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Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit


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Embark on your homebrewing journey with the best home brewing 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.

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We've built this all-inclusive home brew 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.

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.


  • 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 & Fermagraf°
  • 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.

Click Here for Brewing Instructions or Here to learn about the Deluxe Kit's contents.

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Caribous slobber 1st time newbie
Enjoyed it so far, waiting for it to ferment now! simple process, however, some things would be easier if it was a bit more detailed. The DVD did not match exactly what I had as a kit, but after a quick call to the brewmaster, it was clarified.
November 6, 2017
1 month ago
Great starter kit
Everything is perfect, just what you need to start brewing!
November 4, 2017
1 month ago
Very happy! Can you please resend the 20% coupon? We lost the one that came with the kit.
October 29, 2017
1 month ago
First time brewer
Well put together in terms of gear and instructions. Had a blast brewing for the first time.
October 29, 2017
1 month ago
Great fist time kit
Awesome kit for the beginner home brewer. Everything was laid out with a picture diagram so you knew what it was and the directions were easy to follow. Customer service here at NB is awesome. I had a problem with my fermagraF not working and NB immediately sent me a replacement. I had a few questions about fermentation and yeast temperatures and NB answered my emails, texts and my calls answering all my rookie questions. Great kit and great place. Will do business here again.
October 25, 2017
1 month ago
so far so good, everything seems to be quality stuff, the only thing negative is that it came with the powdered sanitizer , but as long as it works i'm good with it. ordered me some star san
October 24, 2017
1 month ago
Best starter kit around! Cheers
I think this is a grewt kit. You won't need much more than a kettle to get your first batch done. The detailed instructions are great and they have a text feature to help you stay on track with the process all the way to bottling day. I've ordered 4 more extract kits since getting the equipment and on my 4th batch. I did bottle six beers from each batch and keged the rest.
October 23, 2017
2 months ago
The Sheriffâ??s review for Deluxe Starter Kit
Absolutely love this kit! Everything you need to brew and the recipe kits are fairly easy to make. Expanding my set up after making a couple of batches. Best kit tfor those just learning, and still perfect for the seasoned brewer...
October 11, 2017
2 months ago
Great Product
Overall, I was very happy with the brewing kit and would recommend it to a friend.
October 3, 2017
2 months ago
Best on the market
Absolutely the best kit on the market. If you’re wanting to buy a kit this is the one.
October 2, 2017
2 months ago
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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.
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.

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.
How many bottle caps are included ?
J W on Oct 20, 2015

This kit comes with 60 caps. Please let us know if we can do anything else.
Would you recommend use of this kit to brew mead?
A shopper on Apr 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. I understand you would like to use this kit for making mead. You could use this starter kit for making mead, but you will want to use a primary fermentor that has a wider opening, because you will need to stir the mead several times when adding the scheduled yeast nutrient. The openings of the glass carboys are very small, you may want to go with a primary fermentor as a fermentation bucket or a Big Mouth Bubbler with a wider opening, but that is completely up to you. Cheers!
I don't have a beard. Can I still brew beer?
A shopper on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Im a woman, no beard and i brew. Pretty sure that stereotype goes out the window if you like to drink enough!
What are the temperature bands and thermometer used for?
Walt J on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Temperature band are placed on the middle section of the carboy to monitor temperature of the wort during the fermentation process, depending on the type of beer you're brewing you need to keep a consistent temperature during fermentation, the thermometer is pretty much for same reason but I've never used the thermometer , only a hydrometer to calculate ABV % before bottling. Hope this helps!
How many 12 oz beers does this kit produce?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Most extract kits produce 5 gallons of beer. Realistically you should expect 48-52 12 oz beers. I've been happy with it. I like the glass carboys.
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.
Can this or any 5 gallon kit make 1 gallon batches, as well?
Val B on Jan 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes - you can build a 1 gallon batch in a 5 gallon kit.
Does the deluxe kit include the how to brew book?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The kit does not include that book. However, you can pull up the 1st ed. free online - just go to www.howtobrew.com
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.
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, when a beer kit is sold as part of a package-deal like this, it does include the dry yeast and the priming sugar for bottling the beer. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
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

Great question! You'll want to have a 5 gallon pot for this kit.
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.
does this kit come with sanitizing solution?
cody m on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with an 8 oz container of 1 Step, a powder that makes 16 gallons of solution. It was easy to make and use.
Do I need to buy additional sanitizer with this kit to make a good brew?
Aedan R on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This kit will come with enough One Step no rinse cleaner to get you through your first couple batches of beer. Beyond that I recommend using both a cleaner like PBW, and Star San which is a great sanitizer.
Wort did not come to a full boil before adding Malt Extract. Will this negatively impact our batch?
A shopper on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not really, you have to just ensure no lump delevop when using dry malt extract. It is necessary for wort to reach full boil to propagate sugars for a 5 gal batch.
Is it possible to brew lesser quantity in the deluxe kit than 5 gallons? I don't have a kettle that big and no space in the fridge to keep 50 pints!
A shopper on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When you brew the quantity in the kettle is normally around 2 gallons which should fit in a normal large kettle. When you are done and transferred to the carboy you add the rest of the water. I normally store my beer in a cool dark place (my basement) until I'm ready to consume it. No need to keep 50 beers in your fridge just put them in the day before you want to drink them!
Can you fill growlers with this kit instead of bottles?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
Growlers are not designed for long term storage. Your beer would maintain its carbonation. Cheers!
Hello! I'd love to buy this kit. I was hoping for a wheat beer recipe or something super easy to drink instead of the options available, can we make this happen?
A shopper on Apr 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Currently the only options we offer in the Deluxe Starter kit are the Caribou Slobber Brown Ale, Irish Red Ale, and Chinook IPA. I recommend the Caribou Slobber as a easy drinking option.
does the kit include all the ingredients to make a beer (malt, yeast, etc...)?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes... you get to choose one of the 3 Brewing kits. I personally chose an IPA because I like IPAs.
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

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!
Why did the DVD not come with my kit? I found it on Youtube otherwise. . .
RYAN P on Jan 20, 2016

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.
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.

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