottle or keg as usual.
I have just brewed a very similar beer with great results.
Mine went a little something like this:
Coopers Pale Ale
500g Light Dry Malt
250g Gem spray
That is what my local brew shop sells as a premium blend of fermentables.
I boiled 2L water added the Dry Malt, Dex and Gem spray once dissolved I added the hops at 1 min also. Final batch size was 22L. I just used the standard Yeast fermented at 19c. This is great beer that will be a regular on tap.
I have also just started grain steeping so if you have any recommendations to alter this a bit please post.
That looks great! Really depends on what you are after as far as changes are concerned. You could steep some crystal malt maybe 200-300 grams just to add some sweetness and head retention. and maybe dry hop some more of the same hops for aroma! If you want it more bitter you could boil the hops for a few minutes more.
Wow!! What a beer! Quick easy and tasty as !!! Was chomping at the bit to open the bottles as soon as I tasted a glass as it left the fermenter!! Couldn't get coopers pale ale extract, so used black rock instead... Lovely lovely result will do a lot of this in the future, will be fantastic ice cold in the heat of summer!!
Thanks Gash, I can get Carbonation Drops from Wilko, so I shall do this, this is only my second brew, but my Older Brother has brought me an All Grain Kit for Christmas, I am looking forward to trying this,
I have purchased some Lactose, I really want to make a Sweet Chocolate Milk Stout, but will have to do my research first,
My first brew was a Kit 'Tom Caxton's Real Ale' I followed the instructions and the only addition was some East Kent Goldings, dry hopped, was a great first beer! My friends were impressed