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Subject: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: djeffbee
Nov 1st, 2015
4:07 pm
My bud gave me a Mr. Beer kit and challenged me to make a good brew in it. I know, I know, its just a container, but I have scaled down a mild recipe that I want to try this week (also, its small, so I can do this indoors on the stovetop).

I'd prefer not to have to drag my blue cooler in the house, but will if I have to. Any thoughts on the best way to do this? I've never done anything but batch sparge. Is this a single infusion candidate? Any help is greatly appreciated!


Scenic Hills Mr Beer Mild #102

A ProMash Recipe Report

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

08-A English Pale Ale, Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Min OG: 1.032 Max OG: 1.040
Min IBU: 25 Max IBU: 35
Min Clr: 4 Max Clr: 14 Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics

Batch Size (Gal): 2.50 Wort Size (Gal): 2.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 4.39
Anticipated OG: 1.040 Plato: 9.98
Anticipated SRM: 32.3
Anticipated IBU: 44.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts

Evaporation Rate: 15.00 Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size: 2.94 Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.034 SG 8.52 Plato

Formulas Used

Brewhouse Efficiency and Predicted Gravity based on Method #1, Potential Used.
Final Gravity Calculation Based on Points.
Hard Value of Sucrose applied. Value for recipe: 46.2100 ppppg
% Yield Type used in Gravity Prediction: Fine Grind Dry Basis.

Color Formula Used: Morey
Hop IBU Formula Used: Tinseth
Tinseth Concentration Factor: 1.30

Additional Utilization Used For Plug Hops: 2 %
Additional Utilization Used For Pellet Hops: 10 %


% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
83.4 3.66 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
5.7 0.25 lbs. Crystal 80L 1.033 80
7.5 0.33 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350
3.4 0.15 lbs. Black Patent Malt Great Britain 1.027 525

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
0.75 oz. Fuggle Pellet 5.00 33.9 60 min.
0.25 oz. Fuggle Whole 5.00 10.3 60 min.


Subject: Re: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: DConn
Nov 1st, 2015
4:22 pm
You could do that BIAB.
Subject: Re: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: djeffbee
Nov 3rd, 2015
11:21 pm
Just realized there are can of Czech Pilsner and Mexican Cerveza at the bottom of the box. Do I even attempt? What to do, hate to just throw them away....
Subject: Re: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: Burp
Nov 3rd, 2015
11:25 pm
Do the cans but get fresh yeast. My first brew was done in a Mr Beer. The yeast that came with the kits was dead, dead, dead. One of my co-workers also brewed and he gave me a packet of yeast. The beer wasn't all that bad. Still have the kit.
Subject: Re: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: DConn
Nov 4th, 2015
4:47 pm
I'd tend to not use the extract if it's more than maybe a year old. Stale LME is a leading cause of cidery flavors in beer. Maybe use it for starters that you'll decant.
Subject: Re: Mr. Beer experiment...
Author: djeffbee
Nov 17th, 2015
2:47 pm
Well, I did it; used a can of Mr Beer Pilsner extract, calculated from it's published OG, and added some DME and hopped accordingly during a 20 minute full boil.

Came out with a 1.050, 40IBU nice looking beverage. Bits of Norther Brewer (20min), and Saaz, 10 and 2 min, and happily bubbling away.

Used some US-05, fermenting around 58-62, looking forward to it..

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