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this is the beer i made

ingredients:

  • 17 litres spring water

  • 1 can of coopers Australian pale ale i think it was 1.7 kg normal size

  • 500 grams malt extract

  • coopers brew enhancer 1 which is 250 grams maltose and 250 grams dextrose mixed

  • 25 grams Amarillo hops and 6 grams goldings hops

  • dry 97 american west coast yeast 11 grams

  • cooper DIY yeast 7 grams

hope its not to much yeast!

steps

  1. heated 3 litres off spring water

  2. tipped into fermenter

  3. dissolved 1 can of coopers australian pale ale

  4. meanwhile boil 2.5 litres of spring water for hops.

  5. add 3 litres heated water to fermenter and disolved in he malt extract 500grams and coopers (brew enhancer 1 a 50/50 maltose dextrose mix 500grams

  6. stired thoroughly until all parts were broken

  7. add 25g Amarillo hops and 6g golding hops to step fours boiling water

  8. boiled hops for four minutes

  9. strained hop water into fermenter and mixed through

  10. filled fermenter the 17 litre mark with spring water

  11. allowed beer to get to 26 degrees added 11 grams of dry 97 american west coast yeast and 7 grams DIY coopers brewing yeast

The O.G. was 1072. How low does everyone think the F.G. will be? Did I over do it with the yeast by putting in two packets of the stuff

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You did no harm by adding all that yeast, but it very likely was unnecessary. The 11 gram yeast pack by itself would have been sufficient. The 7 gram would not. It's pretty hard to predict FG accurately unless you've made a recipe several times. If I was to shoot in the dark, I'd guess you'll finish in the mid 20s. But that's only a guess.

  • how does extra yeast effect the beer will it utilise more sugars so theirs a lower fg or will it make the beer less sweet – Jesse Boakes Sep 15 '14 at 2:28
  • The fermentability of the beer is pretty much set by the wort you make. While using too little yest may result in a higher than expected FG, using too much will not necessarily make it lower. Using more yeast may increase the level of esters in the beer, but that's not a certainty. – Denny Conn Sep 15 '14 at 15:29
  • i didn't make a wort though? and what are esters? thanks heaps for your help by the way denny :) – – Jesse Boakes Sep 16 '14 at 1:04
  • Yes, you did make make wort. That's what it's called before it becomes beer! Esters are the fruit like aroma and flavors in your beer. – Denny Conn Sep 16 '14 at 15:35
  • the F.G. is 22 and the O.G was 72 making this quite a bit stronger then intended 6.75 ABV do you think this beer will be ok to drink?? – Jesse Boakes Sep 18 '14 at 2:29

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