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Old 01-29-2009, 01:56 AM   #1
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I got a really good deal from coopers on the IPA and Irish Stout ($12.99) and the Light Malt Extract ($7.99).

I was wondering if anybody has tried the ipa or stout with just the LME. If so, please give reply on how it turned out. I do have a little dry malt extract (500g) and a kg of dextrose but was wondering how this would turn out.

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:27 AM   #2
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It would work out ok. You are planning on using hops, correct? Also look into 1-1.5 lbs of steeping grains and you can make a very good beer with extract

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:30 AM   #3
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I've yet to try Coopers, but I've begun diddling around with another LME kit.

I've got one 5 gallon batch going right now, but it'll be another month before I'll be able to give a report on anything.

I'm using one 2.2 pound (1 Kilo) can of Light Premier Malt Extract (hopped LME), no sugar, and two pounds of Muntons Extra Light DME, plus the Lager yeast that came with the kit (I KNOW...!?!).

Next week I'm intending to start another 5 gallon batch using ONLY water, two cans of the Premier LME, and yeast!

If anyone has done this, or any other kind of variations, before...I'd be interested to hear how things turned out.

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:38 AM   #4
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I wasnt going to use any extra hops, just the 3.75 lb can (hopped) of Irish Stout or IPA with the 3.3 lb can of the Light UME. Will this make a decent brew?

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:49 AM   #5
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We made canned stouts a couple of times that turned out pretty good. I was disappointed using dextrose with the cans but using malt (liquid or dry) works well. The canned kits, IMO, are not the best but they make ok beer and it's a good way to get started. What is your level of brewing experience?

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:19 PM   #6
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We made canned stouts a couple of times that turned out pretty good. I was disappointed using dextrose with the cans but using malt (liquid or dry) works well. The canned kits, IMO, are not the best but they make ok beer and it's a good way to get started. What is your level of brewing experience?

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I've just started brewing beer a few months ago with the mr beer system and now I'm starting to experiment with the coopers. I like it so well I've already stepped up and bought a twin faucet kegerator system. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:50 PM   #7
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I have brewed two batches that are just the canned extract (munton's Imperial Stout) and they have turned out pretty good. Not that I am a drunk but the ABV was a little low. It was recommended by the LHBS that I use malt instead of Dextrose but I didn't.

They totally need some time. Drinking a new one is no good but one that's a few months old ....

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As long as both cans are fresh, you will make perfectly fine beer.

Canned kits are kind of like frozen pizza. They're not top of the line, but sometimes they really can hit the spot and they're pretty easy to make.

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As long as both cans are fresh, you will make perfectly fine beer.

Canned kits are kind of like frozen pizza. They're not top of the line, but sometimes they really can hit the spot and they're pretty easy to make.
They still seem to be as good as most of the microbrew stuff at the bev center, except the really good stuff. JMHO of course.
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Yep, I have no qualms with a good canned kit. It's quick and easy and still better than most of the junk out there.

It makes brewing still possible when you have toddlers roaming around.

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