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Coopers Chocolate and Vanilla Stout (EXTRACT)

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1 year 2 months ago #5219 by Finnroo
Replied by Finnroo on topic Coopers Chocolate and Vanilla Stout (EXTRACT)
Thanks mate. So my thoughts are firstly your already ahead of your game getting a fermentation fridge set up, well done. As far as kits go they are basically the same to brew but the shout probably hide a multiple of sins more so than the pales and lagers etc. The yeast in the larger is an ale yeast by the way. The person who has steered you away from this brew for your first is probably right. Get a few kit beers on the go first. Don't use table sugar, Dextrose is ok but better still is Dry malt or liquid malt extract is better.
As far as carbonation drops go for a 750 ml bottle best to stick with 2.
Hope this helps, oh and make sure you start a log book to keep track of your progress. Good luck and enjoy your self. Cheers.

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1 year 2 months ago #5220 by Gash
Firstly the chocolate malt, it can actually taste like cacao, it doesnt taste like dairy milk chocolate, especially if you chew on the grain. You can get chocolate flavours by adding the vanilla for a sweetness. if you've ever chewed on a cacao nib or something it doesnt taste like dairy milk chocolate either.

I'm going to disagree with finnroo here on the single carb drop, thats fine if you want half carb, I do that for my really big stouts, its also a bit of insurance if you want to store some in glass bottles for years as the beer can keep fermenting slightly and end up overcarbed or worse bottle bombs, but the over carb thing happens a lot. For my regular dark beers I'll use 2.

Thirdly! This is an easy recipe, yep might have a few new steps, but they are easy!.

oh dont use cheap shit extract, not the 2 dollar bottles in woolies, if you arent making your own by some good stuff. Cheers!
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1 year 2 months ago #5225 by Finnroo
Replied by Finnroo on topic Coopers Chocolate and Vanilla Stout (EXTRACT)
Excellent I didn't know that one carb drop would do the job. There you go, now I know. Cheers.

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Tue 3 May - 16:29

Brew Day tomorrow, a simple ordinary bitter with my home grown hops. Rock n roll or what. Cheers lol

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 14 Apr - 12:03

Hi Beertosser, I'll put your question in the forum. Sorry about the slow response . Gash won't get a message about your question in the drunken rankings. I've been having trouble logging it. Cheers mate.

BeerTosser - Sat 12 Mar - 09:22

Hi Gash and all. I'm doing the Jetty Road IPA, 23L in Brewzilla 35. Just want to check sparge water and preboil volumes please

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sun 2 Jan - 18:03

Happy new year, brewers. :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 13 Oct - 15:17

Hope you are all staying safe and brewing hard out. If your in the south ,its hop growing time so treat them with some worm juice and manure. Cheers

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