Pretty damn good
From Gibbeys of Rock Island, Washington on 1/16/2010.
I've made this a couple of times. The first time my fermentation and conditioning temperature control was poor and my brew was just OK. The second time, I paid very close attention to temps and it was . . .
5/17/2010 -- what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order is (800) 850-2739
2/20/2010 -- coopers calls for one kilogram of corn sugar or one litre of Hi-maltose syrup and i want to use ur dme. what i understand is that a kilo is about 2.2 lbs if im wrong correct me, so i should be able to get your 5lbs bag and make 2 batches am i correct? also how would i use your bulk lme towards this?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You are correct. A 5 lb bag of dry malt extract will do nicely for two 5-gallon batches (along with the Cooper's kits).Liquid malt extract can be used in the same way. A liter of malt extract weighs about 3.5 lbs.You will find that measuring dry malt extract is consideraby easier, however.
10/18/2009 -- Since the canned Coopers extracts are used to produce +/- 5 gallons of brew, along with 2 lbs of corn sugar as an adjunct, can I use 1/2 the can of Coopers and 1 pound of corn sugar to brew 2.5 gallons? I'd like to experiment with flavors and don't want to commit to 2 cases of a beer I may not be happy with...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, this can be done but I would seal up the remaining extract well, and refrigerate it also.Besides, 2 cases of beer isn't a huge committment...that's just a nice afternoon!
10/1/2009 -- I'm want to brew a Cooper's or Muntons hopped can beer kit with two pounds of DME. should I boil these for a short period of time before adding to primary fermenter?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Altho these are billed as "no-boil kits" we believe that a short (15 minute or so) boil will improve your beer. We like to add a little crystal malt to the water while it is coming up to a boil as well, removing it before the boil. A small amount of hops just before removing from the heat is also good. These two additions will add real . . .
8/29/2009 -- Why is corn sugar prefered over cane or powdered sugar? I cannot tell the difference in taste, but I am no gourmet.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Corn sugar will provide less of a "cider" taste than cane sugar. We don't recommend the use of cane sugar in beer. Powdered sugar is worse. It contains additives that make it powdery (corn starch?) and this makes it completely unsuitable for beer.Corn sugar is also a less complex sugar, and therefor ferments faster than cane sugar. In . . .
7/29/2009 -- This is my first time using Coopers. How long would you suggest boiling the wort? I have heard 1hr is the required time
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The Cooper's Kits are billed as "no-boil kits". In other words, you can simply add the extract, fermentable sugar (corn sugar or dry malt extract) to water and ferment. Directions are under the plastic lid. I see no harm in a short boil however, particularly if you are adding additional aroma hops, flavors etc. Maybe 15 minutes.
6/7/2009 -- New to this... What's the difference between using the dry malt extract (much cheaper) or the liquid malt extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They are fundamentally the same products, it's just that the malt extract syrup has about 20% water content, and the dry malt extract is well...dry. It is used in different proportions as well. If a recipe calls for 7 lbs of malt extract syrup, you can substitute about 5 lbs of dry malt extract to make the same beer.
3/19/2009 -- In your opinion which is better LME or DME? I've done a few of your kits (they're great!) now I want to try a recipe beer from scratch...
Response From Homebrew Heaven: LME (liquid malt extract syrup) and DME (dry malt extract powder) are exactly the same (in terms of quality), in my opinion. The only real difference is that LME contains about 20% water. Any recipe can be "adjusted" accordingly to obtain the same starting gravity.LME can also discolor somewhat with prolonged storage. DME does not. . . .
1/2/2009 -- what is included here? what else would i need?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: As far as ingredients, you'll also need to add some fermentables. We like light dry malt extract (3 lbs) but you can also use corn sugar. Reserve about a cup for when you bottle. You'll also need some water...Standard brewing equipment is used (brewpot, fermenter, siphon hose, capper, caps etc).
5/22/2008 -- I have in the past brewed my own beer but now I am having trouble. I can not find the hopped malt I used to use. Coopers or Muntons. And so many yeast brands. Help a old retired man. Thank you.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I know how it is to be old! Yes, there are many more varieties of EVERYTHING now. You should be able to click on this link, and it will take you to both Cooper's and Munton's Malt Extract Kits.http://store.homebrewheaven.com/Category39As for yeast, many of these "kits" come with the yeast. Check the descriptions. Most hopped extracts . . .
