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Offline tommymorris

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Coopers Ale Yeast
« on: February 15, 2015, 04:10:06 pm »
I have 2.5 year old packet of Coopers Ale yeast. It came off a coopers hopped extract kit. My cousin gave it to me. He gave up the hobby.

I am going to brew an English Blonde next weekend and I have on hand the pack of Coopers and a pack of Danstar Windsor.

What would I expect from the Coopers ester wise? Any comments on how Coopers tastes versus other English yeasts?

The Coopers packet is 7g. Should I make a starter? I will make a 6 gallon batch.

Is my packet of Coopers too old? I only know when my cousin bought it. I don't know how old the kit was before he brought it.

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Re: Coopers Ale Yeast
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 04:15:10 pm »
I have 2.5 year old packet of Coopers Ale yeast. It came off a coopers hopped extract kit. My cousin gave it to me. He gave up the hobby.

I am going to brew an English Blonde next weekend and I have on hand the pack of Coopers and a pack of Danstar Windsor.

What would I expect from the Coopers ester wise? Any comments on how Coopers tastes versus other English yeasts?

The Coopers packet is 7g. Should I make a starter? I will make a 6 gallon batch.

Is my packet of Coopers too old? I only know when my cousin bought it. I don't know how old the kit was before he brought it.

hmmm...not knowing where that old yeast has been, i'd probably opt for purchasing some new. im not a big fan of windsor.

FWIW, S-04 or nottingham would be my choices.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2015, 04:18:57 pm by Wort-H.O.G. »
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