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Old 11-23-2012, 03:19 AM   #1
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Who has the best Mr. Beer add ons that really enhance the Mr. Beer LMEs/cans?

I found a store that sells the cans for $10 a piece, 3 for $30 to be exact.

I figure that that is a decent price for the can and the yeast.

So now I wonder, what are some killer add ons for home made boosters that can really take these kits to the next level... the simpler the better.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Here it is..

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brewi...pment-kit.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:46 AM   #3
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Oh... I meant ingredients wise... in other words, home made boosters for the pre-made cans of Mr. Beer LME et al.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:00 AM   #4
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Most would say that the best way to improve a Mr beer kit is not to use a Mr Beer kit, and I'm guessing that was Gear's point.
When I first started I used 2 cooper's kits (same thing hopped LME) and got ok results, better than the can and sugar but no where near using unhopped extract and boiling it with hops.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:02 AM   #5
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Garbage can: position it so that it surrounds the entire Mr. Beer kit
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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I figured the Mr. Beer is a cheapy... probably because it is not air tight.

But also because the pre-made cans might not be that good either... Mr. Beer wants to save on the malt et al.

But my point was, is there anyone out there that has successfully altered a Mr. Beer premade can and significantly improved the flavor?

If so, that would be good to know... as the Mr. Beer premade cans are extremely easy to use.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #7
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Have you read this sticky on using Mr. Beer?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/mr-b...estions-46360/

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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Haters gonna hate on the Mr. Beer. That being said:

First thing you can do is to ditch the "booster" pack and use un-hopped extract.
Second thing is to add hops during the boil.
Third would be to ditch the Mr. Beer cans

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Punx Clever View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDqnFPgpb-0

Haters gonna hate on the Mr. Beer. That being said:

First thing you can do is to ditch the "booster" pack and use un-hopped extract.
Second thing is to add hops during the boil.
Third would be to ditch the Mr. Beer cans
Awesome reply Punx. Thanks.

For all the Mr. Beer haters... has there ever been a brew off with same exact ingredients using a Mr. Beer barrel, a bucket and a carboy and then a taste test of the bottles later?

That would be a nice experiment to perhaps eliminate urban legands.

 
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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Although... the way that is used... may as well just buy Briess's LME vs the Mr. Brew can... which, is a recipe I have up next... I'm gonna use the Amber LME from Briess but use the Mr. Beer barrel.

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