Classic American Light Standard Refill

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Pale straw color, mild in flavor and lighter bodied with a crisp, dry finish. A true to character representation of our nation’s favorite beer style. Serve ice cold for a clean, refreshing taste that has passed the test of time.


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  • 1 Can Classic American Light 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): 2
  • IBU (Bitterness): 11
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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): 2
IBU (Bitterness): 11
Classic American Light Standard Refill is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 117.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised Not a "light" guy, but since it came with the Mr. Beer LBK Starter Kit, I expected this to be my crash-and-burn, first-time brew... 2-week to ferment, 2-week to lager. This kit was VERY easy to use, and the beer came out way better than I expected. Similar to your American light beers (Bud Light, Miller Lite), but this had more flavor than I expected. I bottled half of the keg (1 gal = 5 of the 740 mL bottles) with 2 carb pellets in each bottle, and the other gallon with the recommended 2 tsp sugar in each bottle. I actually preferred the table sugar, but it added a bit of cider taste. Great product to get the homebrewing started!
Date published: 2016-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good first try I have brewed two batches of this beer. The first, I brewed at too low a temperature - about 67 degrees. After two weeks, it was still cloudy and had a sweet taste so I let it brew another week. After a total of three weeks, I bottled it and let it age for two more weeks, but it still had a sour apple taste. I let it go for another week and then two weeks in the fridge. It was passable, but not great. I have since tried another batch brewed at about 72 degrees and it was much better. It is still a little mild for me, so I am going to try the American Lager. The process is easy and almost foolproof if you brew at the right temperature.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit too bland for me, but a good starting kit. I recently purchased a new LBK to run a few small batches while my all-grain brews were fermenting. This kit was included. If you're a fan of light beers, this is a keeper. If you prefer more complex flavors and body, it'll leave you hanging. At the time of this writing, the fermentation was two weeks in the LBK, then batch primed into 12 oz. glass bottles, for another 2 weeks to carbonate. I could see this being something to keep on hand when you've got a bunch of people coming over.
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Brew. This was a Christmas present from my parents. I am not a huge "light beer" fan but seeing as how I had never made my own beer I thought I would give it a shot. Fermented 2 weeks and bottled for 3 (seemed like forever) this beer was a big surprise to me. Cold, crisp and very refreshing with a very nice flavor. Much more flavor than the " commercial " light beers you can buy. Simple and easy introduction to the Mr. Beer world. Just finished bottling my "Octoberfestivus" and cant wait to try it!
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beer For the Value. I bought this beer as my first beer to try, was a little nervous on trying to get the brewing process right. I watch a lot of youtube videos and the cd that came with my kit. Since then I brew it a lot and have just put another batch down. Now I'm considering on trying something new. I keep at least 4 to 5 batchs on standby in my basement. totally recommend. the beer has a light crisp refreshing taste, just as long as you don't rush it an follow all directions. I usually ferment mine for 2 weeks and bottle it for 2 week before I give it a try. totally recommend this one for a starter. Go For It! Live a Little and try mr beer American light. let me know what you all think. email me.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from balanced flavor with almost no after taste a fun nice little beer, very nice flavor with just a hint of yeast. No after taste. I used spring water to brew and have let the bottled beer age about three weeks, very nice head. would brew this one again
Date published: 2015-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great taste - Pretty good for a first time! I picked up the LBK kit in a local store to try it out. I've made several wines at home but hadn't tried making beer. The American Light was the brewing extract that came with the kit. It turned out quite well although a bit under carbonated (I bought the 12 oz. bottles instead of the 16 oz. bottles). It may have been that the caps weren't tight enough but I still got a slight hiss when I unscrewed the caps. In any case, the beer tasted great and tasted a lot better than the American Light beers that are commercially made. I'm on to my next brew.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Light Brew My daughter bought me a LBK kit for my birthday and this was the included recipe. I don't normally do light beers but this turned out fantastic! It had a beautiful golden to amber color and just kept getting better the longer the bottles aged. I would recommend 3 weeks. The beer from those bottles aged longer had a great head and very smooth taste. I will definitely brew another batch of this in the future after experimenting with some other brews. For a nice easy beer to brew that tastes fantastic you can't go wrong.
Date published: 2016-01-06
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