I am brewing the last batch with my Mr. Beer kit. I have been putting together a "real" kit over the past few weeks, so my next batch will be 5 gallons, and hopefully much better
Anyway, this last batch with the Mr. Beer is the Big Bean Bock. I have stuck with the simple recipes in the past, and have never added hops. I understand when you are doing full boils with extracts that you add the different hops at different points in the boil, and remove all hops at the end of the boil. However, with the Mr. Beer, the directions are ambiguous, and let me to believe that I was supposed to leave the hops in with the fermentation.
Something doesn't seem right about that. But then again, the hops are never put in the wort during a boil, so maybe they are supposed to stay in the fermenter. I'm a little concerned because the closets with the fermenter is really smelling like cascade hops.
Here is a link to the Mr. Beer directions/recipe for this beer:
Can anyone tell me if the hops were supposed to stay in the fermenter?