Mr. Beer home brew kit
Anybody used this before? My buddy got me it for my birthday and i started the process on Saturday, in 2-3 weeks i should know how it turned out.
He got me the West Coast Pale Ale.
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I think that is the kit that Obejuan uses.
So what you're saying is i shouldn't expect a complete POS beer then? Ha
(asusming i did it right)
I know if you are getting involved in brewing it will be expensive. It will pay off if you do many beers but all of the supplies that Obejuan purchased must have cost a bunch. There is a good home brew store in South OC called O'Shea's. I would give them a call or pm Obejuan for tips. His beers are really good and he makes many varieties.
In short it is of my opinion it is good to have a friend that home brews.
/me can be a volunteer tester ;)
Yeah i doubt im looking to really get into it, just a funny gift my buddy got me. If it turns out good i might order more of the mr beer kits, they have an irish stout i wouldnt mind trying.
Originally Posted by Homer Simpson
Mr beer kits suck. For about $300 you can put together a decent brew setup and make just about any beer. The Mr. Beer kits are usually extracts, where if you brew with a real setup, you get to use real grains and much higher quality malt.
A friend had one and the beer turned out like flavored water and very far away from anything considered beer. Of course I have no idea if he followed the directions correctly. However I have had some home brewed stuff from other guys with better equipment and the brews have ranged from okay to quite good.
I had gotten a Beer in a Bag thing for a gift where the bag itself is used to make the beer. My step-bro got one too so he made it and after sampling it I regifted mine to a friend, lol. It wasn't horrible but I was less of a beer drinker back then.
I listened to the Basic Brewing podcast for a long time as I wanted to learn about the process for my writing but I don't think i'd get into it myself.
The most important thing is to sanitize. They should have included some sort of sanitizer with the kit. If you're in doubt, be over cautious. A small amount of bacteria can destroy your hard work.
I also brew using the carboy and cooler for the grains method. If you're willing to put in the time, you can make some very delicious beers. I just brewed an English ESB style called "The Innkeeper"; it was one of the best beers I've ever had, commercial, micro, or otherwise.