Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit

SKU: U760X
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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, like us, are already passionate about hand- crafted beer, here’s the Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit.

Contains:

  • 6 Gallon Primary Fermentor, Fermometer, Bung, Airlock, Blowoff Assembly
  • 5 Gallon Secondary Fermentor, Fermometer, Bung, Airlock
  • 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket, Bottling Spigot, Bottle Filler, Bottling Tubing
  • Auto-Siphon, Siphon Tubing
  • Beer Bottle Brush
  • Bottle Capper, 60 Caps
  • Instructional Getting Started in Homebrewing DVD
  • Cleaner/Sanitizer
  • Carboy Brush

Our Deluxe kit uses 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, cleaner- tasting beer as well as the ability to brew a wider range of styles as your confidence grows and sudsy repertoire expands!

To help speed you on your way, we’ve hand-picked three great beer recipe kits for you to choose from (see their descriptions below). 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 sub- stantial craft beer, this ale is full-bodied and smooth, 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, crowdpleasing 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.

American Wheat Beer Or keep it clean and crisp with our American Wheat—a spritzy and refreshing warm-weather brew, light in color and body, with a subtle but- heady dose of West Coast hoppiness. Deliciously drinkable.

 

Note: Testing the specific gravity of your batch 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.

Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit

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all you need starter kit Review by Jesse
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Awesome kit. It made beer-making much less intimidating and seems to have all the parts you have to have to make an extract beer. (Posted on 2/13/14)
Everything you need Review by Mark
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Bravo Northern Brewer for an excellent kit. This kit comes with everything you need to brew except for the kettle. I have brewed several batches and this kit has made it very easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend this kit. (Posted on 2/2/14)
Great way to start brewing Review by Dustin
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Everything in the kit is high quality and there are clear directions to get you started. (Posted on 2/1/14)
Everything you need to get started Review by Matt
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This is a great kit! I bought this kit January 2013 and have since brewed 12 batches. I did pick up a hydrometer as well so that I could have a better idea of where I was in my fermentation and when it was done. I purchased the glass carboy option and have been very happy with it. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking into getting into brewing.
(Posted on 1/27/14)
Love the kit! Review by Jorge
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So I spent around 6-7 months looking at various sellers online and locally for a brew kit. What's funny is the very first kit I wanted was this Deluxe Kit but I scoured the internet trying to find a better deal. What I did not realize is how good of a deal this really is, especially with the $7.99 flat rate shipping (this seemed to be the major downfall of all the other sellers I checked). I found some kits that were very similar with a lower price, but after shipping everything always ended up being much more.

So after a very long wait I finally pulled the trigger and ordered this kit (with glass carboys). Shipping took about 4 business days and everything arrived without any damage. Like some of the other reviewers have said, the packaging was great. I especially liked the smaller "toolbox" included as I can keep it to store my gear.

After verifying all items arrived I watched the included DVD (again as I have watched it over and over throughout my entire kit search). I then began my first batch of brew which was the Caribou Slobber. I had to contact NB Support before starting as I was unsure whether to follow the directions provided by NB or the directions printed on the yeast packaging (slightly different). Support was great and was able to quickly answer the question and even give me a good explanation of why.

I ran in to some minor setbacks as I found that my stove is a little weak and had trouble bringing the 2.5+ gallons to a roiling boil, but after positioning my kettle over two burners things started working better (definitely going to be needing a floor burner next!). Yeast was pitched at 69 degrees and is currently fermenting at the same temperature.

Currently it has been less than 24 hours (brew was started around 3:30pm yesterday and it is 8:15am now) and already I am seeing the kraeusen at about 2 inches thick formed and bubbles are coming through the airlock at a steady one bubble per second. I have a feeling by the end of today or tomorrow I may need to be switching to the blowoff hose.

Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase and would definitely recommend the kit and Northern Brewer to others. I will add a review of the Caribou Slobber once ready! Good luck to all others debating whether to purchase this kit! (Posted on 1/24/14)
Worth the money Review by pab
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Northern Brewers put together a nice package for anything you would need to brew your first batch. Great packaging.
If you're handy enough you probably would not need every single item included in the kit, HOWEVER, it is nice to have a complete kit with everything you might need. Specially since it may help the beginner.
Love the fact that the bottling bucket has the volume markings (gallon increments), it's been very useful to me.
Overall I'm very satisfied with the kit. Would recommend it to anyone starting for the first time, simple instructions, and a complete kit. Good job to the NB crew. (Posted on 1/23/14)
Great but can have more Review by Eric
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I asked for this as my anniversary present last March. I like how it has most everything, and I recommend it to everyone that will listen. I do think that a Deluxe kit should come with a hydrometer and spoon.
Other than that, I have no complaints. Order this, the kettle, spoon, and filter kit; more sanitizer and PBW; and a hydrometer. He'll, just order the kegging kit and do it right. You're gonna want them soon enough.

PROST!!!!! (Posted on 1/23/14)
amazing Review by rich
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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 ..... (Posted on 1/13/14)
Seriously Everything but a Brew Pot Review by Justin
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After many years of saying I'd get into home brewing eventually, I finally brewed with a classmate of mine who uses Northern Brewer. He showed me it was not as complicated as my uncle made it out to be many years before (which as a good chemical engineer, he does everything from scratch)

By the time I left my classmate's place, I had the Northern Brewer catalog circled and ordered this kit when I got home. A week later (there were some holidays in between), the kit showed up at my door.

Aside from a $70 kettle I picked up at Walmart, this thing had everything I needed to brew my first batch of Caribou Slobber. I was especially delighted that the kit even included a packet of dry yeast which takes no time to prep (I was delighted because I had a fit of paranoia come over me on the Saturday before the expected Monday arrival that i wouldn't have yeast, and I would have to wait until I could go to the local home brew store or place another order online).

All said, the beautifully decorated box showed up right as I was getting home from work on Monday evening, and even the UPS guy was complimenting my new delivery. I opened it up, got to cleaning and sanitizing, and before long I was adding ingredients. Fortunately, the temperature outside was a record low, so cooling didn't take as long as it could have. But, I will advise to do yourself a favor - buy an immersion chiller. It'll make your cooling time MUCH much shorter.

All-in-all, this is a great starter kit. You'll have most everything you need to make many batches of great beer. For me, my first batch is now fermenting and I've already ordered the next kit! (Posted on 1/7/14)
Everyone love's it! Review by Thad
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This is a great beer. A few months after I brewed this I started doing partial mash brews. But this is an extract brew that I will keep in the rotation. It was good after a few weeks in the bottle. But if you are patient and wait 4-6 weeks, you will be amazed at how much better this beer gets. Shared at a party and a lot of wine drinkers kept coming back for more after taking a taste. Bold & robust, yet smooth. (Posted on 1/2/14)

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