Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit

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Embark on your homebrewing journey with the best-selling beer brewing starter kit in history. Our Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit has been tested by our employees and trusted by our customers for the past 20 years.

Northern Brewer customer feedback has made this Brewery in a Box what it is today - the staple of every brew cave from essential to exploratory.

We've built this all-inclusive kit to be fun and foolproof with some of the most trusted instruction in homebrewing. Rest assured that no matter what your method of learning, your first homebrew is a guaranteed success.

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Folks tend to become very passionate about homebrewing after a batch or two, but we’ve also seen a lot of new brewers fall in love even before embarking upon their first fermentation. For those of you who are already passionate about hand-crafted beer, like we are, here’s the Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit.

Contains:

  • Instructional DVD
  • Your Choice of Recipe Kit
  • 6 Gallon Glass Carboy (Primary Fermentor), Bung & Airlock
  • 5 Gallon Glass Carboy (Secondary Fermentor), Bung & Airlock
  • Blowoff Hose, Funnel & Fermometers
  • Siphon & Tubing
  • Bottling Bucket & Spigot
  • Bottle Filler & Tubing
  • Bottle Capper & Caps
  • Carboy Brush & Bottle Cleaning Brush
  • Brewery Cleaner & Carboy Dryer

 

Our Deluxe kit features a pair of large glass bottles called carboys as vessels in a two-stage fermentation process. The additional equipment and extra steps taken with the Deluxe Starter Kit reward the brewer with clearer, clean-tasting beer, as well as the ability to brew a wider range of styles as your confidence grows and sudsy repertoire expands!

And when you brew with Northern Brewer you never brew alone—you’ll also get a copy of our FREE Getting Started In Homebrewing DVD, plus a laminated step-by-step instruction sheet for brew day.

HERE’S THE FUN PART! Every starter kit comes complete with your choice of recipe kits. Just pick one of the three classic Northern Brewer recipes below and you’ll have all the ingredients you need to take your new gear out for a test drive.

Caribou Slobber Brown Ale Like your brews tall, dark and drinkable? Then try Caribou Slobber Brown Ale. Perfect for fans of substantial craft beer, this ale is full-bodied, smooth, and deliciously dark without a hint of bitterness. Guaranteed to become your new favorite session beer.

Irish Red Ale If you’re looking for a perfectly balanced, crowd pleasing pint, you can’t go wrong with our Irish Red Ale. There’s a reason this kit is our best seller. Actually, three reasons: great, medium-bodied taste, rich coppery color and enticingly low aging requirements.

Chinook IPA This American IPA recipe kit has a relatively modest gravity and an immodest hop character derived entirely from a single hop variety: Chinook.

 

Required but not included: a 4 to 5 gallon kettle and roughly 50 empty 12oz beer bottles that accept pry-off caps. See our Raise Your Game Fresh Start Upgrade Kit.

Note: Testing the specific gravity of your batch with a hydrometer is the best way to keep tabs on fermentation and for us to help troubleshoot by phone or email. We highly recommend adding our Mad Brewer Upgrade Kit or Brewery Essentials Gravity Testing Kit.

