American Series Standard Refill 4 Pack

American Series Standard Refill 4 Pack is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 70.
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For the true beer connoisseur, this package includes our 4 American Series Refills. From our "classic" Classic American Light to our ever popular American Porter, these carefully designed beers are sure to please.

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American Lager Standard Refill
American Series Standard Refill 4 Pack

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    What You Get

    1 American Lager Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 American Ale Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 American Porter Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Classic American Light Brewing Extract (HME)

    4 Packets of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    8 Packets of Booster. 2 for Each Refill

    4 Packets of No-Rinse Cleanser. 1 for Each Refill


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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. Add your booster packs slowly while stirring the cool water until dissolved. Bring water to a boil, and then remove pot from heat.

    3. Open the can of brewing extract from the bottom of the can 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 Anonymous from What’s not to love? Great selection of beer, and brewing with the LBK is SO amazingly simple! So much beer, so little time to consume it all now that I’ve returned to work! I love the products, the recipes, the website and the company!
    Date published: 2020-09-24
    Rated 1 out of 5 by oak harbor brewer from Expired extract Watch out for extract with sticker of the "best before date". Extract was already 1 year past its best before date and it was wiped (but not clean enough) that you can still see the date printed in the can.
    Date published: 2018-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Rupp from Good starter This is great for someone who is not sure what one to get first. I wanted to try several different types. I have 1 drank 1 bottled and one in the keg and one ready as soon as the keg is ready.
    Date published: 2020-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from American Series Standard Refill 4 Pack This was a really great deal on sale so I bought 3 sets. I've made the lager and am quite pleased with it. 7 days ferment, bottled in plastic for 5 days then chilled and it was good.
    Date published: 2020-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Fun with LME - Add a liquid malt extract This refill is an easy way to please all your taste budds! You know, Light for the Spouse...and the rest for me :-) Adding a LME to each basic recipe adds character. Give it a try.
    Date published: 2020-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Just Dan from Good and Easy Easy to brew...got into brewing while in lock down, something very satisfying about having a cold one of you own creation. Follow the instructions, be patient, and enjoy!
    Date published: 2020-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Audrey from This is an awesome collection I've enjoyed American Ale & Classic Light beers for over a year. I am just now tasting the American Lager. Next up- Bavarian Weissbier! Nice selection & great value.
    Date published: 2020-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by TonyH from More than an Beer! I am still getting through these but honestly I haven’t had a bad beer yet! Mr Beer makes it so easy and the support they offer after the sale is out of this world!!
    Date published: 2020-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickfixit from American 4 pack is a good base for recipes. Bought this on sale, a great deal. All these are good value brewed by themselves or as basis for a recipe from Mr. Beer or one you invent yourself.
    Date published: 2020-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhino from This is great beer at a reasonable price! I bought this kit about 2 months ago and have already expanded to having 2 kits. That way I have one kit brewing at all times.
    Date published: 2018-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by WaldoHeWhoHides from Whoo! Beer! Haven't had time to try the rest, ive only made the American Ale,but so far, so good. Definately will get again.
    Date published: 2020-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Geocacher from Great Started Pack. If you are unsure about what to start first, try these for the ease of brewing and a overall smooth brew taste.
    Date published: 2017-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Deb T from American Series Refill Review I like the diversity of the brews, this is a change from the International Refill Pack that I normally get.
    Date published: 2020-10-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Teddy from LOVE IT. Being using Mr. Beer for CV 4yrs and never disappointed. My favorite is the Canadian Blonde.
    Date published: 2020-06-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by James Dean from American Series Standard Refill 4 Pack Great price, Good beer making stuff, Can't wait to get r done, Already have the pretzels.
    Date published: 2020-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Viktor from Standard refill. Exceptional company. Dad loved his gift of multiple beers! He hopes to make a few batches for his birthday.
    Date published: 2020-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Variety Great variety for beginners many different brews to. Try and see what your taste is
    Date published: 2020-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Perfect set! Great way to experience many different flavors! And they are all delicious!!!
    Date published: 2020-09-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Craft beer kits. Great service and easy kits to make your favorite great tasting craft beers.
    Date published: 2020-08-23
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    Date published: 2020-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Tom Lyb from American series refill pack - great cross-section Great variety and a chance to try different brews. Easy and great beer!
    Date published: 2020-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Rioma sb from Excellent flavors This set has a great combination of flavors, all of them are great
    Date published: 2016-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Newbie from American Series Good starter kit for beginner brewers. Very simple instructions.
    Date published: 2020-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by J Davis from Great value! Good variety of flavors and styles at a very reasonable price.
    Date published: 2020-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Cal B from Amazing kit doesnt get any better than this. Great beer its worth the 4 week wait. Was the easiest to make
    Date published: 2020-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharron from American Series Standard This came out perfect..shared with friends and it was a hit.
    Date published: 2020-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good beer everyone. Always had good luck with your products. Never a bad batch.
    Date published: 2020-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by john6412 from refill 4 pack we love mr beer and all your products, so easy to make
    Date published: 2017-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Deepercheap from Sampling Time Great way to sample different brews at a great price!
    Date published: 2020-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Refill 4 pack. An exceptional value for this product. Will by again!
    Date published: 2020-09-24
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