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Extra Strong Vintage Ale - Coopers Extract

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7 years 4 months ago #382 by Gash
Extra Strong Vintage Ale

Ingredients

1.7kg Australian Pale Ale Coopers Kit
1.7kg Real Ale Coopers Kit
1kg Dextrose
30g Nelson Sauvin hop pellets
Commercial Coopers Ale Yeast (or both packets of yeast)

Dissolve the kits and dextrose in 4 litres of hot water
Fill with cool water to 21 litres and stir vigorously
Stir in the yeast
Enclose the hops in a mesh bag and place on top of the brew
Seal and try to ferment at 18c
Bottle once SG readings are stable and prime at the normal rate

The final alcohol content should be approximately 7.5% ABV

This beer will benefit greatly from ageing. You make like to add a small amount of specialty grain and dry hop with your favourite variety. (Fuggles, Saaz, Hallertau, Hersbrucker, Cascade, Perle and Magnum were used in previous vintages)

This recipe was designed by Paul Burge (PB2) of Coopers.

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1 year 4 months ago #3835 by cliveinthemiddle
Replied by cliveinthemiddle on topic Extra Strong Vintage Ale - Coopers Extract
Hi Gash. I'm interested in trying this, but a bit of a rookie atm. A few things:
I woud be kegging and I assume it would age well and last a while?
I would have to wait until winter to ferment on gold coast?
If I were to try a dry hop, would it be day 4/7? Which hops in the above list would you use?
Cheers mate
Rob

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1 year 4 months ago #3847 by Gash
Depending which yeast you buy, you will be able brew any time, keeping in mind this is a big beer and will go off like a rocket if brewing warm. If you can keep it under 20c it would be recommended for most yeasts, but you can get some yeasts that will brew warmer, cost a bit more though.
Dry hop probably between day 5-7 on this one. Will probably take a little longer to ferment then your usual batch, not much though. Cheers!
I like cascade in anything.. Fuggles is probably more traditional. I havent tried all those in a beer like this, I dont like saaz much, Perle is ok. Magnum is good too. Cheers!

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Fri 10 Jul - 08:28

Time to keg my beer. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 6 May - 07:54

Hope everyone is keeping well and managing to brew something. Cheers

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 29 Apr - 09:16

Brewing a Pale today. Cheers lol

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 15 Apr - 12:50

So post in the Forum section and all will be good. Cheers everyone, take care. :D

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