Call me Mr. Beer Soaked Hombrewer – part 2

Mr. Beer Premium EditionI mentioned earlier that I ordered a Mr. Beer homebrew kit. Well, it showed up last week and today was brew day.

It was simple as can be:

  1. 10 minutes to sanitize
  2. Dissolve the “booster” in 4 cups water (booster is basically corn syrup solids)
  3. Bring to boil, remove from heat
  4. Add extract, stir to create wort.
  5. Pour wort into fermenter
  6. Add cold water to make 8.5 qts
  7. Pitch yeast, stir, store in cool dark place
  8. Wait

Now we wait. I followed the Pale Ale recipe exactly as described in the packaging. I want to see how it turns out before tweaking the Mr. Beer recipes. All in all it was a very simple process with little to no mess. First impression… this is pretty awesome. I’ll report back on bottle day. Until then I’ll be emptying bottles. Cheers!

Beer Soaked Erik

6 thoughts on “Call me Mr. Beer Soaked Hombrewer – part 2

  1. I’m about half way through my first batch of beer. Do yourself a favor, let it sit in the fermenter for at least two weeks, three weeks is best. After you bottle it, let it carbonate for two weeks, then condition for another three weeks before putting it in the fridge. If you followed the instructions, you should have a nice brew.

    I’ve got a batch of Octoberfest Vienna Lager conditioning (should be ready to put in the fridge next weekend (6/16/2012). I’ve got a batch of Whispering Wheat Weizenbier carbonating, and a batch of High Country Canadian Lager in the fermenter (as of Sunday).

    I’ve also got seven more beer refill kits either here, or on the way. This is fun! 😀

  2. You are going to LOVE your Mr. Beer! My wife gave me one for Christmas and I haven’t stopped brewing!! The hardest part is the waiting, but, I would still reccommend brewing for the full 2 weeks.

  3. Thanks so much for the tips. I think that Tom Petty was talking about fermentation when he sang “The way-ay-ting is the hardest part.”

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