American Ale Deluxe Refill

American Ale Deluxe Refill is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 30.
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  • Our Refills come with everything that is needed to brew your next batch of great tasting beer. 
  • All of our Refills are done brewing within 10-14 days and are for brewing 2-gallon batches. 
  • Mr. Beer's brewing extract is formulated and produced by master brewers at Coopers Brewery in Australia using the highest quality and all-natural barley and hops. 
  • Every Mr. Beer Refill comes with Coopers proprietary brewing yeast that performs well in a wide range of temperatures. 
  • With this Refill, you will get our American Ale HME, 2 Pouches of BrewMax LME Pale, 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser, and 1 packet of brewing yeast
  • If you enjoy drinking Deschutes Mirror Pond or Dale's Pale Ale then this is the Refill for you!
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    STEP 1: Sanitizing

    Cleaning is one of the most important steps in brewing. It kills microscopic bacteria, wild yeast and molds that may cause off-flavors in your beer. Make certain to clean all equipment that comes in contact with your beer by following the directions below:

    1. Fill clean keg with warm water to line mark 1 on the back, then add ½ pack (about 1 tablespoon) of No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, the solution is ready to use. Save the remaining ½ of No-Rinse Cleanser because you will need it for bottling.

    2. Screw on lid and swirl the keg so that the cleaning solution makes contact with the entire interior of the keg, including the underside of the lid. Note that the ventilation notches under the lid may leak solution. Allow to sit for at least 2 minutes and swirl again.

    3. To clean the spigot, open it fully and allow liquid to flow for 5 seconds and then close.

    4. Pour the rest of the solution from the keg into a large bowl. Place your spoon/whisk, can opener and measuring cup into the bowl to keep them cleaned throughout the brewing process. Leave them immersed for at least 2 minutes in cleaning solution prior to using.

    5. After all surfaces have been thoroughly cleaned, do not rinse or dry the keg or utensils. Return lid to top of keg, proceed immediately to brewing.


    STEP 2: BREWING

    Brewing beer is the process of combining a starch source (in this case, a malt brewing extract) with yeast. Once combined, the yeast eats the sugars in the malt, producing alcohol and carbon dioxide (CO2). This process is called fermentation.

    1. Remove the yeast packet from under the lid of the can of brewing extract, then remove the label from the can. Place the unopened can in hot tap water

    2. Using the clean measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your 4-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove pot from heat.

    3. Open packet of BrewMax LME and the can of brewing extract and pour it into the pot. Stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture is the wort.

    4. Fill the keg with cold water to line mark 1 on the back. The water must be cold (ideally from the refrigerator) with a temperature of 40-55°F/4-12°C. For the best results, we recommend using bottled spring water or filtered tap water. If using any other fermenter this would be approximately 1 gallon of water.

    5. Pour the wort into the keg and then bring the volume of the keg up to line mark 2 by adding more cold water. Mix vigorously with the plastic spoon/ whisk. Be careful to not scratch the inside of the keg, which could create small spaces for bacteria to grow. (If you have a different fermenter top it off with cold water to the 8.5-liter mark).

    6. Sprinkle the entire yeast packet into the keg and then screw on the lid.Do not stir.

    7. Allow your fermenter to sit for 10-14 days.

    Store the fermenter in a cool, dark place between 68-78°F/20-26°C for the yeast to work properly. The ideal temperature range is 70-72°F / 21-22°C. After a few days the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. However, the yeast is still at work, slowly finishing the fermentation process.


    STEP 3: Bottling & Carbonating

    After 10 days, taste a small sample to determine if the beer is fully fermented and ready to bottle. If it tastes like flat beer, it is ready. If it’s sweet, then it’s not ready. Let it ferment for 4 more days (14 total). At this point it is time to bottle. Do not let it sit in the fermenter for longer than 24 days total.

    1.When your beer is ready to bottle, fill a 1-gallon container with warm water, then add the remaining ½ pack of the No-Rinse Cleanser and stir until dissolved. Once dissolved, it is ready to use.

    2. Distribute the cleaning solution equally among the bottles. Screw on caps (or cover with metal cap if using glass bottles) and shake bottles vigorously. Allow to sit 10 minutes, then shake the bottles again. Remove caps and empty all cleaning solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be using for bottling. Do not rinse.

    3. Add 2 Carbonation Drops to each 740-mL bottle. For 1-liter bottles, add 2 ½ drops; for ½-liter bottles add 1 drop. Alternatively, you can add table sugar using this table as a guide

    4. Holding the bottle at an angle, fill each bottle to about 2 inches from the bottle’s top.

    5. Place caps on bottles, hand tighten, and gently turn the bottle over to check the bottle’s seal. It is not necessary to shake them.

    6. Store the bottles upright and out of direct sunlight in a location with a consistent temperature between 70°-76°F or 21°-24°C. Allow to sit for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


    Tip from our Brewmasters

    After the primary carbonation has taken place your beer is ready to drink. We recommend putting 1 bottle in the refrigerator at first for 48 hrs. After 48hrs. give it a try and if it is up to your liking put the rest of your beer in the fridge. If it does not taste quite right, leave the bottles out at room temp for another week or so. Keep following this method until your brew tastes just how you like it. 

    This process is called conditioning and during this time the yeast left in your beer can help clean up any off flavors. Almost everything gets a little better with time and so will your beer.

    Rated 2 out of 5 by Chuck from pretty darn good This was my first batch. It came with my kit. Better than any bought beer yet. Nice and smooth with a wee higher alcohol content than any domestic ale I've bought. Fun to do also.
    Date published: 2015-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Nathan from Make it your own! I used some blueberries and a few spices and made this my own when it came with my kit. It came out as a super strong, but super awesome brew. Going to have to get this again!
    Date published: 2015-09-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by KLR 68 from Good by itself better as an IPA Reminds a lot of the MB Cowboy Golden Lager HME from about 3 years ago. It has a light malty flavor with a light citrus finish. The Pale LME gives it a little more body which is good because its a little thin without it. For those of you looking for a good IPA base HME this is it.
    Date published: 2016-01-09
    Rated 2 out of 5 by robo1 from Might be my error, but mine tastes terrible I love Mr. Beer, their supplies/twitch broadcasts/partial extract recipes, but I have decided that I can no longer make all extract recipes. Each one has been pretty bad (with the exception of a doctored wheat that I made). It tastes like you are drinking the HME/LME straight out of the can/pouch. I think the yeast that comes with the extract is an issue too. Please do yourself a favor and start making partial extract recipes with better yeast.. I dumped out every bottle of this that I made. :(
    Date published: 2018-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by William H from Love it! This was the first beer I bought and tried. I turned it into a Green Tea and jasmine beer and held a small tasting for my friends that has turned into a few more beers and a lifelong hobby.
    Date published: 2016-01-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by SidCorsini from Great Balance I made this one standard the first time, second time I added a can of Pears (pureed) and it blended very well. It was the family's favourite thus far.
    Date published: 2016-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Andy73 from Solid. Always try to brew a basic refill and see what I can add to make it better.
    Date published: 2016-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Jcnj from American Ale Deluxe After getting this standard refill I decided to spice it up bit. following the Mr. Beer mini mash instructions I added 2 lbs of 2row caramel malt, 4 oz of 60 L Crystal and an oz Hallertau hops. Also used 05 Ale yeast. 3 weeks in fermenter, 6 weeks in bottle. It was a big improvement over standard receipe. will do this again, maybe experiment with twerking the recipe again. All in all this was good.
    Date published: 2016-08-30
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