Friday, August 26, 2011

Coopers Canadian Blonde Kit - look at

Coopers Canadian Blonde
Coopers Canadian Blonde Kit a metal can of extract required for making beer. There was a small dent as it was not boxed aside from 1" of foam bubble wrap stuck to base.

Coopers Canadian Blonde cap
The yeast is under the cap in this can.
not opened yet hence no pic of yeast.

This looks like old style packaging used on the old coopers kit. The one with the good fermenter not the floppy one.

Coopers Yeast
Golden Mylar 7g packet of Coopers brewing yeast from the Canadian Blonde kit.

Coopers Canadian Blonde Can End
Bottom can end of the Coopers Canadian Blonde can, the instructions and the yeast are on top of this under the plastic cover. You open the Bottom of the can to extract the malt.

Coppers Instructions Booklet Coppers Instructions Booklet P1-4Coppers Instructions Booklet P5-7
This is the instructions booklet you get under the plastic cover along with the yeast packet.

This is the instructions booklet you get under the plastic cover abnong with the yeast packet.
Pages 1 to 4 P1 Record beer details here. Handy for all brewing. Canadian blonde and 1034 OG for me.
P2 a welcome from coopers, requirements and cleaning.
P3 To clean, Sanitising, Useful formula for Determining Alcohol ContentP4 How to mix up the kit.
Pages 5-7P5 Brewing and Temperature control, it says 21-27°C but general advises to avoid going above 24°C. As is distrupts the taste.
P6 Bottling 6g white sugar per 750ml. But since they sell 500ml bottles it would be 4g per bottle or 1 1/2 Carbonation drops a bottle.
Bottom is a warning your country may twist its knickers if you sell the beer without its permission.
P7 is Common Faults and Brewing notes for European Lager basically Coopers European Lagar is a low temp yeast. which means moothing for

Home Brewing Kit

I have decided to try my hand at home brewing a beer for myself. there are no Local home brewing shops in my county so its online for me. Otherwise its a 100 mile round trip, sod that i can get delivered for fiver.

Ordered a BrewSmarter Premium Starter Beer Kit with is the bottler and heater belt and a 33lt fermenter & Coopers Canadian Blonde kit as a upgrade. Got the Brewing sugar as recommended and the Coopers Carbonation drops. Also got various paddles and a capper for glass bottle then bought 2 packs of Coopers Ox-Bar 500ml PET bottles as they are supposed to keep the beer good for longer with a special coating.

33lt Fermenter bucketLittle Bottler System
The Fermenter and the "Little Bottle" bottling wand and tap.

Airlocks and Bung Glass Demijohn 5L airlock
3 Airlocks - 1 with bung for the Demi John and 2 for the fermenters.

Brew Belt "De-luxe" Telescopic Syphon
A heater for the fermenter and a "Deluxe syphon", buy the auto its easier than this.

Hydrometer and Trial Jar
Hydrometer this is bloody important piece of kit. Stupid hexagon base keeps falling off.

Coopers Canadian Blonde
Coopers Canadian Blonde kit, no kit means no beer.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Spirits of Hartshorn

Spirits of Hartshorn
grind up hooves & horn originally deer. basically similiar organic material.
Add Slacked lime (Calcium hydroxide)
Heat to distill
Condense vapor to liquid.

4.30Min -6min