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Old 08-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #3991
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I used an online calculator a long time ago and came up with 60 grams of sugar for a Mr Beer batch. I slightly overfill, so my batch size was about 2.4 gallons. I add the sugar to about a cup of water, heat it in the microwave for about a minute, stir to dissolve all of the sugar, then bring it to a boil. You want to be careful that you don't let it boil long, or it will turn to candy.

I always let it cool to near room temperature before adding it to the priming container, but some people just add it hot, since it will cool quickly and only kill a few yeast cells that it comes in contact at the start.

I forget what calculator I used, but Screwy Brewer has one that takes into account things like style, fermenting temperature, etc and allows you to use measurements instead of weights if you don't have a kitchen scale.
Thank you for sharing this! Very informative for a new brewer. It definitely helped me out! Happy brewing!


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Old 08-25-2012, 02:49 AM   #3992
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is it possible to keg beer made from mr beer kegs?


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Old 08-25-2012, 03:04 AM   #3993
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is it possible to keg beer made from mr beer kegs?
Certainly. It will cost a few hundred. CO2 tank, regulator, 2.5 gallon keg, hoses/connects/faucets... and a fridge space.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:21 AM   #3994
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Certainly. It will cost a few hundred. CO2 tank, regulator, 2.5 gallon keg, hoses/connects/faucets... and a fridge space.
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You could actually use 5 gallon kegs, too, and they cost a lot less than 2.5 gallon kegs. You can either keg two batches at a time or just use a lot of CO2.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:40 AM   #3995
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might be somethin i look into. im gettin sick of bottling.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #3996
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Anyone try mixing OVL and HCCD together with no booster? I did it a couple weeks ago just to try to use up HME cans I had sitting around. I tasted a sample last night and I'd call it a best bitter. Caramel maltiness before the bitterness hits the back of your tongue, fading to a nice floral aftertaste. I'm not big on bitters but I think I might like this one quite a bit.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #3997
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Anyone try mixing OVL and HCCD together with no booster? I did it a couple weeks ago just to try to use up HME cans I had sitting around. I tasted a sample last night and I'd call it a best bitter. Caramel maltiness before the bitterness hits the back of your tongue, fading to a nice floral aftertaste. I'm not big on bitters but I think I might like this one quite a bit.
It's Mr Beer's "Fallen Friar" recipe:

Fallen Friar Hoppy ABV = 4.5% SRM = 12 IBU = 45
1 can High Country Canadian Draft
1 can Octoberfest Vienna Lager
1 Yeast Packet
1 Sterling Hops
ferment for 2 Weeks warm/cold carb 3 to 4 weeks

I have made this one twice since I like the HCCD anyways, and I really this body & feel / taste of this brew.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #3998
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So it is. Interesting. Guess I never looked too closely at those recipes!
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Here's a link to the MB recipes

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...3NkVmR3c#gid=2
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New Brew's post raises excellent points. Mr Beer will never be as cost effective as five gallon in the long run- nor five gallon as cost effective as ten and so forth. The smaller the batch the higher the cost per serving.

That said, the small batch size has its advantages for those of us with Beer ADHD and cost differences can be minimized by using half of a Muntons Gold kit or, better yet, moving away from kits all together.


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