Beer Making Kit Buyer's Guide

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Beer Making Kit Buyer's Guide  

Beer Making Kit Buyer’s Guide

GET STARTED BUILDING A BREW CAVE

Thinking about buying a starter kit for yourself or as a gift? Making and drinking great homebrew is one of life’s simple pleasures. And, we feel that brewing should be pretty simple too. For this reason we’ve created 3 different kits to simplify the brewing process with easy-to-use equipment you don’t need chemistry to operate. Making your own beer or wine is a great hobby that is booming in popularity.

Choose The Starter Kit That's Right For You!

THESE KITS HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Versatile, Ideal for Beginning, and Ready To Brew

To help you get a taste for just how easy brewing can be, we’ve hand picked great beer recipe kits for you to choose from with each equipment kit we sell. And, just to make sure everything goes without a hitch, we’re including a bonus, FREE Getting Started Brewing 101 how-to DVD, plus a laminated step-by-step instruction sheet for brew day. In just a few weeks, you’ll be sampling your first batch of homebrew. Once you’re hooked and ready to move onto more complex brews, you’ll find that our kits are easily expandable. You’ve come to the perfect place to start your brewing career.

Small Batch Starter Kit

Small Batch Starter Kit – $49.99

No Space? No Experience? No Time? No Problem.

GETTING STARTED JUST GOT EVEN EASIER
Here at Northern Brewer, we’ve spent countless hours in the Brew Lab eliminating every obstacle that stands between beginning brewers and the perfect homebrew. We got rid of the mess, the mystery, and every possible brew day mishap. And when we were done, what was left was a small but revolutionary box containing everything you need to create the perfect brew…our Small Batch Starter Kit.

Just follow the simple instructions in the FREE instructional DVD included with every kit, and within just a couple of weeks, you’ll yield a gallon of homemade, handcrafted beer (approximately 8-10 12 oz. bottles)…more than enough to make an unforgettable impression at your next party.


  Kit includes:
      • Homebrewing 101 DVD
      • One of 3 Northern Brewer Foolproof Recipes
      • 1 gallon fermentation jug with cap and airlock
      • Mini Auto-siphon and tubing
      • Bottle filler
      • Bottle capper
      • 8 oz. Easy Clean cleanser
      • Complete Brewing Instructions
Not included:
      • 2 gallon kettle
      • Approx. 1 dozen pry-off 12 oz beer bottles

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Essential Brewing Starter Kit

Essential Brewing Starter KitEssential Brewing Starter Kit- $79.99

Choose the Essential Brewing Starter Kit if you would like to “dip a toe” into the world of homebrewing (note: don’t actually put your foot in your beer). This kit is ideal for anyone who prefers a simple process and want good beer with the fewest steps.


  Kit includes:
      • Homebrewing 101 DVD
      • One of 3 Northern Brewer Foolproof Recipes
      • 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket with lid
      • 6.5 gallon fermenting bucket with spigot
      • Fermentation Lock
      • Siphon Tubing
      • Bottle filler
      • Bottle brush
      • AutoSiphon
      • Bottle capper
      • Bottle caps
      • 4 oz. Star San Sanitizer
      • 2 oz. PBW Cleaner
      • Complete Brewing Instructions

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      Two final pieces of equipment you’ll need: a boil kettle and bottles. If you have a stock pot that can hold at least 3 gallons, that will work fine. Otherwise you’ll want to pick up a 5 gallon kettle, which is an inexpensive option that works great for the beginning brewer. You’ll also need some empty bottles to put all that beer in. If you can get and clean 48 used beer bottles (the pry-off style, not the twist-off) then you’re in business. We also sell 12 oz beer bottles and 22 oz beer bottles; two cases of either will be enough for your first batch.

Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit

Deluxe Brewing Starter KitDeluxe Brewing Starter Kit – $169.99

Our best selling starter kit for two decades.

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.

Our Deluxe kit uses a pair of large bottles called carboys – your choice of glass or plastic – as vessels in a two-stage fermentation process. Why do 2 Carboys equal Better Beer? Using carboys to perform a secondary fermentation allows yeast and proteins to fall out of suspension, leaving the beer more crisp, clean, and clear than by only using a primary fermenter. 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 repetoire expands!

As with our other kits, you get to choose from 3 hand-picked beer recipes. And when you brew with Northern Brewer you never brew alone – you’ll also get a copy of our FREE Getting Started in HomeBrew DVD, plus a laminated step-by-step instruction sheet for the day.


  Kit includes:
      • Homebrewing 101 DVD
      • One of 3 Northern Brewer Foolproof Recipes
      • 6 gallon carboy (your choice of glass or plastic)
      • 5 gallon carboy (your choice of glass or plastic)
      • 2x fermentation locks and bungs
      • Funnel
      • Blowoff hose
      • Bottle brush
      • Carboy dryer
      • AutoSiphon
      • Bottle capper
      • Bottle caps
      • Thermometer
      • 4 oz. Star San Sanitizer
      • 2 oz. PBW Cleaner
      • Complete Brewing Instructions

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        Two final pieces of equipment you’ll need: a boil kettle and bottles. If you have a stock pot that can hold at least 3 gallons, that will work fine. Otherwise you’ll want to pick up a 5 gallon kettle, which is an inexpensive option that works great for the beginning brewer. You’ll also need some empty bottles to put all that beer in. If you can get and clean 48 used beer bottles (the pry-off style, not the twist-off) then you’re in business. We also sell 12 oz beer bottles and 22 oz beer bottles; two cases of either will be enough for your first batch.

Comparison Chart

Brewing Starter Kit Comparison Chart
Small Batch Brewing Starter Kit Essential Brewing Starter Kits Deluxe Brewing Starter Kits
$49.99 $79.99 $169.99
Homebrewing 101 DVD
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1 NB Foolproof Recipe
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6.5 gallon fermenting bucket with lid
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6.5 gallon fermenting bucket with spigot
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1 gallon fermentation jug with cap and airlock
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Mini Auto-siphon and tubing
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6 gallon carboy (choice of glass or plastic)
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5 gallon carboy (choice of glass or plastic)
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6.5 gallon bottling bucket with spigot
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2x Fermometer adhesive thermometers
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Carboy brush (with glass carboys only)
2x fermentation locks and bungs
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Fermentation Lock
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Funnel
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Blowoff hose
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Siphon Tubing
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Bottle filler
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Carboy dryer
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Bottle brush
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AutoSiphon
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Bottle capper
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Bottle caps
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Thermometer
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8 oz. Easy Clean cleanser
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4 oz. Star San Sanitizer
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2 oz. PBW Cleaner
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Complete Brewing Instructions
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If you’d prefer to talk to one of our customer service representatives, we are more than happy to explain your options over the phone or by email. Just give us a call at 1-800-681-2739 (9 AM – 6PM CST) or send us an email.  

Brew, Share, Enjoy.