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Old 10-15-2011, 10:32 AM   #1
Zorlee
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Hi guys!
I'm about to start my second batch of beer, and this time I'm going for the Cooper's Sparkling Ale beer set.
The package says that it should be made using a 1,5 kg can of light malt extract, 500 light dry malt and 300g dextrose/sugar.
My problem is that I don't have any light dry malt.
What I do have is 1,5 kg of light malt extract and a Cooper's brew enhancer 1 package (1 kilo).
Would it be ok to make this beer using the light malt extract + 800g of the brew enhancer? Or would this mess things up?
And could I possibly add a bit more of the brew enhancer to up the alc a bit? I like strong beers, but I don't want to ruin the taste.

Thank you guys so much for your help!
Zorlee..

 
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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First off,cooper's light DME package is 500g. I used it with the English Bitter kit package I was sent by makebeer.net. Brew enhancer 1 is just dextrose with some maltodextrine mixed in to give a bit more body/mouth feel back to light gravity beers. I'd stick to the recipe for the first go around to get a handle on what it's supposed to taste like. That way you'll be able to get a more exact idea on what needs to be improved.
I did that with my 1st,the cooper's OS lager.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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You'll be fine subbing in the 800g of BE1. But do I think Coopers does offer some solid recipes on their premium kits, just not always my personal choice.

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First off,cooper's light DME package is 500g.
The l.5kg is in reference to their unhopped light LME.

 
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Ok,yeah those are indeed 1.5kg. I found the brew enhancer 1 (60% dextrose,40% maltodextrin) to be ok,but plain DME/LME is def better. I've also used the cooper's brewing sugar,80% dextrose,20% maltodextrin. Just add some hops as late additions to balance out the extra malt.
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