1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit

SKU: U7801
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Just follow the simple instructions in the FREE instructional DVD included with every kit, and within just a couple weeks, you’ll yield a gallon of homemade, handcrafted beer (approximately 8-10 twelve-ounce bottles) … more than enough to make an unforgettable impression at your next party.

Kit includes:

  • 1 gallon fermentation jug with cap and airlock
  • Mini Auto-siphon and tubing
  • Bottle filler
  • 8 oz Easy Clean cleanser
  • Bottle capper and caps
  • Your choice of recipe kit
  • FREE "Homebrewing 100: The Small Batch Way" DVD
  • You supply:

  • 2 gallon kettle
  • Approx. 1 dozen pry-off 12 oz beer bottles
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    HERE’S THE FUN PART! Every starter kit comes complete with your choice of recipe kit. 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.

    The Plinian Legacy- A true west-coast style Double IPA, this recipe boasts a hefty, straightforward malt bill to support a relentless barrage of hops. Waves of floral, citrus and pine crash into candied citrus and resinous, earthy flavors. A resoundingly fresh IPA flavor profile highlights each unique characteristic, featuring notes of juicy orange peel, puckering lemon and the refreshing, tropical burst of pineapple to match a bittering finish.

    Off the Topper - A hurricane of hops explodes with flavors of fruity pineapple and dank piney-peach. Surprisingly drinkable for the excessive lupulin, this is an exciting starter recipe not for the faint of heart. Hazy and aromatic, bitter grapefruit and tropical nectarine crash into notes of orange and zesty citrus for a profile bursting with resinous hop character.

    Small Batch Starter Beer Kit - 1 Gallon

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    Love this set up! Review by Christopher
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    To start I love small "gadgets", so a "mini brewery" is right up my alley. It was very hard for me to decide between the pilinean legacy, and off the topper. I went with the legacy (since I have had focal banger, but have never had "elder"), and the brew turned out fantastic! My wife said it was the best IPA she had ever had! Everything seems to be good quality, and should last a while. The only gripe i have, is I wish the fermcap-s (and possibly the newly released mini big mouth bubbler) was standard issue in these kits. My saison got really rowdy on the first night, and caused a huge mess. Word to the wise, use a blow off from the beginning with this kit on EVERY strain/brew because things can escalate VERY quickly! Thankfully I have the "booster pack" now to contain the party!
    (Posted on 2/17/15)
    Excellent Starter Kit Review by Matthew
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    I'm a first time home brewer and this starter kit was perfect for somebody with little to no experience. The kit came with almost all the parts necessary to brew a small batch of beer and the instructions broke down the process very nicely. I ordered the kit with the Irish Red Ale and I think it turned out fairly well. I have already ordered 2 more recipe kits another carboy and it's safe to say I'm hooked to the process of making my own beer. (Posted on 2/11/15)
    Awesome Kit Review by brewdude
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    I purchased this kit as my first venture into the world of home brewing and I must say it is excellent. The recipe kit I brewed was The Plinian Legacy and it far exceeded my expectations. I've only done one batch thus far and just ordered my second batch to brew. If you are on the fence about it just go for it. The only thing i would suggest is just go for the 5 gallon kit, you will wish you have after you get a taste of it. (Posted on 1/21/15)
    Great deal Review by L.L. Ransom
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    This was a Christmas gift from my awesome wife. I am very pleased with it. Directions for the Caribou Slobber that came with it were clear and easy. I'm currently conditioning my bottles, and have the Irish Red conditioning in the same case. Couldn't resist moving ahead with the second batch after I got a second fermentor. Everything you need is in the box. If you're waiting, don't. If you're not sure if it's worth it...get it! I'm hooked now. I'm already thinking about upscaling so I can make a 5 gallon Dunkel for a Memorial Day party we're going to. Also, start watching youtube videos on brewing. They're a huge help and highly addictive. New home brewer for life. (Posted on 1/9/15)
    A good starter kit but... Review by Brad
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    A great idea, a great starter recipe with the DIPA Plinian. My only quibble is that some of the tubing does not create a complete seal with the siphoner. A great concept, good kit, and decent instructions. It will make a good pilot system for my established home-brew system. (Posted on 12/18/14)
    Awesome for a new brewer Review by Reese
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    Love this kit had everything you need to get you started. And it's good quality great gift for someone . (Posted on 12/4/14)
    Good deal on a great kit. Review by Jacob
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    I had a lot of fun brewing my first batch with this kit. Comes with everything you absolutely need for brewing. For my second batch, I went out and purchased a thermometer and hydrometer, which I would recommend. The thermometer will help you make sure you pitch in the best temperature range and the hydrometer will help you determine alcohol content and will help troubleshoot when you start experimenting more with recipes. (Posted on 10/13/14)
    Another victim Review by Troy
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    I was another victim of the intense fermentation. It was a great learning experience for sure. Bottled after about 2 weeks. Use Woodford Reserve. Flavors were great. Opened first bottle after about 2 weeks and could tell it could sit a little while longer. 4 weeks was nice, but I had a carbonation issue. Must not have capped it very well. Just opened another bottle after 8 weeks and it is quite nice. Would like to take another run at it. (Posted on 9/22/14)
    Perfect starter kit Review by Ian
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    I ordered this kit with zero previous brewing experience with the Irish Red Ale recipe. The instructions were super clear and easy to follow. After 8 days in fermentation and two weeks bottle conditioning, my friends and I absolutely love it. I was so proud of my home brew I ordered a second fermentation jug to stagger batches. I am proud to say I am now a homebrewing enthusiast thanks to NB! (Posted on 9/17/14)
    Perfect for the space and time challenged- seriously, get this. Review by Matthew
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    I have not been able to brew for years now due to space issues and time constraints. This has been perfect. The little one gallon jug sits on my kitchen counter bubbling away. I bottle into four 750ml bottles and it takes 45 minutes start to finish.

    I just bottled my second batch while drinking the Caribou Slobber that came with the kit. It came out great! Northern Brewer has been great too- when the bottle filler from the kit came defective they replaced it without question. (Posted on 7/26/14)

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