American Porter Deluxe Refill

American Porter Deluxe Refill is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 106.
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  • If you enjoy drinking Deschutes Black Butte Porter, Odell Cutthroat Porter, Founders Porter, Sierra Nevada Porter, then this is the Refill for you!
  • 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 designed 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, 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 Porter HME, 2 Pouches of BrewMax LME Robust, 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser, and 1 packet of brewing yeast.
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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.


    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 5 out of 5 by dkristof from Always Evolving From Good towards FANTASTIC A friend passed his Mr Beer kit to me. I ordered this refill because I enjoy a good Porter. I let it ferment for two weeks before bottling, then let the beer condition for two weeks before I chilled the first bottles. The beer was one of the best Porters I've had in some time. Every week I chill another bottle to drink and am amazed how the beer improves. Initially the noticeable flavor was caramel, the second bottle was more vanilla. The beer changed from week to week, but the comments from everyone have always been, "WOW".
    Date published: 2016-06-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrew from A Classic Porter There wasn't necessarily anything that made this beer stand out among other porters. But that isn't a negative critique. It was easy to make, the flavor packed a punch, and it drank really smooth. I just started conditioning my next batch , a vanilla porter, to give a little spin to a "classic" recipe. But I wouldn't hesitate to make this one again. My only complaint was self-inflicted. Don't give away half of your batch; keep it and enjoy it yourself!
    Date published: 2015-10-30
    Rated 2 out of 5 by Benjamin from Never had a chance Left this in the LBK for about four weeks. Have found a little longer the better. Went to test and bottle and found that fermenter had appeared to overflow and leak. Needless to say I had a mess and brew was ruined. Not sure what happened. First time trying the deluxe refill. Any advice?
    Date published: 2015-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by dlh015 from An absolutely superb Porter!! I have brewed a lot of beer in the past...a lot. I used 5 gallon fermenters back then, etc, etc. This Deluxe Porter is one of the best I have ever joke. I could not believe that such an excellent brew could be done with so little work!! I mean, c'mon, in less than 2 hours total time, you can sanitize, brew, and bottle! (Of course you have to wait for formenting and carbonation/finishing...I'm talking about actual physical 'labor') Flavor, color, carbonation et al scored 5 stars. So glad a friend told me about you folks...
    Date published: 2020-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucky13 from Excellent base for homemade bourbon stout I used this in primary then move to secondary with oak chip soaked in Wild turkey American honey. This time I am making KBS, kona breakfast stout. Nibs, bourbon vanilla beans and cold brew kona coffee. Bottle and wait 6 months.
    Date published: 2017-05-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim G from Enhancement with my "Porterhouse Steak"! Delicious Porter. Folllowed the directions and it came out well! Served it with family after grilling some Porterhuse Steaks, medium rare of course. Perfect match!
    Date published: 2021-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by FINGER from Great brew Fermented fir 3 weeks. Carbonated for 2. Bottle conditioned fir 1. I added 4ozof cacao nibs to the boiling water for 5 minutes and 2ml of coconut extract to each bottle at bottling. Tastes good but needs more conditioning. Probably another 2-4 weeks at least.
    Date published: 2018-01-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by bobbyleigh79 from Outstanding! This Porter is so delicious. Full bodied, great mouth feel. You know you are having an awesome beer when you taste this! Great with a medium rare burger or steak!! No Doubt i will be brewing this again!
    Date published: 2016-02-04
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    If I want to add a flavoring (vanilla in this case to make a vanilla porter), should I add that to the wort, or add that after the fermentation process?

    Asked by: Milkman
    Hello! We recommend following the procedure found in this recipe! Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-11-11

    What is the difference between a standard brew and a deluxe brew

    Asked by: Bfox
    Standard refills come with Boosters and Deluxe refills come with additional packets of malt. Typically the Deluxe has more flavor. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-07-15

    Made the beer.  Had no flavor.  Room temp was 62, not 68* which you recommend, could that have been the problem?

    Asked by: Suze
    That could be part of the issue, a long with possible over diluting of the wort. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-01-10

    Do I need to purchase the carbonation drops also along with this kit? The AMERICAN PORTER DELUXE REFILL.

    Asked by: Chris007
    If you wish to use carb drops for your bottle priming step, you would need to purchase them separately, but table sugar can also be used instead, with this chart as a reference Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2021-08-26

    What is the difference between a standard refill and a deluxe refill? I can find nothing that tells me. What would I be paying $5 more for?

    Asked by: AJ1231
    Standard refills come with 2 packets of booster. The deluxe refills will come with 2 packets of LME, liquid malt extract. The extra malt will give your beer more body and flavor and also increase the ABV compared to the standard refills.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-03-22

    recipe calls for 1 pouch of LME but the refill comes with do you use 1 or 2.thanks Greg

    Asked by: Greg55
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