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Old 08-04-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
Jul 2010
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Well I am still a new brewer with my second batch under my belt, but I have some questions about it. Last weekend I went to the LHBS I was going to make the Cooper's Real Ale according to the directions on the package, but after some assistance from the owner, the recipe was altered a little. Here's what I settled with:

1 can Cooper's Real Ale Hopped Malt Extract (3.75 lbs)
2 lbs light LME
1.25 oz Centennial Hops (9.7 % AA)

I boiled this up according to his directions adding the hopps, and when it was all said and done, the gravity was a little lower than I had hoped, 1.047. Does this sound like it will come out drinkable? After racking to my primary I tasted the wort and it was definitely hoppy. I liked it, but some online searching makes me think I should have upped the fermentables a little.

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Old 08-04-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
Feb 2009
Green Country Oklahoma
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only time will tell, but it looks ok. but I have never used a coppers kit.

should be a nice drink.

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Old 08-04-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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Vancouver, WA
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In the end it will be beer You learn something from very brew day - or at least you try to

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