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Great starter kit but it's missing something
This is a great kit and it's worth every penny!!!I really wanted to give it 5 stars but I would not be honest if I did. This kit is missing an essential tool to brewing and it's a rather low level investment, the hydrometer. If profit margins do not allow for this to be included perhaps putting a notice on the box "hydrometer not included" sort of like toy that need batteries. Beyond that, I was very satisfied with this kit and the world class service I have received from Northern Brewer.
November 6, 2015
Kit comes with everything you need...
I would suggest just adding a little bit more cleaning solution, as I came dangerously close to running out. More cleaning solution seems especially helpful for first time brewers.
March 13, 2016
Quality Comprehensive Kit- why... its, its....DELUXE!
This has everything you need to get started on one package with exception of the brew kettle. I did the glass Carboy version and personally I like it. The packaging it was shipped in was nothing short of perfect! Very easy to unpack and get started so I was able to brew that weekend! First batch is in bottles, and I have done a taste sample at each of the milestones (primary/secondary/bottling) and so far it tastes great! There are few things you may want to upgrade at a later date, but everything that is here is very good quality. I would suggest getting the spring loaded bottle filler. The one they give you leaks a little (very little) and it's not even a thing, but I am clean freak, so little drips/drops bother me. You could also get a strainer if you want, which just a personal preference to help with beer clarity. Last item is get an extra food grade 5 gallon bucket for sanitizing. You can use the bottling bucket, but I just like having a dedicated bucket (especially when I am using the bottling bucket).Nice job Northern Brewer!
September 30, 2015
Absolutely fantastic
Love this kit, just moved into secondary fermentation today! Super easy to use, I did have to by the up your game kit with the brewing kettle and bottles but overall very pleased with my purchase 10 for 10 would order it again if I didn't already have it. I do think a hydrometer would have been nice but I simply ordered one shortly after for the next brew day. Only down side was that my bottling bucket spigot had a cracked on top so it leaked badly, but I ordered a new one when i ordered the silver serpent wort chiller. Love northern brewer and their products will be ordering more recipes shortly!
April 24, 2016
Fantastic!
This kit made the best beer of my life. Highly recommend. The red caper broke and Northern Brewer sent a new one out ASAP. I'm a loyal customer now being treated so well. You guys rock.
March 10, 2014
Excellent Product and Customer Service!!!
This was my first attempt at Home brewing and I have to say that this Kit is awesome. This kit is perfect for the beginner who wants to dive into brewing with a solid setup and not have to worry about upgrading anytime soon in order to tackle some of the more challenging recipes. The price was right and the customer service since purchasing has been outstanding. I have ordered several items since purchasing this Kit back in August and every time I had a question or concern NB representatives have responded quickly and efficiently. Thanks NB for making my brewing experience the best! This is my go to company for any home brew needs.!!!
November 2, 2013
Great Starter Kit
This was my first brewing kit and I have been very pleased with the contents so far. After my first beer I bought a bottle tree and another secondary carboy to brew more often. Now we are doing about one brew per week and the kit has already paid for itself compared to the cost of similar beers from the liquor store. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in home brew.
December 12, 2012
Great Kit for start
Bought this kit to start. Instructions are great and the chat feature on the site was a big help. I will add more equipment as I go. Next is the hydrometer and then a Chiller. I had a large turkey fryer to use to start the boil. In time I will add a Mega pot and then onto All Grain
April 3, 2016
amazing
You get a glass thermometer with this kit but it's not listed so I went out a bought one.....o well.....I am Brewing my first beer kit tomorrow which is the Irish Red Ale... the packaging was supreme and it showed up very fast I did buy a 5 gallon pot and a dark star burner .....
January 13, 2014
Deluxe starter kit
So far it has everything I have needed to brew my first batch of beer, haven't tasted it yet but very excited!
March 13, 2016
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does this kit come with a termometer and the fermeters have the temperature band?
C H on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This kit comes with the fermometer stick on bands AND a long thermometer that you dip in to check things.
I am just starting out and was wondering if the deluxe kit is more than I need to start as a beginner homebrewer?
D R on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The deluxe kit is awesome to make any style of beer. High gravity(high alcohol), super hoppy, belgian specialty basically need the deluxe kit. It comes with some handy things that are helpful. The intro kits work perfectly for the beginner recipes, I'd call it the try it out starter kit, see if it's for you. You can upgrade to the other parts for not really any more if you do not want to jump in right away.
Why did the DVD not come with my kit? I found it on Youtube otherwise. . .
R Y on Jan 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ryan,

Thanks for contacting us. I'm sorry that your kit did not include the DVD, we are working on phasing them out in favor of other support and instructional methods. I apologize for the confusion.
I AM READING THE DESCRIPITION. WHAT ALL COMES IN THE PACKAGE FOR THE DELUXE. DOES BOTTLES COME WITH THIS? WHAT ALCOHOL PERCENTAGE WILL THIS BEER BE? 6.0?
THANK YOU!
W H on Jan 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The kit contains the following items:
Instructional DVD
Your Choice of Recipe Kit
6 Gallon Glass Carboy (Primary Fermentor), Bung & Airlock
5 Gallon Glass Carboy (Secondary Fermentor), Bung & Airlock
Blowoff Hose, Funnel & Fermometers
Auto-Siphon & Tubing
Bottling Bucket & Spigot
Bottle Filler & Tubing
Bottle Capper & Caps
Carboy Brush & Bottle Cleaning Brush
Brewery Cleaner & Carboy Dryer

It does not contain any bottles to fill. You will need to purchase new bottles or clean and reuse bottles that you already have.

