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Old 02-21-2013, 03:50 AM   #4651
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I think there is more to it than corn sugar. I had this problem with a few batches while dialing in my scaled up system. Incomplete fermentation is the prime candidate and then oxidation. Oxidation can make the beer taste like dirt and wet cardboard and convert some ethyl alcohol back to aa because i believe it is a precursor to e alcohol. No amount of aging will fix it. I dumped 12 gallons of a cal common, and i was sad..I attributed it to poor wort oxygenation and a lid seal leak on the conical. Stressed yeast plus o2 = bad.
I hope this is not the case for you. A little aa is ok sometimes and is normal for young beer and will go away, so an extended secondary fermentation/conditioning is key. The dirt taste you mention screams oxidation. Again hope i am wrong.
Last bit and i will shut up. If you use dry yeast , properly rehydrate and use go-ferm, it gives those yeasties a great head start. Its all about yeast health. I cannot stress that more.
It looks like you're responding to a specific post, but this thread has 4650, so if you don't quote the post, is tough to know which one.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:57 AM   #4652
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I just got a Mr. Beer for Christmas and I really like it, I can't wait to buy stuff for all grain brewing though. I already have a few recipes in mind

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #4653
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Hey all!
I have started a new Brewing website and a forum. Looking to get the discussion started as soon as I get some people to check it out and start posting. Any Help would be greatly appreciated.
Happy Brewing
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:23 PM   #4654
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Also, any advice welcome!

http://www.d1139064.cp.blacknight.co...s/?page_id=141

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:07 PM   #4655
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I heard Coopers just bought out Mr. Beer..... Interesting

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #4656
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I heard Coopers just bought out Mr. Beer..... Interesting
Its been awhile since that happened. Theyve made some changes to the kits.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #4657
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Its been awhile since that happened. Theyve made some changes to the kits.
Cool I live in Australia and have brewed quite a few Coopers kits and with a little more added hops have found them to be great! Never tried a Mr. Beer kit, maybe one day
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:41 PM   #4658
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I havent used a Mr Beer since the change but from what I hear its all been pretty good improvements

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Old 02-25-2013, 03:54 PM   #4659
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I used to make beer with my mr. beer kit a few years ago. Since they were purchased and changed their recipes I havent touched it. Their prices jumped way up and reduced the number of recipes you can make.

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Old 02-25-2013, 05:56 PM   #4660
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Well I bottled 8 liters of st Patrick's Irish stout yesterday. I had added more malt extract on top of the Mr Beer HME mix. Had a taste in the middle of bottling, and HOLY CRAP was it tasty. I bottled six liters in the pet bottles and I had a two liter glass bottle with the swing top that I used also. I know I should wait longer, but with paddys day coming I'm going to let them set for 15 days and then fridge them for 5 so we can have them for the parade.
I've already ordered four more cans of HME, and I'm jacked to do it all over and give them more time to set and get really funkdafied....

This is a great board and I'm
Looking forward to learning more and getting bigger.

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