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Old 03-14-2009, 01:40 PM   #31
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I'm coming late to this discussion but I figure better late than never. A while ago I stumbled onto a Dos Equis clone recipe that was made with ale yeast, did not require lagering, and came very close to the original. It turns out that Dos Equis is basically a, well, never mind, no sense in repeating what I wrote in the recipe post here:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f59/dos-equis-clone-57169/


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Old 03-14-2009, 01:45 PM   #32
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i recently made the ahs gold seal cerveza. i didnt really care for it, but swmbo who likes all of that kind of beer loved it.


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Old 03-17-2009, 11:42 PM   #33
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Coopers Bavarian Lager kit is about as close as you can get to that skunky swill called Corona.
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Old 06-07-2009, 04:21 PM   #34
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Currently got this fermenting.

Started it yesterday, just followed the instructions on the packaging and added 1kg beer enhancer.

When i get to the bottling stage i've got the coopers carbonation drops.

I might try half the batch with the drops and half with some sugar to see if it makes any difference, not sure if it will though.

Just finishing off my last few bottles of Coopers australian pale ale which i brewed using the enhancer and the coopers drops and i'd highly recommend this one, it's disappeared and everyone who tried it loved it!

Just to add, i think it's better to ferment for at least a week (i put it in my boiler cupboard at 21-24 degrees C) then after bottling return to secondary for at least another week before conditioning for at least a month.

That part is not following the instructions but i find it turns out better, certainly with the APA.

I've never drank corona before so what to do with the lime as i hear this really adds to the flavour (makes it drinkable is what i actually read)?

Do you just pour it into a glass and let a small slice of lime float around in the glass?

 
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:46 AM   #35
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For Corona i just shove a lime weeds in the bottle. Its one of the few beers I do not pour.

 
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:59 AM   #36
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For Corona i just shove a lime weeds in the bottle. Its one of the few beers I do not pour.
Doesn't all that tipping the bottle kick up all the sediment while your drinking it though?

 
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:11 AM   #37
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Just a quick question.

I'm going to add some Williamette and some Glacier hops in an equal ratio to this for dry hopping but don't have a hop bag.

Any suggegtions for doing this without a bag?

It's hop leafs and not pelletes which i've read can leave fibres floating around the beer which wont be good when it comes to bottling.

So any suggestions?

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Old 06-10-2009, 02:03 PM   #38
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I have this lager already fermenting so would anyone suggest how much of each of the hops i've mentioned would be good, maybe 1/2oz of each, just throw the hop flowers in, then leave to ferment for a few weeks then straight to bottle?

Would this add anything to the lager or would i be better off saving the hops for another brew and add them during the boil?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old 06-10-2009, 05:47 PM   #39
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Quote:
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Coopers Bavarian Lager kit is about as close as you can get to that skunky swill called Corona.
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Cooper's Mexican Cerveca is a lot closer.

Why does everyone think Corona has a "skunky" flavor ? It really doesn't have a skunky flavor like say Heinieken for example. If anything Corona barely has a flavor at all, skunky or not skunky. Corona isn't any more skunky than say a Miller High Life for example.

The Bavarian Lager is more like Becks than like Corona.

If you want Corona, Cooper's Mexican kit with a pound of Dextrose and a pound of Light DME, use a Lager Yeast and ferment it cool and there you go.

 
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:30 PM   #40
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If you have a spare tub put the fermenter in the tub and give it an ice bath.Thats what i did the tub held the temp well.Just add a little ice every morning.You can always lager like that.


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