Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions - Page 406 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Mr Beer - Read all about it and ask questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-17-2012, 12:50 PM   #4051
crosschk
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Posts: 148
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe13

Try including other ingrediants. If you check the Mrbeer.com site and look at the recipes, a lot of them call for common household ingredients. I just made four a different beers a week ago. I used the following ingredients.

Brown sugar
Lemon juice
Cocoa
nutmeg
cinnamon
crushed corriander seed
honey
chili powder

Ive also used scotch in a previous recipe. Things like this help add a personal touch, and bring different layers to your beers.
Have you used the chili powder before? What else did you put in there?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #4052
bpgreen
Recipes 
 
Jan 2010
Utah
Posts: 443
Liked 28 Times on 24 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by scrabbler View Post
So just what are these "few" additions?

I can see adding some DME/LME.

I can see maybe dry hopping.

What else?
The sky is the limit. You can steep specialty grains for more flavor/color/body/mouthfeel, you can do hop boils of various lengths, you can do a partial mash.

You don't need to use any Mr Beer ingredients at all, if you don't want to. You can do anything with the Mr Beer fermenter that you can with a 5 gallon kit, except to make 5 gallons of beer at a time. If you want to do an all grain batch, there's nothing stopping you.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 03:36 PM   #4053
Joe13
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Joe13's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2011
York, ME
Posts: 157
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by crosschk View Post
Have you used the chili powder before? What else did you put in there?
Yes, it was for a stout.

Can of St patricks Irish stout, cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, 2 teaspoons of chilli powder. I'm interested to see how it comes out.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:37 PM   #4054
inkdbrewer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Chestertown, MD
Posts: 20
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Yup to all of the above, scrabbler. You're only limited to your imagination! Just subbing for a premium yeast yields great results...2 grams just isn't enough, either. I have since moved on to AG brewing, but I credit mr beer for the base of my knowledge of brewing. I still use the LBK's as my primary fermenters too!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 09:43 PM   #4055
inkdbrewer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Chestertown, MD
Posts: 20
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Double post. Stupid iPhone lol

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 10:32 PM   #4056
scrabbler
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 23

Quote:
Originally Posted by inkdbrewer View Post
Yup to all of the above, scrabbler. You're only limited to your imagination! Just subbing for a premium yeast yields great results...2 grams just isn't enough, either. I have since moved on to AG brewing, but I credit mr beer for the base of my knowledge of brewing. I still use the LBK's as my primary fermenters too!
You can also re-use yeast from a previous batch, look up "Yeast Washing". Also, you can up your yeast count by making a simple yeast starter. For the MB kits though, I've found the 2g to be fine, epecially since so many of them are of a lower gravity.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #4057
inkdbrewer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Chestertown, MD
Posts: 20
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by scrabbler

You can also re-use yeast from a previous batch, look up "Yeast Washing". Also, you can up your yeast count by making a simple yeast starter. For the MB kits though, I've found the 2g to be fine, epecially since so many of them are of a lower gravity.
Yeah, I've been reading up on washing. Seems like a much more affordable option in the long run. I brewed their blueberry lightning a while ago and made my first starter from a wyeast lager yeast to use in it since I wanted to cold ferment. Came out really good! I'm sure the starter was overkill for a 2.5g batch but it was fun tinkering!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 02:04 AM   #4058
azmark
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Posts: 122
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by inkdbrewer

Yeah, I've been reading up on washing. Seems like a much more affordable option in the long run. I brewed their blueberry lightning a while ago and made my first starter from a wyeast lager yeast to use in it since I wanted to cold ferment. Came out really good! I'm sure the starter was overkill for a 2.5g batch but it was fun tinkering!
new kits come w/4 g yeast packets I believe.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2012, 10:24 AM   #4059
inkdbrewer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2012
Chestertown, MD
Posts: 20
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by azmark

new kits come w/4 g yeast packets I believe.
Ahh. Cool. Haven't tried the new kits.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #4060
Beer-lord
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Beer-lord's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Burbs of the Big Easy, La
Posts: 1,494
Liked 184 Times on 148 Posts


Actually, 5 g are stamped on the yeast packs.
__________________
Wherever you go, there you are!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
read if you use MR BEER kit theBrewman12 General Beer Discussion 74 06-24-2016 05:20 AM
When should your beer read at its FSG justin22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 16 05-16-2016 02:32 AM
Read about Jalapeno beer.. had to try it. Drustanos Home Brewing Photo Forum 30 02-25-2015 06:21 AM
so what beer rags do you read? justbrewit General Beer Discussion 16 02-05-2012 09:20 PM
Anyone Try This Beer??? Read Thread 5gBrewer General Beer Discussion 8 02-25-2007 11:52 PM


Forum Jump