Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Brew Canada?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-10-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
SFBEER
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Brantford, Ontario
Posts: 161
Default Brew Canada?

Does anyone have an experience with the Brew Canada kits? I was considering trying their red ale kit and using some amber LME instead of the dextrose they call for.

I have been using Cooper's kits but have seen these sitting there and was wondering if they were any good.

__________________
SFBEER is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Haven't run across the product, but from a recipe standpoint, you've got a good idea. Amber LME will re-enforce a red's profile.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-17-2012, 09:40 AM   #3
ukulele01
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick
Posts: 12
Likes Given: 2

Default

I have made Brew Canada Red, Blonde, and Draught. The Red is modeled after Richards Red, and it is pretty close. Unlike Coopers kits, which are perfectly smooth, Brew Canada kits contain visible hops residue. This *may* gum up your dispenser. I have not had a problem with that, but I know my mother-in-law (who is a home brewer) prefers Coopers kits for this reason. I am not sure why the residue is there, perhaps from a late [flavor] addition. I find the Blonde needs 2 months of bottle aging to mellow out some strong citrus flavors, but then it is quite nice. The Draught is much milder and can be drunk sooner. Coopers yeasts are used in the kits. The year of manufacture/best before date is coded on the can in a weird way, and is inscrutable. I go by the Julian date on the Coopers yeast, which is close to the date of manufacture, to figure out if the age of the kit (Julian date on Coopers yeast: first three numbers represent the day of the year, the last two are the last two digits of the year, ie., 13311 is 133rd day of 2011). Kits are best if made within one year from the date of manufacture, although many of the kits in my local home brew shop are already between 12-24 months.

__________________
ukulele01 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We Brew a little different in Eastern Canada grasshopper1917 Extract Brewing 28 03-12-2011 09:23 PM
Greetings From Canada!!! steveo19800 Introductions 6 09-25-2009 07:58 PM
Brew supplies in Canada robsauce General Beer Discussion 2 02-13-2009 03:30 PM
Brew Canada B-rad Extract Brewing 5 09-05-2008 02:48 AM
Greetings from Canada ccleaver2 Introductions 11 07-26-2007 04:20 PM