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  1. sun up to sun down......summer. Sun is up longer than in winter.
  2. @epete28, I get an email every time a new thread starts. The email came in from you as 91 beers, and I was impressed. Best I can drink in one day is 30. Then I read the body of your email. Nevermind,
  3. still waiting for you to throw one to speak
  4. My Yule Like This Ale gets the spices next week, and bottled on the 22nd. I'm going to give it extra conditioning time, and hope that it's ready by mid February (nice birthday gift).
  5. I would go ahead and get the boosters/cleaners. They both last a very long time, and the boosters could be added to another recipe in the future to kick the ABV a notch. Cleaners are always needed.
  6. Go to the main Mr. Beer web page, and from there, click on Refills/Recipes on the top of the screen. Then click on Standard Refills. You should be able to see the HME from there
  7. I brought this thread back to life because of....well. So I brewed the Dad's Favorite Cream Ale. Like I always do, I soak the LME can (American Lager) in hot water to soften up the goo inside. As I always do, I pealed off the label before I open the can and toss it in the sink. Something about the label caught my blind left eye, but I didn't think twice, and continued to brew. Cleaning up the sink, I had second thoughts. What? The inside of the label wasn't blank, it had writing. I can't provide a pic, because (1) the label isn't in great condition and (2) I'm drunk. But I can easily see that the inside of the label has instructions in French and Spanish. Step 9 in French is "mettez au frais et decustez bein" (second to last word might be wrong, perhaps an accent). Step 9 in Spanish is Enfriar y a disfrutar. This, simplified, means "Cool down and enjoy". Regardless, Mr. Beer is adding instructions in French and Spanish to their cans. Then I flipped over the portion of the label. Yep, A Canadian and a Mexican flag with French and Spanish words. I'm enjoying my brew too much to see what it says, but I know Spanish and I can recognize French. Very nice that Mr. Beer is adding this to their product. If you see one of these new cans, I have a question. Look closely above the UPS code and you'll see three logos. The one on the right is easy....Vegan. The middle one kinda sorta looks like Australia with a K.....I'm going to guess Kosher. I can't make out the logo on the left due to damage to the label. Anyone else see this, and can make out the logo on the left? iniMadoY.....I'll sober up later and figure out what I just posted
  8. Yea. Right. And next thing someone is going to try to tell me that Canada is a separate country from the USA. You just can't believe what you see on the Internet anymore
  9. clean and sanitize clean and sanitize clean and sanitize you sound like a Brewer's Parrot. clean and sanitize AWK <whistle>
  10. thanks for the instructions. I was wondering about how this thing worked, and steps 8 and especially 9 answered most of Curious George's questions. I might need to get me another Christmas or Birthday (February) gift.
  11. And never be afraid to ask a question. There is a LOT of info to gather from @RickBeer and his tagline, but if you miss something, or aren't sure of something, please feel free to ask. We are a friendly bunch of beer lovers, and we'll help the best we can.
  12. Welcome to the family
  13. Very intriguing, and I just ordered one, but it isn't a Christmas beer. If I had it shipped overnight, brewed it Saturday, it still wouldn't be ready for Christmas. Consider threer weeks fermenting, three carbonating and three weeks conditioning, it wouldn't be ready until late January. I'm in it for the winter warmer, and if good, I'll order it again next September.
  14. @HoppySmile! and tea......doubt that one. sorry.............had to go there. adoYiniM.............cut off
  15. @Nickfixit, Hops are multi dimensional. Combine the aroma, flavor, bitterness, and AA, and add conditioning time! Adding the right hop to the right recipe at the right time of boil, and dry hop, this is a combo of art and science. And people have different taste buds. I personally hate the bitterness of hops, but my friend Lee loves em. He could gulp zombie space dust while I can only drink a German Lager. Personally, and I open this to those who know, I think the brewing calculators of Mr. Beer are good start, but it *does* depend on the AA of the hops. That said, and I think I'm going overkill on a thread that shouldn't been there. To the original poster, I think an additional hops to 5 mins to the boil before flameout will add flavor. Understand Rickbeer's rule about not boiling the HME. I say, nothing will happen if you add 5 mins to the hops, except aroma. M.Y. Your mileage may vary