Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition Home Brew Kit Review

Mr Beer Kit
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I think everyone with even a passing interest in home beer brewing has heard of the Mr. Beer kit. You may have seen this product sitting on the shelf at some larger retailers or maybe you’ve seen the commercials. You might even know someone that received the package as a gift. I was fortunate enough to receive the Mr. Beer “Premium Gold Edition Home Brew Kit” (pictured above) as a present this past Christmas and that’s what got me started in home brewing. I have to admit that I was a bit sceptical at first and I didn’t really know what to expect. After my first batch I came to the conclusion that my Mr. Beer kit was one of the best gifts I’d received in a long time and I even ended up ordering several refill kits.

The Premium Gold Edition Home Brew Kit Includes:
(1) Mr. Beer Brew Keg
(1) Classic American Brew Pack (makes 2 gallons)
(1) Cowboy Lager Brew Pack (makes 2 gallons)
(8) 1 Liter Bottles with Caps (re-usable)
(1) Mr. Beer Brewing Booklet (instructions)

Continue below to view a short video and read the rest of this review.

Here’s a video review of the Mr. Beer Kit that was done by the Food Channel.

They are using a slightly different kit in the video than the one pictured above but the overall process is exactly the same. The kit includes a comprehensive instruction booklet that is very easy to follow. Even if you take your time, you’ll probably have your first batch created and ready to brew in less than an hour. The reviewer in the video mentions that they let their batch brew for 7 days and it turned out a little sweet. I found 10-11 days to be more to my taste but of course this is highly subjective and well worth experimenting with. Patience is key!

If home beer brewing seems like something you might enjoy but you don’t want to lay out a few hundred dollars or more for a full blown brewing setup, the Mr. Beer kit is a great way to test the waters. You can get started for around 50 bucks or less depending on which kit you buy. The refills are also priced fairly and usually come at a discount if you buy a combo pack. When you’re ready to move on to a more advanced home brewing setup, you can always give your Mr. Beer kit to one of your friends to get them hooked too.

Posted on May 11, 2009 in Beer Brewing Kits