Monday, October 31, 2011

Brewed: Cooper's Wheat Ale

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.

1 comment:

  1. I bottled this after about 3 weeks fermenting. Tasted pretty good on my taste test. Slight ester flavors from the German style wheat yeast.

    Note to self: Brew this in the Spring using Fermentis US-05 yeast for an American Wheat.