Bewitched Amber Ale Complete Craft Refill

Bewitched Amber Ale Complete Craft Refill is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 31.
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She’s feisty, this one, but not too bitter. Showcasing vibrant amber hues, velvety smooth caramel malt character, even bitterness and delicate citrus hop aroma, this amber ale epitomizes the characteristics that make this style a microbrewery standard.

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Summary

    What You Get

    1 Bewitched Amber Ale Brewing Extract (HME)

    1 Packet of Dry Brewing Yeast (Under the Lid of the Brewing Extract)

    1 Packet of Carbonation Drops

    1 Packet of No-Rinse Cleanser


    For Fans Of

    Alaskan Brewing Amber

    Rogue American Amber Ale

    New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale


    Brew Specs

    Flavor: Balanced

    Original Gravity: 1.048

    Final Gravity: 1.012

    ABV: 5.5%

    SRM: (Color): 15

    IBU: (Bitterness): 30


    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. 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 Flynn from Love It This is my second batch of this style and I love it! I honestly believe that the flavor profile & description from Mr Beer are dead on for this ale. Not too many people will be disappointed by choosing The Bewitched Amber Ale for their next batch.
    Date published: 2020-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Keith D from Great Brew that Gets Better in the Bottle Desperate to have enough beer to survive a stay-at-home order during a pandemic, I ordered this beer refill along with a couple of others from Mr. Beer. The one thing that I had going for me was plenty of time. Time is what this beer needs to bottle condition because the longer it stayed in the bottle, the better it got. At least two weeks at basement temperature and then a week in the fridge made this home brew a hit with my wife and me. Thanks Mr. Beer for helping me keep my sanity during this crazy time!
    Date published: 2020-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Brett from Favorite brew so far I have now tried a variety of Mr. Beer's refills and Bewitched is by far my favorite brew so far. Nice malty taste balance with a nice hope flavor. I will be brewing this again and have been looking at recipes that use this as a base.
    Date published: 2020-04-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by Todd G from Hidden Amber Ale I used this refill to brew the Hidden Lake Amber Ale. This was the first time that I dry hopped and it would have been nice to have better instructions around this method for a first timer such as cold crashing before bottling. This caused the bottles to have some hop sediment and after a few pours I figured out how to pour without as much sediment in the glass. All in all I really enjoyed this beer and will brew it again, using the lessons I know now.
    Date published: 2020-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Joe Beljan from Great Brews await you! I’ve been brewing with Mr Beer for many years and have never been disappointed with any of the products they’ve offered. The price, service and quality of the products they sell are just what you need to be your own master brewer. Don’t miss out on the experience of brewing and tasting your own selections of beer. Get started today! You’ll be glad you did. Yooper Joe Calumet Michigan
    Date published: 2020-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by JD Brews from Simple and a Wonder to Behold or Taste I appreciate a good amber ale, while preferring natural carbonation and the fun of simple brewing instructions. This Bewitched version is probably the finest brew that has come out of my kitchen! I have little to do with the results. It's a wonderfully full bodied ready-recipe. A little care and full brewing/conditioning time and this can be your simply-made masterpiece!
    Date published: 2020-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Rob K from A+ Amber I’ve brewed the Amber Ale before and enjoyed it so much I got two batches this time! I’m experimenting with some dry hopping so it’s always better to have extra in case I need to adjust. Cheers!
    Date published: 2020-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by Brew daddy from Tasty and satisfying The result of y efforts was a home brew that tasted like FatTireAle! Very satisfied with the outcome! I will be buying a summer brew next. Be sure to check out the recipes page for ideas!
    Date published: 2020-05-06
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