dealsdeluxe mr. beer kit with booster - bed bath…

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Good mention. First deal I've posted :-/

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@lskennedy: anytime. Keep up the good work on hunting down those deals.

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Hmm, is this the same thing or better than today's woot?!?

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This just sold out on BB&B, and is now being sold on the woot homepage for 5 dollars more?

I CALL CONSPIRACY!!!

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This MUST be an insider job -_-

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The one on woot today includes bottles that are not included with this one. I feel like this is the sort of product that a lot of places stock up on for people to give as Christmas gifts and then liquidate after the holiday is over. Still, IMHO it's pretty awesome that homebrew kits are now seen as something that's commercially viable.

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@danm519: These are pretty bad home brew kits that -shouldn't- be commercially viable. I made a batch and it came out really weak tasting and watery. You can get much better quality beer with home brewing extracts and tools elsewhere online.

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@de1337er: +1 I would never try to make a Mr Beer kit. You can spend about $60-$100 (and $30 on ingredients) and have everything a beginner needs to brew 5 gallons of actual great tasting beer.

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@say592: but this is only $15, and it's worth that money. Sure, you can spend up to 10x as much and get something better, but for someone who's never done it before, it's a good starting point. Not everyone is willing to drop that sort of money for something that they don't even know if they will like.

I got this kit and I thought it turned out pretty well for my first try. Definitely drinkable. Now that I'm ready to do some more, I'm going to get a better outfit. But I'm glad I started with this one.

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This must be in their 'Beyond' department.

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Definitely a better deal on woot. Complete kit.

But for those who tried this and didn't like it, you probably didn't let it sit long enuff. Pretty much double the ferment time and fridge time and you'll love it. Depending on which brew you order of course. I love their porter. (They have a gazillion flavors) Not too keen on the one that comes with the kit.

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Got the Premium kit (with bottles, same as woot) for Christmas and am on day 1 of fermentation. We'll see how it goes. The wort is pre-made, so you do not have to prepare it yourself. Sort of like to difference between making homemade cookies and making slice-and-bake cookies. Many people say online that the durations in the instructions are too short and doesn't allow enough time to the magic to happen properly. I'll be trying the "2,2,2" plan, 2 weeks fermentation, 2 weeks bottled at room temp, 2 weeks bottled chilled. I'll probably upgrade to a real kit later and use this one for making cider or mead.

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I have 4 kits now (including the one I bought from Woot). I would definitely describe it as being a Beer version of the Easy Bake Oven. The first time I made beer, it took about 90ish minutes to get it all set and fermenting. The second time, less then an hour. I let the first ferment for a week, bottled for another, then cracked one open after a day in the fridge. It's alright to say the least, but I can tell the next batch I have in the keg, 2 weeks on friday, will be much better from the samples I've taken.

I became enamored with beer after I turned 21 in October, and haven't bought anything except craft or micro-brewed since. Mr Beer is a great intro into homebrewing, and I plan on moving up to the glass carboy's and what not over summer.

Anywho, yes, Woot's deal was better because of the bottles, hell, I even bought it over this one!