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Muntons Bock Beer fatih October 11th 2016

not good

firstly sory about my english. so, unfortunately its not fresh and not easy drink. i can drink only one bottle. but my friends is very like this beer. i will never made again.

1 kg sugar 

Coopers Stout ignition. October 5th 2016

Incredibly good stout

An excellent kit that produces incredibly good stout (if done right) :)

I used 1x Coopers Stout kit (1.7 kg), 1x Coopers Amber LME (1.5 kg), 1x Coopers BE3 (500 g Light DME, 300 g dextrose, 200 g maltodextrin) topped up to 23 L, fermented Danstar Nottingham Ale yeast for 2 w at 16 degrees celsius, and primed with 110 g of dextrose. ABV 5.4%, 42 IBU, 2.0 vol. CO2.

Coopers Wheat Beer Somebeerguy September 6th 2016

A great kit

This is the new Preacher's Hefe wheat kit (all older reviews from 2015 and back fall out of this category) new kit has Belgian Wheat style yeast, old kit was American style wheat (ale yeast, no esters)


I've done probably around 8-10 of these kits now, all slightly different. Lately I've been adding too much seed (20-30g crushed) and it's been too overpowering, to the point where it merges with the yeast to form a ‘sewerage’ type taste and aroma, n that aint' no good.. the sewerage dies off over time and then you just get a coriander seed beer. I've also tried brewing with honey, no different in taste whatsoever because it's so highly fermentable, honey malt would be the go.


I've stopped adding peel and settled on 10g coriander seed, 15g pride of Ringwood (very short boil) a bit of Hallertau or similar (again, very short boil) and sometimes some specialty ‘pale ale’ fruity aroma hops (all thrown in to the fermenter) but to tell you the truth I can never even detect these. They have massive effects on ales I brew with clean ale or lager yeast, but the Belgian style yeast provided within the kit is so good these are undetectable. I always use 1.5kg wheat malt extract and the Pride of Ringwood helps bring the final product up to ‘Redback’ clone territory. Another favorite of mine. Always brewed under 22 degrees but finally have one in the fridge at 24 so see if I can detect more banana this batch


I feel you can quite easily make a Hoegaarden clone from the kit also. It's versatile, it's simple, choice of yeast is excellent,  it's been rated #1 at beer comps over all grain, it's a great piece of kit


Coopers Australian Pale Ale Somebeerguy September 6th 2016

As good as the real thing

Always a good tasting kit no matter what. I prefer to use a BE2 (slightly lower fg over all malt and the final product has a more attractive, lighter colour as most would expect from a draught tap beer, making styles too dark is a mistake most brewers make. Throw an additional couple hundred gms of malt in too for a higher abv) control your temperature, brew it as-is or dry hop with some specialty hops you'll have a beer just as good as a Little Creatures or Fat Yak. I have some US-05 on hand but have never used it with this kit because I fear it might not be as good. That's saying something. It's an excellent base for alot of 'test trial' hamster beers, as is the Coopers Mexican cerveza kit. I use that alot too if I'm looking for a wort without the bitterness ibu. The Mexican kit has about the same bitterness as a VB CUB style draught beer

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