dealsmr beer deluxe edition home microbrewery systm…

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soon they will crawl out of the woodwork and tell you that you cant make beer with this. believe me, you can. goto mrBeerfansdotcom to learn more.

cheers

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You can't make beer with this...

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Lets make a kegerator for it too

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@907joker: Of course you can make beer with this but why start? Get yourself a real homebrew kit http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/deluxe-beer-starter-kit.html and start off on the right foot. Once you get the itch you won't want to drink beer any other way.

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got mine as a gift as i was non-specific when i told someone i'd like a starter kit. i'll upgrade eventually but for now, it works. Just make sure you're sanitary as hell (not a total joke, i'd autoclave my entire kitchen before brewing if i could) and i would suggest spending a few bucks for better yeast than what comes with the kits, otherwise, 3 batches in and they've all been solid brews. Not great, but good.

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also, check out http://www.thescrewybrewer.com/ and see what that guy can do with Mr.Beer

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You definitely can brew some good beers in this. All the magic happens when you are in the kitchen putting your recipe together anyway. This is essentially just a combo fermenter/brewing bucket. Since I'm not a big quantity beer drinker, the smaller 2.13-2.4gal size of the Mr. Beer fermenter is ideal as opposed to the larger 5 gallon. You end up with a little less than one case of beer per batch. And before the naysayers chime in, no, the lack of a bubbling air lock is not a problem. There is a small gap under the lid that allows the gasses to escape, but still keeps the beer protected. I have two Mr. Beer kegs and a 3 gallon carboy for brewing, and while the bubbling air lock is fun to watch, the Mr. Beer kegs have fermented some really good stuff without any spoilage so far.

That said, thehyena is right. You would do well to use the better yeasts available at your local homebrew store.

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I bought this on woot two years ago April. I've since brewed over 50 batches with only 3-4 bad ones (which was due to too high fermentation temps I found out.) I really enjoy it. I recently bought a full-bore home-brewing kit on ebay, but haven't used it yet because of the amount of empty bottles I'll need.

If you're considering this, do yourself a favor and go for it. Then go to Mr. Beer's site when they're having a 20% off sale, and stock up on mixes. Then get to work.

- Kudos to the guy who mentioned mrbeerfans.com check the FAQ page there for answers to all your questions! And if you still have questions, the people on the boards are the most helpful bunch!

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@valianteffort: I have a Mr. Beer Kit, and you can actually, contrary to popular belief, make very decent beer with it. You have to know what you are doing of course. You don't HAVE to use their kits, but if you do, I recommend "To Hellenboch".

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I got a Mr. Beer as a present several years ago and made quite a few good batches of beer with it. My last batch was a nut brown ale that didn't turn out quite as I expected, but it was still very drinkable. I've since moved on to a bigger homebrew system, but the Mr. Beer kit was a good way to get started without a large initial investment. I would recommend getting a capper and using glass bottles though. I once put half a batch in plastic and half in glass and the beer in the glass bottles tasted much better.

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This is a fantastic first step into brewing, a way to decide if you want to make beer without paying for a full-size setup. If you're serious about brewing, this isn't for you. If you're curious about brewing, it'd be $25 well spent.

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This deal isn't as good as on Amazon. Amazon has it for $30 with free shipping, shipping is $13 for this deal. Plus you can get more recipe packs on Amazon for a good deal. http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beer-Deluxe-Microbrewery-System/dp/B00005O68L/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1299343788&sr=1-1

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I got my dad one of these once and now he's gone into "real" home brewing. I think these are great.

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You definitely can make decent beer with the Mr Beer kits. If you do buy Mr Beer kits, spend the extra $$ on the premium kits that come with two cans of the malt extract, replacing the booster pack that comes with the basic kits.
The American Devil IPA kit from Mr Beer turned out to be pretty good when I made it. I added 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of molasses to bump up the flavor and the ABV.

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I agree, get the premium refills and use honey for the sugar. Also, check out the recipes, great stuff made with Mr Beer kits, add some hops and you're set!

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I just picked up one of these a few weeks ago and am still waiting for my first batch. @lljktympanic is right you should get it from amazon, but get this one: http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Beer-Premium-Microbrewery-System/dp/B00007G2IX/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1299516754&sr=8-4. For $8 more you get the bottling "kit" (8 1 liter PET Mr.beer bottles), and it qualifies for amazon's 4-for-3 so you can pick up 3 more premium recipes and get one of them free