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Small Batch Starter Beer Kit - 1 Gallon

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The perfect solution for new brewers and the perfect gift for brew-curious, craft beer friends!

Make your own beer the small batch way! 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 beer making kit containing everything you need to create the perfect brew...our Small Batch Starter Kit.

Small Batch Starter Kit Instructions

Small Batch Recipe Kits

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 siphon and tubing
  • Bottle filler
  • 8 oz Easy Clean cleanser
  • Bottle capper and pry-off caps
  • Your choice of recipe kit
  • FREE "Homebrewing 100: The Small Batch Way" DVD
  • You supply:

  • 2 gallon kettle
  • Approx. 1 dozen 12 oz beer bottles for pry-off caps
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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 classic Northern Brewer recipes below and you’ll have all the ingredients you need to take your new gear out for a test drive.

    American Wheat - Like their German cousins, American wheat beers feature large proportions of malted wheat in the grain bill and are naturally a bit cloudy in appearance. Unlike German Hefe Weizen, though, American wheat beers have a bit more hop character and are fermented with a milder-tasting yeast, resulting in a more clean, neutral finish. With a spicy noble hop aroma and tart finish, it's a spritzy, refreshing crowd-pleaser.

    Caribou Slobber Brown Ale, Our Best Seller! - 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.

    Off the Topper Imperial IPA - 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.

    The Plinian Legacy Double IPA- 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.

    Smashing Pumpkin Ale - This spiced Amber Ale is infused with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. The spices mingle with sweet, toasty malt to frame an intensely flavorful brew. And just like it’s big brother, you can add real pumpkin to this recipe for a truly smashing, pumpkin ale - just add an extra pound of 6-row and a large straining bag to your order. It’s outside the ordinary, delicious, and most of all fun.

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    My boyfriend was looking for a new hobby so I got him the IPA starter kit for Christmas. Everything came nicely packaged and the products are good quality. Other kits seemed cheap and plasticy.
    Im really happy I found Northern Brewer and cant wait to taste our beer!
    January 15, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Love the experience!
    I got the 1 gal. small batch kit (caribou slobber) for my birthday. The kit was in great shape when I received it. I couldn't wait to start brewing! The instructions were good, but could be better. I didn't know it would take two sets of hands to bottle, at least to bottle more quickly. When my beer was ready for drinking, it came out a little over carbonated. Not an issue for me, I just gave it a stir. The color, aroma and taste were all very good. I'll enjoy the finished product and will continue to home brew!
    January 11, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Amazing Customer Service!
    This was a gift! He loved it! But what I loved? By far the best customer service of all my on line holiday shopping. My package was stolen from my porch wirh a few others sadly and Northern Brewer handled the replacement with amazing service!! Got the new one to me in time! Thank you!
    January 10, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Ordered the 1 gal kit as Christmas gift for my son.
    He loved it! He is on batch 2 now and trying to figure out what is going to be batch 3. Perfect gift!
    Bottling day
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    January 8, 2018
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    1 month ago
    Cant wait to taste the beer, we bottled the beer 5 days ago so its not ready to chill it yet.
    Beer is still in bottles before refrigeration. So I dont know how the beer turned out yet. But the kit is very easy to use
    January 5, 2018
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    1 month ago
    I really like the kit with the exception of the siphon, I have to keep pumping to get it to draw. I have finally starting using the longer siphon I have that I used when I was making 5 gal batches. I would recommend this kit even with this one flaw. I like trying different brews and the small batch works great for that.
    January 2, 2018
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    1 month ago
    Auto syphon
    My auto syphon did not work. Other than that the kit was great for a first time use. But, I was really disappointed when I couldnâ??t syphon my first batch into the one gallon jug.
    December 30, 2017
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    1 month ago
    Exactly as advertised. An awesome array of supplies to start brewing and do one gallon test brews. I am excited to try it out soon.
    December 28, 2017
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    I won Christmas!
    Though we haven't actually put our new kit to work, my father was happy to open his Christmas gift this year! He can't wait to brew and we can't wait to raise a glass.

