Coopers Micro Brew Kit
- coopers micro brewery kit trouble
hi all im a first time brewer and just needing a bit of help as ive ran into a few problems,,i went out and bought myself a micro brewery kit from coopers ,i got the coopers real ale and beers enhance
- Suggestions/Improvements for the Coopers Microbrewery kit?
I've got this kit headed my way right now: Coopers Microbrewery Kit | Beer Making Kit I realize that it's not exactly high quality, but it looked like the best option for my starting price range.
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Pros: Bog easy watch dvd become a pro
Recommended? YesBeer quality from this is brilliant i have made caronas better than you buy at bottlo and lager which was awsone but price does let it down.
February 7, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Pros: Easy to brew,American Light Beer extract brewing.
Cons: none yet
Recommended? YesIm in day 6 of the primary fermentation,The yeast is still eating. I am going to use two 3 gal Cornelius kegs rack too.only time will tell.
Pros: Easy, has everything you need, fermenter is top notch (tho' they recently changed the design)
Cons: None that I can think of
Recommended? YesThe ease of the kit got me back into brewing after a several year absence. It is worth the expense for the first timer or returning brewer as you get absolutely everything to brew the 1st batch except the sanitizer (and if you have some bleach in the house you already have that).
Pros: The Cooper's "micro brew kit" gives you nearly everything you need to make 23L (6.072 gallons) of beer. The micro brew fermenter is one tough unit! the lid refuses to blow off,will hold high krausen pressures. And the hydrometer is really easy to use/read. The OS lager kit with the brewing sugar supplied made a nice,malt-forward English style pale ale,due to the ale yeast provided. Good,solid kit!
Cons: I think the instructions could be more exacting,insomuch as the yeast's "ideal" brewing temps are concerned. And I think some small amount of sanitizer could be included. But that's my opinion. I also don't care for the "S" type airlock,it's a bit harder to clean & keep filled evenly.
Recommended? YesAll in all,this is a really good kit to get started in home brewing. You get a good,solid fermenter that can definitely take some pressure. They even give you bottles & caps,which many don't! The 740ml PET bottles clean really easy,are brown to help keep light from skunking the beer,& the screw on caps are reusable!
Plus,you only have to clean 30 bottles. Another interesting thing to do with the bottles,is that the box the whole thing comes in is just the right size to store those 30 bottles of beer once they're filled! Just close the box,& put'em away for 3-4 weeks to carbonate/condition. That was a very cool aspect.
And the OS lager kit is great for adding things to make it better,or even different. So it can easily be used to experiment with. And the fermenter can be used for any kind of beer brewing,from all extract to all grain. I say buy this one,the fermenter alone is way better than snap lid buckets.
February 9, 2011 at 10:13 AM
Pros: Everything I needed to get started. Grapes to Glass (store) threw in Diversol with the purchase.
Recommended? YesThis is a great starter kit. The instructions are clear and simple. I was able to brew the same day I bought the kit. The only thing not in the kit is the sanitizer, everything else is included.