Coopers Stout

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SippinSudz

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Hey all,
Thinking of brewing this tomorrow after work:

1can Coopers Stout
1 box Coopers Brew Enhancer #2(dextrose, Ldme, maltodextrin) wish I had the weight of the brew enhancer #2
500g Light Gold DME
And yeast that comes with the Kit

Top up to 22L

I'm 7 brews in, and this is my first stout. I've done a dark ale, which fermented like crazy, but I hear stout can be bubbly as well.

Ferment at 20°c for 21days.
Bottle, and let it sit for 4-8 weeks. Let it condition and mellow out.

What do you all think? Any tips? Any changes?
 

AndytheBeave

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I would replace the cooper's yeast with S-04 or Nottingham.
Oh and keep the fermentation temp around 64 Deg F or lower
 
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SippinSudz

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I completed this batch. Followed my recipe, and didn't get a chance to use a different yeast other than what came with the coopers can.


It's been in the bottle nearly 12 days, and I'm really itching to crack one at the 14 day mark.

You guys think it's worth opening? Or should I wait 3-4 weeks minimum :)
 

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You need to open one of the bottles at two weeks. That's what home brewing is about. Experimenting with different bottle conditioning times for comparison tasting.
 
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