Quick, traditional ale
From Rich Riffe of Alum Creek, West Virginia on 1/14/2007.
This reminds me of the homemade beer my Italian grandpa served me when I was a growing up. Very quick (a week to bottle a week to carbonate and settle) and pleasant to the palate, the is an ale for quantity . . .
6/13/2011 -- If I use the entire can of Cooper's Canadian Blonde hopped malt extract to make a 2.5 gallon batch instead of the recommended 5 gallon batch do I still use the corn sugar? If so how much should I use?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I wouldn't use the whole can on a half batch. That would make it very malty and bitter. OK, if you like it that way, but not to the style that is intended (Canadian Blonde). Adding the usual 2+ lbs of corn sugar to the primary fermentation would also make your beer VERY alcoholic. Again, not to style.To achieve carbonation of course, you would have to add about 1/2 cup of corn sugar just prior to bottling your beer.
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
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!
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. This shouldn't be a factor as long as you aren't using really "old" LME. We don't sell that. The only reason I bring it up is that some folks have tried to brew a quality beer using a few cans of LME that has been in "uncle Earl's" garage for years. Bad idea. Especially if the cans are bulging...
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 do.
3/5/2008 -- If i use the blonde kit with a 50/50 DME and Corn Sugar wort mixture what sort of specialty grains should i use (if i should use any)? Also if i am using this malt mixture that is already hopped do i have to still do the hour long boil after the wort mixture is made? Thank You
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Maybe just a little (maybe 1/4 lb) of light crystal (20 lov) would be good. Most people don't use any specialty grains with the Cooper kits, however.The Cooper's kits can be made without boiling. Just add to hot water, cool, and add yeast.
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 actually answer as long as it's business hours!
3/19/2007 -- Is it best to go 50/50 with DME and corn sugar, or all DME. IF I use all DME in the cooper canadian blonde kit, what would the alcohol content be? I was under the impression that the more sugar used the higher the alcohol content.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: For more of a malt flavor and body, use 100% malt extract. Both malt extract and corn sugar ARE sugars, i.e. both will raise the alcohol content.
3/14/2007 -- i am thinking of trying your new canadian blonde ale but am questioning your instructions on aerating the wort. i thought the more air you introduce to your wort the more chance of introducing bacteria into your brew?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It's easy to take the sanitation thing too far. Your wort needs some oxygen to get off to a healthy start. The yeast will reproduce faster that way, take over your wort, and actually PROTECT it from bacteria. A little air exposure is VERY unlikely to introduce bacteria. Unsanitary equipment will, but air? No likely. It is also possible to use pure oxygen to aerate your wort, thereby eliminating the air "issue".
1/30/2007 -- I am planning to buy the Cooper's Australian Lager. Are all of these ingredients below included in the $ 15.50 price?Quantity [Metric] Ingredient Comment 1 can Coopers Canadian Blonde Kit 1.5 lb(s) [0.7 kg(s)] Coopers Light Dry Malt Extract 1.5 lb(s) [0.7 kg(s)] corn sugar 1 oz [28.3 g] Liberty leaf hops or 1 oz [28.3 g] Hallertauer hops 7 g Coopers Ale yeast 0.75 cup(s) [177.4 ml] corn sugar priming
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. The Cooper's Blonde kit is $15.50 and comes with the yeast and instructions. Other items need to be purchased separately.
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 extract in place of corn sugar. That way you end up with more flavor. Use 2-3 lbs and you will have a richer, fuller, tastier beer in the end.
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!
9/13/2006 -- with your last step of the canadian blond. by priming do you just mean by putting the sugar in the bottles for carbonation or does it mean something else.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, that is the idea. Typically, you just mix about 3/4 cup corn sugar gently into your beer and bottle immediately. This is what provides the carbonation.
8/25/2006 -- What would be the recommended fermentation temp. and duration of time. for the Cooper's Canadian Blonde?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Temperature should be about 60-80 deg. Duration? We don't believe in giving a duration. It's however long it takes to finish. Time is just not a good indicator of when a beer is done. A hydrometer IS.
4/22/2006 -- I am new to this. How do I know what additional hops,malts etc. I need to brew this. Where can I find the complete recipe so I know what else I need to order.- Thanks
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The basic recipe is on the can, but all you really need (in addition to the can) is about 2 lbs of either corn sugar OR dry malt extract. We like using dry malt for more flavor. The hops, yeast etc are already in the can.For an example of a more creative, "altered" recipe, see below:Coopers Sunsplashed Blondeby Mark Henry Original Gravity (°Plato) Final Gravity (°Plato) IBUs % Alc./Wt. (Alc./V.) Color SRM (EBC) 1.048 (12) 1.014 (3.5) 3.6 (4.5) () DescriptionA slightly stronger version of some of our other thirst satisfying light summer ales Quantity [Metric] Ingredient Comment 1 can Coopers Canadian Blonde Kit 1.5 lb(s) [0.7 kg(s)] Coopers Light Dry Malt Extract 1.5 lb(s) [0.7 kg(s)] corn sugar 1 oz [28.3 g] Liberty leaf hops or 1 oz [28.3 g] Hallertauer hops 7 g Coopers Ale yeast 0.75 cup(s) [177.4 ml] corn sugar priming Instruction1) Heat brewing water to 150-180'F (59-75'C), amount of water determined by the size of your pot. 2) Add Light Dry Malt Extract, corn sugar, mix thoroughly. Heat to just below a boil. Remove pot from heat3) Add Coopers Canadian Blonde Kit and hops. Mix thoroughly.4) Cool wort to room temperature, transfer to fermenter. Aerate well, then top up to 5 gallons if necessary.5) Pitch yeast when fermenter is cool to the touch or <80'F (24'C).6) After fermentation is complete, prime with 3/4 cup corn sugar and bottle.
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.
2/2/2004 -- 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.
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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