I'll have to admit that I wasn't ready to believe it until I opened the lid to my fermenter and looked inside. Speaking of which, someone really needs to put a warning somewhere against sticking one's head in the bucket the second the lid comes off to "see if it smells like beer." After the initial blast, though, it really did smell like beer. And it looks like beer. And it tastes like beer. And now it's in the bottles and I can hardly wait to start my next batch.