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Old 12-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #1
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Default Cooper's Dark Ale With DME

Here's the plan:

Can of Cooper's Dark Ale
3lbs of DME
Windsor Brewers yeast

Ferment for three weeks, bottle condition for two.

How does that sound?



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Old 12-05-2011, 12:37 AM   #2
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Sounds good, you can probably get away with two weeks of fermentation. Check you gravity after two weeks and I bet you'll be good 2 go. Good luck and have fun with it!!

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Old 12-05-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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Did this coopers kit with 3lbs of Lme and it finished at 10 days 68f-72f was one of my favorite kits so far.

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What type of hops are you using?

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What type of hops are you using?
I'm using the Cooper Can, it's pre-hopped
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Did this coopers kit with 3lbs of Lme and it finished at 10 days 68f-72f was one of my favorite kits so far.
How long did you have it in secondary fermet?
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Brian,

I would leave it in the bottle for three weeks instead of two. The Coopers kits I have used tasted much better with the extra week of bottle conditioning.

Otherwise, good luck and please share your thoughts on the Dark Ale once it's finished.

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How long did you have it in secondary fermet?
Only 3 days in a carboy, was my second kit and lost patience or was thirsty ! but it was great !
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And I kegged it not bottled. Knew from day one bottles weren't for me. Pain in arse. Force carb and drank it !

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And I kegged it not bottled. Knew from day one bottles weren't for me. Pain in arse. Force carb and drank it !
When you keg it can you co2 it right there and drink?
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