Posts Tagged ‘coopers’

20
Jun

Coopers Home Brew missing from Coles Supermarkets

   Posted by: Wobbles    in Homebrew

After seeing a few comments here and there online, this afternoon I received an e-mail from Coopers confirming that Coopers Home Brew kits & ingredients would no longer be available in Coles & Bi Lo stores.

This is something that is annoying as up until now, Coles has been that great, almost-always-open resource for my home brewing activities.  Despite my best efforts of planning, it always seemed to be 11pm the night before that I remember to grab some more Carbonantion Drops for bottling first thing the following morning.

Coopers have siad that whilst they do what they can to fix this situation, they recommend you drop Coles a line to express your disappointment / frustration.

They can be contacted on: –
Email – coles.customer.care@coles.com.au
Phone Number – 1800 061 562
(8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am – 4.30pm on Saturday)
Fax Number – (03) 9829 3818
Postal – PO Box 480 Glen Iris VIC 3146

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30
Dec

Happy New Beer erm, I mean Year.

   Posted by: Wobbles    in Homebrew

Hey,
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year wherever you are. I will be celebrating the new year by cracking open my very own Coopers MicroBrew Kit. It’s something I bought myself for Christmas so I could fool about with some experimental brews at the house without effecting our more serious brewing expeditions.
Next year I hope to have a few more contributors to the site, bringing the rest of my brewing crew into the technology age, and getting them writing about what registers on their beer radar.
Cheers all, and hopefully your new years celebration includes so tasty craft brews.

Coopers Micro Brew Kit

Coopers Micro Brew Kit - the fun begins at home

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21
Dec

First Brew – well kinda…

   Posted by: Wobbles    in Homebrew

Ok, first up, this is actually from a few weeks back, but I hadn’t gotten my act together to do the blog yet, so I just took photos and much like brewing the beer itself, waited till the time was right.  This brew has already been bottled, so this is a series of photos from the process.  It ended up being not a bad drop for our first collaborative attempt, but like most brewing endeavours, there is still plenty of work to be done till we get it right.

The ingredients, tools and most important the recipe

Now I should point out that this wasn’t our first, first brew.  There have been others before, but this was the first time we were being all serious and stuff, rather than just farting about trying to make some cheap booze.  I’ll come back through this a bit later and fill in the details.

Cleanliness is next to godliness, and leads to good beeriness.

Cleanliness is next to godliness, and leads to good beeriness.

Of course it was going to be a Coopers Malt Extract. Ah Coopers. the bastion of the first time homebrewer...

Of course it was going to be a Coopers Malt Extract. Ah Coopers. the bastion of the first time homebrewer...

The Irish Moss & Yeast Nutrients. Always handy.

The Irish Moss & Yeast Nutrients. Always handy.

Mmmm. Worty. Black gold. Texas T.

Mmmm. Worty. Black gold. Texas T.

We always knew that those dodgy looking scales would come in handy for something legal...

We always knew that those dodgy looking scales would come in handy for something legal...

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All yeasted up and ready for some fermentation

All yeasted up and ready for some fermentation

What? That can't be bubbling yet...

What? That can't be bubbling yet...

Cut to several weeks later. Bottled and sorta ready for drinking.

mmm not much head there. A bit under carbonated.

oh yeah. a case of homebrew in a Crumpler bag. it was meant to be.

oh yeah. a case of homebrew in a Crumpler bag. it was meant to be.

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