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Old 11-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Coopers Stout Help

Hi all

I am relatively new to brewing. Any help all welcome.

1 coopers stout 40 pint kit filled to 20.5L
500g dark spray malt
500g light spray malt
400g dark brown soft sugar

5g lager yeast rehydrated for 1 hour in 250 ml with a big spoon sugar added and a bit of spray malt left over in bag.

I have no action 48 hours after pitching. I know the water was 28 c when I made the rehydrator did I kill the yeast? And should I re-pitch with a stout yeast I have?

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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What was the temperature of the water you pitched the yeast on? What was the temperature of the wort you put the yeast in? Have you taken a gravity reading since you pitched the yeast?

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #3
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OG 1.052 and the same now
Wort in fermentation bin 24 C
Water I pitched the yeast on 29 C ish :-S

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All sorted repitched and within hours have a lot of activiy close to lifting the lid. I guess I either murdered the poor fools or 5g just couldn't cut it, smite you brew shop man!!

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Why'd you use lager yeast in a stout? Stouts are typically ales...
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I did a bit of reading and it seems many commercially available stouts are fermented with lager yeast, so I thought let's give it a go see what the result is like. I picked up a Coopers stout kit for about £3.00 so it seemed like a good opportunity to experiment :-)

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Lager yeast should be fermented down around 11-13C.
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Yes my temperatures are well off this time but with some practice I will get there. I have it fermenting at 15 c that's the lowest I can get without throwing it in the shed. If I do that it's going to be dropping below 0 all the time with the weather.

My aim is to brew something drinkable with a bit of strength and experiment with a Guinness surger unit.

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