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Old 02-19-2012, 10:48 PM   #3551
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TheG3RG, I'd wait about 3 weeks, then pop 'em in the fridge. Waiting for your first brew can be excruciatingly painful. It hurts now to have to wait sometimes...
Yes it already is extremely hard. I marked my last bottle I filled up, which has the most settlement in it. So that one will be my test one after maybe the first week but most likely two. Then the rest I probably should wait until 3 weeks...
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:50 AM   #3552
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Just primed my WCPA, very first brew gotta wait a week or two, then stick them in the fridge for two days, then drink

I'm not going to like bottling much longer, going to upgrade to 5 gal and force carb
Yup... started with Mr. Beer on January 1st, Christmas present.
Just bottled a 5gallon batch on Friday, and even using larger bottles (1L swingtops and 22oz bombers), it just tedious.
Bought the first of my kegging equipment today

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:05 AM   #3553
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Would it be better for me to start out with Mr. Beer, or just go ahead and get a more advanced kit?

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:06 AM   #3554
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Would it be better for me to start out with Mr. Beer, or just go ahead and get a more advanced kit?
Mr beer. If you like it, move to advanced kit. Then use Mr beer kit for smaller experimental batches.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:12 AM   #3555
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Thanks for prompt response. I can make very good beer with it then?

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #3556
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Thanks for prompt response. I can make very good beer with it then?
Mr beer kit supplied brew will probably be drinkable. If you like making brew after this first experience , start investing in better equipment and try better quality kits. Not Mr beer kits. The Mr beer fermented and bottles can be reused.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #3557
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Haha. I like the 'will probably be drinkable' response. What is the biggest difference between a Mr. Beer kit and other kits?

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:22 AM   #3558
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Thanks for prompt response. I can make very good beer with it then?
Yes. You can make excellent beer with the Mr beer fermenter. You can do anything with a Mr beer kit than you can with a 5 gallon kit except make 5 gallons at a time.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:26 AM   #3559
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^It's probably a good thing that I wouldn't be able to make more than 5 gallons at a time, being that I haven't brewed anything in my life, LOL.

 
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:21 AM   #3560
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The biggest difference between the Mr. Beer ingredient kits and most others, is that it uses Hopped Malt Extract. Most others do not- but there are a few.
It's very simple to make them, but the hop flavors seem a bit more one-dimensional than when you use fresh hops. However, I find many of their brews are perfectly drinkable, tasty beer.
I'd had better, but I've also spent more on terrible supposed craft beers too damned many times to count.
I bought a half dozen extra Mr. Beer kits on woot.com's sales a few weeks back, I'm using all of the ingredient kits that came with, and all the extra bottles, plus I have a crap-ton of extra mini fermenters- which would also serve well as punch coolers at a backyard barbecue.
Watch for them to go on sale, I picked them up at $20 apiece, the bottles and malt are worth that.

 
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