I believe the alcohol content will depend on the beer you decide to brew.
How many bottle caps are included ?
J W on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: John

This kit comes with 60 caps. Please let us know if we can do anything else.
Dose the kit come with sanitizer? If it does then how much of it?
K E on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with an 8 oz container of 1 Step no rinse sanitizer. It is oxygen based, and is more than enough for at least 5 batches from start to finish.
How big of a kettle do I have to buy?
J U on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A person should use a brew kettle of 4 to 5 gallons in size for extract brewing. A 5 gallon kettle is a great size for a person doing the extract beer kits, and they can be found quite inexpensively. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
Does the included recipe kit come with yeast and priming sugar? They seem like they are upgrades if you buy recipe kits separately?
A U on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the recipe kit included does come with Dry yeast packet and 1 bag of priming sugar. What you see in the dropdowns when viewing a recipe kit are the options, some which will charge you extra.
Can you use this kit for all-grain brews? If so, what would you need additionally?
S E on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Greetings!

You can use this kit for All Grain brews. You would want to include at least an 8 gal kettle and at least a 10 gal mash/lauter tun.

Cheers!
What are the dimensions on the auto-siphon and the bottle filler? I can't find them listed.
J H on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Auto-siphon is about 24" long and the bottle filler is 14". They will work with either 3/8" or 5/16" ID tubing.
is it Made in the USA?
K E on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The kits are assembled in our warehouse in MN. Many of the components in the kit are manufactured overseas.
Do I need to buy a kettle separately for simple kits? I'm just starting out so I want to keep it relatively simple my first time around, but definitely plan on adding onto it to eventually do all-grain. And for this, what kind of kettle would I need?
Lauren M on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had a 10 gal pot already which handles partial boils that i mix with 2 gallons of cold water after the wort is chilled. I AM looking into what I need to do 10 gallon all grain but Santa only brought me 2 $50 gift certificates!!!!
Does this kit come with the santize foam? I don't see it listed in the product description, Thanks for your help! -Jamie
S P on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it comes with 8 oz of 1-Step Sanitizer. A no rinse sanitizer.
Do you ship international?
L O on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sorry but we don't do any International shipping. You can use a forwarding service like "shipito.com if you like.
Do I need to add top up water at the end or can I boil the full amount at the beginning if I have a big enough kettle ?
C A on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can do a full-volume boil, you'll just need to make sure that you have a strong enough heat source as well.
Hi, do you ship in Canada?
M A on May 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mark,

Thank you for contacting us. We are only able to ship to addresses within the United States. There are forwarding companies out there though, that provide you with a U.S. address and we can ship to that. From there, they will be responsible for the package and any necessary documents required for shipping it to you. An online search should give you some options, if that is something you would like to pursue.
Which of the recipe choices would offer the darkest beer? Looking for a malty dark beer to give this as a gift! Thank you
N A on Apr 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Of the choices with the starter kit, the Caribou Slobber would be the darkest, with the most malt character.
Can I buy the kit with a different recipe (other than the 3 recipes offered)?

I want to get this recipe: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/extract-kits/chocolate-milk-stout-extract-kit
S I on Jan 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The only kits that come with the starter kit are the Chinook IPA, Caribou Slobber, or the Irish Red Ale as they are at a set price point. We do not allow substitutions. I hope that this helps, have a great day!
Can I buy the equipment without the beer recipe? If so how much will just the equipment be?
M I on Jan 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry, we don't have an option to purchase the kit without the recipe. You could be the items a la carte but they would cost more than the kit including the beer recipe.
If I buy this kit can I fill myb1/4 orv1/6 barrel kegs up for my kegirater and is there anything else I need f9rnthis
TERRENCE L on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This kit makes 5 gallons of beer at a time

so that is 1/6 barrel so not a full keg. Or you could get 5 gallon kegs to incorporate into your system.
What are the dimensions and weight of the box?
E V on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The box measures 28" L x 27" W x 16" H

and weighs about 54 lbs.

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