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Old 01-14-2010, 05:34 AM   #1
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I made my first brew from a Mr. Beer it (I have two other beers fermenting now), and it was the west coast pale ale. I added ginger to it to spice it up. It actually came out a little sour, but as I like sour beer, I enjoy the taste. Any idea why it would come out sour?

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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How long did you let it sit in the fermenter?? Sounds like it wasnt in there long enough.. did you use fresh ginger or powder?? I recently did this kit and swapped out some activator for 1 cup of clover honey.. Came out fairly decent if not a little mead-ish.. At any rate you should definitely read the Mr. Beer sticky at the top of the page.. will probably have more luck in the future posting there. Cheers!
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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If it came out sour you most likely got some Bretts (wild yeast) in there. Was your fermenter left open?

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 04:32 PM   #4
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Sounds like it's a little young to me, give it another week and then see what happens next time.

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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I used fresh ginger steeped in boiling water. I left it in there for 8 days, and it came out clear, so I bottled.
The fermenter isn't open, it just has two small ventilation holes under the lid.

It's probably just young. I'll wait another week and then give it a taste, although I'm going to miss the sour

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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You got the Mr Lambic signature series limited release.

 
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:50 PM   #7
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Quote:
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You got the Mr Lambic signature series limited release.
Hahaha, wouldn't that be wonderful

 
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