Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon

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The new and improved essential all-grain brewing system is the most affordable introduction to all grain brewing, loaded with brewing power at an unbelievable price.

With more brewing space than any other cooler system on the market, the Fermenter’s Favorites® 10 gallon cooler mash tun has a full capacity of 11.7 gallons! Imperial brews, huge grain bills, and the flexibilty to add water for temperature adjustment are all easier than ever with an enlarged mash tun.

Upgraded to ensure a tight seal, our insulated Fermenter’s Favorites® Hot Liquor Tank and Mash / Lauter Tun coolers feature silicone-reinforced valve ports for a leak-free brew day. Quick and simple to assemble, the brass ball valves offer superior flow control, minimizing the risk of clogging or stuck sparges.

Keep grain particles out of your wort. The newly redesigned smooth-edge Titan universal false bottom promotes clear wort while setting up a solid grain bed. You'll have high mash yields and eliminate scratched cooler walls to keep your system pristine. The strongest, most effective false bottom on the planet.


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Upgrade to All Grain brewing without the need for additional propane burners and kettles. The new and improved essential all-grain brewing system is the most affordable introduction to all-grain brewing, loaded with brewing power at an unbelievable price.

The insulated coolers maintain stable temperatures for the duration of your rest schedule. Simply add more hot water to raise the temperature, while knowing you have room to spare. When you're ready to sparge, do so knowing that your Hot Liquor Tank is ready to go. 

The strongest, most effective false bottom on the planet— the Titan™ Universal False Bottom makes better beer, no matter how you brew it. This stainless-steel false bottom delivers high efficiency, clarity and a solid grain bed. The Titan™ pickup tube gets closer to the floor of your mash tun than any other false bottom. You'll be able to transfer more of your wort into the boil kettle, leaving less than ¼" of wort behind.

New cooler design stores easily and stays out of the way with recessed, foldable handles and a narrower body for a smaller footprint in your brew cave.

Includes everything you need to mash and sparge your first All Grain batch, right out of the box. 

New to All-Grain? Check out our Crash Course in Mashing and Sparging

A full boil is required for All-Grain brewing, so a boil kettle with an 8 to 10 gallon capacity is highly recommended.

