Coopers Mexican Cerveza

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    Steve Woodmore

    First thing I did with this kit was check how much sugar it needed, replaced that with brew enhancer then threw the instructions away.
    I mixed the ingredients, in the FV waited for temp to drop to 20c, pitched the yeast then left it alone.
    In every kit I have ever tried the instructions are wildly optimistic, ready in 5-7 days, yeah right, of course it is..NOT.
    It actually took 11 days before I got no change in the FG, and then I left it for another 3 days

    After the 14 days ( TWICE what the kit says it needs) I racked it into 50% Swing top 500ml and 50% Pet 500ml bottles, I used 2 carbonation drops in each bottle, only because I had some that I had been given, I normally use Dextrose sugar, and put them in a cool corner.

    That was on the 3rd Oct.

    I opened 2 bottles last night (27th Oct) one after the other 1 swing, 1 Pet that I had put in the fridge the day be4ore

    The Pet was first as the cap undid there was the shish of escaping gas, but it didn’t seem to be a lot and I thought I might have flat beer on my hands, but , no, I was pleasantly surprised it was quite gassy, just right in fact.

    So I knocked that one back and got what I call the “bubble burn” on the back of my throat, there is a probably a technical turn for that, but that’s what I call it and for me it’s the mark of a properly carbonated beer.

    After drinking that one I opened the swing top and that opened with that lovely explosive POP, again a well carbonated beer.

    I drink straight from the bottle (less washing up to do) but I did poor some from each bottle into a glass, lovely and clear and just the right shade of amber, a good clean crisp cerveza style beer that actually tastes similar to Corona.

    Very little sediment in the bottles.;

    All in all a nice very drinkable cerveza style beer, I don’t so “summer” or “winter” beers, anytime is beer time for me and this is a kit that I like and will happily brew again and again

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