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    No Activity after 8 Hrs.

    Its hard to find that bulge in the Wyeast packets that they cliam you must break - how do you find it exactly? I kept smacking one around and it started to leak out of the top so now its ruined.
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    Not bad but a little "fruity" tasting

    Thanks, so adding hops may take out some of the fruity taste?
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    Not bad but a little "fruity" tasting

    Brewed my 2nd batch in my Mr. Beer kit and although it tastes quite good it has a "fruity" aftertaste. I fermented it for 3 weeks and carbonated it for 2 weeks before my first taste - does it need more time? I used the all the following Mr. Beer ingrediants: beer mix, malt extract, Booster...
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    Removing labels from bottles

    Thanks - especially like the part about the dishwasher
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    Removing labels from bottles

    Is OxyClean also good for sanitizing? Thanks
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    Mr Beer question:Unhopped Malt Extract/Booster or both

    Thanks Buster - BTW the recipe was West Coast Pale Ale
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    Mr Beer question:Unhopped Malt Extract/Booster or both

    Last batch I substituted the Booster (sugar) for Unhopped Malt Extract as per the directions to get a stronger brew, fermented 2 weeks and got a good tasting batch with not alot of kick. Should I include both the Booster and the Uunhopped Malt Extract in my next batch to make it stronger or...
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    Where's the kick?

    Thanks to all - When I pour a glass the head is full and rich looking although it doesn't stick to the glass very long. I did use dry unhpped malt extract that I purchased from my local homebrew store not the liquid kind that Mr. Beer sells. Looks like I will have to invest in a hydrometer...
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    Where's the kick?

    Just finished off my first batch of Pale Ale in my new Mr. Beer kit - I substituted unhopped malt extract for the Booster, which is just sugar, to get a stronger brew according to their directions. After 2 weeks of fermenting, a good shake about halfway through to get the yeast going, and...
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    23 hours and nothing has happened...

    Thanks, what is and how do you make a "starter"? I also heard that there are other kinds of yeasts that work better in colder conditions.
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    23 hours and nothing has happened...

    Forgot to mention that I took a sip shortly after I shook it and it tasted like flat beer although a little sweet. There is still a light layer of foam on the top but nothing much else seems to be happening - maybe I missed all the action in the first 24 hours since it was Christmas and I...
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    23 hours and nothing has happened...

    Same thing happened to me - I made my first batch of West Coast Pale on Christmas Eve and substuted a lb. of dry malt, that I bought from the local home brew store, for the Booster per the directions. It's been almost 4 days and nothing was happening so I shook the keg up like you did and...
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