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Support Documents:All-Grain Brewing Product Manual
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Well, I've brewed for many years using a cooler for mashtun, Phil's false bottom and steam kettles. This kit is sweet, I converted the hot liquor tank to a second mashtun because I have a steam kettle I can use for HLT. Depending on the grind, I've gotten 74-83% efficiency. Setup is simple after looking at the video and I've not had a leak. Temperature is pretty stable during mashing over 60 minutes. I don't use pumps so can't comment on fitting size, but my lautering has been sweet, fast and painless with this setup.
January 16, 2015
They are my favorite
I bought these because I couldn't justify the cost of going all stainless. That said, I am very happy with them. They hold temperatures as expected. The ball valves are wonderful. I have brewed twice already with them and my results have been better than I ever achieved with mashing. I would definitely recommend to someone looking to get in to brewing.
May 31, 2016
Great product, easy set up.
As a novice brewer, I wasn't sure how difficult it would be to set up for my all grain batch. This kit makes set up a snap and the all grain process very enjoyable. I brewed in 60 degree weather and the temp stayed constant throughout the process.The one small issue I encountered during set up that has been mentioned before is when installing the valves it seems nearly impossible to fit both washers due to the valve length. With some effort, I was able to get one washer on and have experienced no leaks.Overall, I would highly reccomend this product and Nothern Brewer overall. Great people to work with and orders always show up on time in great condition.
April 2, 2016
20% off = free shipping
Shipping on this item adds 20%... Wait for a sale and then get it. I've used the coolers twice so far. Once in 65* weather and once in 55* weather and they didn't even drop a single degree over an hour in the coolers. One I got busy sat for an hour and a half and stayed steady. Very impressive. I was worried about stuck sparges, as a new all grain Brewer. This system is awesome. Stir, vorlauf, and drain. Batch sparge or continuous sparge, and super easy to control the flow rate. Huge capacity, did a ten gallon batch, more than enough room to hold all the grain and water for anything not too high gravity. Also, five gallon batch you can go as high a gravity as you'd like. I'd buy it again, and recommend it to a friend.
March 22, 2016
Great
Works like a charm
February 11, 2016
Awesome kit
Everything you need, all in one order. It's possibly cheaper to DIY (buy some coolers, drill them, put in the valves/spigots, fittings & false bottom or filter), but the quality of the parts and time saved is well worth it for a set up that will surely last tons of brews over a very long time
July 28, 2016
First time brewing
It's my first time brewing. Ever. Skipped extract and went straight to all-grain. These are a great way to start.
March 25, 2016
So far so good!
Just finished the Deadringer IPA, it's in the fermenter now. I hit my OG on the nose and the all grain mash tun help a steady temperature! Great so far!
February 12, 2016
Works great.
The lauter/mash tun and hot liquor tank work great. I brewed a batch with it and the sparge was so easy. I collected a lot of sweet wort.
January 12, 2016
very nice to not have
very nice to not have to use colanders any more
January 12, 2016
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What is the maximum grain bill that can be used for a 10 gallon batch assuming 1.3L/lb of grain used for mashing?
A L on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I recently brewed an imperial stout & parti-gyle. The grain bill called for 26 lb and it was very full, but it fit! I also brewed a double IPA with a 21 lb grain bill without a problem. So far so good.
am i suppost to cut the clear tubing for the false bottom or is it suppost to come with one already pre cut for you?
brewdog619 on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to cut the silicon (cloudy) tubing to the right length for the false bottom. It should just reach from the connector on top of the well centered false bottom to the connector on the inside of the mash tun nozzle. You can use the left over silicon tubing to connect the nozzle on the hit liquor tank to the sparging jet nozzle. The clear tube should connect to the mash tun so you can tell when the mash is starting to run clear and free of stray grains.
Total newbie brewer here. Got my 5 gal starter extract kit from NB, made my first extract batch (Block Party Amber Ale) and now I'm hooked of course! I want to take it to the next level with All Grain. My question is do I go with this kit or should I go with a BIAB approach? I know this All Grain kit is more money, more equipment and it takes longer which I'm ok with if the quality of the beer is superior than BIAB. Your thoughts and feedback are appreciated. Thank you!
E D on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We went straight from extract to this system. I wouldn't go back! The quality of the beer is so much better not to mention to clarity and color. It does add about an hour and a half to brew days but it is well worth it. We are no able to do our own recipes and live it. We have been doing only 5 gallon batches with this but just ordered a larger pot and burner so we can do 10 gallon batches. We did have a few stuck sparges which was not fun but figured out the issue. We hold the false bottom in place with one spoon and stir the grains with another. It does help if you have a friend help here. I hope this helps your decision. Happy brewing and cheers.
Does this come with all of the needed equipment for sparging? Does it have a sparge arm?
D U on Jun 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Dustin,

Thank you for your question. This kit does not come with a sparge arm. You would need to purchase that separately. You could also look in to our Pro All-Grain System.

Cheers!
What are the dimensions of the two collers?
Stephen C on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Stephen,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! I am assuming that you are referring to the coolers not collers. The dimensions are as follows. OD 13.5" ID 16" Height 21.5" I hope that this is helpful!
Anyone else have leakage issues with the fittings? Followed instructions to a tee used Teflon tape and tested it with water 10 times or more. Leaks between the locknut and valve. Not much but it should not leak what so ever. Both jugs leak in same exact spot. Sounds like a common issue reading the reviews. Suggestions would be helpful thanks
Ethan S on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for submitting this question. I can try and help, maybe others will chime in as well.

]If it is leaking through the lock nut, so not from the very edge of the kettle wall, that would be an O ring issue, then more teflon tape would be the solution., Might just need a little more, I would try removing the teflon tape that you can and giving it a more vigorous wrapping.

