A Great Kit Beer
From Jeff of Evergreen, Colorado on 5/29/2013.
This kit and a couple pounds of light dry malt extract makes a wonderful beer, very similar to the commercial version of Cooper's Pale Ale. I've brewed it twice now, with excellent results.
10/21/2013 – I have been having good success with the Mr Beer kits. But it looks like the Coopers kits are cheaper, maybe. Since the Mr Beer fermenters are 8.5 qts each, can I spread a Cooper 5 gall kit between 2 Mr Beer fermenters? Any suggestions on that? Maybe split the can, and put different added malt % each and maybe extra hops to one for varied . . .
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes, you can do all of that. The Cooper's lots are designed to make 20 to 24 quarts of beer, so just use a proportional amount.
5/17/2010 – what is your phone number?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: We can be reached at (425) 355-8865Our toll free order number 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!
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 after it ferments. 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 . . .
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. Another coupleof links are below leading you to the familiar yeasts.As for yeast, many of these "kits" come with the yeast. Check the descriptions. . . .
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204Heck, 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 . . .
12/25/2006 – Instead of adding sugar to one of these kits, can I simply double up - use 2 cans - for a 5 gallon batch?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: You can do that, but since these are hopped extract kits, you will also be doubling up on your bittering hops. A good alternative is to add about 2-3 lbs of dry malt extract instead of sugar. This adds additional flavor, and body to your beer that sugar does not.
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 Heaven9121 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98204425-355-8865Hours are 10am-6:30pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdaysand 10am-3pm on Sundays
4/9/2005 – Do you sell Dark Malt extract? I didn't see it on your website.
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Yes; we sell it in bulk form as well as in cans. Here is a link to the bulk malt extract.The various brands of canned dark malt extracts are in the Malt Extracts (canned) category.
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.
2/1/2005 – Where can I buy the hops to brew the beer? I live in Plainview, Texas....would love to brew my own. But, I need the ingredients to brew it. will buy your equipment, so....where can I buy the goodies to brew it?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Right here! We have a large selection of hops, yeasts, grains and everything you need in the way of ingredients. Here is a link:A good way to get started is to choose one of our ingredient (recipe) kits. They get you started the right way!
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.
12/7/2003 – how many gallons do these cans make?
Response From Homebrew Heaven: Most are intended to make 5 gallons, when you use one can and about 2 lbs of either dry malt extract or corn sugar. When doing this, you should use a hopped malt extract.
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 from the link below
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