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Old 06-19-2009, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default What to do with my Mr. Beer ingredients

So i just found some of my extract cans from a Mr. Beer kit I got as a gift and since I already have a "Nice Setup" I was wondering what to do with the Extract??

Should I gather indredients for the style that is on the cans and just use them along with other extract or DME?

Any suggestions, I would hate to waste these.

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:49 PM   #2
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Hm, 3-gallon starters?

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Old 06-19-2009, 06:50 PM   #3
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Ahh now there is an idea. For some odd reason that didn't even cross my mind.

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I have been using mine to make starters. I make a gallon batch. Put it into a plastic jug and when I need a starter I pour some into a pot and boil it for 15 min then cool it and pitch the yeast.

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Hm, 3-gallon starters?
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Old 06-19-2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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Haha. He got it in first lol.

My only question is that these extracts seem to be pre hopped and they are labled as Irish stout, Canadian draft, IPA and I also have another but cant think of it. somekinda Cowboy something.

My question is, Having never used a Mr. Beer kit, should I only make starters for those styles and would a starter even work if these are pre hopped?

Thanks!

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All the ones I have are darker also. But when you add 1 or 2 liters to 5 gallons its not going to impact it much. I would not brew a belgian pale ale and use one of those but anything amber and up should be fine.

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Ok that makes sense. Thanks alot for the idea (well at least some more detailed information )

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I used my last two Mr. Beer cans as an extract addition for a partial mash. I just dropped my bittering hops a little since one of the cans was hopped. It's in secondary now, but seems to have come out well do far.

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thats an interesting idea as well. I have yet to do a PM so maybe this could be a bit of an experiment.

Looks like im going to have to go search the stickies for partial mash info.

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