Mr. Beer’s Northwest Pale Ale Homebrewing Starter Kit allows craft beer enthusiasts to brew high-quality beer with less time, equipment and expense than other homebrewing methods. Our patented brewing system includes a compact, lightweight fermenter that is modeled after the design of professional brewing equipment. 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. Kit includes our Northwest Pale Ale refill, which boasts a woodsy hop aroma and full malt character. Northwest Pale Ale is a beautifully balanced and easy drinking ale to satisfy a variety of palates, and craft beer drinkers will appreciate this American classic.
This is my latest try out of Mr. Beer Recipes. We all have discriminating taste buds and I think this is a keeper. I fermented it for 4 weeks , bottled and carbed it and let it sit in my basement for 3 weeks. I chilled a couple over night last night for my buddy and I and it tastes terrific. It has the slight bitterness of a pale ale and smooth highlights that make it very palatable. Awesome head on these guys as well. I'm of irish descent so I have tasted many stout ales and bitters. I recommend this brew. I also used the supplied booster back. De-lic-I-Ous.
I really enjoy the "Deshutes, Mirror Pond" pale ale, and was hoping to brew something similar. With Mr. Beer's Northwest Pale Ale Craft refill, cascade hops, Safale US-05 Dry Ale Yeast, and online help from Tim Falk, I was able to brew an absolutely fantastic version of my favorite beer. Now, why (you may ask) didn't I just go BUY some Deschutes??? The satisfaction of cracking open an ice cold bottle of my OWN HOMEMADE beer, and having it taste exactly the way I hoped..."priceless. DILLY DILLY!" Can't say this recipe is for everyone, but I'll be starting another 6 gallons soon!
I made this brew several times about two years ago. I made most of the brews with a cascade hop boil for ten minutes and added a pouch of lme. I drifted away from mr beer because all my brews were tasting the same. After some experience with different yeasts i came back to mr beer. Here is what i learned: First off get rid of the utl mr beer yeast. Replace it with us-05. Allow three weeks in the fermenter, AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS IN THE BOTTLE and put the bottles in the fridge for a few days.( im not going to get into temperature control during the process...see the mr beer forums for that) Using this formula ive see great improvements in my finished product! !! With that said i ...my last batch of nw pale ale turned out great!! I boiled williamette hops for ten minutes, removed it from heat and added the can of northwest pale ale ( no lme) followed the above mentioned process. Bottled with table sugar at 75 percent of mr beer recommend sugar. It is by far the best brew ive made yet. Malty at first. . crisp and and slight sweet hoppy taste..not too bitter at all. The color is more of a brown or golden. Im going to do this again with an addition of pale lme.
First brewed this back in November 2013. It was great then. Very easy to make. Just brewed again 28 January 2018, and tasted today (march 20th). Great taste and aroma. I usually do 3-3-3 (3 weeks fermenter, 3 weeks bottle, 3 weeks fridge) but this batch was only 2 weeks fermenter. one thing I do notice however with Mr Beer is they taste better in glass bottles than the plastic ones. I usually do 1 or 2 plastic bottles so I can do the "squeeze test". highly recommend this beer!!
My wife purchased this for me as a gift for my first attempt at home brew. It was super easy to brew and bottle. I had a lot of issues with dripping from the spicket which came with the fermenting keg. I had to cut the fermenting time a few days short due to this. But the flavor, color, and sudsiness were spot on compared to the craft brews I have bought. I will definitely try this one again with some augmentation and maybe a new spicket. Adding mango puree sounds like a winning recipe from what I saw in another review.