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Old 01-19-2014, 04:48 PM   #5431
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Look back a few pages and you will see that exact discussion

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Old 01-20-2014, 09:32 AM   #5432
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here is a question
the instructions in the Mr Beer kit say to boil the booster then remove from heat and add the can and stir
it does not say to return to a boil yet i read a lot of recipes and advise about brewing and it always says to boil the wort. should i have return my mr beer to the stove for a boil before i poured it in the keg?
(This is my very first try at a brew)

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Old 01-20-2014, 01:54 PM   #5433
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here is a question
the instructions in the Mr Beer kit say to boil the booster then remove from heat and add the can and stir
it does not say to return to a boil yet i read a lot of recipes and advise about brewing and it always says to boil the wort. should i have return my mr beer to the stove for a boil before i poured it in the keg?
(This is my very first try at a brew)
The reason you normally boil the wort is to add bitterness from the hops. Your Mr. Beer kit is pre-hopped, you boil it it will be much more bitter than intended.

Just pour it into the hot water and then add to keg as directed
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:58 PM   #5434
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The reason you normally boil the wort is to add bitterness from the hops. Your Mr. Beer kit is pre-hopped, you boil it it will be much more bitter than intended.

Just pour it into the hot water and then add to keg as directed
I like to sanitize the can of extract and the can opener when doing a no boil like this.

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Old 01-20-2014, 02:30 PM   #5435
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I like to sanitize the can of extract and the can opener when doing a no boil like this.

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As will I, hot star-san dunk until needed
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:19 PM   #5436
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As will I, hot star-san dunk until needed
I was reading somewhere that you don't want to use hot/warm water for star-san. I don't know if it has any validity, but its worth considering.

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Old 01-20-2014, 03:38 PM   #5437
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I dont do hot hot, just hot enough to thin out the LME using the heat

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Old 01-20-2014, 10:05 PM   #5438
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sorry 1 more question
if this batch works then i am thinking of try a deluxe Mr beer stout
it comes with a hopped and unhopped extract
when would you add the unhopped extract i assume you add it with the HME
and do you still use the booster pack
I am a big stout fan by the way
this message board is so great I cant thank you guys enough for your constant support

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Old 01-20-2014, 10:11 PM   #5439
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Hopped is always added at the end of a boil. If the directions say to add the booster and LME pre-boil, then do so, but do not add the HME at the boil, it will end up too bitter.

Most Mr. Beer kits have you bring the water up to a boil, turn off heat, add the ingredients, stir, and then add to keg. Is it the same for that one? I would suggest using a whisk to stir everything vigorously in order to introduce as much oxygen to your beer as you can for healthy fermentation. Remember, the more fermentables you have, the higher your krausen can get.

What are the directions on the kit? That would give me something to work with.

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Old 01-20-2014, 10:19 PM   #5440
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I am guessing the new instructions will come with the new order?
should i order up some corn sugar for bottling or is table sugar just fine for the first batch

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