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Have cracked the keg after 5 weeks. Have to say an impressive drop. Malt flavour with citrus background . Delightful bitter hop driven finish. This is another one to add to the re-brew list. Boy I need another droid, Father’s Day? Mmm. Wife dear...........😍😇

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On 04/08/2019 at 12:47 PM, Barrelboy said:

Have cracked the keg after 5 weeks. Have to say an impressive drop. Malt flavour with citrus background . Delightful bitter hop driven finish. This is another one to add to the re-brew list. Boy I need another droid, Father’s Day? Mmm. Wife dear...........😍😇

cool, might give that one a go...and yeah, second droid is a must, sort of like a 20 year old Swedish Nanny when you have a new addition to the family...sometimes, you just have to treat yourself

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Coopers have just released the new XPA in a can. $62.90 a carton of 24 x 375ml! After tasting the first Brewprint version I know what XPA I’ll be drinking. 

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So, for someone like myself who tends to drink more Pilsner/lagers, would you suggest that it would be a more winter beer or could you drink this all year round?

 

I did notice the price tag as well :)

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On 21/08/2019 at 10:06 PM, Barrelboy said:

I would certainly, will drink this one all year round. I actually prefer this to the well known Coopers Pale.

 

Interesting. Not a massive Pale fan but will happily drink it as the Pres of my cricket club will only drink that. Will have to grab a print of it next order

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I bloody well forgot to order it, what a twat. Pretty happy with the 16 brews, a few different ones, including the wheat beer. I did get the Pale Ale because I want to hop tea it and see how that turns out.

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On 16/10/2019 at 8:00 PM, Rob Courtney said:

I bloody well forgot to order it, what a twat. Pretty happy with the 16 brews, a few different ones, including the wheat beer. I did get the Pale Ale because I want to hop tea it and see how that turns out.

Did you order it this time? Just put it in the droid a few minutes ago, after refreshing the review here it needed to be done again.

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On 21/02/2020 at 6:57 PM, Rob Courtney said:

I tried the original off tap and wasn't overly enamoured by it to give it a go tbh

Better than the tap. It’s like the Coopers Session Ale, better Brewprint than tap or can imo. Although I believe Cooper brews are good commercial tap/bottle beers I have found the home brew versions more to my liking.

Now give it a go I say,  only 10l, keg and bottle half.

 

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Hi everyone, i am new to this forum and purchased my first droid a week ago. Can't wait to get involved.

I've got the Coopers XPA in there and should be ready in a few days. I will be bottling and wondering if you always add the 2 x hop liquid to the brew after it has reached kegging stage?

Cheers, Bert

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14 minutes ago, Bert said:

Hi everyone, i am new to this forum and purchased my first droid a week ago. Can't wait to get involved.

I've got the Coopers XPA in there and should be ready in a few days. I will be bottling and wondering if you always add the 2 x hop liquid to the brew after it has reached kegging stage?

Cheers, Bert

Hi Bert and welcome. The Coopers XPA is top drop and have brewed it a few times now. When you are advised that it’s ready to keg, gently lift the lid and tip in both hop liquid sachets , replace the lid and allow around 24hrs for it to be absorbed by the brew.

You can add before the ready to keg stage by predicting a possible fermentation finish and if it is in there for a couple of days it won’t do any harm.

Always remove and replace the lid gently so as not to create a turbulence above the brew which will remove some of the protective co2. 
 

Feel free to ask questions anytime and let us know your opinion when you get to consume your first brew.

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Thanks so much for the quick response.
If i add before the kegging stage what do you suggest? It has been brewing now for nearly 6 days. How long does it usually take? Should i add it now?

Thanks  again.

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10 minutes ago, Bert said:

Thanks so much for the quick response.
If i add before the kegging stage what do you suggest? It has been brewing now for nearly 6 days. How long does it usually take? Should i add it now?

Thanks  again.

Yes add now. Since I’ve been recording fermentation times the XPA has been a 6 days and a 7 days.

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Ok thanks. I’ll add tomorrow. 
I’ll give you an update after I’ve taste tested
 

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