Aztec Mexican Cerveza Standard Refill

Aztec Mexican Cerveza Standard Refill is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 189.
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  • If you enjoy drinking Corona, Dos Equis Special Lager, or Tecate 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 Aztec Mexican Cerveza HME, 2 Bags of BrewMax Booster, 1 packet of No-Rinse Cleanser, and 1 packet of brewing yeast.
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    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.


    After 14 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 3 more days (17 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 a 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 solutions 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 sitting for a minimum of 14 days. If the temperature is cooler than suggested it may take an additional week to reach full carbonation. 


    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 B0BAL00 from BEtter Than I Imagined Prepared according to the recipe and fermented for three weeks. Bottle conditioned for four weeks. The results are outstanding, very smooth and refreshing. My wife detected a note of vanilla. It isn't Corona, it's better, and it's great with a slice of lime. I just ordered 2 more refills.
    Date published: 2016-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Piepers Pints from A Big Hit! Brewed this Mexican Cerveza at the beginning of June along with the Pale LME included in the deluxe kit. I let it ferment for 3 weeks, carbonate in the bottle 2 weeks, and then conditioned it in my basement for an additional 2 weeks. It is fantastic! I served it with a lime wedge to my nephew who lives in Texas (and knows a thing or two about cervezas). He said it was outstanding! I just placed another order for some more, so I can brew this for my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner in October. If you like Corona, you will love this beer!
    Date published: 2016-08-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by RustyZ from Great first Brew I received this as a gift for Christmas, and was skeptical as to how much I would enjoy. The first thing I did was find the online Facebook group, and wow, the amazing help offered by experienced brewers was Amazing. I have to admit, it was difficult to be as patient as Necessary, but with the encouragement of all the new friends I have, I pushed thru my first brew and wow, Amazing. Great taste , very light and refreshing. To say that the first brew experience was a success is an understatement. It wasn’t long before I owned 3 LBK kegs, and have all three brewing at once, thanks to some help from Ashley, she has made sure the whole process has been a great experience.
    Date published: 2020-01-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by AMadden from Aztec Mexican Cerveza: A Little Bit of A Miss When I first got my brewing kit, I couldn't wait to start brewing. I did the Grand Bohemian Pilsner first and loved it. Which this one though, I was expecting better. Maybe my brother and I brewed it wrong but it didn't taste the way we had hoped. It tasted a little more like Apple Juice than actual beer. This one was a hit of a miss. HOWEVER....I am willing to give this a second shot sometime in the future because as I stated we may have brewed it wrong, and that's probably why it tasted different to us. Just brewed the Bavarian Weissbier and can't wait to see how that turns out!
    Date published: 2016-11-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by PoppaC from Friends Favorite I brewed a batch straight up months ago. It does taste like a Corona but I wanted something more. I have had some luck creating my own recipes so, around end of September, I purchased again and added 12 oz honey in the wort along with about 6 oz fresh mint. Reccommend adding mint at end of boil. I made four holiday brews from Pumpkin to Apple and a Chocolate Stout but this one was everyone's favorite!
    Date published: 2016-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by MeMike from This is a great kit. No nothing to it. This was one of two kits that came with my Christmas gift. I had a few college grads try it and they actually said they would buy this beer -- in the store. I'm 42 years old-- drank lots of beers and I agree, this extract kit from Mr. Beer is proper. So ! Good On Ya Mate ! It's crisp, clean and original in taste and body. Great session beer. Goood drinking beer. BTW. If you want or think the head should be more just realize I had to stare at it for awhile before I decided to take a pic
    Date published: 2017-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Saber42G from Best Amber Ever I bought the Mexican Cerveza for two reasons. One, it's getting warmer and I wanted something to drink ice cold after working outside. Two, my beautiful wife is Hispanic and requested that I make it. Three and a half weeks later and we are not disappointed. Chilled just in time for Cinco de Mayo. It has a floral quality that is crisp and balanced. Goes down with guacamole, salsa, and a bowl of lime chips. Cheers.
    Date published: 2016-05-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by brewkrew14 from Mas Tequila Cerveza Bought the standard recipe but added my own twist to it by adding lime zest and juice to the fermenter with the wort and then 1 shot of tequila to my first batch when bottling then reduced to a 1/2 shot on my 2nd batch of this. My friends love it. Used Cabo Wabo Anejo..........Mas Tequila lol
    Date published: 2017-03-05
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    Instead of using Carbonation Drops or sugar, can this Aztec Cerveza, after fermentation is complete, be bottled with a device like a Soda Stream that carbonates beverages instantly and be consumed directly? Without waiting the "bottle conditioning" time.

    Asked by: CO2now
    We do not advise carbonating your beer this way as it does not produce the same flavor or quality as bottle conditioning. It can be done, but it lowers the quality of the beer significantly.
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-12-09

    Is this aztec cerveza gluten free?

    Asked by: beerlover22
    This can contains malt extract derived from malted barley. Unfortunately, it does contain gluten. Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2022-01-06

    Do I need to add carbonization pellets to the Mexican Cerveza beer when bottling?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hello! All bottle conditioned beers need to primed with either carb drops or table sugar. If you do not have carb drops, table sugar can be used with this priming chart Cheers!
    Answered by: MRBEER
    Date published: 2021-08-16

    I have seen a few reviews mentioning it but no real answer as to whether or not it's supposed to happen. I followed the directions and everything came out beautifully, except that it tastes like a cider. Is this just the cerveza flavor?

    Asked by: EnthusiasticCuriosity
    You might need to let it condition a little longer. Try letting your bottles sit out at room temperature for another week or two and give one a try and that should clean up that flavor.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-05-26

    Hi - my beer has been fermenting for 4 weeks, is it going to be ok?

    Asked by: greggj
    That is a longer than normal time, but give it a taste. If it tastes like flat beer go ahead and bottle it.
    Answered by: RobertMrBeer
    Date published: 2021-05-20

    This aztec cerveza lists an ABV of 5%. The OG lists at 1.040 and the FG at 1.012. The difference of .028 x 131.25(ABV Formula), comes out to 3.675%. What is the discrepancy?

    Asked by: James70
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