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Old 11-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #1
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I thought i would give brewing my own beer a shot. I went with a coopers dark ale. Not knowing any better I mixed in 1kg of table sugar. Tested the beer yesterday when fermentation slowed (after 8 days) and it came out with a reading of 1.006 but it has a bit of a sweet smell and a cidey flavour to it but through that flavour i can also taste a dark chocolately coffee taste. I hope that with further fermentation the cider flavour will disapate and the beer flavour will be more pronounced.

I cant wait to try another brew. i want to keep it simple for now and try another coopers (IPA) what are some suggestions to make a simple good tasting brew using the coopers cans. (their instructions suck)

thanks !

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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Welcome to the hobby (addiction). The cidery flavor should fade once you bottle and condition. Enjoy and congrats on your first brew!

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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Before carbonation you can only get an "idea" of what the final taste will be.

I have had a couple that I was really worried about, but turned out great when done.
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I'd ditch all that sugar. It'll make for a drier,thin tasting beer. Check out my recipes for ideas on how to best use the Cooper's cans.
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