Coopers Golden Crown

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Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Incy » Sat May 16, 2020 5:57 pm

Just started my second brew, this time I used the hydrometer to test the OG before pitching the yeast.
Instructions say it should be 1.038, my reading when temperature adjusted was 1.035, so not far off.

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Post by guypettigrew » Sat May 16, 2020 6:05 pm

Should give you a nice session beer. Best of luck with it.

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Incy » Sun May 31, 2020 11:18 pm

Settled at 1.004.

I never realised how long it took to sterilise 40 bottles.

My fermenting tubs don't have taps, so I dissolved 100g sugar in 100ml of warm water, put that into a pressure barrel and then siphoned the brew into it. I do have two bottle wands, but couldn't get either of them to fit on the tap, I guess I will have to find an adaptor of some sorts, but it was easy enough to fill the bottles anyway.

They are now sat under my dining room table.

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Nitro Jim » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:28 am

Wilko do a tall fermenter which has an area to put a tap with a bottle wand (if I remember correctly, they sell the wand and tap together). I do the same as you did but only use 50g of sugar dissolved in boiled water which I then leave to cool.

I have got a device for sterilising bottles, in all I put a brew on, sterilise and fill 40 bottles (or thereabouts) and get tidied up in about 4 hours from start to finish. I only bottle now as I got fed up with pressure barrels. Obviously I need two fermenting buckets to do the method I employ as well as the bottling bucket. I am currently fermenting my 71st kit...
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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Incy » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:36 pm

I am thinking of putting a tap in at least one of my fermenting buckets. I have the tool to drill the hole, so would just need to get a tap.

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Incy » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:45 pm

Been in the bottles a week and it is already crystal clear...
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Sampled a couple last night, needs to carbonate a bit more, but tastes good.

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Cobnut » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:45 am

So clear, we can see how much your lawn needs cutting [-X
Fermenting: Summer ale
Conditioning: Quickie Voss Kveik IPA, Make American Stout Great Again
Drinking: 100% Vienna Malt Faux Helles, SMASH Keeping Ale (Chevallier, First Gold, Voss Kveik), Haflinger (rather odd weizenbock), 'Ol 'Enry Brut IPA, Cherry Chocolate Dubbel Trubbel, A Galaxy Far, Far Away Black IPA (or maybe it's an American Stout?)
Planning:Witbier, Oatmeal Stout IV, Brown Ale, etc.

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by WalesAles » Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am

IWS,
Nice clear Beer there! =D>

Your Patio needs weeding too! #-o

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by guypettigrew » Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm

More importantly, the beer is in a magical levitating bottle. Very clever!

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by Incy » Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:04 pm

Cobnut wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:45 am
So clear, we can see how much your lawn needs cutting [-X
Haha, yeah it has been a bit neglected.
WalesAles wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:10 am
IWS,
Nice clear Beer there! =D>

Your Patio needs weeding too! #-o

WA
Thank you.
It is more than the patio that needs weeding, the grass is knee high ... :lol:
guypettigrew wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm
More importantly, the beer is in a magical levitating bottle. Very clever!

Guy
It's magic!

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Re: Coopers Golden Crown

Post by WalesAles » Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:56 pm

guypettigrew wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:00 pm
More importantly, the beer is in a magical levitating bottle. Very clever!

Guy
Probably overcarbonated and the bubbles are helping it levitate. :D

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