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I started with the pale ale included in the starter kit....it was good. I am now making a Black Tower Porter.

Do you have a favorite?

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Anyone have any ideas how you might could come close to a clone of Alaskan Amber or Full Sail Amber using Mr. Beer ingredients?

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After starting with West Coast Pale Ale, I have made Cowboy w/ UME, and Witty Monk Witbier. This weekend I am brewing some Red tart Cider,West Coast pale Ale w/ Pale Export and Pilothouse Pilsner. I have not been disappointed with any selections yet. My favorite so far is the Witty Monk.

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I'm hooked on the Bewitched Red with Mellow Amber, been adding the extra booster making it the Rambling Rose's Red---just trying a batch now with the lager yeast since my basement is a little cool----we'll see------?

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I brew up a great Apricot Hefeweizen & Peach Ale.

Both make for a great Summer Brew.

Still experimenting with Fall & Winter brews.

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So Far My Favorite is the Irish Red Amber Ale but Today I brewed a batch of Northern Amber Ale that I can't wait to try it. It uses the Englishman's Nut-brown Malt and Mellow Amber UME with U.S. Goldings Pellet Hops.

Others I have tried include the High Candadian Draft Lager, Czech Pilsner.

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Some of my favorites:

Oktoberfest Vienna Lager - very good, great flavor
Defibrilator Doppel Bock - great beer, strong but great taste
Strawberry Blonde - one of my favorites, definitely my wife's favorite.

Ron

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Bewitched Red Ale is my favorite so far, but I am trying some tweaks with recipes that may make me rethink. I recently did the West Coast Pale Ale with some cascade hops that was really good. Next I am brewing the Oktoberfest Vienna Lager with some grains and hops to try and improve it.

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Black and Booberry Bock has been a real hit with my wife and friends. I got to admit that I like it too. I've really liked all of the Bewitched Red Ale recipes I've tried, come to think of it. Sticky Wicket Oatmeal Stout was a good one too.

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my favorite beer was Sam Adams Boston Lager, until I brewed Pilot House.All MY rowdy friends love Bills Brew.

lager

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Vienna lager (2 cans) with 2 pounds of honey and 1/2 ounce of hallertau pellets. This will make you smile.

Canadian lager(2 cans) brewed with toasted oak chips in the fermentor. This has an "old timey" character, and will cause people to pepper you with questions on how to start brewing their own beer.

I am fortunate enough to work by a brewing supply store, so I have easy access to some amazing adjuncts. The oak chips help make up for the fact that a 2.5 gallon oak keg is $175.00. The chips are $2.50. tough choice.

Play aound a bit, and you can really make some fantastic brew.

Bottoms up.

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I have only brewed 2 beers so far, but Snow Drift Dark Lager is my favorite out of the 2.

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All Hallows Eve calls for Black Cat Ale! I love this stuff! Dark is good!!

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Have you ever tried making two batches ot once? I'm seeing bewitched red on here alot, and I wondered what the differences would be between the ale yeast and the lager yeast. I know what the books say about the differences, but I want to taste them.

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I've brewed quite a few over the years and haven't had any that I didn't like.
When I first started I got bottles from the local brewery store. The store keep told me I wouldn't like anything I made with mrbeer and guaranteed I'd be back to buy a "real" home brew kit.
I now have 3 brew kegs and usually do 2 at a time.
I have brewed up a custom Rasberry batch I called "Rudy's Razberry". It pours and drinks like a wine, with very dark red color and extremely high alchohol content. I'll have to check my notes to see what I brewed it with.
My favorite recipie is the Full Moon Marzen. It was a huge hit with everyone that that sampled it.
My personal favorites to keep on hand is the American Pale Ale and Bewitched Red Ale with Mellow Amber UME.

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My first brew was the West Coast Ale! Second was Whispering Wheat! I was hooked on both for a while till the Premium Brews came out. Now my favorite has to be the Pilothouse Pilsner!!! My friends bug me to brew the Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner which is there favorite. Right now I have a Bewitched Red Ale and some Hard Apple Cider in the fridge that has been resting till perfection. Halloween should be a good night!!!

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I started brewing with MrBeer. I've brewed several amber and dark HME. I've discovered through this process that I prefer dark brews particularly porters and stouts. I also like amber and red ales like Rocket's Red Glare. My favorite so far is Nilla Porter. If there was only one brew it would be Nilla Porter for me.

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I know this thread is almost nine years old, but now that someone's revived it, I'd be curious to know what current members' favorites are.

 

I have just one batch that's been in the bottle long enough to drink. It's a Bewitched Amber Ale that's pretty decent but still needs to mature some after two months of carbonation/conditioning.

 

I have also bottled a 1776 Ale and the Noche del Lobo recipe. Fermenting a Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner with Pale LME and a packet of U.S. Saaz now. I have high hopes for all, but am curious what others thought of the beers they've brewed so far.

 

So back to the OP's original question, what are your favorite Mr. Beer kits?

 

Jim

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Personally, I love wheat beers.  I made the Belgian Blanc, and it knocked the socks off a friend of mine.  Said it tasted like a Blue Moon

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If I had to pick just one I'd go with Witch's Flight.  But if I were to do a top five it'd probably be:

1)  Witch's Flight

2)  Angry Bovine

3)  Calavera Spiced Chile Stout

4)  American Burleywine

5)  Lock, Stock, and Bourbon Barrel Stout

Runner-up:  Noche del Lobo

 

I'm not including any of the ones that I've tinkered with by adding different grains or hops.

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I have to say that I am pretty happy with my version of Chug-a-lugger. Minor revision uses Safeale US-05, adds Centennial to the LME for 20 minutes, and Goldings at flame-off. Very nice beer, mild hops, very drinkable. Best to let it sit in the bottle for 4 weeks minimum, 5-6 is even better.

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I would have to go with the Nilla Porter and Bewitched Amber Ale as my two favorites with Chug-a-lugger close behind.

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1 hour ago, John K. said:

I would have to go with the Nilla Porter and Bewitched Amber Ale as my two favorites with Chug-a-lugger close behind.

 

I'm not-so-patiently waiting for my Nilla Porter to be ready.  I've got another 6-8 weeks before minimum conditioning time.  Must...be...patient! :)

 

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5 hours ago, Shrike said:

 

I'm not-so-patiently waiting for my Nilla Porter to be ready.  I've got another 6-8 weeks before minimum conditioning time.  Must...be...patient! :)

 

It will be worth the wait! I have one or two left from my first batch that I bottled last May. Had one this weekend and it was very good!

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I've now brewed a couple of dozen different recipes over these past two years.  I have ratings as my signature.  My favorites off hand are Millennium Flight Red, Diablo IPA, Cherry Wheat (see recipe below), French Roast Stout (see recipe below) and Orange Spiced Pumpkin Lager (see recipe below).

 

Kevin

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I have now made 28 batches of Mr. Beer refills/recipes.  I like variety and always want to try new things, so there are only 3 recipes I have repeated: Fresco Chile Lime, Let It Bee Honey Blonde Ale, and Millennium Falconers Flight Red, all very good.  Other favorites are Howling Red Ale and Wild Wheat.

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