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Old 01-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #11
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It's not the fact that it's mearly Cooper's it's the fact that it likely was used incorrectly. Or others with high ferment temps & less than healthy yeast pitch. I worked that stuff out & can make a pretty good ale with Cooper's cans.
Gunna take their Heritage lager can & make a German-esc black lager out of it with a lil rauchmalt.
Fair enough. Just as people can make good beer from Mr. Beer, so I'm sure that some (including you) do make good beer from Coopers kits. I could have posted more thoughtfully.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:18 PM   #12
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Sure sounds like a successful brew....4 weeks is pretty dog-gone young. The sweet caramel flavor is desired for some... probably the intended result since hop boil is just 20 minutes. It will change some over the next few weeks. Even if it stays sweet and caramel, someone will like it.....send it to me.
Hahaha yah it's not bad... Just unexpected
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:27 PM   #13
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Might be under attenuated. If you did not take a gravity reading, we don't know for certain. What yeast did you use?

As someone stated, there are some really good kits available from the online stores. Try one of those......It will change your life.
I think it's kind of thick... I used the yeast that came packaged on the top of the can... I haven't checked online yet... I live near a place called beers of the world that have a lot of different kits so ill just have to look a little more carefully
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:30 PM   #14
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I noticed you said it was a lager. What was the temp during fermentation?

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Old 01-29-2013, 10:51 PM   #15
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I noticed you said it was a lager. What was the temp during fermentation?
hovered somewhere between 57-63
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:23 AM   #16
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Thank you for all the comments you've all given me a bunch to think about

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