To make 5 gal, at least 2lbs of additional malt or
sugar required. •Color (°SRM) - 12.2 •IBU - 22.9
Early records of “Cooper and Sons” producing India
Pale Ale can be found in the South Australian Advertiser, dated
February 1868. Thomas Coopers IPA (India Pale Ale) produces a beer
with all the hallmarks of a genuine IPA from the “mother land”. A
strong ale with robust malt characters and very high hopping
From Anonymous of Marengo, Iowa on 9/3/2011.
I wanted a hopped kit but this did not come out like I expect an IPA to taste. It had a slight off flavor, which could be attributed to something I did. However there was no more hop flavor than a normal . . .
From Ron of Emeryville, California on 7/27/2011.
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!
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.
7/16/2009 -- I prefer to bottle condition my beer and perform the second stage of fermentation in the bottle. How much corn sugar should I add to each 12 oz bottle for this Malt?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Let's get our terminology straight first. A secondary fermentation is done prior to bottling. It is a clarifying step whereby you siphon from one vessel to another, and more of the sediment "falls out". After THAT, bottling or kegging takes place. Bottle conditioning (carbonation) occurs after the beer is clarified and you add additional sugars in the bottling process. This causes a re-fermentation in the sealed bottles and produces carbonation. It also "conditions", or marries the flavors if stored for a while, eliminating that "green beer" taste.How much corn sugar to use?We advocate adding your priming sugar to the entire batch, and THEN bottling. You do this by mixing the corn sugar with perhaps a pint of water, and then gently stirring it into your batch of beer. Use about 3/4 to one cup per 5 gallons. This way of doing it provides equal mixing of the corn sugar and consistant bottle-to-bottle carbonation levels.Adding a precise amount of corn sugar to each bottle is difficult to measure, and difficult to pour into the bottle. You'll often find some bottles are poorly carbonated, while others are overly fizzy. IF you insist on doing it this way however, use about 1/2 teaspoon per 12 oz bottle (give or take)...The carbonating advice here is the same regardless of what base malt extract you use. It should be. All of the malt extract will be fermented out by the time you add the priming sugar.
7/15/2009 -- I have used White Pure Cane Granulated Sugar for the additional 2 pounds. Can I use that with this Malt or would you recommend Corn Sugar?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would definately recommend using1) Dry malt extract, or 2) corn sugarfor the additional 2 pounds. Either one will improve your beer. Dry malt extract (DME) will add a richer, malty flavor. Corn sugar will be lighter in color, but not as malty.For my tastes, I go with malt extract. Especially with an IPA which has lots of hops to offset the malt.I would NEVER use granulated white (cane) sugar. It imparts a "cider-like" taste to your beer. It's that "tang" that people point to when they object to homebrew beer. It was common to do that long ago, but there is no need to make bad beer. Make good beer instead!
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...
2/28/2009 -- I have never tried corn sugar for the other two pounds needed for the kit, what is the taste difference? I usally use dry malt.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Your beer will taste less "malty" and have more pronounced hop bitterness. Some would say that corn sugar will produce a cider-like "twang", if that makes sense. It's hard to describe flavors...Your beer will also be lighter in color and have slightly more alcohol.
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.
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!
5/13/2007 -- I've just made Coopers India Pale Ale. the person told me to buy 500g of dry malt extract and 2.5Ibs of corn sugar... can i mix 500gr of the malt extract plus 2Lbs of sugar together?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure. No problem.
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!
5/28/2005 -- what is the approximate alcohol content of these Cooper kits?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It depends how much sugar you add to them. The normal amount is about 2 lbs. Doing that, you end up with about 4.5-5% alcohol.
3/31/2005 -- Can I use half a can (2.5 gallons) and save the other half for later, or will this malt spoil if not used after opening.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It will last for some time, IF you seal it up well, and refrigerate it.
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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