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Old 08-03-2008, 08:19 PM   #691
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I just bought a MrBeer kit. It is NIB but the only ingredients in it is the can of West Coast Pale Ale and the yeast. It is somewhat old the keg is the old style with the separate airlock. The can is somewhat deformed (top and bottom slightly "Puffed") Is it still usable, or should I trash it? I hate to waste it, but don't want to wait for bad beer. I have been thinking about ordering another kit and using both cans in one batch.

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I just bought a MrBeer kit. It is NIB but the only ingredients in it is the can of West Coast Pale Ale and the yeast. It is somewhat old the keg is the old style with the separate airlock. The can is somewhat deformed (top and bottom slightly "Puffed") Is it still usable, or should I trash it? I hate to waste it, but don't want to wait for bad beer. I have been thinking about ordering another kit and using both cans in one batch.
I wouldn't use it if it is "puffed" canned goods are canned goods, regardless if it is malt extract or canned peas...if it is deformed it is spoiled.

Either go to http://www.mrbeer.com/ and order an ingredient kit (they may even be having a sale), or take a 5 gallon recipe from here an half it to 2.5 gallons, go to a homebrew shop and brew it...

It is cool that you have an old one with an airlock though!

Here's a couple of my 2.5 gallon scaled recipe from my 5 gallon batches.

Rogue Dead Guy Clone

Grain Bill
4 lbs. Xtra Light Dme.
6.5 ounces Munich Malt
6.5 ounces of Belgian Caramunich
3.5 ounce of Crystal 40L


Steep the grains (either steep 1.25 gallons and top off in fermenter to 2.5 gallons or steep in 3 gallons steep at 165 deg for 30 minutes. “Sparge” (rinse grainbag but don't squeeze)with quart of warm water.

Add DME. Bring to boil.

Boil & Hops
.75 oz Perle 5.7 % at 60 min.
.25 oz. Perle 5.7% at 30 min.
1/8th oz. Perle 5.7% at 5 min.
1/8th oz Sterling 6.0% at 5 min.

Chill to 70 to 75 degrees. Add water to fermenter to target O.G. (1.062) or 5 gallons.

Pitch Wyyeast 1338 European Ale, pacman (if available) or more commonly Safale US-05

My House Amber Ale (tastes like Bell's Amber, but darker in color)

3 lbs. Amber Dme.
3/4 lbs. Munton’s Crystal 60l (steep following above advice for deadguy clone.)

1.0 oz Cascade 5.9 % at 60 min.
.5 oz. Cascade 5.9% at flameout.

Chill to 70 to 75 degrees. Add water to fermenter to target O.G. (1.062) or 5 gallons.

Pitch with US 05 (w/ hydration.)

If anyone wants I can post the allgrain recipes as well.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:52 AM   #693
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which Mr.Beer is close to BlueMoon ???

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I don't know..I can't stand wheat beers...but I did a search on the mrbeer recipe index and came up with a list of their recipes...you'll have to take a look and see.

http://www.mrbeer.com/search.php

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I don't know..I can't stand wheat beers...but I did a search on the mrbeer recipe index and came up with a list of their recipes...you'll have to take a look and see.

http://www.mrbeer.com/search.php

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i really like it with food,,thanks
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Thanks Revvy, That is what I figured about the can. I may closet the MrBeer and start out with 5 gal batches anyway. I have everything except a Stainless Stock Pot to go that route. Just figured the MrBeer would be a fast way to get some brew going.

Off topic but, does the Stock Pot have to be stainless or could I use an aluminum pot till I can buy a stainless?

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Thanks Revvy, That is what I figured about the can. I may closet the MrBeer and start out with 5 gal batches anyway. I have everything except a Stainless Stock Pot to go that route. Just figured the MrBeer would be a fast way to get some brew going.

Off topic but, does the Stock Pot have to be stainless or could I use an aluminum pot till I can buy a stainless?

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i have read that many use alum.
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Thanks Revvy, That is what I figured about the can. I may closet the MrBeer and start out with 5 gal batches anyway. I have everything except a Stainless Stock Pot to go that route. Just figured the MrBeer would be a fast way to get some brew going.

Off topic but, does the Stock Pot have to be stainless or could I use an aluminum pot till I can buy a stainless?

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Aluminum is fine.

But why wait? If you want to get some brew going do one of the recipes I posted, that way you can have your first batch going while you accumulate the gear for 5 gallon batches...
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Thanks, I found the Aluminum/Stainless answer in the Noobs thread just after I asked. Yeah that was/is the plan with the MrBeer.
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Very Cool!
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Do you have any recipes for your Mr Beer? I have a 5 gal kit however I also own a 3 gallon carboy and would like to brew smaller batches in my Mr Beer.

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