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Beer name

Coopers Mild Ale

Beer type

mid-strength

Beer type

Beer description Our commercial Mild Ale has become very popular with the Australian drinking public. A mid-strength beer with real flavour, perfect for summer drinking! Don’t skip on the hops and it’s important to ferment at 18C using the commercial yeast culture. Flavour profile
Colour:
Gold
Bitterness:
Medium
Body:
Medium
Approx. Alcohol Level:
3.5% ABV
Naturally Carbonated:
Natural

Ingredients

  • 1.7kg Australian Pale Ale 
  • 500g Coopers Light Dry Malt 
  • 12g Saaz hops (steeped for 15-20mins) 
  • Coopers Commercial Yeast culture (preferred), English Ale yeast or kit yeast 
  • Coopers Carbonation Drops 

STEP  1: Mix

Add the Saaz hop pellets to 500ml of boiled water and leave to infuse for about 15mins (this works well in a large coffee plunger or similar)

Place the Light Dry Malt in a sanitised, well drained fermenter. Add 2 litres of hot water, immediately pick the fermenter up and swirl the contents until dissolved (about 15 secs) - this minimises lumps.

Add the contents of the beer kit and the strained hop infusion then stir to dissolve.

Add cold water up to the 20 litre mark and stir vigorously.

Check the brew temperature and top up to the 23 litre mark with cold water (refrigerated if necessary) to get as close as possible to 21C.

Stir in the commercial yeast culture (or sprinkle the dry yeast) then fit the lid.

Look in our DIY FAQ's for a guide on growing our commercial yeast.

STEP 2: Brew

Try to ferment in the 18C to 22C range.

Although Ale yeast can ferment at very high temperatures (as high as 40°C), the closer the brew is to 21C the cleaner the flavour and aroma.

STEP 3: Bottle

Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top.

Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps (use only one carbonation drop for bottles intended to be stored for a longer period).

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.

Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age.

When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright.

The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind.

Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 3.5% ABV.