Author Topic: Coopers  (Read 444 times)

Offline weazletoe

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2132
  • Poca-hell-hole, Idaho
    • View Profile
Coopers
« on: March 28, 2011, 09:52:26 PM »
Brewday Saturday, I needed yeast. Not a homebrew shop to be found within 3 hours of here. There is a little craft beer store about 5 mins from my house that carries a small selection of grain, a few hops, and a cuople strains of yeast, and a few other brewing related supplies. All at stupid high marked up prices. I was brewing 12 gallons, so I needed a good bit to pitch. They had a few smack packs, and a couple vials. There was also some packs of wine yeast, and a lager yeast. But alas.....no US-05. Best I could do, was Coopers brewing yeast. It gave me no indication what it was. I'm assuming some version od 1056, US-05, or a WLP002. So, I made due, and pitched two packs, chilled my wort to 60*. By morning, it was chugging away. By late evening, it was going nuts. Come morning, It blew the lid on my demi-jon. Ambient where it is setting is 65*. The temp on the demi-jon is 69*. This stuff went wild! It's ferminting strong, to say the least. I jsut hope it cleans up nice, and will make a decent wheat beer. Seems to be a good bit of banana in the co2 coming off. Not a bad thing for a wheat.
  Anyone have any experience with it?
A man works hard all week, so he doesn't have to wear pants all weekend.

Offline hokerer

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2634
  • Manassas, VA
    • View Profile
Re: Coopers
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 09:34:41 AM »
Don't know about the Coopers yeast but, in general, wheats always seem to have pretty vigorous fermentations.
Joe

Offline euge

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 7223
  • Estilo Casero
    • View Profile
Re: Coopers
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 10:54:59 AM »
I've used it. Tolerates higher ferment temps, up into the 70's. Fairly clean and a bit fruity. Decent dry yeast.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. -Richard P. Feynman

Offline chumley

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 305
    • View Profile
Re: Coopers
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 02:34:23 PM »
Coopers yeast should be pretty good in an American wheat. I've used it before making "Sparkling Ale", which I think is just Australian for "Cream Ale"..cam out pretty good. Like euge said, its a bit fruity.

Offline weazletoe

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2132
  • Poca-hell-hole, Idaho
    • View Profile
Re: Coopers
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 07:53:09 PM »
Good info. Thanks for the help guys.
A man works hard all week, so he doesn't have to wear pants all weekend.