Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit

Last updated: November 16, 2020

It takes just 30 minutes to create your first batch of ale with this homebrew kit. This is possible thanks to the hopped Malt extract, which also reduces the risk of contamination in addition to cutting down on brewing time. Once the beer has been prepared, you'll need to let it ferment for 10 to 14 days. It's ready to drink in as little as 3 to 4 weeks.

We looked at the top Homebrew Kits and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Homebrew Kit you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: First-time brewers will want to go with this homebrew kit, as the instructions are easy to follow.

In our analysis of 47 expert reviews, the Mr. Beer Complete Beer Making Starter Kit placed 4th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Mr. Beer’s Premium Gold Edition complete home brewing Kit provides aspiring brewers with our patented brewing equipment and high-quality ingredients that simplify the Homebrewing process. Our patented brewing system includes a compact, lightweight fermenter that is modeled after the design of professional brewing equipment. Eleven 25 oz. Reusable and shatterproof bottles that are specially designed for carbonating beer. 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. This kit includes our classic American light and Oktoberfest lager refills.

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Mr. Beer kit is ideal for someone that wants to experience the process of homebrewing beer but doesn’t want to invest the time or energy into learning the more intricate parts of the process (involving siphons, air locks and hydrometers).
Includes everything you need to brew a 2-gallon batch of beer, very easy to use, two ingredient kits included
It contains a Little Brown Keg fermenter which is lightweight and doesn’t shatter as well. In an era where home brewing is done more than the regular wine drinking, the Mr. Beer beer making kit performs the entire job in an exceptional way.
It eis easy to clean, reusable and produces one case of a beer at a time, or the equivalent of 8 liters.
Kit includes 11 plastic bottles and two seperate craft beer ingredient mixes, which were praised by most owners as very good
This beer making kit yields up to two gallons of beer, along with two refills for making up to four gallons of beer. It also comes with essentials such as yeast, sanitizer and carbonation drops. Shatterproof bottles are included for your convenience.
- Heavy
The space requirement is very minimal unlike some of the other home brewing systems which need a whole lot of space. The price is very reasonable considering that the kit includes 2 refills and plenty of bottles.
It is easy to use and bring just about anywhere since it is small and lightweight. Aside from this, it is also durable enough to last a long time since it is shatterproof.

What reviewers didn't like

Some buyers complained that the fermenting jug leaked
User will outgrow the kit when looking to match larger batches. Need to buy more cleanser for mulitple batches.
You're limited to Mr. Beer ingredient refills. If you take home brewing seriously, you'll quickly outgrow this kit.
Some beginners quickly outgrow this kit. Only compatible with Mr. Beer kits. Included bottles are plastic
- Heavy
The carbonation of two of the bottles had completely gone, and the beer was utterly flat when it was time to drink.
Some buyers also warn that you have to store the kit at the right temperature to get the best results. There are also cases when the beer becomes undrinkable because it has lost carbonation.
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