DetailsWith a crisp clean flavor and easy going attitude, our Mexican Style Cerveza is a crowd pleasing thirst quencher. Often seen served with a wedge of lime, this sensational summer slammer satisfies in a big way - it goes down easy and keeps you coming back for more. The light flavor and exceptional drinkability give it mass appeal and make it a surefire hit at every event. It’s also an easy one to keep on hand to please your Buds when they show up to ‘share’ your beer. Like all of our 20 minute boil kits, this one is easy on the wallet and a time saver in the kitchen - and if you think it brews up quick, wait till you see how fast your friends drink it down.
The light flavor of our Mexican Style Cerveza make it the perfect canvas to get creative with. Try adding some lime peel during the last minute of the boil for an extra zesty flavor. If you’re feeling bold, toss in some chopped jalapenos (5-10 should do nicely) during the last 5 minutes of the boil to add some kick to the flavor.
Our ingredients for this recipe include a 3 lb. 5 oz. Munton's Mexican Style Cerveza hopped can kit, 2 lb. light DME, 1/2 oz. Hallertau aroma pellet hops, priming sugar and yeast.
- Details & Instructions
4.5 / 5.059 ReviewsCorona plusThis brew is simple and easy. I love Corona, but I think this is actually better! Making this beer will do a lot to build the confidence of a new home brewer.March 9, 2017Purchased
1 year agoOKI added lime peels from 4 limes. If I was ever going to buy this kit again then I'd use 2 limes instead of the 4.September 5, 2013Fun to brew and customizeThis beer is easy and fun to make. I have brewed this style beer at least 4 times now with each brewing being customized from the last by adding differnt Yeast, hops and DME. I have been very pleased by all of the results and am learning how using different ingredients can change the end product. I now like keep a can of the Muntons base in my beer kit pantry.February 16, 2015Pepper beerI have used this kit twice as a base for pepper beer. 1 cup of habanero peppers (Don't use the seeds)chopped up and socked it vodka for a week. add just the vodka to the secondary, Great pepper beer.August 20, 2015Pepper beerI've used this kit twice for Pepper beer and it's seems to be the perfect combo. I use 1 cup of chopped jalapenos and 1 cup of habanero socked in vodka for 1 week and then added to the secondary. It will get you attention!September 12, 2015Wife's favoriteThis is my wife's favorite brew. It's too lite for me but I keep brewing it because it's easy, cheap and it keeps her happy. Great combinations.March 20, 2010What Corona "Extra" should beI have to admit that I am a hard core hop head, but I also love an ice cold Corona with a lime during the warmer months. Honestly, Corona sucks without a fresh lime, and this kit is what Corona "Extra" should be �?���� it�?���s darker than Corona and has more body, but seems to be just as clear and enjoyable on those hot days, and it�?���s good without the lime, meaning I think it�?���s a better overall beer. I will be brewing more of this so I don�?���t run out this summer.April 29, 2010It's not CoronaAs a beer unto itself its drinkable. It's not Corona though, (and it's not Skunked either) . I am still satisfied with the results. I like 20 minute boil kits, they are fun to make and take less time. I will continue to get these 20 minute kits, but I won't rush to brew this one again.August 18, 2013Not Brand New to Homebrew but Not an Old timer EitherI am just slow gettin around to some things. I ordered a couple kits over 2 years ago. One Mexican Cerveza and one Black Dog. I am finally getting to taste the Cerveza. It has been a long month of waiting. But I say it was worth the wait and the next batch may get a little longer wait time.
I like the taste, and it has carbonated well. The color is a nice medium reddish amber. I added 2# of DME and upped the abv a little and it did not seem to hurt the taste, but what do I know. I never made this Cerveza before.
I am satisfied and I will make it again...and again. Thanks Midwest Supplies. This is a fun way to pass some time making it and then later, drinking it. I recommend this kit if you like a nice drinkable beer.
As me dear ol Dad use to say, "It's Larrupin." Yep, it is in the dictionary.January 16, 2017
- Customer Q&A
Browse 9 questions Browse 9 questions and 50 answershow does this work and how much will it make?BEST ANSWER: Hello Randy Da Smurf,
Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! You basically mix the malt syrup in 2-2.5 gallons of water, boil it and add the hops per the instructions. You then cool it, add it to 3-3.5 gallons of water in a fermenting vessel, add yeast, wait for it to ferment, add sugar, bottle it, wait until it is carbonated, and enjoy. A more thorough explanation can be found at the following link. http://www.midwestsupplies.com/media/downloads/618/Mexican_Style_Cervesa_instructions.pdf This kit will make 5 gallons of beer which is approximately 48 12 oz bottles of beer. I hope that this information is helpful!Where is the yeast pack in this kit?BEST ANSWER: I’ve found it before under the plastic lid on the malt extract can.Secondary fermenter needed? I have a carboy that I usually transfer for secondary fermentation. Is that needed here, or should I just keep it in primary for 7-14 days?BEST ANSWER: I dont think you will need it. This is a pretty tame beer. I just kept it in the primary and it turned out "ok"... (p.s. this kit was a little disappointing for me, but the Amber Bock 20 minute is ridiculously good, Highly recommended.)I brewed the mexican cerveza last friday night. On saturday morning, there was lots of activity going through the airlock. by Monday, there was no activity. Then on thursday, again, there was no activity. Is this normal?BEST ANSWER: If I remember correctly I had a lot of activity for the first few days when it started and then it just calm down like there was not very much activity at all and beer ended up being great for me anywaysCan I add lime peel and when would be the right time?BEST ANSWER: I have been experimenting with tomato and lime for about two years and haven’t come up with aa perfect mix or recipe yet. What I am doing till I get it right is adding the lime or tomato just before I keg it or just before bottling. Hope this helps.
TimEnter an answer to this question.Can I add lime peel? How much and when?BEST ANSWER: I make a Biere de Garde and use 1oz of orange peel and add it the last 5 minutes of the boil. i would think you could do the same with the lime peel. Note that the recipe calls for 1/2 oz. Hallertau hops. The hop package supplied is 1 oz. I tried this kit, as is, and I was pleasantly surprised at the results. If you want to try to wean some folks off of Corona and get them to try craft beer, this makes a good stepping stone.Corona is a near gluten free beer. Would this kit be considered gluten free as well? Have a friend with that issue.BEST ANSWER: Gluten is a protein - actually it is TWO proteins [glutenin and gliadin] which combine to form the gluten molecule - found primarily in wheat, but also rye, barley and something called 'spelt'. Gluten forms during agitation which forces the two component proteins to merge - bread kneading, e.g.
Nearly all beer uses barley to form the grain base, so all barley-derived beers will have some gluten building blocks, wheat beers having the most. How much gluten is actually formed depends on the agitation. Gliadin is the specific protein that causes the most problems for most people, but I don't know if anyone has determined which grains are gliadin-free.
Aside from brewing a beer using only rice, corn and oats and no traditional malt, anything to reduce the proteins floating around in the beer [irish moss, for example] would help ... depending on how sensitive this person is, that may be enough.what is the ABV on this beer?BEST ANSWER: I got about 5.2%. Just right.Just transferred the batch to carboy after almost 3 weeks in primary. There is more haze than I expected. Is this normal? Cervezas are European derived so not a total surprise. I am guessing Coronas are filtered?BEST ANSWER: Commercial beers are heavily filtered. That being said, I certainly prefer to leave sediment behind when transfering my brews to a secondary fermenter or to a bottling bucket.