    Not only did we find the kit, bottles, recipes, and Nothern Brewer pint glass is better than we anticipated; I am grateful NB website made it easy to understand what would best fit my dad's personality, taste, and interest level! I was also surprised at NB's excellent shipping practices; everything was perfectly wrapped to assure safe delivery. The overall interaction, product, and "feel" of my NB experience made me proud that I made a great choice going with Northern Brewer for my dad.
    December 26, 2017
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    1 month ago
    1 gallon kit
    This kid is excellent for starting out I purchase mine a few weeks back and my first Brew my uncle helped me with it the next day he ordered his own
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    What is the difference between the Go Pro and the small batch kits?
    A shopper on Dec 1, 2016
    1 Gallon Small Batch Home Beer Brewing Kit
    1 Gallon Small Batch Home Beer Brewing Kit
    Go Pro™ Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
    Go Pro™ Small Batch Beer Brewing Kit
    BEST ANSWER: Hi there,
    The Go Pro comes with 12 bottles and a different fermenter. The Go Pro comes with our Little Big Mouth Bubbler. The 1 Gallon Small batch come with a 1 gallon fermentation jug. Cheers!
    Does this kit come with a hydrometer? If not should I invest in one to check specific gravity and ABV?
    brian o on Dec 10, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It doesn't come with one and you should use one.
    I am planing to gift this kit for my friend and I have no idea about Beer making:) Does this kit have everything that is required to brew along with it or should I buy anything extra? If I should buy something else as well to complete the kit please let me know. From the comments below I see that a hydrometer and a thermometer is required additionally. Is there anything else?
    Edberg S on Oct 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Edberg, I wish I could verify that it has everything, I got the kit for my dad as a gift with the hydrometer and thermometer. He didn't mention to me that he needed to purchase anything additionally to make the beer and he did find the kit very user friendly. I hope that helps!
    how long is the brewing process ?
    A shopper on Dec 14, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: 3-4 hours for all grain. Plan a little longer for your first brew day.

    Bare minimum is around 3. Generally accepted times are 60 minutes for the mash (steeping your grains in hot water), 60-90 minutes for the boil. Plan in time to heat your water and cool down the wort and you're right at 3-3.5 hours. Might be a little quicker if you do only extract or partial mash, but I'm not sure. I only do all grain.
    Is the fermentor plastic or glass?
    S P on Nov 18, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: It is a one gallon glass carafe
    How many bottles does the 1-gallon starter kit make?
    A shopper on May 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: About 8
    Are bottles included? I don't see a list of items
    A shopper on Jan 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: No they were not, but everything else was and the Irish Red Ale Kit we made came out great!
    Does this kit come with any priming sugar?
    J O on Feb 20, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it comes with tablets to drop in each bottle before capping.
    Hello! I'm planning on buying this kit for my boyfriend, but I'm completely lost on what recipe to get him. He usually loves IPAs (his favorite beer is Two Hearted Ale). Are any of those close to that?
    Otherwise, what is a good starter recipe?
    M R on Feb 15, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Any of the starter kit recipes will be great and easy to fallow. My first brewing experience was a 1 gallon caribou slobber kit and it was fantastic. Everything you need is included and instructions are easy to fallow. The "off the topper" IPA sounds like a good fit for you, but I can't speak from experience as I've never tried it. However, Northern Brewer is a great resource and a call to them should clear up any questions you might have!
    Do you bottle with the mini siphon attached directly to the bottling wand?
    S M on Nov 11, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: You do bottle using the auto-siphon

