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Old 03-18-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. Just bought my very first home brew kit and I'm extremely excited to get started. It's a Mr. Beer kit. Figured i'd start small. Anyway I'm very excited to become a home brewer!!!

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the addiction. A good number of us start exactly where you are starting and grow from there. The process is easy for Mr Beer, just imagine the process, fun and great results when you graduate to all grain. Good luck and post results. My most complex Mr Beer was Novacaine, 9 months bottle conditioning if I recall correctly, but a very expensive, complex tasting and highly alcoholic brew.

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Hey! Thanks for the reply. I'm getting started as we speak. I'll be updating so stick around for a good laugh. lol

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #4
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So, I don't have a good seal on the keg. Is this going to be a problem?

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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No. The idea is that the lid allows CO2 to escape. That's why the lbk (little brown keg) has no airlock.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #6
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By the way- this video is good for taking your next steps with a Mr Beer kit

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:01 PM   #7
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First thing to do is to toss the Mr. Beer instructions in the trash.

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #8
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Thank you all for the information. Just finished up. The little brown keg is sitting in my closet with the door closed. It will remain there for the next 12-14 days at around 68 degrees when I will bottle. Then it'll be sitting in the bottles for another 2 weeks. I'll keep you all posted on how it goes. Any information and experiences you guys want to share would be very much appreciated and taken into account. I may wrap the under side of the keg in clothes or towels because the temp my house is at is on the low end for what the directions say. Any information would be nice. Thank you!!!

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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What kit did you brew...American Pale Ale?

 
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:56 PM   #10
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Yea. It's official name was American classic beer. But I'm pretty that its an American pale ale

 
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