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11 months 1 week ago - 11 months 1 week ago #4770 by ozdevil1
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Hey All,

Me and my mate on saturdy arvo like drinking the orginal coopers Pale ale in the green bottle as our reg easy to drink stubby while chasing a golf ball around 18 holes and occasionlly we treat ourselves to Coopers XPA

I found a recipe brewed by Darryl Hosking

What do you chaps think?

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11 months 1 week ago #4771 by Finnroo
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Looks great, should make an excellent Pale. Cheers

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11 months 5 days ago - 11 months 5 days ago #4775 by Gash
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missed this post, my notifications arent working grrrr.. and Ive been a zombie since the announcement of our second lockdown ughh hahaha sad but true lol
it all looks ok, the only thing thats a bit weird is the hops... all the boil hops are 60min ads.. so no real flavour from them, relying on just the dry hop. Maybe thats right the coopers recipe? I don't know, but its weird as an XPA recipe. Cheers!
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11 months 5 days ago - 11 months 5 days ago #4777 by Gash
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I just had a look at the official cooper extract version and they use 25g Simcoe and 12.5g Lemon Drop and they do a 15min boil with it. So for an All Grain, I'd probably replicate that.
I just changed the hops around a bit a few little tweaks I moved the boil hops to 10mins so it can have a 5min steep at the end to clear etc, I havent brewed it of course but its closer to Coopers Extract Version. Cheers!
share.brewfather.app/8EwvonPZa2C8mu

www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/coopers-xpa.html
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11 months 4 days ago #4784 by ozdevil1
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I just had a look at the official cooper extract version and they use 25g Simcoe and 12.5g Lemon Drop and they do a 15min boil with it. So for an All Grain, I'd probably replicate that.
I just changed the hops around a bit a few little tweaks I moved the boil hops to 10mins so it can have a 5min steep at the end to clear etc, I havent brewed it of course but its closer to Coopers Extract Version. Cheers!
share.brewfather.app/8EwvonPZa2C8mu

www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/coopers-xpa.html



Thanks Gash

didnt even consider what the hop additons was

i am glad i havent ordered the grains and hops etc for it

might look at doing your version you just created


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9 months 5 days ago #4933 by ozdevil1
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well have brewed this beer of the coopers XPA using Gashes recipe

I a not 100% right that the magnum in the recipe does it good, however i still dont mind it to be honest and the beer is still a bit green as it was only kegged last wednesday..

i can taste the goodness of the gladfield ale and jw crystal

came out rather dark to be honest so i dont think it has met the colour profile

Its rather cloudy as well , mind you i got a bit distracted becuase my mother skyped me and if i dont answer all hell breaks loose, but i love me mother
missed putting the whirfloc in

I have can of coopers XPA and i will put my xpa version next to it just to compare the colour

overall i think i stuffed up a bit as i feel my grain crush was way to fine
incausing a burnt taste through the mash and i feel the mash time was a bit to much for the recipe , i could be wrong there and made mistake during the mash in..



anyway its beer and i find it drinkable and will enjoy enjoy it..

Can i ask Gash what was your houghts at the time and i know you havent brewed it as to why you want to add magnum hop?

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9 months 5 days ago #4935 by ozdevil1
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ok thought i would put a pick of the 2 alongside each other



the one on the left is the real coopers xpa

I like the colour to be honest even though its darker in colour

I think maybe a light crystal malt next time??

any way cheers and beers
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9 months 5 days ago #4936 by Carrobrew
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Love the colour of yours mate!

How do they taste side by side?

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9 months 5 days ago #4937 by Carrobrew
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Also I think people use the magnum or something like warrior as it is a clean bittering hop so lets your flavour and aroma hops shine more where as something like chinook for bittering will give you a bit of pine I think.

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9 months 5 days ago #4940 by ozdevil1
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theres alot of difference to the taste , i think maybe if upped the ampe on lemondrop and simcoe at start of boil and left magnum hops out
becuase i can taste the lemon drop and simco but i feel the magum as took right over

i lso feel mine is a great colour as well i feel the tweak is wiith in the hop area

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Stoked to be here! Ray from the Gold Coast. Appreciate all your support for this newbie!

Shanej - Sat 19 Jun - 19:49

Shane JonesTasmaniaThanks mate, always love the videos.

Luxe - Sat 19 Jun - 14:31

Lakshay Kukreja (Luxe)VIC, AustraliaGreat giveaway, mate! This would be so good for a newbie brewer like me :) Cheers!

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Brian StephensNSW AustraliaHey GASHTHanks for the great info you provide!Cheers :D

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