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(1) Plastic 30 liter fermenter jug & lid with 0-ring.
(1) Hydrometer for checking fermentation
(1) Sediment Reducer
(1) Plastic Spoon
(1) Bottling tube and bottling valve
(1) Airlock grommet
(46) 500ml PET plastic bottles and screw caps
(1) 1.7kg Coopers Lager Beer Kit Concentrate with yeast
(1) 1 kg Coopers Brewing Sugar
(1) Bag of Carbonation drops
1. Mixing the Ingredients:
The most important thing to keep in mind here is that you must sterilize the fermenter, jug and spoon.
Add a kettle of boiling of boiling water to fermenter, add your malt and sugar, stir well ensuring all malts and sugars are dissolved.
Top up fermenter with water to 20 litres, check temperature, top up to 23 litres with ice or boiling water depending on temperature. If your tap water is not the greatest, you may want to boil it first and let it cool before adding it to the mix. Alternatively buy spring water at the grocery store.
Before adding the yeast to the water and malt mixture, ensure that the temperature is between 21 and 27 degrees Celsius (70-80F). There is an adhesive thermometer on the side of the fermenter that makes this easy to check.
When happy with temp sprinkle the yeast over the top of the water malt mixture (wort), attach the lid and air-lock assembly to the fermenter and make sure it’s tight. Pour some water in the airlock to create a seal and you’re finished with the first step.
2. Brewing the Beer:
This is the easiest and hardest part of the process. Easiest because about all you have to do is wait. Hardest because you have to wait! You’ll let the wort ferment for 4-6 days before transferring your beer to the bottles. I recommend putting the fermenter in a location where it will not have to be moved. If you can leave it one location that will let you check it with the included hydrometer and transfer the beer to the bottles without having to move the fermenter, you’ll have less of a problem with sediment. As mentioned above, you’ll also want a location that is between 21 and 27 degrees celcius (70-80F) for optimal fermentation. The fermenter should be at least 2 bottles high of the floor, we need gravity to get the beer into the bottles.
3. Bottling the Beer:
We’re getting closer. This is also an easy step the first time you do it. The bottles will come already sterilized from Cooper so you don’t have to worry about that step for your first brew. If you reuse the bottles, you will definitely want to sterilize them before doing this step. Being that they are plastic, be cautious with using boiling hot water as you may damage the bottles. Sterilizing solution would be a better option. If you can find some glass bottles locally, I would recommend going that route for your subsequent batches as you’ll be much better off in the long run. The Coopers kit includes what they call “carbonation drops”. These drops are composed of priming sugar and they are used for secondary fermentation. Depending on the bottle size, you’ll place one or two of these drops in the bottle before filling it with beer.
Then you just fill the bottles with the beer from the fermenter leaving over an inche of air at the top. You’ll want to stop bottling when you get to roughly within an inch or so of the bottom of the fermenter to avoid getting sediment in the bottles. After you’ve capped the bottles with the included screw caps, turn them upside down and right side up a few times to help mix the carbonation drops and the beer before you set them aside to start the secondary fermentation process. Try to store the bottles at the previously recommended fermenting temperature of 21 to 27 degrees C for at least 4 days. They can then be stored at room temperature and after another 10 days or so they will be ready for consumption..
Coopers Micro Brew kit Instructions .