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Old 11-29-2007, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions

Mr Beer.
Brings many a person into brewing.
Welcome to the forum and enjoy making beer.

Please feel free to ask question in this thread and add your comments.

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Jamil the Author, podcaster and award winning home brew was sat between Jonn Palmer and Charlie Papazian signing books and thkinging.

"How did I get here from Mr Beer!!!"

He and many others started with Mr Beer.
(So did I)


This threads getting to the size it is an epic to read.
If you have a specific question can you make sure you use a post title and I'll try and index them here.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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MR BEER ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!! Ive been using it for about 30 years, and will never brew 5 gal batchs. Mr. Beer makes WAY better beer than any kit, extract, or all grain batch. Well, ok, Im kidding.. BUT, Mr Beer is what got me into home brewing and for that I tip my hat to you Mr. Beer, you have wetted my appitite for the thrill of home brew. So all of you that have them, use them. And when you run out of refill kits that you bought, order, or buy some upgraded stuff and get to brewing some 5 gal batches. Extract with steeping grains. You wont be sorry. I plan on using my Mr. Beer to make a batch of Alpenwein(sp)...Or possibly some smaller test batches of beer, possibly some that dont require a secondary like a wheat beer, or hef...(I think thats what I heard about those two beers anyway) But I am also a newbie, and this site is great and I hope you dont take too much flack about Mr. Beer, we all have to start somewhere.

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Old 11-30-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
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I got started with Mr. Beer, but moved to all-grain brewing within 6 months.

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Old 11-30-2007, 03:41 AM   #4
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Unrelated, but on the same note; I'm buying my father a mr. root beer kit for xmas. He has always wanted to make home made root beer. I figured it would be a great way to get him into the whole thing, without him (or me) having to spend a bunch of coin. And if he does like it, the next year I can get him a REAL root beer making kit.

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Old 11-30-2007, 04:27 AM   #5
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A lot of us with tons of equipment either bought or built look back on Mr. Beer and laugh a bit, but I think many of us owe it some thanks since it got us into the hobby. Looking back, I can't imagine using more than the two batches that I did, but when I was done with it, I really should have passed it on to someone else and given them a chance to experience the hobby the way that I did.

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:41 AM   #6
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This thread is here to welcome and encourage. We all know it is like tinned spaghetti compared to Momma's Special Recipe but let's encourage people .

It's here to help the new members not for the experts to put people off before they start.

(That's why I've edited and deleted a couple of posts)
Please feel free to start a "We want to kill MR. Beer thread"

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Old 11-30-2007, 05:10 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dude
If I ever see Mr. Beer in a dark alley, I'm gonna kick his ass.
If I ever see you in a dark alley kicking Mr. Beer's ass, I'm going to step in and help.

p.s. Sorry Orfy.

Back on topic (to those with the new Mr. Beer Gear):
Mr. Beer will get you started on the road to a great and rewarding hobby. After you've given your best with Mr. Beer I suggest heading online to Austin Homebrew, Midwest Homebrew, Northern Brewer, or any other well respected homebrew supply shops and pick up a 5 gallon starter kit. Your increased level of beer quality will be astounding.

Good luck on the new hobby, you'll love it.
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:38 PM   #8
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I got my start with a second hand Mr Beer, bought in a pawn shop for $8 (Included 3 mixes).

The beer was good, much better than almost any commercial beer that I've bought.

The really good thing about Mr Beer was that my wife really enjoyed the beer made from it, so that she approves of my new hobby.

Now, I'm slowly building up my equipment and experience, and am wanting to eventually go AG.

Mr Beer definitely rocks, and was a great way to get me started.

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Even after you've built up a full kit, a Mr. Beer can be used for cask conditioning REAL ale.

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I started out on Mr Beer, and I brewed my Octoberfest with the Mr Beer kit.

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