From reading about how important temps are through info on this site, I gathered it might have effected the taste if temps were higher!
My first LME kit, a woodefordes wherry, was done during quite a warm spell at home, really fast fast fermentation, sat at 26 degrees pretty much the whole time. And even though it was also my first time drinking home brew, I did think there was a slight after taste from the ale even though it was still really nice!! I put that down to possible high temp fermentation.
I'll be really pleased if this Canadian blonde stays at around 18 :-)
Has anyone ever brewed any coopers kits and not used the specified yeast? For example, if a coopers lager kit was bought. Used an actual lager yeast?