Yesterday, I brewed a batch of Cooper's Wheat Ale. Wheat ales can be drunk young and I need to be building up some stock of drinkable home brew, which is the main reason for brewing it now. Normally I would wait for summer for a wheat.
1 can Coopers Wheat Ale. HME
1 lb. light dry malt extract
.75 lb. dextrose
1 packet Fermentis Safbrew WB-06 wheat yeast
Water: I used tap water run through a Pur water filter instead of buying bottled beer. I thought I would experiment.
This will make a 23 liter (6 US gallon) batch.
As you can see I deviated from the norm by using filtered tap water and a dry wheat beer yeast instead of the Coopers yeast that came with the can. I do save a few bucks by not having to buy 5 - 6 gallons of bottled spring water. I think the filtered watter tastes good. Fingers crossed.
Coopers includes a nice little instruction booklet with the can of HME. They say to bottle in about 1 week, but I think I will bottle in two weeks to make sure fermentation is complete.