Posts Tagged ‘microbrew’


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 –
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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Old Brewery Tools

   Posted by: Wobbles    in Homebrew

This arrived in the mail a few months back. My parents were digging through the shed and found these stainless steel funnel & jug specifically designed for craft brewing. Apparently my great uncle was an avid home brewer and owned a pub in Tasmania in the 60’s that was known for having local beers on tap.

A handmade stainless steel funnel and jug from (i think) the early 60's.

As a birthday present, my great aunt Sybil had these stainless steel funnel and jug hand made for him. The funnel is specially designed to get all the way to the bottom of a tall bottle (no bubbles) and even makes it to the bottom of my Coopers HomeBrew fermenter.
The jug is also designed to minimise bubbling during the pour, as the spout for the jug comes all the way from the bottom of the jug.
Not sure that these are super useful for my current brewing, but since they were handmade sometime in the late 50’s – early 60’s, they make a cool addition to the brew kit.

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Happy New Beer erm, I mean Year.

   Posted by: Wobbles    in Homebrew

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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