I mixed a tin of Coopers Bootmaker Pale Ale extract with 1kg light dry malt from Noble Baron along with 1kg Brew Enhancer No2 and 25g Cascade at mixing and more on day 10. ABV% is 5.84. Won't be ready to drink until 15.1, so no review just yet!
I purchased the usual ingredients to make 2 batches of Coopers Inkeepers Daughters Sparkling Ale. I have made many batches without any problems, it's hard to get the recipe wrong if you follow the simple instructions. I washed everything thoroughly and instead of sterilizing with the iodine solution that I usually use, I used Morgan's Peroxide sold at Barrons.
I added the ingredients as per recipe and noticed a distinct lack of froth when topping both fermenters to the 23L mark. The recipe smelt very malty which was unusual. Both brews literally finished bubbling in about 3 days which was quite quick for what I expected. Bottles were washed, rinsed, dried then sterilised for carbonation.
I waited 2 weeks after bottling and opened a beer from one batch to sample. It tasted so alcoholic it was undrinkable. I sampled 2 more beers from both batches with both batches affected.
I'm not sure what happened, I feel something might have been wrong with the malt as the only other ingredients I needed other than the can of Coopers was 300g of White Sugar and warn water. Now I have over 50 longnecks of beer to dispose of.
My sons friend told him he'd had a similar problem with a batch he'd made after getting ingredients from Barron's recently.
Hopefully it's an isolated incident. It's just a bother to have to go through and empty, clean and sterilise all those bottles plus having to purchase all new ingredients again to replace the 2 batches.
3 x 1Kg Light Dry Malt
2 x Coopers Inkeepers Daughters SA
1 x Morgan's Sterlizing Solution
As above Bloody great mate
Fantastic mouth feel in the Irish stout I made. Rounded, malty and great head retention. 5 stars 🌟