Coopers Session AleBeer type
Coopers Session AleBeer description Good friends, the afternoon stretching ahead of you and a bunch of your brews on ice. Inspired by the newly released Coopers Session Ale, this beer is fresh, fruity, well-flavoured yet easy-going. The light tropical fruitiness of Galaxy and Melba hops on the palate are equally at home during a social session or partnering a casual meal. Mild bitterness completes this go-to, anytime beer. You might want to brew up a second batch! Flavour profile
- Pale Straw
- Approx. Alcohol Level:
- 4.4% ABV
- Naturally Carbonated:
Step 1 : Mix
Make a ‘hop infusion’ by adding half of the Galaxy Hop Pellets and Half of the Melba Hop Pellets in a couple of litres of water just taken off the boil and allow it to steep for 20 mins. Cool the liquid by placing the pot in a bath of cold water for about 15mins.
Add the Light Dry Malt to the fermenting vessel (FV), pour in the strained hop infusion Pick the FV up immediately and swirl the contents until the malt is dissolved. Don’t be concerned if lumps of Light Dry Malt persist as they will dissolve over the course of several hours.
Empty the contents of the Australian Pale Ale can into the FV
Top up with cold tap water to 19 litres.
Check the temperature and top up to 22 litres with warm or cool water (refrigerated if necessary) to start the brew at 16°C.
Sprinkle the brew can yeast or and let the temperature naturally rise to 18°C-22°C.
Brewers Note: To get even closer to the commercial version grow a yeast culture using our commercial yeast and tip in in with the brew can yeast.
Step 2 : Brew
Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and ferment at 18C to 22C.
Fermentation should take around 7 to 10 days.
At Day 7, add the remaining Galaxy and Melba Hop Pellets to the brew by wrapping them in a mesh cleaning cloth (pulled straight from the pack) and place directly on top of the brew then re-fit the lid.
On day 10 check the specific gravity (SG).
Check the SG again the following day and so on.
Step 3 : Bottle
The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days, expect about 1010 to 1014.
Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.
Add 2 carbonations drop per bottle and secure the caps.
Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.
Step 4 : Enjoy
After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the PET bottles.
When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.
Pour into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.
Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 4.4% ABV.