Complete Bonus Beer Making Kit - Includes 2 Refills

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  • Best beer Kit for Beginners - Our beer kits are designed for the first-time brewer in mind Step-by-step instructions, simple ingredients, and easy to use brewing equipment.
  • Only Takes 30 Minutes of Your Time to Brew - Using our hopped Malt extract you can brew up a batch of beer in less than 30 minutes.
  • Includes the Best Ingredients to Get Started - Brewing with Mr. Beer’s Hopped Malt Extracts are perfect for any brewer. It cuts down on time, reduces the risk of contamination, and helps create a more consistent beer every time.
  • Comes with Everything You Need - Our beer Kit comes with everything you need to brew your first batch of beer. No need for additional large pots, strainers, or brewing equipment. All you need is a Mr. Beer Kit, water and common kitchen items to get started.
  • Includes A Second Refill - This kit comes with a bonus refill so you can get to brewing your second batch right away. 
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Our Oktoberfest Lager & Canadian Blonde Bonus Complete Beer Making Kit comes with everything that is needed to get started brewing. This kit provides aspiring brewers with our patented brewing equipment and high-quality ingredients that simplify the Homebrewing process. Our patented brewing system includes a compact lightweight fermenter that is modeled after the design of professional brewing equipment Eleven 25oz reusable and shatterproof bottles that are specially designed for carbonating beer. We also include a can of brewing extract - a concentrated form of all-natural malted barley and hops - produced in a state-of-the-art facility by Australia's oldest family-owned brewery as well as no-rinse Cleanser and unique carbonation drops to simplify the sanitization and carbonation process. This kit is designed to brew 2-Gallons of great tasting beer and includes an extra Refill so you can get started on your second batch right away! Check out this detailed review of our kit on, The Spruce


Brewing with Mr. Beer is a relatively simple process. Below is a short instructional overview of the brewing process so you can feel confident knowing you can brew this. 

Short Overview of the Brewing Process




Simple Brewing Process


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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 the 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 the 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 the top of the 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 the 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 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 solution into a large bowl. Use this solution to clean any other equipment you may be used 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. 


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 4 out of 5 by COL_D from Craft brew kit Solid brew. Make sure you follow instructions in the kit. They are more comprehensive then those on the can label.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim Taylor from A Very Happy Beer Guy! My first-ever Mr Beer purchase, and my first-ever brews... The process was very well defined, both on the website and with the order. Mr Beer has made it very convenient for me to brew my own delicious beer! My first brew was the Oktoberfest, and it turned out great! I followed the instructions to the letter for my first brew, with no modifications. My second brew is the Canadian Blonde. I have it bottled, and will be refrigerating one bottle this weekend. I can't wait to see how this one turns out!
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by SilpyBrewing from First Home Brew! This is my first beer kit, my first home brew ever in fact! I went for the Bonus Kit (comes with two extract refills; Oktoberfest and Canadian Blonde) and brewed up the Oktoberfest Lager first (it'll be done conditioning tomorrow 9.25) and I'll have some home brewed Oktoberfest JUST in time for October! The kits are amazing. They come with everything you need to make a batch of beer...anyone can do it! The instructions are super easy to follow, and incredibly easy to execute. My kit was missing the spigot for the keg at first, but Mr. Beer's customer service sent me one out immediately and made it right. Thanks for making the process of picking up a new, probably expensive (in the long-run) hobby super simple! I even did my first ever brew LIVE on Instagram!!! It was seriously that easy.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by Todd C from Simple and Fast with Good Results Process was easy and took little time. Just tried first Octoberfest a couple days ago at only 12 days conditioning. Was pretty good. I assume it will get better by next week. I now have a Diablo and a Stout in two LBKs, and should be bottling this weekend (1/23/21). I am going with 4 stars only because the second brew with the LBK took a few tries to get the spigot to stop leaking.
Date published: 2021-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by MssrBeer from Great so far Everything arrived well packaged and very quickly. I tested the keg for leaks, and found I needed to sand just a little bit of plastic flashing around the hole for the spigot. Brewing the Canadian blond now. Found the addition of a temperature strip helpful to monitor keg temperature. Instructions were very clear, and the process was much easier than when I made beer 10 years ago using the typical 5 gallon kit with giant bucket and carboy. Fun, interesting, and not too stressful.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trevor Storms from Cheers! Bought this when it was on sale and glad I did! My second brew is currently fermenting and first batch is bottle conditioning. The process couldn't be any easier. Everything came as advertised and no issues during shipping. I am looking forward to trying out Mr. Beer's partial mash recipes and am confident it will go smoothly. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking to get into brewing. Cheers!
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Good buy for a first time. Awesome product to use for first time brewers. The beer is good and drinks well. The notes are sweet but had a clear finish. Overall I would say there needs an adjustment of the sugars in the wort or carb drops because the final taste is sweet and sour. This was present in both of my refills and after a 21 day ferment. Either adjust the sugars or provide more yeast.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe K from Mr. Beer...Home Brewing at its Best! Once again, Mr. Beer provides a simple, quick and fantastic kit for the perfect home-brewing experience. I have been nothing but impressed at the quality of the products, the ease of directions and of course the TASTE of the beer I brewed. I definitely recommend this to everyone I know!
Date published: 2020-11-03
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I RECEIVED A MR.BEER GOLD KIT AND A LONG PLAY IPA REFILL FOR AN EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT. I UNPACKED IT AND NOTICED THAT ALL OF THE BEER REFILL KITS WERE BEST IF USED BY 2018. WILL THEY STILL BE OK TO USE????

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