COOPERS PALE ALE
Coopers Pale Ale
You will need:
- 1 Coopers Pale Ale
- 1 kg Ultra Brew
- 1 Pale Ale/Bitter grain pack
- 1 Pride of Ringwood Hop Bag steeped
- 1 Safale S04 Yeast
- A day before preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*.
- Steep the Pale Ale/Bitter grain pack for 30min in 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).
- Strain the grain through a sieve into to a large saucepan. Rinse grains with a further 500ml of hot water and collect in saucepan as well. Discard the grains.
- Bring wort to the boil, turn off the heat and add the Pride of Ringwood hop bag. Steep for 10 minutes.
- Add the Coopers Pale Ale tin, 1kg of Ultrabrew and contents of the saucepan to your fermenter and mix well.
- Top up to 23L with chilled and tap water to reach a starting temperature of 20-24°C, stirring vigorously to aerate the wort.
- Add yeast** and ferment as close as possible to 20°C***.
- Bottle or keg beer when gravity is consistent over two days.
* Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not freeze the water. Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately.
** For more authentic flavour, use re-cultured Coopers Ale yeast, but ferment cooler at 15°C
*** Maintain a cool even temperature in the fermenter, preferably at 20°C. Place the fermenter in a tray and wrap it in a blanket with an end in a container of water. Placing the fermenter on a concrete slab can also help to keep the temperature constant. Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and an old fridge for optimum brewing conditions all year round.