Mr. Beer is one of the few home-brew kits that truly includes everything you need when it comes to brewing and bottling your home-brew. This kit includes 11 reusable bottles with caps and bottle stickers. The bottles are designed to bottle 2 gallons of your favorite Mr. Beer home-brew. They are composed from PET plastic. The bottles are shatter resistant and will leave no flavor migration in your beer. These bottles are perfect to use for drinking and storing your beer.
This is a great beer brewing beginners kit. You are limited in what you can brew in it, and the refill packs are expensive. however, it makes a great beer and comes with bottles that make for easy storage. The easy cleaning kit is great as well.
The kit really does have everything you need to get started, although I recommend if you enjoy it that you seriously consider picking up a case of glass swing-top bottles. The plastic ones that come with the kit are okay, but the glass ones are far classier and will last longer.
The MrBeer site and forums have hundreds of great tips and other resources, as well as unique recipes created by other brewers – definitely don’t skip getting registered (free) on their site and taking advantage of them! I also highly recommend the book Home Brew Beer by Greg Hughes – it has the most user-friendly design I’ve yet seen and is a great resource for understanding the process.
Some history on Mr Beer:
Coopers Brewery is a family owned brewery with 150 years of experience behind them, and is the world’s largest manufacturer of brewing malts. Mr.Beer®, established in 1993, is the world’s largest producer of home brewing systems. Coopers joined forces with Mr.Beer® in early 2012, and thus was born the world’s # 1 home brewing powerhouse!
Mr.Beer® brewers score BIG due to this merger! Our 2 gallon kits remained the same, while our malts took a huge leap in quality. Mr.Beer’s 550 gram cans of hopped and unhopped malt extracts have been discontinued. We now proudly offer a still-increasing line of all-malt extracts crafted by the brewing geniuses at Coopers. These malts have been thoroughly revised and tweaked to meet Mr.Beer’s high standards of quality, ease-of-use, and flavor. Our new refills are now all-malt (Boosters no longer required), and include a larger sachet of high quality yeast, as well as our trusty packet of No-Rinse Cleanser.
New Unhopped Malt Extract flavors will be available soon, as well as other options for customization — the best part of home brewing! Booster packs are still available, and are a perfect addition to raise our new standard refill’s ABV from 3.7% to 5.1%. Our new, ever-expanding line of refills and ingredients increases your opportunity for customization in a clean and simple way. To see how we mix and match these new ingredients, check out our burgeoning collection of new recipes. Or, to keep it basic check out the brand new line of standard all-malt refills.