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Old 10-31-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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I'm currently drinkin my 1st ever batch. It's coopers lager with brew enhancer 1 but its lacking in flavour or needs something extra. Unsure wots best to improve it as new to this. Any suggestions?

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Old 10-31-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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I always thought the Cooper's OS lager needed some hops. And since it uses an ale yeast,it's actually a light colored pale ale. 2oz of English hops would be good. You could make a 15 minute tea with the hops at the begining of the boil for 15 minutes. Then remove the hops & add your fermentables off the heat. You never boil pre-hopped extracts. Then chill & top off in the fermenter & stir or shake to combine before testing & pitching.
Ot you could look at my recipes for how I use their cans with plain DME & hops to make them better.
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So I basically boil the hops in a pan then add to the fermenter during the initial process ie pouring the can and sugar into bucket?

Sounds pretty straight forward, I'll give it a go next time.

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I put them in the BK with the usual 2.5-3 gallons of water for the partial boil. Boil the hops for 15 minutes,remove. Then take the kettle off the heat to add the Cooper's can & other fermentables. Stir well to completely mix them. Then chill in the sink in an ice bath. Add to fermenter & top off with cold water to total volume for the batch.
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