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Green on the Amber

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2 years 4 weeks ago #2135 by DaveyM
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Gday folks, I've just recently started brewing, and I guess like most greenhorns start with extract brews. I've only used Coopers extract cans And only pale ale for my base , as my brews have been ale recipes!my question is,can you use anyone of the coopers range of canned concentrates as a base for any style of beer?eg.lager can for an IPA recipe.any info on experimental extract brewing do's and don'ts would be much appreciated!
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2 years 4 weeks ago #2136 by Gash
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I think the coopers pale ale is the best for experimenting with IPAs and Pale Ales, its one of the lowest bitterness so you can add more hops without worrying about getting too bitter. The Lager and Draught styles arent too far behind, but I think the Pale ale is the best for it. Most of the others the bigger ones like the IPA and English Bitter etc are fairly bitter to start with so just dry hopping is enough for these ones, but you can get a lot of different flavours from dry hopping. The mexican can is low bitterness too but again I prefer the pale ale.

Basically thats my advice for them, dont do too much, because most of the kits are big enough flavours in themselves, you add some small grain steeps to any of them without a worry, just to add some more flavour and head retention etc and any of them will benefit from a small to large dry hop depending on style.

Dont do two can mixes with the basic cans they usually are too much, except for the dark styles, a can of dark ale and stout mixed together is pretty good!

If you really want to experiment then maybe move to the unhopped cans of malt extract coopers sell, or there are other brands in Home Brew Shops, then you can do a long boil and totally make the beer to your liking, with whatever hops you want.

Cheers!
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2 years 4 weeks ago #2137 by DaveyM
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Thanx for the quick reply and advice mate much appreciated!
Dave

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Gash - Sat 14 Jul - 21:42

ah well, seems Ive answered on one and Finroo on the other, no dramas, all good!

Cherry1's Avatar Cherry1 - Sat 14 Jul - 16:16

Managed to double post a topic, can you delete the second one Gash?Cheers Chris

bradobrew - Wed 20 Jun - 20:42

Thanks for the help gash. bradobeer, bradobrew its almost the same haha

Gash - Mon 18 Jun - 18:09

Sorry mate, missed this message! Hope everything is ok! Cheers

Finnroo - Tue 12 Jun - 17:32

Finn roo here, im g oing to take a monthoff social media because of my health issues.Cellar dweller is something i have come to enjoy just putting my 2 bobs worth in and enjoying it. Cheers Gash and thank you so much for everything see you in 4 weeks

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