Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bottling my Mr. Beer

Well I'm halfway through the beer brewing process on my first batch of Mr. Beer.

I bought the Mr. Beer Deluxe Edition Home Microbrewery System on a whim, from, when I was ordering some other stuff. I started my first batch about 2 weeks ago.

After brewing for 2 weeks, it smelled like it is supposed to smell like--flat beer.

To bottle it, I used recycled Gatoraid Bottles instead of buying the plastic beer-looking bottles from Mr. Beer. They recommend using plastic for your first few brewing attempts--improperly brewed beer can explode.

So now I have to wait at least a week to try my first bottle. I have my bottles in the closet in a cooler--both to help keep the beer at the recommended temperature, and to enclose the mess if they explode on me. Once a day I put a bottle of frozen water in the cooler to try to keep them near the recommended temp of 70 degrees.

I've started a new batch with a different flavor. This one is the Vienna Lager from the Mr. Beer 3-Beer Mix Variety Pack.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, home-brewing nowadays is just like cooking up a cup of instant noodles - just add water and you're done. But somehow, I miss the good old-fashioned way of brewing beer. Although it takes time, the taste is more savory. I guess you've tried that method before using Mr. Beer, am I right?

    Rob Feckler