1 Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 12:50 AM

Hi all,
I brewed my first batch of coopers lager last month roughly and it turned out perfect, I'm trying to brew coopers Canadian blonde for the first time, I started the batch on 28 march 18 and its been between temp of 22-24, I checked readings on the 5th april and it read 10.15, I checked today 12th april and reading is 10.15 is this normal for coopers blonde lager or do I need to up the temp, any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you

2 Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 5:46 AM

What did you add to the kit? e.g. a brew enhancer, sugar, malt extract. What volume did you brew it to?

3 Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 6:53 AM

I added brew enhancer 1 to the kit and the yeast that came with it, the reading on day 1 was 10.34, when I draw a sample to test it, it is starting to go clear, it smells ok as well

4 Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 11:20 AM

It's probably finished then. Using BE1 the FG is likely going to be in the range of 1.012-1.016. 1.034 is low for the ingredients in 23 litres, it would have been more up around 1.038-39.

If you want to achieve a lower FG, try using BE2 or BE3, or just straight light dry malt. You'll get a nicer beer using any of those options than BE1 as well.

5 Posted: Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:44 PM

Thank you for your advice, do you think it would be safe to bottle as the reading is still the same when I tried one today, Regards Lee

6 Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 6 AM

I'd say it is fine to bottle it now, yes

Last edited by Otto Von Blotto (Monday, April 16, 2018 6 AM)