Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby itbrvilla » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:49

Brewed this to 21L using 1kg of Geordie Beer enhancer. Bottled after 3 weeks with 1 teaspoon granulated sugar. Tried after 2 weeks nicely carbed, tastes very malty and so far reminds we of the Brazilian beer Brahma. Will try again on the weekend but prefere this to the European Lager from coopers.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby linf » Tue Apr 29, 2014 18:00

I fancy making one of these to add to my stash but i'm slightly worried the house may be getting a bit too warm at the moment.I wonder if these cooper kits need lower temps to ferment if they use a lager yeast?
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby dhendy91 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 19:07

This kit if I recall rightly uses a yeast that is a combined ale and larger yeast. Pretty sure I fermented this at 18-20 no problem

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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby itbrvilla » Tue Apr 29, 2014 21:41

I fermented it at 22c. Will give it a while for the maltiness to die down, but already very drinkable.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby linf » Tue Apr 29, 2014 22:37

itbrvilla wrote:I fermented it at 22c. Will give it a while for the maltiness to die down, but already very drinkable.

Sounds good,can't wait to give this a go.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby itbrvilla » Sun May 25, 2014 10:30

Tasted this last night after 2 months in the bottle. This really becomes a very refreshing enjoyable beer. Be sure to give it time in the bottle and you'll be rewarded!
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby linf » Sun May 25, 2014 19:23

Sounds nice,perfect for the bbq i bet.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby gregles » Thu Jun 18, 2015 19:36

I have this fermenting at the moment and wondered if anyone could recommend any dry hops that would add to the final product? Brewed with the kit and 1kg of dextrose.

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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby gregles » Thu Jun 18, 2015 23:23

Just bought some simcoe, amarillo and cascade hops and will probably just throw one in to see what its like
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby itbrvilla » Fri Jun 19, 2015 22:02

Maybe a small amount of cascade to add some citrus aroma?
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby gregles » Sat Jun 20, 2015 00:11

itbrvilla wrote:Maybe a small amount of cascade to add some citrus aroma?


also got some admiral and pioneer so going to split it in two and try two different hops to see what is occurring.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby gregles » Tue Jun 23, 2015 21:10

I racked the cerveza into two fermentation vessels last night and added a cafettiere of admiral hops to one batch and left the other as is. There is a lot of headspace in each container - will this be ok? I am planning to bottle at the weekend.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby MrBoy » Fri Sep 04, 2015 08:30

This is one of the kits I looked at for my first brew, since this kind of beer is expensive to buy in the UK (OK, bottle-conditioned kit beer isn't going to be Corona but I'm hoping something close).

Would it be worth using a specific lager yeast since this is supposed to be a very light and pale lager? Does anyone know what's different about Sol/Corona to regular lager by the way - what causes their characteristic delicate refreshing flavour?

How much sediment do you get from this BTW?
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby Bertie » Mon Nov 02, 2015 13:37

Obviously the amount of sediment will depend on the yeast you use. I've done this a couple of times with the supplied yeast and got a lot of sediment to be honest (although I could have left it in the fermenter for longer). I'm planning another one at the moment but now I've got temperature control I'm going to throw out the supplied yeast and use some lager yeast instead.

I don't know too much about the style, but personally I think it's more about what it doesn't have than the other way around. There are very few hops in corona/sol and it being pretty middle of the road makes it good as a standard session beer by the bbq. Having a lime wedge gives it a very refreshing kick, however.
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby blinky » Mon Nov 02, 2015 13:41

I made this a couple of months ago - threw out the yeast and used Saflager S23 instead. 3 weeks in Primary then 3 in secondary and it's not carbing up. Hopefully ready to drink by Christmas...
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby stan » Mon Dec 07, 2015 23:47

got one of these ready to go was thinking of 30g of cascade in secondary any thoughts??

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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby Pakman » Fri Aug 11, 2017 09:56

stan wrote:got one of these ready to go was thinking of 30g of cascade in secondary any thoughts??


I got one of these cheap (short dated) when I last visited the Homebrew shop in Farnborough. Brewed it standard but dry hopped with 30gms Citra for 4 days. Lovely Citra beer with good malty taste. :thumb:
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Re: Coopers - Mexican Cervesa

Postby robwalker » Fri Aug 11, 2017 14:42

The first beer I ever brewed! Made to packet instructions circa 2010 or so. Went down very well at a party and tasted remarkebly lager like.
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