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American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« on: November 15, 2012, 11:15:17 AM »
Hey folks,

I've found the Zymurgy - Introduction to Homebrewing issue to be a great resource of information so far; I plan on using the American Style Pale Ale recipe outlined in the guide for my first brew and I need a bit of help identifying which Coopers kit is being called for.  The recipe states 1 can [3.75 lb (1.7 kg)] Coopers “Bitter” Brewing Kit (includes a packet of yeast), I've done some searching for said kit and I'm wondering if this is kit being referenced: http://us.diybeer.com/Australian_Bitter_p/896.htm

Thanks.

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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 11:54:25 AM »
Hey folks,

I've found the Zymurgy - Introduction to Homebrewing issue to be a great resource of information so far; I plan on using the American Style Pale Ale recipe outlined in the guide for my first brew and I need a bit of help identifying which Coopers kit is being called for.  The recipe states 1 can [3.75 lb (1.7 kg)] Coopers “Bitter” Brewing Kit (includes a packet of yeast), I've done some searching for said kit and I'm wondering if this is kit being referenced: http://us.diybeer.com/Australian_Bitter_p/896.htm

Thanks.

Do you have a local homebrew store nearby?  If so, I would check them out and see what kits they have available for your first brew.  Also check out the kits from http://www.northernbrewer.com/ and http://morebeer.com/
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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 02:27:25 PM »
I'll take a look at those two links, thanks.

Regarding a local homebrew store, one opened a few weeks ago and I planned on stopping there for the malt extract and hops.  I'll see what they've got for kits as well.  I tend to try following directions to the tee, might not be necessary...?

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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 07:24:35 PM »
Get something like this:  http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/extra-pale-ale-extract-kit.html

Or the equivalent at your LHBS and follow the instructions.  I'd opt for the liquid yeast but don't bother to smack it a couple of days in advance.  Maybe just a couple of hours.

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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 08:15:00 AM »
Right on.  Thanks much!

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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 01:52:03 PM »
That recipe was created several years ago and Coopers has since changed their kit line up and packaging, so I'm not sure if it would have been the Australian or English Bitter kit that the recipe was based on.  Either should work fine, since the Coopers kits (with perhaps a few exceptions) all have the same original gravity and IBUs (i.e. hop bitterness level).

As has been suggested here, you can substitute another manufacturer's kit.  If you brought the recipe to your local shop, the staff will be able to help you pick out what you need.

Welcome to homebrewing!  Starting with a post on this forum, means you are very likely to succeed.  Let us know how that first batch turns out.

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Re: American Style Pale Ale recipe in Introduction to Homebrewing
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 02:24:22 PM »
That recipe was created several years ago and Coopers has since changed their kit line up and packaging, so I'm not sure if it would have been the Australian or English Bitter kit that the recipe was based on.

I had a feeling that might have been the case, thanks for clarifying and also for the encouragement.  Looking forward to getting started!