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I've had my recipes for over a year now and the booster that can with them are very hard. Can I replace the booster with 2 cups of sugar? If not what do you all recommend..

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It will dssolve. I had one that looked like a lollipop but with bring it to a boil slowly and keep stirring it will all disolve over time. Or just chuck it and use DME instead.

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Don't use sugar. Put the booster in another plastic bag, then smack it to break it into pieces. It will work fine.

Or, you can replace booster with LME or DME (liquid or dry malt extract) which is much better anyway.

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Thanks guys! I'm brewing up a batch of the Octoberfest, my second with Mr. Beer. My first batch was the west coast pale ale which wasn't that great probably because I only let it ferment for 7 days and carbonate for 7. With this batch I'm with 14 days each for fermenting, carbonating, and conditioning.

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do 21 days fermenting 28 days carb & condition the schedule you posted will only led to disapointment

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do 21 days fermenting 28 days carb & condition the schedule you posted will only led to disappointment
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Welcome to the Borg.....I'd use dried/liquid malt extract instead of booster. If all you have is booster then use the booster, don't use sugar.

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49 days.

3 weeks in the fermenter.
2 weeks in the bottles carbonating at room temp.
2 more weeks in the bottles conditioning at room temp.

7 weeks. Not forever :)

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Ok, I thought it was 28 days for carbonating and 28 for conditioning. 49 days is not long at all

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Q: Is that good for most of the other batchs as well. THE 3WEEKS IN THE LBK.

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"TRIKE" post=353597 said:

Q: Is that good for most of the other batchs as well. THE 3WEEKS IN THE LBK.

yes, unless you are brewing a high gravity beer,,,,abv>8% then you may have to go longer. or a lager or...

But for mr beer refills mainly yes

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"TRIKE" post=353597 said:

Q: Is that good for most of the other batchs as well. THE 3WEEKS IN THE LBK.

The standard recommendation for all LBK batches on the forum is:

3 weeks in the LBK at room temp.
2 weeks in bottles carbonating at room temp.
2 weeks more in bottles conditioning at room temp.

Total of 49 days until you drink the first one, longer for higher ABV. Some may be good around 42 days.

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"RickBeer" post=353601 said:

"TRIKE" post=353597 said:

Q: Is that good for most of the other batchs as well. THE 3WEEKS IN THE LBK.

The standard recommendation for all LBK batches on the forum is:

3 weeks in the LBK at room temp.
2 weeks in bottles carbonating at room temp.
2 weeks more in bottles conditioning at room temp.

Total of 49 days until you drink the first one, longer for higher ABV. Some may be good around 42 days.

If your room temp is in the mid 60's

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