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  1. The Best Beginner Homebrew Kit

    The Best Beginner Homebrew Kit

    You have a wondrously-varied collection of kits to choose from if you are just cracking into the beer making game. I thought I’d help you out and give you the lay of the land.

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  2. Blending Your Beer

    Blending Your Beer

    Blending beer is a way to make new what you’ve already got. You can blend different beer styles, barrel-aged and non-barrel-aged beers, portions of each batch of the same recipe, or various ages of the same recipe. Make a new beer that is even more delicious than its various parts.

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  3. How to Brew Beer with Coffee

    How to Brew Beer with Coffee

    Looking for ways to keep your fall and winter beers bold and inviting? Bring some coffee into the mix! Whether you intend to make a beer that only features coffee alongside other notes, or a beer that is big on java flavor, we'll give you tips on how to achieve the beer you want.

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  4. Mr. Beer Celebrates 25 Years of Industry-Leading Homebrew Kits

    Mr. Beer Celebrates 25 Years of Industry-Leading Homebrew Kits

    TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2018 – Mr. Beer began their campaign to make homebrewing accessible, affordable, and flavorful in 1993. Twenty-five years later, those just starting to make their own beer still recognize Mr. Beer as the ideal homebrewing kit to begin the hobby. Today numerous breweries across the United States are headed by brewmasters who started with a Mr. Beer Kit.

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  5. Smooth, Creamy, Decadent Pastry Stouts

    Smooth, Creamy, Decadent Pastry Stouts

    It’s that time of year again when we crave bold, boozy, and indulgent beers that warm us in the colder weather. Pastry stouts made a large impression last winter, with vocal critics and fans popularizing this new name for a recognizable stout sub-category that consumers were loving.

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  6. What Do Fresh Hop, Wet Hop, Dry Hopped, and Double Dry Hopped Mean?

    What Do Fresh Hop, Wet Hop, Dry Hopped, and Double Dry Hopped Mean?

    I continue to see and hear "fresh hopped", "wet hopped," and "dry hopped" used side by side, so when I set out to get smart about hops, I assumed they were all processes for hopping your beer. Incorrect. Only dry hopping is a process. So, if you want to get this right, there are fresh hop beers, wet hop beers, and dry hopped(or double dry hopped) beers.

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  7. 3 Ways to Prevent Darkening Beer When Brewing with Extract

    3 Ways to Prevent Darkening Beer When Brewing with Extract

    Malt extract, in particular liquid malt extract or LME, is known to create a darker finished beer because it is a concentrated product created with heat and low water content. It allows for the brewer to skip the time- and attention- intensive processes of mashing and sparging, since these processes are completed to create extract.

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  8. Mr. Beer Unveils Small & Savvy One-Gallon Wine Kits

    Mr. Beer Unveils Small & Savvy One-Gallon Wine Kits

    TUCSON, Ariz.Oct. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Beer has just rolled out a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Pinot Grigio making kit developed to be accessible for beginners yet yield delicious finished wine. Though Mr. Beer is known for beer kits, cider kits, and even root beer kits, this will be their first time offering a one-gallon wine kit.

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  9. Is Homebrew or Extract "Twang" a Thing?

    Is Homebrew or Extract "Twang" a Thing?

    While homebrew or extract "twang" is a term in circulation, any cursory glance over a homebrew message board will reveal that some brewers believe in it, and some do not. Some brewers claim to notice it in varying severities across different brews, but guaranteed cause-and-effect connections aren't made. 

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  10. Mr. Beer Premieres New Kit With Glass Fermenter and Specialty Grains Recipe

    Mr. Beer Premieres New Kit With Glass Fermenter and Specialty Grains Recipe

    TUCSON, Ariz.Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This month, Mr. Beer releases three new beer-making kits, which boast a one-gallon glass fermenter and feature recipes with extract and specialty grains. The new kits spotlight smaller batches with a bit more process for even more flavor.

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