Coopers Imperial Stout

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by bazookajoe » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:03 pm

Excellent stuff. If I remember right I bottled mine after 3 weeks and the final reading was 1020 as expected. I also remember it tasting fantastic from the start, though it's been fascinating the way the flavour has developed month by month since first bottled.

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by AceMcAce » Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:23 am

Here's a tiny write up of my RIS experience so far for anyone who is interested.

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Pinto » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:30 pm

This thread has been an inspiration ! I've been planning on a stout brew for a little while now and after reading this (and the recipie on the coopers website) i think im going to have to bite the bullet and go for this one myself - rude not to :)

I have the perfect answer to tame the volcano too ;) I have one of these on the way....

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to be converted into an UBERfermerter for producing megabatches ( and imperials :lol: ) - at 60 l internal capacity, it can explode all it wants.

More to follow.....
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
Projects : Mini-brew (12l brew length kit) nearly ready :D

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by AceMcAce » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:45 am

That seems amazing even if its just for a megabatch. With 2 stouts in there, you'd still have about 20l of headspace left over so the foam might not be a problem even for them! How much does one of them cost?
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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Pinto » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:31 pm

£25 each, although postage is a little bit of a killer because its shipped volumetrically, not by mass - £10 (ironically, I could have ordered 4 of them to ship for the same money and at a bulk item discount price, but even I dont need 240l of fermentation space :lol: )

Same place can also do :

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These cost £16

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And these weigh in at £9
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
Projects : Mini-brew (12l brew length kit) nearly ready :D

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by AceMcAce » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:14 pm

30l isn't enough for mega stout. Where about are you based? I'm guessing its ampulla that you ordered from then?
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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Pinto » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Yes Indeedy :) Im based down in the SE of england, near Hastings.

I did think about buying several of them and putting them out via ebay but as I said, volumetric postage sucks :( (there's a guy in the sale section posting 30l fermenters next day to the UK for £3.95 ! How, I dont know, i've not found a UK courier that will do that for less than £8.99+ VAT)
Primary 1: Nonthing
Primary 2 : Nothing
Primary 3 : None
Secondary 1 : Empty
Secondary 1 : None
DJ(1) : Nowt
DJ(2) : N'otin....
In the Keg : Nada
Conditioning : Nowt
In the bottle : Cinnamonator TC, Apple Boost Cider, Apple & Strawberry Cider
Planning : AG #5 - Galaxy Pale (re-brew) / #6 - Alco-Brau (Special Brew Clone) / #7 Something belgian...
Projects : Mini-brew (12l brew length kit) nearly ready :D

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Fish'n'Chips » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:14 pm

This sounds like the dogs dangly bits....will def be giving it a go.

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by AceMcAce » Mon May 28, 2012 7:28 am

I know it's only been in the bottle 2 months, which is nowhere near long enough for this style of beer but I couldn't resist having a sample bottle.

If I had to name it now, I'd call it "Liquorice Love"

It tastes fantastic. Now I'm putting it all away, and locking the door.
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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Monkeybrew » Mon May 28, 2012 10:56 am

My budget 10L RIS was only 4 weeks old when I tried a half pint taster last weekend, and I am surprised how drinklable it is already.

I have got it fairly well buried in my garage to prevent any slip-ups!
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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by TheAx » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:42 pm

A year on how are these getting on? Anything left?

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by AceMcAce » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:28 pm

I had one on Saturday. It tastes great. Thick, warm, nice tan head that lasts all the way down. Can't go wrong with it really!
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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by tteknulp » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:38 am

I was thinking about putting one of these on with following:

1 can Coopers Stout
1 can Coopers Dark Ale
0.5 DME & 1kg Dextrose

I know finished beer will be weaker
How do you think it would work out ?

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by tteknulp » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:38 am

Forgot to ask what yeast would be Best , i have Muntons gervin ale x2 any use ?

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Re: Coopers Imperial Stout

Post by Liverpool-Lad » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:10 pm

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 :)

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