Brown Bottle DIY with Mr Beer

GearDiary Brown Bottle DIY with Mr Beer

In the words of the great Homer Simpson….”Hmmmm beer”

The weather is beginning to break, baseball season has started, and NASCAR is getting into full swing. What better time to start thinking about cookouts and libations.

With DIY mania in full swing as the weather warms up, at least that’s what my wife tells me as I work on project #49.3 on her “to-do list”, what better way to test your skills than making your own beer.  For those of you brave enough to attempt making your own brew, I have just the site for you.

The folks over at Mr. Beer offer 5 different kits that range from the Deluxe for $39.95, which includes just the keg and ingredients, to the Ultimate Kit which gives you all the trimmings including the bottling system and the ingredients to make 8 batches for $149.95.  Per the website once the beer is bottled it is self carbonating which avoids the use of CO2, but my favorite is they say you can control the alcohol content by adjusting certain ingredients!

On their website they even give you over 170 different recipes that you can create with their Home Kits ranging from more traditional balanced, to fruit and hard cider options. There is even a Mr. Beer Community, which is kind of like a Gear Diary for home brewers where they have blogs and forums.

Looks to be a great conversation piece at your next cookout or poker party, who knows you may just become a Master Brewer, not likely but you could imagine.

Mr. Beer Home kits are available directly from the manufacturer’s website

MSRP: Ranges from $39.95-$149.95 depending on the kit.

About the Author

Adrian Leibas
Adrian is 28 years old and lives in Newark, Ohio with his wife Katie, 14-month old son Cooper, and two cats Tyson & Samar. He is a claims adjuster for State Farm Auto Insurance, and he has also worked in their systems department. He was a computer science major at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, where he also played baseball. He quickly realized that he did not like writing code or script, which is why he changed both majors and schools, graduating from Franklin University with a BS in Business and minor in HR Management. Adrian has been a gadget enthusiast as far back as he can remember, and his wife might say that he spends more time in Best Buy than he does with her. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his new little family, reading, watching baseball, and assistant coaching on his high school varsity baseball team. He is also in the process of deciding if he is ready for the transition from PC to Mac, as he's sure many of you can relate.