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I have only done five gallon batches prior to getting my droid recently.  I have a five gallon kit leftover and hope to be able to use it in the beer droid, by cutting the recipe in half.  Has anyone done this, or will this be difficult.  The kit is for a basic ale.

 

I know I will love the brewprints butI don't want to let this kit go to waste.

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6 hours ago, Larry Ahles said:

I have only done five gallon batches prior to getting my droid recently.  I have a five gallon kit leftover and hope to be able to use it in the beer droid, by cutting the recipe in half.  Has anyone done this, or will this be difficult.  The kit is for a basic ale.

 

I know I will love the brewprints butI don't want to let this kit go to waste.

Hi Larry and welcome to the forum, all friendly here so enjoy.

Yes you can, cut the recipe in half but mix it as you normally do before putting into the droid then sprinkle the yeast on top. There is a thread on this,  “Brewing using Coopers cans.” Under the main topic heading “BeerDroid General”. Keep the remaining tin contents in the fridge, best in a plastic bag.

Cheers 

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Mangrove Jacks Raspberry Berliner Weisse.  Did it cuz there’s no brewprint for this.  
 

tell ya what.  It’s a great drop for those of you who like Berliner Weisse and sours and raspberries.  
 

In fact I was inspired by Boatrockers Raspberry Berliner Weisse.  
 

and... it’s better.   A LOT better.  Grabs your tongue with a raspberry sour finish but with malt undertones 

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On 23/04/2021 at 4:16 PM, Captain 3 Droids said:

Hi Larry and welcome to the forum, all friendly here so enjoy.

Yes you can, cut the recipe in half but mix it as you normally do before putting into the droid then sprinkle the yeast on top. There is a thread on this,  “Brewing using Coopers cans.” Under the main topic heading “BeerDroid General”. Keep the remaining tin contents in the fridge, best in a plastic bag.

Cheers 

Thank you so much!  I will look that up and give it a try.   I have actually never used Coopers five gallon recipes yet.  I have used only Midwest Brewing and a few other kits I can  find closer to me.  

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On 27/04/2021 at 12:41 AM, Larry Ahles said:

Thank you so much!  I will look that up and give it a try.   I have actually never used Coopers five gallon recipes yet.  I have used only Midwest Brewing and a few other kits I can  find closer to me.  

Hi Larry, how’s your brewing going? Did halving the kit work out ok?

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Bless Father’s Day, received a Mangrove Jack’s Irish Red pouch with 1.2kg of liquid light malt. Included yeast M15 and Golding hops. I mixed up the ingredients and split into 2 Droids that were kegged and idle within a day of each other. Split the yeast and will dry hop on day 4 as fermentation eases.

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On 19/09/2021 at 8:04 AM, Captain 3 Droids said:

Another (last one) of blessed Father’s Day- just put into 2 droids 1/2 of the BrewCraft Sunset Session Ale kit. Made up 10l of BrewCraft Golden Ale 1.7kg, Liquid Amber Malt 1.7kg, and tip 5l into each Droid. Topped up to 10l then added half of the M36 yeast. Will dry hop 1/2 of the Amarillo hops on day 5.

With dry hopping I decided to add (7.5g) of Amarillo as per the recipe to one Droid and add the other 7.5g with 10g of eclipse and 7.5g of Huell Melon for something difference in the other one. The interesting thing is the recipe called for and supplied only 15g of Amarillo for a 23l batch, which normally is not a lot.

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11 hours ago, T D said:

I’m thinking of experimenting with the brew print for German Weissbier but exchanging the yeast for a philly sour yeast packet.

(https://www.lallemandbrewing.com/en/canada/product-details/wildbrew-philly-sour/)

has anyone had any success with this or think it would work with this brewprint?

Haven’t done myself but can’t see why it wouldn’t work with Weissbier

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On 19/09/2021 at 8:04 AM, Captain 3 Droids said:

Another (last one) of blessed Father’s Day- just put into 2 droids 1/2 of the BrewCraft Sunset Session Ale kit. Made up 10l of BrewCraft Golden Ale 1.7kg, Liquid Amber Malt 1.7kg, and tip 5l into each Droid. Topped up to 10l then added half of the M36 yeast. Will dry hop 1/2 of the 15g Amarillo hops on day 5.

Kegged today, 12 days to EOF. Hop aroma surprisingly noticeable for such a small amount however it was in there for 7 days.

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Just put down a Mr Beer - Hop Bomb (USA double IPA).

Tin (1.3kg) of Mr Beer Diablo IPA, 250g of light dry malt extract, Y1 yeast, 10l and not 8.5l per recipe. Recipe at 6.5% however with 10l suspect about 5.7%. Will dry hop day 4 with 25g Citra and 25g of Magnum (a good substitute in lieu of Bravo). Did this a few years ago before the Droids and did enjoy.

@Wazza_wantsbeerin another post reminded me of this brew, thanks Wazza.

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On 02/10/2021 at 8:41 AM, Captain 3 Droids said:

Just put down a Mr Beer - Hop Bomb (USA double IPA).

Tin (1.3kg) of Mr Beer Diablo IPA, 250g of light dry malt extract, Y1 yeast, 10l and not 8.5l per recipe. Recipe at 6.5% however with 10l suspect about 5.7%. Will dry hop day 4 with 25g Citra and 25g of Magnum (a good substitute in lieu of Bravo). Did this a few years ago before the Droids and did enjoy.

@Wazza_wantsbeerin another post reminded me of this brew, thanks Wazza.

Are you drinking this one yet C3D?

Did you add any extra dextrose to get the higher ABV of a IIPA as a IIPA would normally be 8-9.5% ABV?

This style is right up my alley and I'll be eagerly waiting on your next update.

Btw, pulled the trigger on a purchase of my first BeerDroid.

Purchased through Harvey Norman as we had a stack of points plus a $400 voucher so it was basically less than 1/3 the price in the end.

They are showing no stock but as stock is now back in at BrewArt, I'm hoping it won't be long before it arrives.

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20 minutes ago, Wazza_wantsbeer said:

Are you drinking this one yet C3D?

Did you add any extra dextrose to get the higher ABV of a IIPA as a IIPA would normally be 8-9.5% ABV?

This style is right up my alley and I'll be eagerly waiting on your next update.

Btw, pulled the trigger on a purchase of my first BeerDroid.

Purchased through Harvey Norman as we had a stack of points plus a $400 voucher so it was basically less than 1/3 the price in the end.

They are showing no stock but as stock is now back in at BrewArt, I'm hoping it won't be long before it arrives.

Haven’t tried it yet, only 8 days since kegged so will be waiting a few weeks before consuming. Needs to mature a bit, waiting is that hard once you have built up stocks.

No didn’t add any dextrose, personally not a fan of it, believe it can be part responsible for that “home brew tang” with kit brews. If extra % required I’d add extra malt.

Great you’ve ordered the BeerDroid, they are great, push Harvey Norman on a delivery date.
Cheers

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