Cooper's Mexican Cerveza problem? - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Cooper's Mexican Cerveza problem?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-25-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
stee41
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
UK
Posts: 31


Hi All,
set this kit away and used 1kg DME instead of sugar and fermented under an airlock in a brew bin, it was slow to start, not very lively and never got much of a rocky head at all, temp fluctated between 20 C - 22 C over 4 days, I cant see any activity in the brew now (5th day) although when taking the SG the measuring tube had rising bubbles in it, the SG measures at .005, is this all normal and should I prime and keg the beer if so how much priming sugar do I need for this 30L batch, if I decide to bottle in 330ml bottles how much priming sugar in each bottle?

thanks all

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2009, 10:30 AM   #2
brian_g
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Posts: 368
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


3/4 cup of corn sugar per 5 gallon batch

3/4 tsp. per 12 oz bottle

12 oz = 355 ml. 3/4 tsp should be pretty close for a 330 ml bottle, but it will have a little more carbonation in it. You probably wont notice unless you taste them side by side.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
Vuarra
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
Hamilton,, ON
Posts: 520
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


My only recommendation for priming is to take about 230 mL (or you can use a 240 - 250 mL measuring cup, but 230 is about the right ratio, and one cup is about 238 mL) of the dextrose, add about the twice the amount of water, and microwave it. Stir after every 2 minutes, and add water if it's boiling and you still have undissolved sugar. Let it cool a little, and add it to the carboy. Shake slightly, and bottle.

I've done this to the Mexican Cervesa mixture, and it works like a charm -- actually, I've done this to demijohns of this product, and all the bottles are carbonated.
__________________
If you are not growing your own 6th generation barley and hops, you're not *really* homebrewing.
/Sarcasm


Fermenting: Real Ale, Extract Lager (with WLP830), India Pale Ale

Conditioning: Nothing

Drinking: Pale Ale from the keg

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2009, 08:19 AM   #4
stee41
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
UK
Posts: 31

Thank Vuarra,
great thats exactly what Im after


 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Light Lager Mexican Lager (Cerveza) WOP31 Homebrew Lager Recipes 15 03-13-2016 03:42 PM
Cooper's Mexican Cerveza Beer Kit veggiess Extract Brewing 49 10-27-2012 12:25 AM
Mexican Cerveza Terry08 General Beer Discussion 55 12-31-2009 06:49 PM
Mexican Cerveza oildude Extract Brewing 10 06-28-2007 10:13 PM
Mexican Cerveza jimmybuffett Recipes/Ingredients 19 07-01-2005 01:49 PM


Forum Jump