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Old 01-04-2013, 05:00 AM   #1
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Hey, everyone. This is my second time brewing.

My question concerns mixing a Cooper's Dark Ale Beer Kit with Plain Extra Dark Malt Extract.

Is it advisable to add this extra extract? If I add it, how will it effect the taste and fermentation? Would I need to add more sugar to the mix? (The recipe currently calls for 1 kg.)

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:29 AM   #2
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Adding any extracts will increase the OG and thus the sweetness, you can try countering it with some extra hops in your first hopping to increase the bittering.

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