Mexico is known for its arid lands, dusty conditions
and oppressive heat. So it’s not surprising that the people of
Mexico are expert at quenching a thirst.
For the best results, we recommend the use of
1kg (about 2 lbs) Corn sugar with this
great base beer
From steve of columbus, Ohio on 7/19/2011.
Great base flavor but if you want to kick it up to a light red ale... add 1#amber dme 2#light dme. steep 2cups of flaked oats in a muslin bag for 35 min.for mouth feel and 1/2oz saaz hops for the last . . .
From Jimbo of Trabuco Cyn, California on 5/12/2011.
I made another 7 gallon batch with 3 lbs of light dried malt extract. A delightful milder brew. It's all good.
Great Hot Summer Day Beer!
From Jimbo of Trabuco Cyn, California on 6/30/2009.
I made 7 gallons with a 3 lb bag of corn sugar. Perfect for those hot summer evenings with a slice of lime.
2/22/2011 -- When adding dry malt extract (DME) to Cooper's Cervesa, should the DME be boiled for fifteen minutes? or boil it till the color of the mixture changes to a darker color and not many flakes are showing? I have been adding corn sugar and DME and try to get about six cups total DME and corn sugar.Thanks for any helpED
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Boiling the DME for a few minutes will be sufficient. I wouldn't rely on any perceived color change. Even 5 minutes will work just fine.
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
2/9/2010 -- I made a batch using 2 lbs corn sugar and and 1 lb for carbenation it was good. I was wondering if I would benifit useing dry malt extract instead and if so what kind?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I'm guesing that you meant one CUP of corn sugar for carbonation...one LB would be wy too much.We like using DME for priming (carbonation). It provides a little more malt flavor, and makes for a creamy head on your beer. Th drawbacks are that it takes longer to carbonate and you wil see a little more sediment in the bottles. When usin DME to carbonate, use between 1.25 cups and 1.5 cups for a 5 gallon batch of beer. Use the light dry malt extract for this purpose.
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!
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 short, it's better taste. More beer sooner(our motto) also.
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...
1/3/2009 -- what should be a good finishing hop for this? should i add one to this as it already comes hopped?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The term "finishing hop" refers to a hop that is added late in the boil, primarily for aroma and/or flavoring, not bitterness. This extract is a hopped extract, but that is for bitterness. This extract (like any of the canned extracts) will benefit from a late addition of hops (perhaps 1/2 oz) just before the end of the boil. Maybe a minute or two before the end. This adds a nice aroma to your beer.I would go with hallertau hops myself. It is a nice, noble aroma hop.
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!
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!
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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