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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



  1. A day before preparing recipe, place 5 litres of water in closed containers in a fridge and chill*.
  2. Steep the Pale Ale/Bitter grain pack for 30min in 1 litre of hot tap water (not boiling).


  1. 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.


  1. Bring wort to the boil, turn off the heat and add the Pride of Ringwood hop bag. Steep for 10 minutes.


  1. Add the Coopers Pale Ale tin, 1kg of Ultrabrew and contents of the saucepan to your fermenter and mix well.


  1. Top up to 23L with chilled and tap water to reach a starting temperature of 20-24°C, stirring vigorously to aerate the wort.


  1. Add yeast** and ferment as close as possible to 20°C***.


  1. 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.


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