dealsmr. beer premium edition kit for $29.99 + free…

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I think Mr. Beer is going to be my new best friend.

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This is the starter kit that got me into home brewing. It's pretty much foolproof, and if you use their all-malt recipes, you can even turn out some decent beer.

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I'm on my third batch and have been pleased with the results. Even the intro batch is decent, but quality goes up when you start using the better packs.

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Mr. Beer is okay, but really expensive for the qualities it produces long term. At this price you can use is to see if it's something your interested in. However I would support your local brew store, the cost per bottle is much cheaper and the quality is much better.

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@grush1: you should keep an out and so should every one else on woot.com every few months they will have a beer making kit that is better and produces a better beer and you have more options on making your beer!

or you can just go to midwestbrewing supplies and buy it at full price

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I got this kit off woot a few years ago. Used it for about 6 or 7 batches over the course of a year. Without this, I probably would have never known how much fun homebrewing is. I don't use my Mr. Beer at all anymore since I bought bigger fermenters, but it still has its place in my closet just to remind me how it all began. Can't beat the price. If you try it and don't like it, there are plenty of people around who'd be willing to buy the pieces from you.

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Mr. Beer is a great way to get started. If you want good advice on how to get the best of your kit, check out mrbeerfans.com

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I've been homebrewing on and off for about 20 years and when ever someone askes me about the Mr. Beer kits, I instead recommend Williams Brewing starter kit.

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@fusion44: Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure I can be friends with Mrs. Beer, the kids and all their relatives too.

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save your $$$ and buy a real home brew kit and recipe... mr. beer sucks !

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I'm interested in homebrewing and I know this would be a great way to break into the hobby... but since I know that actual homebrewing is much more complicated and produces better results, I think I'd rather put the $30 towards real supplies.

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I, too, got my start in homebrewing thanks to a Mr. Beer kit. Like others have stated, it's not the best thing in the world, but for a relatively small initial investment ($30), you can give it a shot and see if it's something you want to stick with. You can always upgrade to a bigger, better kit later down the road. I have a couple of fermenting buckets and carboys, and I still use my Mr. Beer for small batches.

The $64 (plus $12 shipping) kit from Midwest that goes on sale on Groupon is a good deal, too. I also have one of these, and love it, but I don't know that I would have paid $76 PLUS the cost of a brew kettle to do 5 gallon batches (at least $30 if not more) PLUS the cost of 50-something bottles to bottle the 5-gallon batch. The Mr. Beer kit is only $30, while the Midwest kit will end up costing you over $100 (and trust me, you will want to spend more later). So Mr. Beer is good way to find out if you want to pursue this hobby further.

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This is a great way to get into homebrewing. I dont use mrbeer supplies any more, but I still use the fermenters to brew small test batches. as someone else mentioned, check out MrBeerFans.com for more info.

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I bought this kit without the bottles to see if I was interested in getting into home brewing. It is pretty foolproof if you read the directions and you can make a decent beer. If you are going to buy a Mr.Beer, this is a very good deal as it includes the bottles. Have fun and enjoy a cold beer, my idea of a good day!

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No matter if you get this kit or a real homebrew kit (which I highly recommend) do your self a favor and get the book The Complete Joy of Homebrew and/or How to Brew. Both are excellent books to get you started in brewing the right way. This is one of the hobbies where the more you know the better you will do. and it's way better to learn by reading than by having to drink 3+ gallons of beer that turned out bad because you didn't know what to do.