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    Coopers dark ale

    Hello all I'm going to be purchasing the coppers dark ale kit soon, but I was wondering, with this kit, as it's not lager, do i still need to prime it with the carbonation drops? Or does this specific kit not require that? Also, I want to make it stronger than 5%. Any tips on how to do so...
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    Is my 1st batch ruined?

    Ok thanks. Think I'll just get rid of this one :(. We live and learn haha
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    Is my 1st batch ruined?

    VWP was the brand I used :)
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    Is my 1st batch ruined?

    All it says is "if digested drink milk" but I'd imagine that was if I drank more than a little patch lol. Might just chuck it and start fresh :(
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    Is my 1st batch ruined?

    I don't think it is no. Only for the fact that when I was originally sterilising them it looked the same :) as this in my bottle. There was some at the bottom also. After I poured it. I assumed this was just the sediment etc. The brand I am using is TVM. or something like that. Thanks
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    Is my 1st batch ruined?

    Morning folks, Ok my 1st batch of beer was bottled a while back. I cleaned and sterilised all 45 of my bottles etc I opened one last night, it tasted good, it wasnt very fizzy or foamy though. I have put that down to just one carbonation drop instead of 1 and half (500ml bottles). I had 3...
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    Low OG

    Haha cheers for the response guys. So if it hasn't mixed, does that mean its just the reading that has come out wrong, as opposed to the brew it's self? If you know if you know what I mean.
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    Low OG

    I was actually thinking that while stirring. It won't be the same. I took the reading from the tap on it though and the brew was still a swirly. Could be why :). It's just I said add yeast ASAP haha.
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    Low OG

    The 21 litres mark is just so you have two litres to get it warmer/cooler depending. Gives you a bit of leeway
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    Low OG

    The temp at the time was 22c/72f. It is just malt extract yeah. Just a tin. Added two litres of boiling water, poured in the extract then added the brew enhancer. Stirred till it dissolved and then topped up to the 23 litre mark with cold water then took the reading. It keeps varying though...
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    Low OG

    Filled to the 23 litre mark as it said too
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    Low OG

    Hello all again. Right I've just made my coopers European lager and the original gravity was 1035 (has since changed to 1030). Is that normal? Just seems low with people quoting 1042 etc? The thing is I made a normal coopers lager a couple of weeks ago and the OG on that was also 1036. Do you...
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    Coopers european lager kit

    Just the one that comes with the kit. A little packet on under the lid of the tin. Not sure which it is though :)
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    Coopers european lager

    Ello Has anyone used this kit? If so what experiences have you had? It says to leave it bottled for 13 weeks for best results, but at the moment all my bottles are full with my first batch ;). Can anything go wrong at all if I leave it in the fomenter for a prolonged period? Say a month maybe...
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    Coopers european lager kit

    As anyone here tried this one? Is it any good? It says to leave it bottled for 13 weeks for best results, but at the moment all my bottles are full with my first batch ;). Can anything go wrong at all if I leave it in the fomenter for a prolonged period? Say a month maybe more? Also what...
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    Reading help

    Cheers for the help. Total n00b at this thing and everything I have read on websites say different things!! The kit I am using is that new coopers DIY kit with the lager kit. My 1st one :). So what final reading am I expecting or is that another variable? I will say it smells like beer...
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    Reading help

    Hello again. When I started my beer on the 27th. The reading was 1034. I have just another today after 3 days and removed the Krausen collar and the reading is now 1020. Is that good or bad? I dont understand :(. It did have loads of foam and now it's settled to just patches on top. But...
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    Ultimate n00b advice

    Cheers for the help guys. Just worried it might be a bit too warm now though. It's at 22c/72f
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    Ultimate n00b advice

    Awesome thanks!! Day 12 just seems a little late, as it says bottle by day 7. Ah well, we'll just see how it goes!! Cheers! Bottoms up.
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    Ultimate n00b advice

    Hello, New to this brewing game. I recently got the coopers DIY kit for Christmas. (lager) got it all set up and it's fermenting away at 22-24'c. My 1st reading was 34. That was this morning but that doesn't really mean much to me :). Couple of questions. It's been going a few hours now...
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