I followed the directions exactly as described. After adding the yeast from the included packet, I waited 48 hours and nothing was happening. An extract kit that I had also brewed on the same day was bubbling away within 8 hours in my fermentation chamber. Figuring this shandy needed a boost, I added some Safale us-05 to it and was pleased to see it fermenting like it should within 12 hours.
So, something was up with the included yeast. I've brewed other kits like this one before and never had any problems. It still gets two stars because of the convenience of the recipe. From start to finish was less than 60 minutes. I love shandies, so I hope this one turns out well. Guess I'll find out in a few weeks.
Reviewed by: Paul Pedersen