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Old 01-31-2008, 01:04 PM   #211
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I've had my beer sitting the in the Mr. Beer tub for coming up on four weeks now. Should I just dump it then? If it is open aerated, I am guessing that it is worthless. It never foamed up much, but I did not add sugar to it yet. Isn't that when the real fermentation starts? I am going to re-read the manual. I feel like an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:10 PM   #212
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Yea, my first batch of Mr. Beer was the same way. The first bottle I was trying was only bottled for two weeks as well. As soon as I put it in the fridge it went cloudy. After a day of chilling I popped the top and tried it. It had a cidery taste that I didn't to much care for. But I let them sit for a couple more weeks and decided to give it a try, not a taste of cider and crystal clear. I also found that leaving the beer in the fridge for a 4-7 days before drinking also cleared the cloudiness. I don't use booster or table sugar any more and I haven't had the cidery taste since.

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:13 PM   #213
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I mean you already brewed it. That doesn't happen with every case of leaving it in longer. Its just a possibility. It could be fine. Poor an ounce out of the tap and give it a try. Bottle it for carbonation and conditioning if it tastes alright. It will be flat and may be sweet but should taste like beer.

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Old 01-31-2008, 01:31 PM   #214
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It never foamed up much, but I did not add sugar to it yet. Isn't that when the real fermentation starts?
With most mr. beers, they don't really foam up to much. The only thing you should have added was the booster or ume, the beer mix, and the yeast. This is where the fermentation takes place. Let it sit for normally 14 day with the mr. beer keg. Yours is done fermenting, all you need to do is follow the directions for adding sugar to you bottles for bottling. Adding the sugar will give the yeast more sugar to eat to create co2 to carbonate your beer. As said above your beer is probably fine after the four weeks, its worth a shot.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:54 AM   #215
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With most mr. beers, they don't really foam up to much. The only thing you should have added was the booster or ume, the beer mix, and the yeast. This is where the fermentation takes place. Let it sit for normally 14 day with the mr. beer keg. Yours is done fermenting, all you need to do is follow the directions for adding sugar to you bottles for bottling. Adding the sugar will give the yeast more sugar to eat to create co2 to carbonate your beer. As said above your beer is probably fine after the four weeks, its worth a shot.
I agree.... Do you run risks by leaving beer in a Mr Beer for 4 weeks? Yes. IF oxydation hasn't taken hold, will this be REALLY good beer? YES YES YES. Bottle that stuff up carefully and leave it for another month, chill it for a week, and you will be astounded at how great it is
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #216
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hello all. so mr. beer arrived at my house yesterday and i made a batch and now it is fermenting or whatever. i really like how the keg looks. it is brown and shaped like a barrel. its really cool lookin'

my question is, is "mr. beer" a good product? i know absolutely nothing about brewing.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:20 PM   #217
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There is a sticky in the beginners forum all about Mr Beer, check it out. I started with it too. Good luck on the new brew!

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:26 PM   #218
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Welcome to the new obsessio...er I mean hobby.

To answer your question...No...and Yes. A lot of people slam the good Senior Brewskie, but it is a good introduction to home brewing. It's a stepping stone that many of us passed through on the way to 5 gallon batches.

Now don't judge all homebrew based on what come out the first time....THe ingredients leave something to be desired (Pre-hopped extract). It's not the same as if you did a boil with special grains, extracts and hops.

But if you do research into homebrewing, use good sanitization, even skip buying the Mr. Beer kit ingredients and scale the recipes found on this site down to 2 gallon batches and buy fresh ingredients. You can do 2 gallon full boils and ferment in your Mr. Beer and make some damn find beer.

Here is a good place to start a whole thread on Mr. Beer http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=46360

If you got any questions that's a good place to start.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:29 PM   #219
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I also started with a Mr. beer. The beer that I made from it was not to bad, but its all gone now and I'm waiting on my first 5gal batch to finish up in secondary so I can bottle it. I plan to brew a porter this weekend. My Mr. Beer kit is headed to ebay.

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Old 02-01-2008, 11:32 PM   #220
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I built this Mr Beer today...

The Tarantula:
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The Rig: http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u189/PolTavern/BREWING/DSCN0454.jpg

When SWMBO is away, the boys will play!

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