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Shooter 06-07-2009 11:02 PM

Mr. Beer Bottling Spigot
 
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Just a quick shot of the Mr. Beer locking spigot and bottling wand combination they're selling on their site. The locking spigot is very nice, the bottling wand appears to be just a standard spring loaded wand. It's a little too long and I'll probably cut it down a little bit, but it sure is nicer than holding the spigot open and trying to pour against the side of the bottle. For a while I used a short, maybe eight inch length of 1/2 inch ID tube on the old spigot to fill the bottles from the bottom up, but this puts that to shame!


Alleydude 04-14-2011 12:53 PM

First All Grain with Mr. Beer
 
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Before I make the move to the 5 Gal. system I wanted to do one all grain brew in my Mr. Beer set-up. So here is what I will be doing:

Ingredients

2lb's Muntons Pale Ale Malt
1/2lb Muntons Crushed Crystal Malt
1/2oz Organic Cascade Hops Bittering
1/2oz Organic Cascade Hops Finishing
6 grams Muntons dry yeast

I plan to mash the grains and 1/2oz hops at around 155(ish) degrees for an hour, sparging the grains at the end to get all the good juicy stuff out of the grain, then boiling for an hour adding my finishing hops with ten minutes to go in the boil.

I'm sure someone will let me know if I am about to screw this up, so fire away!

I am really excited about this one. My partial Mash Canadian Draft I did several weeks ago tasted great coming from the fermenter, it's gotta be awesome.


SociallyDistorted 12-31-2011 06:53 AM

suggested "next" brews
 
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Hi Everyone,

I have my first batch in the MB keg and am already thinking about the next batch... And suggestions for a Shock-Top??
I have a suggestion for a next beer that may be in the style you like but it's not nearly a Shock-Top clone. Try the Wicked Monk. I used White Labs Belgain Wit yeast and 1 lb of lighr DME instead of the booster. It was tremendous. Came in at about 7% ABV. VERY tasty.

If you're willing to go totally out of Shock-Top style try the Scottish Wee Heavy. Again I used a White Labs yeast (highly recommend upgrading over the Mr.B provided yeast). Used WLP028 Edinburg Scottish Ale yeast, used 1 lb of amber DME, used 1/2 pack of booster & up'd the amount of butterscotch schnaaps to about 4-5 tbsp. ABV = ~ 6.5%. Here's a picture:

flushdrew42 01-31-2012 03:22 PM

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I picked up a MrB kit from the Woot. Haven't used one in years, but work has been so crazy that I either have to be able make beer quick, or not at all.

Here comes MrB!!
NICE!
Hey Justibone... thanks to you, and a few others, i'm happily drinking my first MrB brews. and now, just a few days from drinking my very first bottles of my own creations.
I'm not currently using the MrB, just my 2gal fermentor and 2 secondaries. the only reason i'm not using it is it's a pain to clean.

i'm hooked, and MrB is a big part of my reason.

this thread needs more "end product shots"

FreshZ 02-02-2012 04:11 AM

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Here is my first beer from the Mr. Beer. 15 days in the primary and 15 days in a bottle plus 2 more days in the fridge. The good news is, IT WAS BEER. It had a strange bitter flavor that wasn't hoppy bitter but bad bitter. Maybe they will get better in the next few weeks.


Highridin4x4 02-05-2012 01:39 AM

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Just got done bottling my second and third batch of Mr. Beer Blonde Ale and Golden Lager. I have been tasting my first batch of Mr. Beer WCPA but it seems over carbonated (bottle primed) so this time I tried batch priming in the Mr. Beer keg with light stirring to not oxegenate the beer. I can see why people keg here beer. Washing bottles is a pain.

Scott

Mike37 02-11-2012 02:31 AM

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Good idea. Let's get some more beer pics in here. This is my second 1 liter bottle of WCPA. First batch!

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Sorry for the messy kitchen.


dmoore714 02-26-2012 01:52 AM

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Bottled my Bullseye Beer tonight. OG was 1.064. FG was 1.018. Pretty close to what the recipe suggested. If I did my math right, that's about 6% ABV. Right? It was a nice golden caramel color, and nice malty flavor. I'm looking forward to cracking one of these open.
Here's the Bullseye I bottled last night (top picture). I did this in a 2gallon bucket fermenter, but it was a Mr.Beer recipe. Only difference was the yeast... and a little less water so it would fit in the bucket.

Tonight I moved my other Mr.Beer recipe into the bucket. This one started with the Mr.Beer wheat HME, UME and half a pouch of booster. I chose my own hops and yeast, and threw in a cup of orangeblossom honey. OG was 1.062. After a week in the Mr. Beer keg its at 1.017. I'm hoping it gets down at least one more point before I bottle it. Tasted a lot like Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat though.

dmoore714 02-26-2012 01:52 AM

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Bottled my Bullseye Beer tonight. OG was 1.064. FG was 1.018. Pretty close to what the recipe suggested. If I did my math right, that's about 6% ABV. Right? It was a nice golden caramel color, and nice malty flavor. I'm looking forward to cracking one of these open.
Here's the Bullseye I bottled last night (top picture). I did this in a 2gallon bucket fermenter, but it was a Mr.Beer recipe. Only difference was the yeast... and a little less water so it would fit in the bucket.

Tonight I moved my other Mr.Beer recipe into the bucket. This one started with the Mr.Beer wheat HME, UME and half a pouch of booster. I chose my own hops and yeast, and threw in a cup of orangeblossom honey. OG was 1.062. After a week in the Mr. Beer keg its at 1.017. I'm hoping it gets down at least one more point before I bottle it. Tasted a lot like Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat though.

flushdrew42 03-27-2012 03:09 AM

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Proof that MrB can make an amazing looking Beer!

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WCPA two months in bottles, after 2 weeks in primary, a 48 hour cold crash, and a LOT of patience.

This is the last bottle I have of it, and I'm proud of my first brew.



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