Australian Sparkling Ale - Summer Seasonal

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Please Note: The Best By date for this malt can is currently February 2018. While the malt is fine to use well past this date, for the highest quality end product we recommend you brew this prior to the Best By date. The yeast is fresh and 100% viable with a expiration well into the future.


For this limited edition Summer Seasonal, we are giving tribute to Coopers Brewery, and debuting the beer that started it all: the Australian Sparkling Ale.

This refreshing, golden ale has fruity and floral characteristics, and is balanced with a crisp bitterness for easy drinkability.

This sparkling ale has withstood the test of time. In 1862, Thomas Cooper made this brew for his wife, Ann. After several neighbors raved about how delicious it was, Mr. Cooper was encouraged to continue brewing... thus was born the world-famous Coopers Brewery.

Now, it's your turn to brew Cooper's flagship beer.

REFILL INCLUDES:

  • 1 Can Limited Edition Australian Sparking Ale Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Safale S-04 Dry Brewing Yeast
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser

Additional Information


NET WEIGHT 4.3 POUNDS (1.95 KILOGRAMS)

This recipe will produce 2 gallons of beer in approximately 3 weeks. Suggested lager time is 1-2 months.

Flavor: Balanced

ABV (alc/vol): 6.5%

SRM (Color): 2

IBU (Bitterness): 35

STEP 1: SANITIZING



Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

NOTE: BE SURE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING THAT WILL COME INTO CONTACT WITH YOUR BEER. 

STEP 2: BREWING



Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case malt extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation. 

  1. If applicable, remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of Brewing Extract, then place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the Brewing Extract and pour the contents into the hot water. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the 4-quart mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the 8.5-quart mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 68°and 75°F (20°-24° C) and out of direct sunlight.e Ferment for 14 days.

After approximately 72 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface. 

Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks.

After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process. 

Step 3: BOTTLING AND CARBONATING



Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk.)

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 6.5%
SRM (color): 2
IBU (Bitterness): 35

Food Pairings

Chicken
Chicken
Vegetables
Vegetables
Pizza
Pizza
Pork Chops
Pork Chops
Australian Sparkling Ale - Summer Seasonal is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't believe I'm the first one to review this OK, it's been a while since I did any brewing, so I though I'd get back in the game with this one. One thing you got to do is let this beer condition and lager. After 2 weeks in the keg, 2 weeks conditioning, and then only one week in the fridge - bad news! Tasted really cidery and smelled that way too. I then waited another week of lagering in the fridge and man that helped a bunch. Still not too fizzy for a sparkling ale, but it is tasting better. I'm waiting another week to see how this one goes. Got another batch in the LBK and will rally take my time on this. Thought this was going to have more carbonation and that's why I gave it 3 stars.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Aussie w Galena Hops So far so good, I followed the times 3 wks fermenting, 3 wks bottle conditioning and 6 wks+ Cold Lagering, the first taste after 6 wks it came out very bitter, but now after 12 wks it is very good, has excellent carbonation, sparkling w head and not very bitter. I did buy Coopers in a Bottle available here and it is very comparable, the Galena gives it a different flavor sort of but is excellent. Would recommend this Seasonal anytime. In fact a got a refill on sale! to try for the spring/summer. I have the Belgium spice one for the winter months. I bought the Galena Hops online.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EGGGsalant! while I was waiting on this to condition in the bottles I tried the actual Coopers brand and was truly amazed with the flavor that I couldn't wait until mine had finished! very rewarding if you allow your patience to override your desire to drink it too soon! will be brewing a five gallon batch of this the first of the year! Can't wait!
Date published: 2015-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is a good brew taste was exelent will order more if it's available like the flavor not too bitter and smooth
Date published: 2015-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flavor, My New Favorite This is my 5th brew using my MR Beer LBK and they just get better! This beer has a very nice head, great taste and nice mouth feel, Would recommend to anyone who likes sparkling beers. I did let it condition for 4 weeks.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tasting beer Bought this on sale. So glad I did. I was in a homebrewing funk. I had brewed a few "not so good" beers. This one started a string of good beers.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glad I Tried It! I got this Sparkling Ale on the B.O.G.O. along with the Imp Red. Was a little worried about it being close to expired. Should not have worried. I did the usual 3,3 and then 9 +1 cold fermented. Had the first one this last weekend, wow. Great head, great color. Rich malty flavor with just a hint of hoppy biterness. Really good, easy brew. Already bought my next can!
Date published: 2017-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from will try to update this when I can taste it! just brewed it up... came very quickly and so far all is going well. Will update at first tasting...
Date published: 2017-06-01
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