American Porter Standard Refill

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Dark mahogany color, medium body with roasted caramel malt character, mild bitterness and a creamy head.


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  • 1 Can American Porter Brewing Extract
  • 1 Packet Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of Brewing Extract)
  • 2 Booster™ Pouches
  • 1 Packet No-Rinse Cleanser


Additional Information

Flavor: Malty

ABV (alc/vol): 5%

SRM (Color): 18

IBU (Bitterness): 41

This product will produce 8 liters of beer in approximately 3 weeks

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Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).



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 place the unopened can in hot tap water.
  2. Using the measuring cup, pour 4 cups of water into your clean 3-quart or larger pot. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Open the can of Brewing Extract and pour it into the hot water. Open Booster packets and slowly pour into hot mixture while stirring. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed. This mixture of unfermented beer is called wort.
  3. Fill keg with cold tap water to the #1 mark on the back.
  4. Pour the wort into the keg, and then bring the volume of the keg to the #2 mark by adding more cold water. Stir vigorously with the spoon or whisk.
  5. Sprinkle the yeast packet into the keg, and screw on the lid. Do not stir.
  6. Put your keg in a location with a consistent temperature between 65° and 75° F (18.3°-23.8° C) and out of direct sunlight. After approximately 24 hours, you will be able to see the fermentation process happening by shining a flashlight into the keg. You'll see the yeast in action in the wort. The liquid will be opaque and milky, you will see bubbles rising in the liquid, and there will be bubbles on the surface.
  7. You’ll ferment for 21 days total. Your fermentation will usually reach its peak in 2 to 5 days (this is also known as “high krausen”). You may see a layer of foam on top of the wort, and sediment will accumulate at the bottom of the fermenter. This is totally normal. Complete fermentation will take approximately 2 weeks. After high krausen the foam and activity will subside and your batch will appear to be dormant. Your beer is still fermenting. The yeast is still at work slowly finishing the fermentation process.


Follow the steps outlined in your Mr. Beer Kit Instructions. (You can find a copy of these instructions by visiting our help desk).

Flavor Profile

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Alcohol by volume: 5%
SRM (color): 18
IBU (Bitterness): 41
American Porter Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As Good As Any Micro Brew Porter Last year I brewed a porter from an extract kit from a local brew store. It turned out just so so. This Spring I decided to try a Mr. Beer Porter and it totally blew me away. Full flavors with overtones of chocolate and coffee with a nice thick head. It tastes every bit as good as any micro brewed porter I've ever had and blew the extract kit porter into the weeds. I used the Robust LME and found that it hit its stride after 8 weeks of conditioning. If you like dark beers, you'll love this porter.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Elk camp favorite! With an elk camp coming in the cold north country, I brewed up a batch of this excellent porter to enjoy around the campfire. It poured fantastically with a thick, rich foamy head. We (my hunting buddies and myself) found it to be wonderfully full-bodied with fantastic coffee and chocolate tones a nice tart finish. Hard to believe something served ice cold can make you feel so warm inside! Will definitely make again (and again and again)!
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding taste prior to bottling added Coffee Hey Guys, Bought this a month and a half ago. Just bottled it the other day. When I made it I subbed one liter of coffee in for water to bring it up to the full 2 gallons and trust me the flavour is awesome. It hasn't fully conditioned yet, but I tasted it before bottling and the aroma and colour were great. The rich flavour and had strong coffee notes, which is what I was going for.
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice brew I wanted to try making a dark beer other than a stout. A local craft brewing company makes a Maple Porter that is so popular that when it is released it sells out within hours. I made my own using 1 cup of dark amber syrup which is added one week into the fermenting process. The maple flavor in the beer itself is very subtle, the aroma that comes from opening the bottle is intoxicating. If making a Maple Porter, I would recommend either a Grade B syrup which is darker than the dark amber I used or a Maple Extract.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Staggerback Stout I ordered the American Porter to brew another Staggerback Stout. The first time I brewed this batch, I had (and still have) a huge about of foam that oozes from the bottle. I think I may have had an infection in the first batch, so it's time to try again until I get it right. Even with a presumed infection, this is one great beer. I'm sure I will order this again. I want to brew this straight up with maybe a little coffee to create a Java Porter...
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Home Brew This was my first home brew, and it was pretty easy to follow the directions. I did everything faithfully, except (my fault) I forgot to tilt the first bottle when filling it for the conditioning phase. Needless to say, it got oxygenated and tasted funky - so be careful not to do that ! After the recommended conditioning time and chilling 2 days in the fridge, the second and third bottles still had a slightly sour "off" taste but after waiting another week, the 4th bottle tasted fine. My advice would be to let it age at least another week or two before drinking. Cheers !
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bitter Beer Tried brewing the Porter beer and did exactly as instructed. After the wait period, I give it a taste and had a very bitter after taste. Sent an email about the results and was told the darker beer should be aged a little longer, so I gave it another 3 weeks and tried it again. It was a little better but still had that bitter beer after taste. I love the dark beer taste and I know how it should taste. Don't know what went wrong, but it was bad enough that I poured it out.I want spend my money on the dark beer brew again.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Dark Beer Tried this beer for the first time last summer. Always share my beer with friends and relatives and this had the best reviews of over a dozen beers I have shared. Excellent flavor in a hearty beer. Can't wait to make it again.
Date published: 2016-01-09
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