Originally Posted by GameReaper88
I have a pre made lager kit from Mr. Beer, I think its just a standard american lager, is there anything I can do to it to turn it into a Dunkel? The darker the better.
I'm not terribly familar with Mr. Beer kits, but I think you'd be better off to just make the Mr. Beer the way it instructs. I mean, if it's an American lager (which I doubt anyway because of the lager yeast issue), then turning it into a Munich dunkel isn't likely. (or did you mean dunkelweizen? either way, it's not likely).
It'd be like saying "I have a kit for ketchup- can I turn it into spaghetti sauce?" Both have a tomato base, but that's about all they have in common. Same with a dunkel, and an American "lager". They both have malt- that's about all they have in common.