9.04.2008

Video: Brooklyn Brewery's Garret Oliver test driving a Mr. Beer and an idea!

Listen to Garret Oliver from Brooklyn Brewery as he walks us through the process of brewing with Mr. Beer.



Why am I thinking about this Mr. Beer thing? Well, a friend of mine has an old Mr. Beer kit. He'd like to have some fun with it. I suggested brewing a cask conditioned ale. Might be just the thing for a party. Brew some English Ale in short order and have it ready to serve for a party right from the "Mr. Beer Plastic Cask". Then proceed to drain it via gravity like you would a firkin of cask cond ale over the next day or so. I would be supplying alternate ingredients. The ones in the kit are kinda old.

Donovan tried it with some success and recorded the experience. Anybody else try this? Sound like fun?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Beer? Are you serious? I tried this once then decided to brew with the real equipment. Mr. beer is a joke and it makes a cidery watery undrinkable beverage for amateurs only. Is he an amateur?

Adam said...

:-) Heheh...I was a little confused myself.

Anybody else out there have experience with a Mr. Beer.

Andy said...

That's pretty funny, though he's probably right. It's probably better than my first batch of infected beer.

Russ said...

Is anonymous asking if Garrett Oliver is an amateur? That's funny...

Seriously though, I'm intrigued by the idea of using Mr. Beer as a cask. Assuming you use real ingredients instead of the kit, why shouldn't it work?

Adam said...

One thing tht might pose a problem would be sealing the Mr. Beer so the carbonation can remain in solution. I haven't inspected it very closely, but, it can't seal very tightly if you ferment in it.

Hmmmm....