Coopers Imperial Stout

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Liverpool-Lad wrote:Just knocked one up too.

1.7kg Coopers Stout
1.5kg Wilkos Newky Brown (Dark Ale)
1.5kg Wilkos Lager
1kg dark DME
quarter tin treacle

Hoping the dark DME will give good body.

SG 1088 - lets see how this goes :)
Don't worry, it will have plenty of body. The 1kg of dextrose in the Coopers recipe is probably there to help reduce the body slightly.

Your FG is likely to be in the mid 20's.

My RIS was 1.084-1.022.

What size FV have you got it in?

Cheers

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Planning: AG#40 Porter B

On Tap:
AG#39 - Eureka Gold - 5.3%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour - 3.9%


Conditioning (bottles):

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:54 pm

After reading this thread itll be 2 standard FVs with 10L in each :D

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Liverpool-Lad wrote:After reading this thread itll be 2 standard FVs with 10L in each :D
Wise move indeed, my 10L brew had a 13L deep Krausen at it's peek!!

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Planning: AG#40 Porter B

On Tap:
AG#39 - Eureka Gold - 5.3%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour - 3.9%


Conditioning (bottles):

Liverpool-Lad

Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:09 pm

;) Have you got any left? Hows it tasting?

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:26 pm

Liverpool-Lad wrote:;) Have you got any left? Hows it tasting?
Yeah, I've kept a couple of bottles back in my special crate in the garage. It was brewed in April 2012.

It's a full on drink that requires lots of conditioning. Make sure that you bottle it in small bottles, my mistake was using 500 & 568ml one's #-o

MB
Planning: AG#40 Porter B

On Tap:
AG#39 - Eureka Gold - 5.3%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour - 3.9%


Conditioning (bottles):

Liverpool-Lad

Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:35 pm

Im trying to neck as many £1 275ml bottles of the Courage Imperial Stout currently on offer in Tescos!

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:37 pm

Liverpool-Lad wrote:Im trying to neck as many £1 275ml bottles of the Courage Imperial Stout currently on offer in Tescos!
Sounds like a tough jobs ;-)

This is what I cooked up-

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Planning: AG#40 Porter B

On Tap:
AG#39 - Eureka Gold - 5.3%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#38 - A Pale Endeavour - 3.9%


Conditioning (bottles):

Liverpool-Lad

Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:23 am

:D

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:14 pm

Bit of an update. It was started Saturday night and then left to cool in 2 FVs to room temperature ~20c. Distributed the 3 yeast packets between each each FV evenly.

Both FVs were off like a train Sunday and each 10L bucket probably had 10l krausen. Temperature was probably too high at 22c. Airlock bubbling away merrily. Ive moved the FVs to a cooler part of the kitchen at present which is just on 20c. The krausen has really sunk into probably an inch worth and no airlock activity.

FWIW I couldnt take a gravity reading as my hydrometer is broken. Had a quick taste also and really nice. Gave everything a big stir with a santised spoon and Ill wait some more.

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:40 pm

Taking its time, 1036 from 1088 after a week. Around 6.8% Brought the temp back up to around 20c. Very little activity which makes me slightly worried.

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Tomo » Wed May 30, 2018 12:31 pm

Hey ditch did you ever get round to knocking a lmperial stout up, if so what you reacon to it mate. Tomo :D

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