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    Are you kidding me? It took almost a year for me to overcome the distraught feelings and pain suffered after the discontinuation of WDA was announced! Now Mr. Beer is toying with our emotions by offering a limited release! https://www.mrbeer.com/winter-dark-ale-craft-refill ps added to cart
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    Tasted the 1st one of these beers and I can say even at 4 weeks that this is one of the best I've made. I'm impressed, this beer is plain ol delicious!
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    They finally caved!! So is this going to be the next McRib?
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    IMHO, you want non-alcoholic beer, you will have better results going to the store and buying it. I never have understood drinking alcohol free alcohol, but there are a few brands out there, so someone is drinking the nasty stuff. - my 2 cents currently worth 1/100 of a penny
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    HA! Right! If ever a beer needed to be fermented cooler, and in a cooler (or on a deep cookie sheet), this is it.
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    cidery = fermented too hot bready = youre probably getting trub kicked up in your beer.. slow steady pours too much head space that produces oxidation = cardboard or how some describe wet dog fur smells (at least that's how I perceive it) best thing new brewers can learn besides patience and following instructions, is temperature control.
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    That could be interesting to make it out there. Please edit your first post with all the information so that people don't need to scroll down to get the details. At least one of us from Mr. Beer should be able to make it, Pat is from Chicago, I am a Purdue grad and ran hotels in Merrillville before delving into beer in Arizona, so we know our way around the midwest. One way or another, I think we can do something.
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    I've let it go 2 or 3 days past 21, and I've ended fermentation at 19 days. No big deal. I've also cold-crashed for 3, 4, 5 and once even 6 days. No problems I could detect. I'm in this for the fun and relaxation of a hobby, and if things get too rigid, planning things down to the hour, all the fun goes out of it for me. So IMHO the best advice is to just relax, learn and enjoy the results. Jim
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    In anticipation of my order, I started a Captain Morgan & oak steep this morning. They said it would never happen but Rum, Smoke & Oak III is destined to be brewed!
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    I've heard so many good things about it on here that I might grab a couple just to try,
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    There won't be any "hop tea", because you're putting the BAG in the boiling water, NOT the hops. Then, remove the bag, open it, put in the hops, and place them gently in the LBK. You can remove the hop bags at bottling time, but there is no reason to. If you cold crash and tilt the LBK when you do so, you'll get all the liquid out.
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    i'm a believer! my trub was nearly solid and i got all but maybe 1/2 oz from my keg. i noticed no sediment in the last bottle either. it was my first batch and i'll be cold crashing all of my future brews.
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    I just want to say that although their email times are long (I had to wait almost a week for a response), once they got to me they took care of me very promptly. JoshBeer was super easy to work with and fixed the problem I was having. They aren't the cheapest company on every single thing, but their customer service was good enough that I will undoubtedly be spending some coin with them in the near future.
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    Secondary fermentation is NOT done with carbonation drops or sugar of any kind. The sole purpose of secondary fermentation is to get the beer off of the trub and allow it to age and clarify without running the risk of off flavors from the beer sitting on the trub for prolonged time. If you are wanting to carbonate and condition, use a proper vessel such as a bottle or a proper stainless steel keg. The LBK is for fermentation only and not carbonating.
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    Lets keep all information in this category related to meet up information.
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    Great to see that you are enjoying your new hobby. The thing about this hobby is patience. I mucked up a few brews in my time because I was trying to do too much too quick. the key to this hobby is, patience. Read and learn, as your beer ferments and carbonates. It takes time to make a good beer. Personally, I went from a bad mac & cheese to an impressive biscuits & gravy. I wanted to do better, and I learned that if I studied, and took the time to do it better, I had a better result. A lot of time and practice. Enjoy your new hobby, and keep us updated on how you are doing.
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    2 weeks is just too damn soon for most beers. Just chill out and give it 2 or 3 more weeks.
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    RickBeer has it right. Take another reading. For what it's worth, I brewed the Oktoberfestivus recipe on 7/29/16 and followed the instructions exactly. It fermented for 21 days and then I did the cold crash for two days. I had an OG 1.041 and a FG 1.008. But your batch may be done at 1.015. By coincidence (or Providence?) I just finished the last bottle of my Oktoberfestivus this evening. I had conditioned that bottle for 3 months and it's been in the fridge for 443 days. It was the best of the batch. The taste is pretty malty. Nothing else really spectacular about it. But, seeing the last one go is still a little tough.
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    I'm not usually a fan of beers with any kind of adjuncts in them, but this seems like a really solid recipe and a great way to step up into partial mash. I'm definitely considering it based on the description.
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    https://byo.com/article/brew-a-great-non-alcoholic-beer/
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    I bottled a batch Nov 17, put 2 in the fridge mid January. You sir have prompted me to go grab one for later this evening.
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    Have you tried calling our customer service line during our business hours? If you sent an email, you may be in for a long wait because we are still catching up on returns, exchanges, gift card orders, military discount forms, etc from over the holidays. Please keep in mind that we have 2 customer service reps here at Mr. Beer. Myself and @MRB Tim. The quickest way to get a hold of one of us to answer your question is through our live chat or through our toll free phone number, 1-800-852-4263. Also, as I've explained above, we cannot tell you where to buy individual items because the inventory will vary between stores. But using our store locator I linked above, you should be able to find a store in your area that carries our products.