Mr. Beer American Ale Home Brewing Beer Refill Kit
- Makes 2 Gallons of all malt American Craft Style Beer, approximately 3.7% ABV^All Mr. Beer Refills are all natural, GMO Free and designed to work in your Mr. Beer Home Brewing Kit^Easy to follow 14 day brewing process, just add water^Mr. Beer Refills take all the guess work out of the brewing process, so you are assured to get a top quality beer every time^Includes 1 can of American Ale HME, 1 Packet of dry brewing yeast and 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser
American Ale-Rich golden color, light toasty malt character with a citrusy hop aroma and crisp bitterness.
Mr. Beer All Malt Refills
Mr. Beer gives you a wide variety of refills to choose from. You are sure to find a style for every occasion, and beer drinker. The hardest choice is deciding which one to brew next.
Mr. Beer American Ale Refill
The Mr. Beer American Ale Refill is a rich golden color beer with a light toasty malt character, and a citrus hop aroma accompanied by a crisp bitterness. All you need is water, and your Mr. Beer kit to get brewing another batch of top quality all malt beer.
- 1 Can of American Ale HME
- 1 Packet of Dry Ale Yeast
- 1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser
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I've ordered multiple mr beer refills from amazon and have never had any issues. Will not be ordering another one from amazon after this.
This kit does a great job, no issues and I will be buying again soon I'm sure.
I wanted a little more ABV so I added an additional 1lb 2.4 oz Briess Amber LME (I was shooting for 1lb) and also added 1oz Hallertau hops to balance the additional malt. I used a glass carboy instead of the Mr. Beer keg since I had a carboy available.
I brought ~1.5 gallons of spring water to a boil, added the 1 lb 2.4 oz Amber Briess LME and the hops, boiled for 20 minutes. Burner off. Added the Mr Beer hopped extract, cooled in ice bath. Added spring water to about 2+ gallons for an OG of 1.054. I aerated the wort (shook the glass carboy for several minutes) and pitched the dry Mr. beer yeast. Fermentation took off within 8 hrs, the yeast did a great job and active fermentation tapered off within 5 days.
I left it in the carboy for 4 weeks to finish. FG was 1.007, which is ~87% attenuation and ABV ~6.3%.
I kegged straight to a corney keg, and forced carbonated.
Malty and smooth, great head that sticks around. Nice finish and good ABV level.
Additional thoughts -
Mind your sanitation, I'd recommend getting some Star San and use as directed.
Oktoberfest technically is a lager recipe but this kit is intended to be fermented at ale temperatures and does so very well. I would recommend keeping the fermentation temp on the low end ~68. My first few batches fermented warmer than ideal and you could tell.
Also, do not be in a hurry! Let this sit for a few weeks at least. Dark ales should be 3-4 weeks. Green beer is not good!
This kit was fresh, yeast performed well, the extract was tasty, and I ended up with a great brew.
Will buy again!
That 2 gallons did not go far, the keg kicked tonight. :o(
That was a really nice brew.
I already have my next brew lined up but I'm very tempted to jump on the Mr. Beer website's 30% off sale and grab some for some double batches... that sale is going on for a few more days.
(I gave in - double batches of Oktoberfest, Voodoo, and Dark Forest Stout are on the way :o)