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  1. I used the probe type in one of my kegs,just drill the hole 1/64 smaller than the stem and it seals good.Removable for cleaning. Gotta admit it makes the old keg look cool.
  2. I've been using Coopers yeast for my last 5 brews, and i love it. I also split a Coopers Ale between 2 kegs. Won't know how it is for 3 more weeks. I hope mine looks like that!
  3. I did a HCCD with 1lb of LDME, it was a good middle-of-the-road beer. Kind of like a Miller, but better (IMHO).
  4. Congrats on the first brew! Chill two on Wednesday, in case it's really good, and try one Friday. You have been patient and deserve a reward.
  5. bpgreen wrote: Basically, you'd just try to match up as closely as possible on the color, so light for Pale Export, amber for Mellow amber, etc. There will be some differences in flavor (and color to some extent), but you can probably come somewhat close. I am drinking a Cowboy Lager that I used DME instead of Booster. I used Muntons Light from the LHBS and I'm happy with it. Like BP says , try to come close in color.
  6. Look at the New Brewers and FAQs category at the top for the Simple Guidelines post.
  7. Here is a link to a priming calculator. http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/p/brewing-tools-formulas.html Many good things on Screwy's site.
  8. I use a hose, but you have to be careful the hose doesn't come out of the beer in the priming container so as not to aerate it. A locking spigot is great when doing this.
  9. TMed wrote: I I did a coopers wheat split between 2 Mr b kegs a few weeks back with 1lbs of light dme. I just bottled the same last night (with 1/2 cup honey). How did yours turn out?
  10. I used 41 IBU in my calculations, assuming a 6 gal. batch. I dropped that down to 2.25 gal.
  11. If you used 1 can of Cooper's in a 2 gal batch, it seems the IBUs wold be very high. When I ran it in QBrew, it was over 100.Admittedly I could have figured this wrong :blush:
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