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    Mr. Beer?

    Anyone get one of these and try it out? I got the kit for Christmas, and I'm currently brewing some Golden Lager. Found out that my closet is the perfect temperature to let my beer ferment.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Quote Originally Posted by HerkyKiller View Post
    Anyone get one of these and try it out? I got the kit for Christmas, and I'm currently brewing some Golden Lager. Found out that my closet is the perfect temperature to let my beer ferment.
    I got one about 12 years ago. I brewed a few batches with it. I used their mixes and they usually turned out pretty well.


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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    So will you actually lager your beer?

    What all is involved in the process? Do you go through a boil?



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    We messed with one in college, and never got good results. More than likely user error tho



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Follow the cleaning and sanitizing instructions to a "t" (or even beyond) and it will
    Work fine.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    So will you actually lager your beer?

    What all is involved in the process? Do you go through a boil?
    I'm not really sure of the process of "lager-ing" but I don't think I boil it more than just the initial boil.

    I followed the cleaning instructions so hopefully everything comes out O.K.

    One thing that I thought was funny about boiling the liquid they gave me was that it made my apartment smell like sweet potatoes.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Lagering is where you cool the fermenter down to almost freezing to help clarify the beer.

    Never played around with a Mr. Beer. I use 5 gallon bucket and bottles for my beer.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    I didn't lager it then, but since it's my first beer I'm just trying to get something that doesnt taste like ****.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Hope it turns out well. Good luck.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Thanks, I hope it does as well.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    There are primarily two different types of beer...ales and lagers. Ales ferment with top feeding yeast around 60-70 degrees, and lagers ferment with bottom feeding yeast at cooler temperatures anywhere from 40-55 or 60.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    All I know is that it told me to ferment at about 70 F.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    I got a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas as well and currently have a pale ale fermenting. I'm pretty excited and might have a hard time being patient enough to wait a month until I can drink it.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Try to forget it's there, I know what you are talking about though.



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    Re: Mr. Beer?

    Quote Originally Posted by HerkyKiller View Post
    Anyone get one of these and try it out? I got the kit for Christmas, and I'm currently brewing some Golden Lager. Found out that my closet is the perfect temperature to let my beer ferment.

    Please let CF know when you want us over for sample time.

    I think I am actually going to get one too. I heard they were at Bed Bath & Beyond (insert Old School joke here) for like $30 or $35.



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