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coopers kit, no dme?

Postby patwestlake » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:43 pm

Clearing out now I've gone all grain and I've a Coopers Aussie Pale Ale to get rid of, so to speak. Rather than just do a recipe from the Coopers site (fruit salad ale sounds good for summer), I wondered what would happened if I just used the tin contents brewed short to 10-12 litres with no added DME. Might hop tea it and or dry hop to boost the aroma etc, but wondered if the bitterness ratio would be all out because the bittering hops were aimed at at least a 20 litre final volume?

Any experience, thoughts or other recipes with a Coopers APA welcome!

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Re: coopers kit, no dme?

Postby 6470zzy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:46 pm

Your bitterness will indeed be out of kilter if you short brew the kit. As you are already kitted out for all grain why not do a mini-mash and then then bung the kit into it? No bittering hops required.

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