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Old 06-18-2012, 12:43 AM   #3901
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I'm planning on going to Bed Bath & Beyond tomorrow to see if they have any Mr. Beer kits on clearance. I mainly want one so I can have a compact 2.5g fermenter.

Edit: I didn't find any Mr. Beer kits on clearance.


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Old 06-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #3902
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HI just drunk my 1st batch taste pretty good got me drunk too.


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Old 06-20-2012, 06:40 PM   #3903
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Hello Friends,
My second Mr. beer Brew is almost done fermenting. With my first brew i bottled it after 2 1/2 weeks of fermenting and let it carbonate and condition in the bottles. This second is a wheat beer however and i was wondering if conditioning is necessary. Any other tips for a refreshing summer brew would be well appreciated:-)

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #3904
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Typically wheat beers can be drank (drunken?) young. You'll still need time for it to carb (typically 2-3 weeks) but after that you can generally start drinking them unless they are very heavy gravity or you've added other adjuncts like fruit.

If this is a typical MrB refill I'd say that you're safe testing one at two weeks in the bottle (at room temp). I'm betting you'll be pleased with it at that point.
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:32 PM   #3905
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Just. Made. It. Through. The. Whole. Thing.

Lots of valuable info here, that is for sure. Thank you everyone who has contributed and helped me on my way toward making the best Mr. Beer brew possible. I am definitely going to start with the extracts, then start making modifications, (i.e. adding DME, Hops, etc.) but I was happy to read that I can move to all grain without having to give up the convenience of the LBK (apartment living and all). I am excited to try some of the simple BIAB techniques I have seen discussed! Thank you again to everyone who has contributed to the wealth of information!
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:50 AM   #3906
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:46 PM   #3907
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Hello, another beginner question here.
I'm on my last Mr Beer refill, it is an October Vienna Lager (amber). My plan is to ferment in the 2.5 gal keg then carbonate and condition in the bottles that came with the set. My question is does the type of bottle help/hinder conditioning? The plastic bottles from Mr. Beer have been used twice before, should I bother buying glass ones or come up with a way to bulk condition?

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Old 06-22-2012, 04:17 AM   #3908
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I like plastic because you can give the squeeze test. They get tighter or harder as the co2 builds up pressure in the bottle. There is no difference in using glass but you cant squeeze test.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:58 PM   #3909
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So I just found out that Mr Beer has discontinued most of the beer kits I gazed at for so long (I'm too cheap to pay almost ten dollars in shipping for so little product and I would rather feel a product in my hands before buying). When did this happen and are the new kits better than the ones they are discontinuing? *Not like I would buy them to be honest, since after I am done with the two additional refills I bought at BB&B, I want to just pick up some malt extract from my local store.

Also can I do grain brewing in the Mr. Beer kit? My local store really only focuses on all-grain brewing (their malt selection is somewhat pathetic).

Also their season refills seem like such a rip-off. I can pick up a 24-pack of premium beer (more beer than I could brew with those kits) for less money from Costco and don't even need to be a Costco member to get that deal (state law).
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Old 06-24-2012, 12:28 AM   #3910
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Well, since you're not going to buy them anyway I guess there's no point in discussing them

And the seasonals were actually some of their best beers. Heck, you can go buy two cases of just about any cheap beer for less than you could the seasonal, but that's not really the point is it?


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