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Old 01-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #11
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sseseeseems a little cloudy to me too... and doesn't taste the best to be honest???

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:40 PM   #12
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What does it taste like?

Its only been a week. Let it sit for another 2 at least and try it again imo. (Unless you want to take notes like I said in my last post, then try one a week)

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:42 PM   #13
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Tastes a bit wierd to be honest. A bit fruity/ acidy

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #14
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I'm only on my third brew but the first lesson I learned was to let them bottle for at least two weeks before trying one. The huge difference even two days can make is remarkable. Also do let it chill overnight.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #15
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Fingers crossed it will be ok in a few weeks... is it too hot to put them in the airing cupboard??

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:03 PM   #16
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What was your ferm temp?

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #17
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Ive never understood why people use carbonation drops over priming sugar....IMO priming sugar dissolved in boiling water just seems easier, and more effective.


Then again, I could be completely offbase...

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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Ferm temp was approx 21 degrees

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #19
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For you experienced early testers, how carbed do you expect the beer to be at one week, two weeks, etc? I just tried a beer that I bottled 11 days ago, and while there's a little carbonation, it's nearly flat. So I'm wondering if it's likely to continue developing carbonation, or if at nearly 2 weeks in the bottle, not much is going to change.

I used this calculator to determine how much corn sugar to add:

http://tastybrew.mobify.me/calculators/priming.html

Edit: this is my 3rd batch and my first 2 batches turned out well-carbed, the 2nd even over-carbed following the BBS formula of 3 tablespoons honey per gallon. This was my first try using corn sugar and a calculator.

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Well,the Cooper's Original Series Lager comes with ale yeast,so it's really a light pale ale. If you used 12oz bottles,then 1 drop per bottle is correct. If you used the Cooper's kit PET bottles,then 2 drops per bottle is the correct doseage. My first brew was the same one with my Cooper's micro brew kit. 3 weeks was ok,but 4 weeks was better. and at least 1 week fridge time to settle out chill haze like a fog & get co2 into solution more fully. And decent head. 2 weeks gives thicker head & longer lasting,fine bubbled carbonation.
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