If it is the O ring, hard to tell really, then the installation might just need a few adjustments. What I like to do is get everything installed in the correct order and be sure to push the O rings against the cooler wall so they are in the right place to begin with. Then hand tighten/loosely with a wrench the lock nut until it is contact the O ring, we expect it to leak at this point. Put a little water in it, and you will be able to see a slightly leak. Then, you want to hold the outer portion in place so it does not move the O ring. So, hold the outer portion in place, then the best way is to take a wrench, and give the lock nut slight turns, maybe 1/4 turn at most.

Then I check to see if it is still leaking after each tightening turn. You can take like a paper towel and dab away any water, then you can see for sure if any leaking is happening at all. If it leaks, give it a quick tigthen, then check to see if it is leaking, repeat until perfect. You rarely will need to disassemble that part, so while sometimes it takes a couple tried the first time, once you get a leak free seal, it should not be an issue again. Also, make sure the little clear silicone ring is in place on the cooler itself. I hope this info helps! Cheers! James J.
Can you confirm that these are BPA free and are designed for use at mash temperatures? What type of plastic are they made from?
H U on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I cannot confirm if these are BPA free. But, they are designed to withstand standard mash and lauter temps.

If these are your primary concerns, perhaps you should spend a little more and go for the mega pot system:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/all-grain-equipment/megapot-1-2tm-all-grain-brewing-system

I'm sure NB wouldn't mind you spending a little more.

Cheers,
Rob
If I were to be interested in creating 5-gallon batches of imperial ales, what max O.G. could I attain(ish) without having to use extracts. Grain-wise I guess I don't know how much these could accommodate.
C B on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would be able to fit about 24 pounds of grain for a OG of 1.090. There is some variance based on the volume per pound and fermentability of the malts used.
Is this kit available with stainless steel ball valves? Or is it "pre-constructed" and only available with the brass fittings as shown?
H E on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This kit only comes with the brass ball valves. We are not able to make substitutions on it at this time.

Cheers

Gabe from NB
Do you offer international shipping? I live in Mexico City. Thank you.
A M on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Arturo,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! We are unable to ship outside of the United States. If you would like to order our products, you will need to go through a freight forwarding company such as shipito.com. Let us know if you have any further questions!
I am using the BeerSmith 2 program and I am setting up my equipment profile and need some information on the mash tun in this system:
{1} What is the Mash Tun Volume ?
{2} What is the Mash Tun Weight ?
{3} What is the Mash Tun Deadspace ?

Thanks In Advance For Your Assistance !!
T H on Mar 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The volume is 10 gallons or 9.9 factoring in dead space, the weight is 14 lbs with the false bottom and ball valve or 12lbs for just the cooler, and the dead space is .084 gallons.
What is the size of the barbed hose fitting? I have misplace one of mine and need a replacement.
F L on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey Cory,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The barbed hose fittings are 1/2". http://www.northernbrewer.com/brass-1-2-mpt-x-1-2-barb I hope that this helps!
If I have a large enough boil pot, can I do a 10 gallon batch with this system?
E R on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can do 10 gallon batches but will need a 15 gallon pot minimum. You will be limited on higher gravity beers in ten gallon batches but it will allow you to make some big imperial brews if you stay at 5 gallons.
I have used this system twice now, and both times have had almost no flow out of the mash tun. My grains have been ground by the company that I purchased them from. Any thoughts on to why this would happen? Do I need to get a different false bottom with smaller holes?
Christopher V on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A stuck mash or sparge is a result of how fine the crush is and how quickly water is drained out. The crush should break the grain to expose the white endosperm inside

but the hulls should not be destroyed

so they can aid in the filtering. You will get stuck sparges/mashes if you start the flow too quickly. Open the valve only slightly at first and let the liquid drain for a minute before slowly increasing the flow rate. If it goes too fast right away the grain bed will compact

and need to be disturbed to regain proper flow. You also might consider increasing the water to grain ratio. The sweet spot is usually right around 1.

quarts of water per pound

but maybe try 1.5 if having issues. Check your water amounts

how fine the crush is

and make sure to drain slowly. Worst case

I would try adding some rice hulls to aid the filtering.

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