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Old 09-15-2010, 04:01 AM   #1
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Default 2nd Batch looking good so far

last month I brewed a coopers australian pale ale kit and it turned out better than I could have imagined for a $35, 51 bottle batch.

I just started another of the same kit last night. First time I used 1lb of DME and about 1/2 lb of dextrose with the can.
This time I used a full 2lbs of DME and no dextrose. Hoping to fill out the body a touch. I'm curious to see, smell, taste the differences. I thought about doing a hop addition but thought I just change one thing at a time.

I pitched a little warm(78-79) but it quickly went down to the mid to low 70's and it is bubbling away right now at around 73 degrees.

My initial gravity reading was 1.048-1.050...hard to read. I'll let it go for 2 weeks in the primary and directly to bottles after adding dextrose to the bottles themselves...this time a rounded 1/2 tsp each as the last time was only 1/2tsp per bottle and a little light on the carbination.

Amazed at what you can get from one of these kits. I'll probably have to do a straight extract recipe next time and move away from the kit just to test the waters.

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Old 09-15-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
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Sounds like you are ready. Good luck
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