1 kg (2.2 lbs) of corn
sugar, or 3 lbs of dry malt extract is required in addition to this
kit to brew 5 gallons of beer.
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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!
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 . . .
6/22/2009 -- After finishing the initial fermentation would i be able to transfer the brew to a secondary sanitized fermentation container prime the beer put an air stopper on it and carbonate in the secondary fermentation container? and once done carbonating then siphon to bottles and cap? I only ask this because I'm trying to avoid the left over sediment . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: In short, probably not.The secondary fermenter would need to be quite strong to hold the internal pressure. DON'T try it with a glass carboy! A cornelius keg would certainly contain it, but you would still have sediment in the bottom of the keg, and that is where the beer is drawn from.With a kegging SYSTEM (keg, regulator, CO2 bottle . . .
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. . . .
7/15/2008 -- how many cups of light dme should i use while making this kit? about how many pounds is it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You should use about 2.2 pounds (1 kg) DME with this kit. There are approximately 2.75 cups of DME in a pound.That's about 6 cups in the boil.
7/14/2008 -- what dme would you suggest for making this beer?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I would use the light DME. Don't worry, it will still turn out dark!
7/14/2008 -- im using this kit to make irish stout is there anything i can use to help get that classic guinness creamy head?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Try using DME to prime your beer instead of corn sugar. Use about 1.25 up to 1.5 cup per 5 gallons of beer.
7/14/2008 -- what brand name yeast come with this? do you think its ok to use it or should i purchase irish ale wyeast instead? i was wondering because i have heard sometimes the yeast that comes with the malt extract is old and sometimes doesnt work at all.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is the Munton's brand of ale yeast, and it works just fine. With OTHER (usually small) retailers, their stock does get old, and this can be a problem. We have an active turnover.The Wyeast liquid culture is nice if you are trying to "clone" a beer like Guiness. The Irish ale yeast is (reportedly) the exact same strain as that used . . .
7/14/2008 -- what kind of yeast comes with this package?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is a packet of dry (granular) ale yeast.
7/13/2008 -- so in order to make 5 gallons of irish stout all i need is one can of muntons irish stout malt extract, and 3 pounds of dry malt extract or dextrose?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Correct, as far as the ingredients, that will do it.
6/12/2008 -- Ok so I would need to add 2 cans of this extract to get the proper amount of fermentables?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No; unless you want a particularly hoppy beer. This product is a hopped extract. You want to add an UNhopped extract for the balance of the fermentables. I suggest 3 lbs of dry malt extract. Light, amber or dark...it doesn't matter much because it will be a very dark beer anyway.Here is a link to that product:http://store.homebrewheaven.com . . .
6/12/2008 -- I am thinking about using this for my first homebrew ever. I read instead of using sugar I can use about twice the amount of malt extract for a higher quality beer. If I were to do this and use no sugar about how much do I need to make about 5 gal. I think I need about 40 Oz?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Using malt extract in place of sugar during fermentation will indeed make a higher quality beer in my opinion. More flavor.The amount to use is not 2X the amount of sugar, however. You would normally use about 2.2 lbs of corn sugar (1 kg) with this kit. In order to yield about the same amount of alcohol, you would use about 3.5 . . .
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 . . .
7/19/2007 -- For my next batch of beer I have a can of the Muntons Export Stout. I plan on adding 3lbs of a darker DME and want to add something "extra". Thinking about a hint of vanilla. What would you suggest? Vanilla extract? Or do you have a better idea?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: I like vanilla too. It isn't often used in a stout, however. The key is if YOU like,...well...why not?Have you considered molasses, or lactose (milk stout) or even a berry, like raspberry or cherry? I've had all those, and they can be nice.
6/28/2007 -- Just to be sure the one can will do a 5 gal batch with dry malt for priming?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: No. You will also need about 2 additional pounds of "fermentables"...usually either dry malt extract or corn sugar that is added to the can at the beginning of the fermentation.
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 . . .
11/5/2006 -- 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!
3/11/2006 -- I RECENTLY ASKED ABOUT ADDING MOLASSES TO THE MUNTONS CANNED STOUT BREW KIT. YOU SAID SURE , DO YOU RECOMMED ASLO ADDING TWO POUNDS OF CORN SUGAR, OR WILL THIS RUIN THE BREW?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Too much sugar will screw up a beer, in my opinion. You start getting a "cider-like" taste.If you add the 2 lbs of corn sugar as called for on the can instructions, I would limit the molasses to 1 lb. If you use 2 lbs molasses, I would limit the corn sugar to 1 lb.Just my opinion, you understand.
3/3/2006 -- JUST WONDERING IF WE COULD, OR DO YOU RECOMMEND ADDING MOLASSES TO THE CANNED MUTONS STOUT BREW KIT?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Sure. No harm in doing that. I wouldn't exceed about 1 lb, however. Add it to the boil.
9/9/2004 -- WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO INCREASE THE ALCOHOL % IN MY HOMEBREW?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: The best way is to use more malt, or malt extract. This will add additional flavor, of course. Some people want to keep it light in color and use corn sugar, but I believe it also gives the homebrew a "cider-like" flavor that I don't care for.
6/21/2004 -- The listing says that it "contains yeast". Is this a packet of yeast external to the syrup?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: It is a package that is under the lid of the malt syrup, but not in the syrup itself.
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
6/19/2003 -- Are these kits hopped or unhopped and how many pounds are the kits?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: This is a hopped kit, with 3 lbs. 5 oz. of malt.
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