« on: April 24, 2012, 12:26:56 PM »
Delo you have the same risk of making bad beer your first batch or two with a 5 gallon kit as you do with a MrBeer kit..the difference being Mr Beer is only a $25 to $35 investment. So there is less at risk.It is a good, cheap way of getting people into brewing, but I would think there is a higher chance of things going wrong with Mr Beer. Maybe the kits have changed since I first brewed with it or I may not remember too correctly, but I had to use a lot of sugar and it came with a cleaner not a sanitizer. I guess it’s also because when I look at what I use now as far as equipment and ingredients go, and look at what I used back then its hard to believe good beer can be made from such a simple kit. I do wish I still had my fermenter, but I melted it in the dishwasher.
I have started 3 people out in brewing. I started them with Mr Beer kits to insure they would be successful on their first brew. From there I helped them with more advanced processes a little at a time. They are all doing 5 gallon extract kits now
BTW its great your helping people get started. It would have been cool to have someone to help me when I first started. Maybe they would have taught me how to read directions.