Mr. Beer?

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  1. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  2. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    So will you actually lager your beer?

    What all is involved in the process? Do you go through a boil?
     
  4. zarnold56

    zarnold56 Well-Known Member

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

    herbicide Well-Known Member

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

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. pyrocyz

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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

    pyrocyz Well-Known Member

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    Hope it turns out well. Good luck.
     
  10. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I hope it does as well.
     
  11. Rods79

    Rods79 Well-Known Member

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    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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    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    All I know is that it told me to ferment at about 70 F. :huh:
     
  13. CydeTracked

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    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.
     
  14. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    Try to forget it's there, I know what you are talking about though.
     
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    twojman Well-Known Member

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

    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.
     
  16. HerkyKiller

    HerkyKiller Well-Known Member

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    I've heard nothing but good things about them, plus each batch makes 2.5 gallons of beer.

    Yes please.
     
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    Have you been able to find unscented liquid soap that's not dish soap? I've looked all over, and I can't find unscented hand soap anywhere.
     

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