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Old 10-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #11
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ok im getting slightly mixed up with some of the measures..
being a Australian we do it all in litres..
i have a converter BUT even that differs..
US gallon = 3.78L
imperial gallon = 4.55L

being a mostly american site im guessing you go by the 1g=3.78L ??
is this true?

my fermenters are all 23L

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Have you tasted your beer yet? My bet is that since you are actually under diluting the wort concentrate your beer is under-attenuating due to the yeast getting stressed and will taste very sweet.
if so then ^^ would make sense!
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:40 AM   #12
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ok im getting slightly mixed up with some of the measures..
being a Australian we do it all in litres..
i have a converter BUT even that differs..
US gallon = 3.78L
imperial gallon = 4.55L

being a mostly american site im guessing you go by the 1g=3.78L ??
is this true?
Yes, you've got that right. So the Cooper's Hopped Malt Extract cans say 5 gallons (imperial) which means these guys would be using 6 US Gallons.



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my fermenters are all 23L
If you're using the Cooper's fermenters aren't they 30 litre capacity. Do you mean your fermenting volume of beer is 23 litres?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:44 AM   #13
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Yes, you've got that right. So the Cooper's Hopped Malt Extract cans say 5 gallons (imperial) which means these guys would be using 6 US Gallons.

If you're using the Cooper's fermenters aren't they 30 litre capacity. Do you mean your fermenting volume of beer is 23 litres?
AHHH excellent...so its imperial...well that some good info to know..
yeah fermenter is 30l...beer volume = 23l..

but back to the original point...
U dont think a double LME would help?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:52 AM   #14
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Pitch yeast when cool enough and let ferment in primary for three weeks.
I just went by craigtube and my hydrometer...reading was stable, so i bottled..
I have been doing alot of investigating into this brewing stuff, alot of mixed and varied stuff out there..

Ive seen people say dont leave it more than a week when readings are stable,
but then you mention leaving it in the fermenter for 3 weeks..

Can leaving it in the fermenter that time do it damage or only improve my beer?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:05 AM   #15
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It can only improve by having the yeast clean up after themselves.

By the way. What was the original and final hydrometer reading. It should read something like 1.047 at the beginning then around 1.014 when done...

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:13 AM   #16
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1042 OG
1010 FG
then bottled

so my next batch that i believe will have a stable reading, im going to leave it...
OR
can i bottle some now to see the result, and then bottle the rest in a week and see the difference?
do you have to bottle them all at same time?
sounds silly that you couldnt!

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:20 AM   #17
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thanx for the advise btw guys!

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Just doubling up on the kit cans (LME as you say but they're also known as HME or Hopped Malt Extract) would give you a stronger brew but there's a good chance it'd be questionable, flavourwise, as the recipe would likely be a bit out of balance. Way too malty and/or ridiculously bitter depending on what you used.

Like I said before, check out this guys recipe suggestions (screen name unionrdr. Click on the little white triangle beside the word "recipes", under his avatar) using Cooper's kits, do some more reading and research here on Homebrewtalk.com and keep on asking questions.

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1042 OG
1010 FG
then bottled

so my next batch that i believe will have a stable reading, im going to leave it...
OR
can i bottle some now to see the result, and then bottle the rest in a week and see the difference?
do you have to bottle them all at same time?
sounds silly that you couldnt!
You could do that, if you wanted, but just make sure you're really careful about sanitizing whatever you're using to transfer beer from the fermenter to bottle so that the beer left in the fermenter doesn't get any contaminants in there. That's why it's probably less risky to do it all at once. I take it you are using cooper's carbonation drops.
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You could do that, if you wanted, but just make sure you're really careful about sanitizing whatever you're using to transfer beer from the fermenter to bottle so that the beer left in the fermenter doesn't get any contaminants in there.
thats understandable...i THINK im being good regarding sanatizing...infact i may go overboard..so i may give that a try

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I take it you are using cooper's carbonation drops.
i am, i got a deceased estate, that was full of stuff, some of the carbination drops are OLD, best before 05....but once again, ive read that that shouldnt affect?
deny/confirm?

What would u recommend using?
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