Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Cooper's Mexican Cerveza Beer Kit
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-05-2007, 01:48 PM   #21
kinison_fan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Downingtown, PA
Posts: 541
Liked 51 Times on 49 Posts
Likes Given: 15

Default

Found this article on byo: http://byo.com/feature/634.html.

Basically it says NOT to boil the kits, just follow the directions (they are designed to be no boil) for good beer.

Since I boiled this one, I think I'm going to get another kit, and not boil it and compare both batches.

__________________

-Those that know don’t close the door on those that don’t know (The Gourds, "Education Song")...
-The brewer's yeast ferments, and forgives, all that you did...(The Gourds, "Right in the Head")...

kinison_fan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-06-2007, 05:40 PM   #22
grasshopper1917
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 411
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Yea I never boil my canned kits and the beer turns out great.

__________________
grasshopper1917 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-07-2007, 02:56 PM   #23
ThomasRau
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: South Daytona, FL
Posts: 65
Default

It actually turns out very good, I did substitute Saflager S23 dry lager yeast for the included packet then fermented at 55F followed by a couple of weeks at 45F, then bottle conditioned at room temperature.

__________________
ThomasRau is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2007, 11:55 PM   #24
Fatgodzilla
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fatgodzilla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tuross Head, Australia
Posts: 157
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts

Default Coopers Cervesa

assuming the northern countries get the same yeast as us here in the colonies, the yeast for a Coopers Mexican Cervesa kit is a mixture of ale and lager yeasts, so brew this beer cool but not necessarily as a lager. Did some reading on Mexican beer - it is essentially a lighter German style lager. The Coopers Cervesa isn't too bad a brew and is being talked up on local Aussie threads as a good toucan - combine two cans, nothing else and see what happens ! As far as extract recipes, the Aussie threads are talking up using Cascade hops and Glacier hops as they seem to add citrus type flavours. I suggest you research this in your own time for confirmation. You would also want to find a suitable American yeast to lager this brew (I don't know enough about them to offer a suggestion). Finally the only reason I boil a can of hopped extract is to boil off the hop oils in the extract so I can add my own (easier to use a can of unhopped LME which I do more often). No need to boil the Coopers kits.

__________________
Fatgodzilla is offline
OkcBrewer77 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2007, 08:11 PM   #25
AZWyatt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 50
Default

I've heard a lot of people highly recommending dry yeast strains for beer styles that ferment very clean. Has anybody tried a dry yeast for a Cooper's or any other brand of Mexican lager? The reason I ask is that my house is quite on the warm side and I have no beer fridge to lager it in.

__________________
AZWyatt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2007, 09:03 PM   #26
Mutilated1
Beer Drenched Executioner
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Mutilated1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hoover, Alabama USA, Alabama
Posts: 2,195
Liked 34 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I made this kit a few weeks ago. Instead of 2 kg package of Cooper's Brewing Sugar thats recommended to add, I used 2 kg of Rice Syrup solids and about 1/2 kg of leftover light DME.

To answer your question about the dry yeast... It just happens that the package of Cooper's yeast I got didn't work for some reason so I tossed in a pack of Nottingham's Ale Yeast to get it going.

It turned out pretty good, but there are other Cooper's kits that I like better so I don't imagine I'll make it again till next summer.

__________________
Mutilated1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 08:25 PM   #27
melihbozkurt84
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sheffield/ UK
Posts: 29
Default

I'm still trying this kit. I made my worth on saturday. İt started to fermentation on sunday. It was bubbling. But after 24-30 hours it stoped bubling. But İt is still fermenting because there is some steams and drops on the top of the fermenter. My house is generaly 19 - 20*C degrees or more. İt says in booklet " 1 week for primary fermentation" but I m not sure to open this saturday or wait one more week. Please give me an advice?

__________________
melihbozkurt84 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 08:34 PM   #28
Patton191
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 130
Default

From everything I have read, wait as many weeks as you can. Check the hydrometer and if it doesn't read the same SG for 3 days straight, then leave it for another week and try again.

What I personally do( I have only brewed ales), is I leave it for a month and then check the SG. From everything I have read, the yeast cleans up after itself and it can be beneficial to the beer to leave it longer.

__________________
Patton191 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-12-2009, 08:36 PM   #29
ScottyT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 163
Default

Take a couple hydrometer readings a day or two apart to determine if fermentation has stopped.

__________________

I BREW THE BEER I DRINK!

ScottyT is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2009, 01:10 AM   #30
Chip
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Puyalup WA
Posts: 89
Default

I made this with great results....much better with a bit of fresh lime too.

__________________

Primary - Orfy's Mild Ale
Secondary - Hard Cider
Bottled - my version of a simple English Mild

Chip 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
All-Grain - Mexican Lager (Cerveza) WOP31 Light Lager 11 08-09-2014 10:11 PM
Mexican Cerveza Terry08 General Beer Discussion 55 12-31-2009 05:49 PM
Cooper's Mexican Cerveza problem? stee41 Extract Brewing 3 06-27-2009 08:19 AM
Mexican Cerveza oildude Extract Brewing 10 06-28-2007 10:13 PM
Mexican Cerveza jimmybuffett Recipes/Ingredients 19 07-01-2005 01:49 PM