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Mr. Beer Hard Root Beer Making Kit

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste !! 3rd batch I decided to add some vanilla, used 2 1/2 tbs and all I can say is it is so smooth and taste fantastic. With the 2nd batch did find the longer it sits the better it gets as well. Had one bottle that sat in the fridge a little over a month and it too was nice and smooth. That 3rd batch had 3 12 oz bottles after 5 days of carbonation and 1 day in the fridge and can only imagine how much better it is going to be the longer it sits in the fridge.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Turned Out Just OK I always like something new & different and this intrigued me. We've had the regular Mr. Beer root beer a few times -- it's okay but pricey for soda. I fermented this hacked version just under 3 weeks, carbonated 6 days using three cups of sugar, then put them all in the fridge. The first one a week later tasted like root beer flavored beer. Next week a little better. Third week the same. Fourth week regressing to the flavored beer I had week one. I'm tempted to try regular root beer fermented for a longer time to see how that ends up. This was a novelty that neither impressed nor disappointed. Seems the 2-3 week cold conditioning window yields the best flavor.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Skeptical at First, Pleasantly Surprised If you're undecided, you should definitely give this a try! The best I've tasted was on tap in Kansas City. This stuff was just as good, or better, than what you can buy (for a high price) in the grocery store. I tried a different extract for half the batch. Will NOT try that again! You can't beat Mr. Beer's root beer extract, even just for the soda itself. I was surprised at how the sugar and extract masked the beer flavor (but not the beer punch). When bottling, I sampled a little first before deciding to add all the sugar. Also, I don't think there's a need for added Vanilla. Mine didn't really mix well and left "sediment" in the bottle. Oh, and if you use glass bottles like me, be sure to not over-carbonate! The kit works well. But I also just use a couple of milk containers to mix the fermented beer with the Arab extract and sugar. The expensive extra "mixing keg" isn't necessary. Overall, good product and I will be making it again!
Date published: 2016-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flavor "great need more flavor "great need more....must buy two plus kit's ....go's to fast
Date published: 2016-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use ALL the sugar they tell you to I bought this kit because I wanted to try something a little different. In the directions, it says 2-3 cups sugar and because I'm not a huge fan of it, I used 2 cups. While the finished product came out ok, I end up putting a tablesppon of sugar into each glass to get it to actually taste like rootbeer. Instead of a bitter rootbeer. If I do end up doing it again, I will use the 3 cups, if not a touch more. Other than that, the rest of it is a pretty nice set up.
Date published: 2016-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my... I had been hoping MR Beer would come out with this kit. Made my first batch and cracked the first one on Christmas day. Had some friends try it and the general consensus is, OMG, how'd you do that? This one's a keeper...
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit of a disappointment. I was really looking forward to this batch but it just didn't live up to the expatiation. Started with a nice Root Beer aroma, but tasted like a bitter beer with a little Root Beer flavor. And the trub is awful so plan on pouring a little more than usual down the sink. I may have done something wrong so I'll give this one another shot, but if the next batch turns out the same, I will probably avoid this kit in the future.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Flavor Needs Rebalancing The kit includes everything else you need, but if you're expecting the kind of hard root beer you buy in stores, better double the root beer extract. As it is, it comes out beer.
Date published: 2016-04-27
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