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    My first ever home brew

    My son gave me a MR. BEER home brewing kit.
    Here's the first pour of my first brew (Blonde Ale)
    I poured the second (left) too aggressively.

    Tastes Good! I have a lager fermenting, and will do a stout for St. Patrick's Day!

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    I first started with Mr Beer since I got it for a gift four years ago, it's decent beer though I found most of their varieties under hopped for my PNW palette.

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    I'll be looking to get a bit more hop flavor into mine eventually - for now, I'm stoked to be learning the basics!

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    I take it you mean bitterness, as opposed to hop aroma. If you want more of the first, boil longer, though your returns over 60 min drop off pretty steeply. The best way to get more of the second, in my experience, is to "dry hop." Dry hopping is adding hops on transfer to a secondary. I prefer whole hops, as opposed to pellets - I think they give a fresher flavor. Visit you local brewshop - they should help you out.

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    I like the bitter side of the spectrum. When I get a little more experience, I'll try your suggestions. Thanks!

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    I got a Mr Beer this Christmas as well. My first batch was bleh, but I made a lot of dumb mistakes. I just put up new batch of Canadian Draft, and I think it will come out much better.

    I am really excited about learning the craft. Keep us other noob brewers posted about any breakthroughs you have.

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    Looks like a good start to an ongoing hobby/obsession!

    I started with a sack made out of tarp material that had a built in airlock and all the ingredients inside. Drinkable, but barely!

    Many years later, I continue to expand things and can't imagine not making my own. It's great to be able to create a batch to your own tastes and have it available whenever you want.

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    Mr beer

    Just finished my first batch came out pretty good i think im hooked

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    Congrats, you now or will have the ability to brew the best beer in the world. Yours.

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