Originally Posted by johnmcc
I just picked up a Coopers prehopped kit, should I add DME is the extract good on it's own?
You'll need to add DME. Probably about 2 or 3 pounds worth.
I have a SUPER easy Cooper Kit Formula:
This is for 5.5 gallon batches around 1.055 in gravity:
(1) pre-hopped Cooper's Kit
1oz flavoring hop @ 10-15 minutes
It makes a slightly bigger (and more) beer than the kit recipe calls for. Since you're going bigger than they planned (the 3# vs 2#) you need to add a flavor hop.
You ABSOLUTELY cannot go wrong with that formula. It's my old stand by when AG gets me down.