Coopers Bitter

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Coopers Bitter

Post by bigstig » Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:48 pm

Hello
I bought a Coopers Bitter Kit the other Day that i am going to do tomorrow, What i want do is Add Torrified Wheat (for a better Body and Head Retention) and also EKG hops for a bit more hoppy flavour, i am unsure of the quantities of both Additions TBH, so would welcome some suggestions on Addition quantities please
I have the Coopers Kit and using 500G Medium DME and 500g Muntons Spray Malt light along with with the extra Wheat and Hops i
Would welcome thoughts and advice please if this would be ok or how to better improve.
I have started to do AG but have to boil outside but its to Cold at the moment ,hence the Coopers Kit
Looking forward to replies
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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by JJSH » Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:48 pm

If you aren't doing a mash of some description, then you won't have any enzymes to convert the starches in your torrefied wheat, surely?
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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by MashBag » Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:55 pm

Good shout that man 👌

@bigstig Have you made this kit before?

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by bigstig » Sun Feb 27, 2022 4:25 pm

I am going to mash the torrified wheat all i want to know is how many gramms of wheat to use for i can of coopers bitter extract. Appologies i i did not make myself clear in my original post

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by MashBag » Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:56 pm

In a 23l recipe I add 500g to the mash.

EKG. For Bittering or aroma? Better question, what are you trying to improve?

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by bigstig » Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:13 pm

EKG For Aroma
And did you mean 500 grams of Torrified Wheat
Just thought i would try to improve head retention and make it a bit more hoopy

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by MashBag » Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:01 pm

Yup 50 grams.
EKG perhaps 40grams. Hold 85c for 30 mins?
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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by bigstig » Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:30 pm

Thats it MashBag thats what i was after thanks would you mash Torrified Wheat for a Hour and sparge or Mash for less time ,when i do AG i mash for 1 hour ,but did read somewhere mashing and sparging additional grains for 30 mins? when adding to a kit.

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by soupdragon » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:12 pm

@bigstig

Just to clarify.
You are mashing the torrified wheat along with some pale malt or at least something that will convert the starch to fermentables?
As JJSH suggested, mashing the wheat on its own will not be enough as it doesn't have the enzymes to do the conversion

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Re: Coopers Bitter

Post by MashBag » Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:53 pm

You could use 50% barley or buy the enzymes.

Tbh I wouldn't bother with the wheat.

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