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podz

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The sugar composition of Coopers Brewing Sugars are:

Light Dry Malt - 100% light dry malt.
Dextrose - 100% dextrose.
Brewing Sugar - 80% dextrose, 20% maltodextrin.
Brew Enhancer 1 - 60% dextrose, 40% maltodextrin.
Brew Enhancer 2 - 50% dextrose, 25% maltodextrin, 25% light dry malt.
 
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The sugar composition of Coopers Brewing Sugars are:

Light Dry Malt - 100% light dry malt.
Dextrose - 100% dextrose.
Brewing Sugar - 80% dextrose, 20% maltodextrin.
Brew Enhancer 1 - 60% dextrose, 40% maltodextrin.
Brew Enhancer 2 - 50% dextrose, 25% maltodextrin, 25% light dry malt.
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Coopers make nice extract kits, but you won't get real beer by following their instructions. I recommend not using sugar or brew enhancer at all - that stuff is only a cheap way to boost ABV % and will only manage to harm your beer quality. Forget about the cheap method unless you just want cheap beer.

Here is a general rule of ABV % contributions for 20 liter batches:

1.7 kg can of extract - 2.7 % ABV
1.5 kg can of extract - 2.5 % ABV
500 gram bag of dried malt extract - 1 % ABV


For example, I used the above to make a 20 liter batch of hefeweizen that turned out to about 6.3% ABV. The taste and mouthfeel was very good.
 

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Once you feel like experimenting with Cooper's cans, check out my recipes under my avatar for some ideas. :tank:
Hi mate I can't find your recipes, if I click your avatar it just shows your previous posts, no section for recipes?
 

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A lot of Belgian styles use up to 10% sugar. In most cases, simple table sugar is used.
 
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