if these are mr. beer kits, I really don't think the instructions say ferment for only a week, I usually not ferment past four weeks, and try to transfer them into bottles by the third week. and like kraig says, if you don't have a hydrometer, go three weeks minimum
Thanks Josh. I did forget the temperature corrections, but will check again.
I did make one mistake when boiling the wort... I forgot to add the LME! I discovered it right after adding the yeast, so I then boiled a small amount of water, added the LME, did a quick cool, surrounding pan with ice water, poured into the wort, and gave a light stir. DOH!
My two cans of ESB and replacement LBK arrived today. Score!!!!! In two weeks I brew them.. Like I said earlier I'm going to buy some grains and make this a 5 gallon partial mash batch.
The Nottingham yeast packets that came with the kits are 11 grams each. Since one pack will be enough to ferment a 5 gallon batch, I have an extra Nottingham yeast packet for something else. Double score!!!!!