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Old 12-11-2007, 07:43 PM   #21
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Grats and move to that "real" equipment ASAP! You will not regret it!

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:37 PM   #22
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Default 7 days - if i ferment longer will it taste better or is it a waste of time

i recently recieved one of those "mr. beer" home brew kits, im a little skeptical, but I wanted to try it anyways so I ordered the "Holiday Party Ale no.2" kit off of mr. beers web site.

On the website, it says to ferment i minimum of 7 days - if i ferment longer will it taste better or is it a waste of time?

It also states that the suggested lager time is 1 month. What does that mean? Does that mean it suggests that I leave it to ferment for a month or I bottle it and let it sit for a month? Or if its not one of those then what does it mean?

thanks for the help everyone.

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Old 12-11-2007, 09:44 PM   #23
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Fermentation is only going to take a certain amount of time no matter what. It might take 7 days, it might take more. I think the reason they give you a seven day recommendation is because a Mr Beer doesn't come with a hydrometer to gauge when fermentation is done, so they have you keep it in there for that long because it should be done within that time period.

It will develop it's flavor in the bottle. I definately would not leave it in a Mr. Beer fermenter for a month, as it's not a good idea to let it sit on the yeast that long.

I'm a bit tired so that might not have been totally clear, but if you follow the directions it should work just fine.

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And don't be too skeptical of the Mr. Beer, alot of us started there and moved on. It's a good, and relatively low cost introduction to the hobby.

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… states that the suggested lager time is 1 month. What does that mean?
Lagering is simply a cool conditioning time. Unless you have another vessel to move the beer into and let it sit, I’d go ahead and bottle it after the 7-10 days.

Then let those bottles sit for 3-4 weeks.

I got a Mr. Beer kit last Christmas and for me it was not successful. But it did give me the bug so I went out and bought a brewing kit and have not regretted a moment of this hobby.

If your Mr. Beer works out…great. But even if Mr. Beer lets you down…don’t be dissuaded from trying this thing called “brewing”.

It’s well worth investigating.
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Alot of us got our start with Mr. Beer......And most move on to full 5 gal batches...I have had a few good batches from Mr. Beer, only one I didnt like...But the ladies liked it. I bought the 3 pack refill when I bought it, and only have one left. But like many are doing, they use the Mr. Beer to make Ed's Famous Apfelwein....I was going to, but then bought another BB to make bigger batches. Cant have too many Carboys Good luck, let us know your progress.

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Wow BierMuncher! 3,966 posts in under a year? That's an impressive commitment, addiction, etc....whatever you want to call it

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This is embarrassing. I never have seen mr beer. Is he the same as festabrew?

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This is embarrassing. I never have seen mr beer. Is he the same as festabrew?

Mr Beer is very mysterious; you have to look fast…Its like trying to find a Leprechaun .
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