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Thomas Coopers 86 Days Pilsner 1.7kg

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Grain Infusion (Optional)

A grain infusion adds extra malt flavour to the beer. Try Cara-malt or Crystal for pale beers, and Roasted Barley or Chocolate Malt for dark beers. Steep with boiled water for 10 minutes before adding to the brew.

Finishing Hops (Optional)

Finishing hops add extra hop flavour and aroma to the beer. Steep the hop “tea bag” with boiled water for 5 minutes before adding the tea and the tea bag to the brew.

Yeast Upgrade (Optional)

Upgraded yeasts have more desirable fermentation properties. Try “Safale US-05” for a clean dry flavour in Australian or American ales, “Safale S-04” for malty flavour and body in British beers, “Saflager” yeasts for clean lagers, “Safbrew T58” for Belgian ales and “Safbrew WB-06” for Bavarian wheat beers.

$21.95

Thomas Cooper, his wife Ann and their two children set sail for Australia from Plymouth, England aboard the SS Omega on the 29th May 1852. The treacherous sea voyage took 86 days and seemed like an eternity but they finally reached the sunny shores of Adelaide on the 24th August.

86 Days Pilsner pays homage to the journey Thomas took to make a fresh start for his family. It’s golden in colour with subtle malty sweetness and elegant refined herbal notes, a refreshingly clean, crisp bitter finish and rich frothy head. Thankfully, it will take you a lot less than 86 days to make it.