Coopers Cerveza

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SippinSudz

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Hey all...

11 brews in. All pre-hopped canned kits.

Wife is asking for some Cerveza she can enjoy with some lime.

Ive had a few corona, sol, dos Equis, and they don't really do it for me, but the boss is the main priority on this one.

Anyone have some tips to make a drinkable coopers Cerveza? Such as malt, or mostly dextrose to keep dry?

Was thinking:

1 can coopers
1000g dry light malt extract
300g dextrose
Brew to 19L

Not sure what yeast to use.
Supplied yeast is ok, thinking to swap for dry Safale S-04 from LHBS.

Should I cut the malt down? Maybe 500g malt and 1kg dex?

Any dry hopping?
I don't know if she'll even notice lol.
 
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Does anyone know if this will be ok brewed at 70°?
 

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Looks good to me. The corn sugar will work for the style. I use US-05 and ferment at up to 80 degrees F with good results. It gets fruity so you won't mistake it for a lager, but it's still good beer.
 
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I'll check my LHBS but I may just pitch 14g of coopers if I can't find a different yeast. My LHBS is quite limited.

Thanks for the reply. I'm gonna go 500g malt and 1000g dex
 

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This is an awesome kit, for 19l id go 500g dry malt and 500g dextrose. I did a video on the kit I brewed a couple years back. Enjoy!

 
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Been fermenting away nicely. It's at 68° steady. Hope it turns out ok
 
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Went up to 77° overnight...
Not sure how to cool it down. I didn't freeze any soda bottles for nothing
 
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5 days later, I've kept it around 65°

Took a hydrometer reading today. 1.044 to 1.008
Tastes amazing. I'm can't wait to bottle in a couple more weeks.
 
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It's has further fermented Down to 1.006

My hydrometer sample has a clear citrus note. This must be from the two temperature spikes. I'm really hoping this plays out very well. Could of been a mistake gone right!
 

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It's has further fermented Down to 1.006

My hydrometer sample has a clear citrus note. This must be from the two temperature spikes. I'm really hoping this plays out very well. Could have been a mistake gone right!
ftfy

Could "of" makes no sense. Don't let the sounds of pronunciation guide you. It's "could have".

:)
 

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I won't say anything other than this - when all you have is the written word to convey your message, you should care about getting it right.

My disposition at parties impacts this statement not at all.

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7 days in the bottle. Chilled for a few hours and tried without, then with some lime. Carbonation was good for only being 7 days. Overall mouthfeel and taste is as expected from cerveza. Will make this kit again. Most importantly, the mrs is a fan.

No off flavour notes from the temp spikes.
 

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Gotta look after the "Leader of the opposition" or SWMBO.."She who must be obeyed". Cervesa just means beer in latin don't it?
 

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In your future I see;
You brewing this recipe a few more times for her, her taste buds becoming more receptive to your other brews, and finally a full on love for everything you make. Happily ever after. :)
 
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