1/26/2008 -- I live about an hour (if traffic is good) from the address on your website. Do you have an actual store or is everything here based solely online?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, we have an actual brick-and-mortar store in Everett, WA. People actually walk in and buy stuff!Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Here is a video of our shop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XIHeck, you can actually call us on the phone, too! It's 425-355-8865. A person will . . .
1/28/2007 -- I bought 2- 3.75lb. cans Coopers Draught Ale. I want to brew a 5 gallon batch. Am I correct that I will use 1 full can of the malt extract and 2 lbs. more out of the 2nd can? Would that be about right or should I use 2 lbs. of corn sugar instead? Which is better?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Not usually. You see the Cooper's "kits", like this one, are hopped malt extracts. If you add more from the 2nd can, you are also adding more hops. Most people (and this is how the recipe reads) add 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs of corn sugar to one can of extract. As far as the BEST way to do it (in my not so humble opinion), is to use dry malt . . .
11/7/2006 -- I'm brewing the Cooper's Australian Lager - 3.75 Lb Can and added all 3lbs. of HH Dry Malt Extract (DME) instead of the suggested 2lbs. How is that going to impact my beer? I topped up the fermenter to 6 gallons per Cooper's instructions and my starting gravity was 1.042. Thanks your store rocks and the staff is always very helpful.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No worries, your beer will be fine, mate.The can actually suggests using a kilo (2.2 lbs). Using a little more will only add a little alcohol, and just a little bit of coler.
11/5/2006 -- I live in Seattle, can I come and pick up the bottles in Everett? Do you have a "brick and mortar" store?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You sure can. It is literally made of bricks and mortar, in South Everett. Our address is:Homebrew Heaven9109 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10-6:30 M-F and 9:30-5 on SaturdaysHere is a video of the place:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1a5fKvv8XITake a look around!
3/22/2006 -- In reading some of the FAQ's, I noted that you say a "batch" of the Coopers products will make 5 US gallons. The directions that come with the kit say top up to 23 lites or about 6 gallons. After reading this I have noticed that my OG is about 1030. If I made 5 gallons vs. 6 gallons would this raise my OG up closer to 1042, which is what . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I stand corrected. The Cooper's cans do say 23 liters, or 6 U.S. gallons. Most U.S. brewers ignore this and make a 5 U.S. gallon batch.Theoretically, making it into a 5 U.S. gallon batch would only raise your gravity to about 1.036 This sounds too low as well. Have you added the recommended 2 lbs or so of fermenable sugars (malt extract . . .
3/13/2004 -- Will one of these can kits work to make a three gal. batch with out adding more extract?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes. You might find it a bit "hoppy", because the hops are formulated for a 5 gallon batch. Many people like it that way, however.
2/21/2004 -- I added 1kg of white sugar to my Cooper,sLager in a 23litre brew. No where in the directions did it say what type of sugarto use. Now I see in your information cornsugar is mentioned. Will my brew still out OK?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, it will be alright. In order of preference, I would use dry malt extract (DME), then corn sugar, and then table sugar. White table sugar will add a somewhat "cidery" taste than you would get with the others, but it will still be good beer. It will also have a little more alcohol. In short... relax, enjoy your beer, and next time use . . .
2/2/2004 -- How much beer will this can (and the others) typically yield?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: They typically make 5 U.S. gallons, which is equivalent to about fifty two 12 oz. beers. Usually, you must add some additional corn sugar, or malt extract, per the recipe.
11/6/2003 -- Where do I purchase the brewing sugar for the first fermentation for this product?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Corn sugar is in the Beer Additives categoy. You can click here:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=9If you prefer to use dry malt extract, that is also available.
10/18/2003 -- I have never done this before but would like to buy this product what type of container would I need to make this beer & are there instructions included with this product? or would I need more iteams to make this beer.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You will need a brewing equipment kit to ferment and bottle the beer. You can find them on our website, or follow this link:http://www.nexternal.com/hombre/?Target=products.asp&CategoryID=16
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