dealsmr. beer premium edition kit for $29.99 + freeā€¦

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@tapoutnc: As an avid homebrewer, I say you have never tried this. The results are excellent, especially for someone just getting started. It's simple, and you learn the basics. No need to spend all day brewing.

You also keep all of the equipment and can reuse it over and over. Refills are available from the Mr Beer website, as well as many home-brewing stores.

You will have better results with the all-malt kits, as well as the recipes section of the website.

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@tapoutnc: As a novice homebrewer, I have to disagree. This kit has yielded a couple of batches of delicious beer for me.

For $29 it's an inexpensive way to see if you're interested enough in the hobby to dedicate more money to it with more professional equipment. I'm sure if I were an avid homebrewer I'd be disappointed in the equipment, but as a novice, I found it easy to use and had everything I needed in one kit.

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I got one of these as part of their 'scratch and dent' sale back around Memorial day. I'm very pleased with the results thus far. While this is definitely not a higher grade home brewing kit, the results are pretty hard to argue with and it's super easy to do. If you don't want to spend a small fortune on equipment, but are still interested, this is definitely the way to go. As with many hobbies, there are some great online forums on how to improve your Mr. Beer results.

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i also am an avid home-brewer, and started off on a Mr. Beer kit. My first batch was horrible--very sweet and weird tasting. BUT, I researched and found out that the yeast was probably bad. So, I tried again with fresh yeast that I ordered online from a homebrew place, and voila! drinkable beer!

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I have one of these kits, and I'm tempted to get a second so I can do 5 gal batches. The plastic bottles work fine, but beer snobs will complain. Saving your pop top glass bottles and buying a cap and capper isn't expensive and adds a lot to the drinking experience.

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@johnt007871: Exactly! There are a great way to get started, plus when you graduate to a better setup, reuse the fermenter to make small test batches to experiment with.

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@midga59: LOL! Let's try composing that note to the teacher:

Dear Ms. Smith,

Please excuse little Johnny for bringing beer to school. We were just doing a science project on fermentation and...........

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@luke975 When I ordered the 'scratch and dent' kit back in May, I wouldn't have called it that when I received it. Looked brand new to me. I've seen stuff on the shelves at my local stores in 10x worse condition. I think it's just a gimmick to move product, which works for both seller and consumer.

@johnt007871 I did the same thing, I have several cases of 22oz bottles from my homebrew days. I also soak my empty commercial bottles to lift the labels and reuse them. A capper will run you well under $20 and caps are practically free. I have 5 batches of Mr. Beer lagering at various ages right now.

@dpettus A lot of homebrewers with the more expensive equipment do exactly that.

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I'm in for 1! Let the n00b brewing begin!...in 10 to 14 days :D

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@rlw999: well thats a good point, but it'll take weeks to get it from thatdailydeal anyways. and what they said about the box being in less than great shape isn't comforting, if the box is damaged some of the contents might be. plus I guess I really like amazons no hassle return policy. In fact getting ready to use that policy on some cheap chinese made solar lights I bought for my porch.

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@pleepleus: yeah I just don't like to gamble I guess. if somebody has a smoking deal, sure. otherwise amazon or if I want to try it on or get a better view, walmart.

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@descentman: Well, for those of us who don't have Prime, this is still a good deal. I always check Amazon before I post, and I try to keep in mind that many folks don't have Prime.

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@pes5016: Be sure to post back about your results!

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@tapoutnc: This is exactly what I was about to ask. Thanks! Guess I'll just bide my time on this one.

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@luke975: Why spend a few more dollars for "free" 2 day shipping from Amazon when it's gonna take weeks to brew the beer? :-)

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This isnt much of a deal.... Amazon has it for $30.57 and free shipping (with Prime) andddd since I have an Amazon Visa I'll get reward points too.

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I gotta agree with the others that were down voted. Pass on this and get a real starter kit from Northern Brewer, Morebeer, Adventures in Homebrewing, etc. It will be slightly more, about $100, but your product will be so much better, you will learn more about the process, and you will have more fun. Fun is what the hobby is really about. Dumping pre-hopped extract into water and pitching yeast isn't very much fun.

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@midga59: Agreed. I bought one before I knew any better. Skip this and just buy a bucket kit off of Amazon.

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As an avid homebrewer, i say "save your money". You can get started for about $100 with a kit and keep using the equipment. You won't be happy with the results from these. It's more a novelty.

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Basically, this is what I would get a kid for a science project on fermentation. It's not a bad way to learn the basics of the process. If what you're looking to do is step into homebrewing, though, just wait for a sale on the starter kit at Northern Brewer or something. It'll cost a bit more, but you'd be doing it anyway, and you'll save yourself the time, money and trouble you'd otherwise spend on this.

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looks like a good way to get sick on some beer.

and you're not saving that much over amazon. If I wanted this I'd get it there for a couple dollars more and its shipping prime.