    the

    foot siphon tubing that is included goes between the auto-siphon to the bottle filler during bottling.
    Is the gallon jug glass or plastic?
    C H on Oct 30, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Glass. It's a nice starter kit.
    What is the shipping weight of 1 Gallon Small Batch Starter Kit? Just wondering as I live overseas and am planning to use a shipping forwarding service that ships to my current country of residence.
    L A on Oct 15, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The shipping weight is around 8 pounds, but I never use air freight or air shipping I use Maritime Shipping because is a lot cheaper, and you pay per cubic feet not per pound. I hope this humble comment will help you
    I bought two of these kits for Christmas gifts and read somewhere that you need to refrigerate the yeast.. might be a dumb question but is the yeast included in this or is that something you’re making? I got the Plinian Legacy IPA and Caribou Slobber Brown
    A shopper on Nov 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello and Merry Christmas! The yeast for the kits you bought are probably dry yeast packets. You should not have to worry about refrigerating them. The only thing to be aware of is not exposing the yeast packets to very high temperatures.
    Okay, lets say I buy this starter kit and use the recipe provided. Can I use the same starter kit with a different recipe for the second time I use it?
    A shopper on Jun 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can. As long as you keep the equipment clean, this kit has all of the supplies that you need to to brew 1 gallon batches. I've had the supplies I received with this kit for a couple years and they still work great :)
    Will a 7qt pot work, or does it need to be 2 gallons?
    A shopper on Dec 4, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I use a 7 qt pot, and yes, the boil over is a pain...really need to pay attention. I plan to get a 2 gallon kettle.
    I will need to travel with this on an airplane. Can you tell me the outer dimensions of this kit so I can determine whether it will fit in my luggage? Thanks!
    L I on Jul 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I don't know the dimensions. you may want to have it shipped directly to your destination, if this is possible.
    If I get this kit for ipas can I get different ingredients for like wheat ales and still use this kit? (I'm looking for a starter kit)(nooby)
    S T on Jun 13, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, with the equipment in the Small Batch Starter Kit, you could brew any of the one-gallon beer kits we offer. There are endless recipe possibilities that could be brewed up with the same equipment set. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
    Noob question, sorry - Will a 1" standard blowoff hose fit inside of the cap of the fermentor in this kit?
    N I on May 26, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No worries, a regular sized blow off tube will not fit. This kit does include a smaller one that works with the 1 gallons jugs and drilled screw cap.
    Can I use a large 1-gallon growler to bottle my beer instead of individual bottles?
    M R on Feb 15, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: It's usually not a good idea. The carbonation would probably not be quite right, and after opening it, the carbonation would be leaving the rest of the beer. There would also be a fair amount of sediment in the growler. It's easy to pour a single beer and leave behind the sediment from the bottle-conditioning; but with a larger vessel, you're pouring several beers and the sediment and yeast would likely get stirred back up into the beer as the jug was repeatedly tipped to pour from it. It's better to use standard bottles to have consistent carbonation, and cleaner pours. 22 oz, or 32 oz are as big as I would go if bottle-conditioning the beer. -Mike W, Northern Brewer
    Hi there!
    I'm planning on getting this kit for my boyfriend. I have no idea about brewing I'm wondering if there are any equipment/accessories that are not included in this that are necessary...for example I've read that some of these kits don't include a digital thermometer and a hydrometer. Is that needed for this? I'm planning on getting the Irish Red Ale. He is picky with IPAs, so i figured he can choose one if he wants to once he gets this. Also I've seen a recipe book for beers...is that a good idea for this? Appreciate all the help! Thank you!
    William D on Jan 15, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The kit is a perfect starter kit. I started with this kit and my love for brewing has grown. The hydrometer isn't quite necessary for starting out here with the one gallon batch. A thermometer could be useful, but when starting it is not 100% necessary. You won't need the recipe book for this kit, if that's what you mean. This kit gives step by step instructions and all the ingredients. It could be something useful down the road though if he continues brewing, and grows his batch size.
    Is this hard to do?
    M E on Dec 15, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I just started this tonight. I have never brewed beer before and so far it has been very easy. Everything is included in the kit except for sanitizer which you will definitely need. Read the directions before you start. The total boiling process is 45 minutes after the 10 minute steeping of grains. Ice bath until cooled down and then siphon in the glass jug included. Now I wait!
    Hello! I am looking to purchase a kit for my husband, and I know nothing about brewing :) . Do you recommend the 1 gallon small batch starter kit? Can the kit be reused with additional small batch recipe kits? If so, are there any additional supplies/ingredients needed? Thanks for your help!
    A S on Dec 12, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: It's a great starter kit, it has the bare essentials and uses some "shortcuts" that are a nice way to get your feet wet with brewing. Note that you'll need to purchase a dozen bottles in addition to this kit so you have some vessels for fermenting and storing the beer once it's made. I would suggest purchasing them instead of using recycled bottles as they are affordable, reusable, and hold up to higher pressure standards than most commercial recycled bottles. A nice to have is a "bottling bucket" in addition to this kit to really complete it in my opinion, but not a necessity. Lastly, this kit can be used again and again by purchasing more ingredients or recipe kits at a later date.
    is this reusable? Can you make more than one batch after the first?
    T K on Dec 3, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you will have to buy more ingredients which will include malt extract, specialty grains, hops, yeast, and priming sugar. Northern Brewer even sells lots of 1 gallon ingredient kits!
    I'm looking to get this for my bf for Christmas. Which recipe would be closest to the beers in the US? I know he will love to experiment with others but for his first batch I'd like to get something I know he already enjoys.
    A M on Dec 1, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Amy,

    There's a variety of kits that come with it! Which American styles does he like? The American Wheat is probably your best bet.

    Cheers!

    Charles
    Considering this as a gift but have not idea as to which flavor kit to get. Suggestions?
    D C on Nov 30, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I'd start with something easy like the Caribou Slobber. It's not only an easy recipe to follow but produces an excellent brown that's not heavy with round roasted malt tones and a nice light hop finish.
    Does the kettle HAVE to be stainless? I have a 2 gallon that isn't stainless steel.
    M K on Nov 30, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Dani

    non-stainless steel pots will work as well.
    Ca I use 22 oz bottles instead?
    S T on Nov 20, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, the only difference will be if you use the fizz drops it will tell you to add 2 instead of 1 at bottling time.
    Does the "Off The Topper" kit come with fizz drops? Or do I have to buy them separately?
    Q U on Nov 9, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Hello there

    The off the topper kit comes with a choice of granular priming sugar or fizz drops. You make that choice in the drop down tab

    when you place the order. Just like you use to choose your yeast.
    Is this an all grain kit?
    A R on Oct 22, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Our 1 gallon small batch beer recipe kits are all extract and extract with specialty grains as of this writing. We do not have any 1 gallon All Grain.

    Cheers

    Gabe from NB
    Instead of capping with bottles how could I do this with a 64OZ Growler?
    R P on Oct 15, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Growlers are not rated for the same pressure as smaller bottles. While you could put the beer in a growler

    prime with multiple drops

    and cap it

    it may run the risk of exploding. 32 oz bottles seem to be the largest bottle that can hold the pressure reliably and this would call for 4-5 fizz drops per bottle.

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