20% off Coopers Home Brew Mixes and Accessories (International Series $12.80) @ Big W

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20% Off Coopers Home Brew Mixes and Accessories

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Starting off home brew beer - which is the best kit to buy?
Coopers Light Dry Malt 500g $6.00 @ Dan's

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    I have too many beer cans to get through and the weather is getting to hot to brew :(

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      you can brew in my cool basement. 30% tax

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      Get an old fridge (full height without a freezer is best) and grab a temperature controller off eBay. Have this set up in my shed, threw in a heatbelt as well for the winter months and works brilliantly.

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    Woolworths are still clearing out current stock at around 40% off, I noticed this morning at Kellyville ridge NSW. They don’t have all full variety of stock.

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      I got lucky last week at my local Woolworths too, bought 2 Coopers Real Ales for $5.18.

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        BrewNerd.

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          I'm going to try and improve it by buying the Light Dry Malt 500g @ Dan's & combine with 500g dextrose. Also might buy a better yeast.

          Any experts care to share any tips or advice please?

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            @WatchNerd: LDM will make it a tad sweeter & a nice smoother malty flavour. dex just converts pretty much to alcohol (no flavour).

            also add ~100g corn syrup/maltodextrin for a better creamier head (who doesn't like a good head after a few beers :-).

            I believe the Brew Enhancer 3 has LME+dex+maltadextrin, so it might be cheaper.

            for yeasts, it depends on what brew you're making. Ale is the best kind for this time of the year (lager is better for lower temps and it'll ferment out too quickly in the warm weather).

            Safale S-04 (english ale) US-05 (american ale), Muntons Gold (great alrounder) are good reasonably priced yeasts. Home brew shops usually sell their own version of these. If they're in a 12g pack, then only use half & put the rest in the fridge. But you should rehydrate it before using (1 cup of luke warm water (~30oC), 1 soup spoon sugar, 5-6g yeast, stir in a 3+cup jug, as it'll froth up, cover with plastic wrap in in 20-30mins it should be really frothy & ready to use).

            next you'll be dry hopping delicious hops in there!

            Don't forget discounted eWishcards !!

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            @WatchNerd: I followed the review for Real Ale on Dan’s and added 200g golden syrup. Added colour and flavour. Very happy with the results!

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        Nice. I picked up 10x of the Coopers Draught from Southland vic today. Cleared them out

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    I love my home brew, just wish I could get more head.

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      I'm no expert on getting a good amount of head, but I think it just depends on how much priming sugar you use.

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      grab some Maltodextrin (Corn Syrup - it's actually like icing sugar). About 100g/23lt should give you a nice fluffy head. If you can't get it, try Brewe Enhance 3, I believe it's got some in there.

      Also don't put your beer glass in the dishwasher/washing up. wash it with warm water by hand, pour some boiling water in, and rinse.

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    thanks OP! Will try some of the dark Ales.

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