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Old 05-03-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default How much LME for the Can and a Kilo kits?

For a Cooper's kit that usually requires a kilo of Dextrose. How much LME would someone use instead?

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:36 PM   #2
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1.5 kg will give you the same final ABV.

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Old 05-03-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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I have done some cooper's kits with 2 cans of their hopped extract, they have turned out pretty good compares with the can & kilo method.

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2 cans sounds a little expensive though.

at $17 a can thats a $34 Brew. + Tax

I think I can get the LME for less. I don't really wanna make Apple Cider with all the Dextrose they recommend

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Damn which coopers kits do you have? The standards ones over here would be about US$9, with LME being probably 1.5-2 times that!
Definately use LME if its cheaper than another can, using 2 cans does also means 2 times the hops but it don't mind that really.

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ontarios cans make 6 gals and theyre like 18 here...but still the cheapest 2-4 is 28.50 so 36 for 2.5 cases of good beer vs just short of that for crap...do the math

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Yeah at my homebrew shop they are $16.99 per can.

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Add 1-1.5 kilos of LME for a 19 liter batch. This should put you around 4.5-5% ABV. Personally I'd roll with just a kilo and see how that goes.

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Yeah at the LHBS they are ~NZ$16 to~NZ$20, but the supermarket price is usually $12. For about 3 months my local supermarket had them on special for $10 a can. Is the stuff over there importde from Australia or is there a US based Coopers?

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No its all imported from Australia. Thats a steal. At $10 a can I'd just use 2 cans everytime.

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