Awhile back I made a Honey Brown Ale with my Mr. Beer home brewing kit and I absolutely loved it. Dare I say that it set the standard pretty high for every other batch of beer that I’ve ever made since that batch. Well, I got brave and tried to improve on that recipe and succeeded with Frisky Hamster Honey Brown. I’m actually still kind of shocked that it came out so well.
Using the Mr. Beer Kit, here’s what ingredients you’ll need to make about 2.5 gallons of beer:
-1-can of Mr. Beer English Nut Brown with the yeast under the lid
-1-1/4 cup of Munton’s Plain Amber dry malt extract
-Approximately ¼ oz. of Liberty hop pellets in a Muslin sack
-1-1/2 cups of honey
Here is how to make it:
-Fill your Mr. Beer keg to the 4-quart mark with clean, cold water.
-Boil about four cups of water. When the water comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and add the DME (Dry Malt Extract), Nut Brown mix, and honey to the boiled water and stir thoroughly.
-Add the mixture to the cold water in the keg.
-Top off the keg to the 2.5 gallon mark with clean, cold water.
-Sprinkle in the yeast packet and allow the keg to stand for about five minutes.
-Stir the mixture thoroughly and put the lid on the keg.
-Allow the keg to sit in a dark, cool environment that stays around 65-70 degrees constantly (I put it in my basement) for about 2 weeks.
-Bottle the beer adding about ¼ teaspoon of sugar to each 12 oz. bottle.
-Allow the bottled beer to sit for at least a week.
You can now chill the beer before drinking or drink it as is. I loved it either way. Frisky Hamster seems to taste even better as it ages in the bottle, so don’t be in a rush. I think you’ll enjoy this beer.