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4 months 2 weeks ago - 4 months 2 weeks ago #4770 by ozdevil1
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Hey All,

Me and my mate on saturdy arvo like drinking the orginal coopers Pale ale in the green bottle as our reg easy to drink stubby while chasing a golf ball around 18 holes and occasionlly we treat ourselves to Coopers XPA

I found a recipe brewed by Darryl Hosking

What do you chaps think?

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4 months 2 weeks ago #4771 by Finnroo
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Looks great, should make an excellent Pale. Cheers

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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #4775 by Gash
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missed this post, my notifications arent working grrrr.. and Ive been a zombie since the announcement of our second lockdown ughh hahaha sad but true lol
it all looks ok, the only thing thats a bit weird is the hops... all the boil hops are 60min ads.. so no real flavour from them, relying on just the dry hop. Maybe thats right the coopers recipe? I don't know, but its weird as an XPA recipe. Cheers!
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4 months 1 week ago - 4 months 1 week ago #4777 by Gash
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I just had a look at the official cooper extract version and they use 25g Simcoe and 12.5g Lemon Drop and they do a 15min boil with it. So for an All Grain, I'd probably replicate that.
I just changed the hops around a bit a few little tweaks I moved the boil hops to 10mins so it can have a 5min steep at the end to clear etc, I havent brewed it of course but its closer to Coopers Extract Version. Cheers!
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www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/coopers-xpa.html
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4 months 1 week ago #4784 by ozdevil1
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Gash wrote: I just had a look at the official cooper extract version and they use 25g Simcoe and 12.5g Lemon Drop and they do a 15min boil with it. So for an All Grain, I'd probably replicate that.
I just changed the hops around a bit a few little tweaks I moved the boil hops to 10mins so it can have a 5min steep at the end to clear etc, I havent brewed it of course but its closer to Coopers Extract Version. Cheers!
share.brewfather.app/8EwvonPZa2C8mu

www.diybeer.com/au/recipe/coopers-xpa.html



Thanks Gash

didnt even consider what the hop additons was

i am glad i havent ordered the grains and hops etc for it

might look at doing your version you just created


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2 months 1 week ago #4933 by ozdevil1
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well have brewed this beer of the coopers XPA using Gashes recipe

I a not 100% right that the magnum in the recipe does it good, however i still dont mind it to be honest and the beer is still a bit green as it was only kegged last wednesday..

i can taste the goodness of the gladfield ale and jw crystal

came out rather dark to be honest so i dont think it has met the colour profile

Its rather cloudy as well , mind you i got a bit distracted becuase my mother skyped me and if i dont answer all hell breaks loose, but i love me mother
missed putting the whirfloc in

I have can of coopers XPA and i will put my xpa version next to it just to compare the colour

overall i think i stuffed up a bit as i feel my grain crush was way to fine
incausing a burnt taste through the mash and i feel the mash time was a bit to much for the recipe , i could be wrong there and made mistake during the mash in..



anyway its beer and i find it drinkable and will enjoy enjoy it..

Can i ask Gash what was your houghts at the time and i know you havent brewed it as to why you want to add magnum hop?

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2 months 1 week ago #4935 by ozdevil1
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ok thought i would put a pick of the 2 alongside each other



the one on the left is the real coopers xpa

I like the colour to be honest even though its darker in colour

I think maybe a light crystal malt next time??

any way cheers and beers
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2 months 1 week ago #4936 by Carrobrew
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Love the colour of yours mate!

How do they taste side by side?

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2 months 1 week ago #4937 by Carrobrew
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Also I think people use the magnum or something like warrior as it is a clean bittering hop so lets your flavour and aroma hops shine more where as something like chinook for bittering will give you a bit of pine I think.

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2 months 1 week ago #4940 by ozdevil1
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theres alot of difference to the taste , i think maybe if upped the ampe on lemondrop and simcoe at start of boil and left magnum hops out
becuase i can taste the lemon drop and simco but i feel the magum as took right over

i lso feel mine is a great colour as well i feel the tweak is wiith in the hop area

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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:43

Feel free to ask questions in the forums and not in the drunken ramblings. Its all good and thanks for taking time to join in and ask questions. Cheers keep em coming. Cheers :D

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Wed 25 Nov - 16:38

Hi BeerRay, great question ,but we need to post in the Forum so we can be notified about your question. Ill post it now for you, no worries. Go to forums. cheers.

BeerRay1986 - Sat 21 Nov - 12:44

Hi all does anyone had a set amount of priming sugar they use to bottling? i use online calculators and its always under carbed!!! cheers guys

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Thu 29 Oct - 12:27

Great brew day today. The over night mash is really working well. Cheers everyone

ozdevil1 - Mon 21 Sep - 14:46

this could be dangerous my druken ramblings might not make sense ...didnt even this fuction was here

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