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Old 09-05-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
insnekamkze86
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Hello there has anyone made a irish stout from coopers before?
Just wondering because i am making a 6 gallon batch of the stuff and just wondering if anyone has tasted it before.
It will be made if nothing goes wrong with the fermentation stage.
As stated in my other thread that i have started.

On the fifth day and only little to non activity at the airlock, dont know if its done fermenting or not since its only the fifth day.

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:11 AM   #2
Vic_Sinclair
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Yes.
Tastes good.

Your airlock cannot tell you if fermentation is done, only your hydrometer.

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:16 AM   #3
Sum1Stu
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I tasted a regular stout from coopers, pretty good, gets better when bottled for a few months!

Still feels like im not making beer with these coopers cans... lol

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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As Vic has already stated the airlock is not the end-all be-all indicator when it comes to fermentation. That's why it is so important to take an accurate gravity reading just before you pitch your yeast.

I am a new brewer myself and I felt I was pretty patient. But I just opened a bottle of my Bavarian Wheat that has been sitting in my basement closet conditioning for over 3 weeks now and the beer is so much better than it was at 2 weeks in the bottle (just like the veteran brewers here have said it would). Let your beer do it's thing and not worry over it.

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:26 PM   #5
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Ok thanks i have tryed to use the hydrometer before in the past and couldn't understand it so i dont use it and have been able to get good results too.
Thats why i was worrying about the batch.

 
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:04 PM   #6
edoodles
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I had the same issue with my hydrometer too, here's a good video ....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/begi...rometer-67311/

Take your original gravity and final gravity numbers and punch them in here... (I have not used this calculator, I just googled it... someone may know of a better one?!?)

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Old 09-06-2009, 04:40 AM   #7
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k thanks if i ever find my hydrometer i will try that.

 
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:24 PM   #8
ak40kush
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i have made some awesome stouts from the coopers kits as well. i recomend playing around with them to meet your taste buds requirements. i have 2 more days for bottle conditioning on my last batch of stout. but i cheated and had one already. im gonna do that again with one of my groulers tonight.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #9
insnekamkze86
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great thats what i want to do because i love drinking stout beers, and Guinness back her in PA is 40 a case unlike 24 back in AZ.

 
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:44 AM   #10
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Just did one today for the OL, she likes those Coopers kit beers. Added 1.5 lbs of pilsner malt and 8 oz of corn sugar. Always turns out great and only takes a half hour to make. As I type it is fermenting like a mofo, the yeast provided with the can takes off super fast/ and is very tolerant to high temps.
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