Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

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markle

Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by markle » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:31 pm

Hey guys I'm lookin to start one of the following, Brewferm pils or the coopers pilsner. CAn anyone reccommend which one I should go with??if the coopers which Brewferm should I try?im just about to bottle the ambiorix and wanted to try another one..
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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by Pinto » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:06 pm

Im biased towards the Brewferm kits myself - i've yet to have a bad one :)

The coopers kits on t'other hand can be a little tricky - using proper lager yeast you'll need to employ temperature control as high fermentation temps can lead to off flavours
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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by cellone » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 pm

Haven't tried the brewfern one as did the coopers first, but if it's lager you're after then spending a little to get a suitable set up is worth it. I spent too long trying ale yeast lagers.

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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by Fish'n'Chips » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:11 am

cellone wrote:Haven't tried the brewfern one as did the coopers first, but if it's lager you're after then spending a little to get a suitable set up is worth it. I spent too long trying ale yeast lagers.
Could you recommend something I could keep a lager FV in to keep the temp around 11-12°C?

I'm a newbie :D

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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by cellone » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:47 am

There are superb examples of posters brewfridge set up's on this site, a tall larder fridge, greenhouse type heater and a thermostatic cut off to control them look's a simple option. Based on their experience there are a lot of better positioned posters who could answer your question. It is worth searching the site or posting a new thread if you don't find what you're looking for.

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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by Monkeybrew » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:33 am

Fish'n'Chips wrote:
cellone wrote:Haven't tried the brewfern one as did the coopers first, but if it's lager you're after then spending a little to get a suitable set up is worth it. I spent too long trying ale yeast lagers.
Could you recommend something I could keep a lager FV in to keep the temp around 11-12°C?

I'm a newbie :D

Hi

Check out the Brewing Equipment section on this forum, as long as you have some practical DIY skills and can follow instructions, then building a brewfridge isn't that difficult.

My whole build including an under the counter style fridge from eBay cost me around £80.

Basic parts that you require are a donor fridge, temperature controller and a waterproof tubular heater.

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Re: Brewferm pils vs coopers pilsner???

Post by Fish'n'Chips » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Thanks for that.Must have a look 8)

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