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Raise Your Game II - 8 Gal. Kettle & Burner Kit


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Buy the kit for $129.99 — A $155.99 value if purchased separately!

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You’ve proven yourself as a brewing prodigy. It’s time to step up your game and build out your brewhouse.

Epic flames of the Dark Star® Burner 2.0 blast your wort to boiling in under 20 minutes. A propane burner designed for brewing.

The full-volume boil capacity of the 8 Gallon Tall Boy® Kettle increases hop utilization and flavor profile. A stainless steel kettle that will last a lifetime.

Raise your game and don’t just make better beer, make more of it. Skyrocket quality and efficiency and start making the most of your brew day.


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Raise Your Game II Kettle & Burner Kit

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  • Raise Your Game II Kettle & Burner Kit - Tall Boy Brew Kettle and Dark Star Burner 2.0
Product Details
This kit will take your brewing to the next level. It comes with the premier Dark Star® 2.0 propane burner and an 8 Gallon Tall Boy®. This stainless steel brew kettle holds enough to allow you to do a full volume boil on a 5 gallon batch, and the Dark Star® 2.0 packs the power - over 65,000 BTUs - to get your boil rolling in under 20 minutes.

Brew like the big boys and ditch the dilution! Full volume boils mean you’ll be getting better hop utilization, less wort darkening, and less chance of scorching your precious wort which ultimately means better beer in the glass.
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4.7 / 5.0
53 Reviews
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Pretty happy
I got this set, and am overall happy: I used it outside on a windy day, and the flame didn't go out once thanks to the wind guard. The flame was way easier to control than the burner I previously used. While it definitely took over twenty minutes to get a 5 gallon rolling boil, I imagine part of that was due to the weather. Two things bothered me: 1.) All of the matte material/Dark Star logo covering the metal around the burner bubbled, burned, and flew off in the wind on the first use. I couldn't care less about what it looks like, but I kept having to dodge burning pieces of plastic as they flew off the burner. It just seemed like an odd choice: why even add that covering if it melts off after one use? 2.) There are no measurements on the inside or outside of the pot: I guess I should have realized this prior to purchasing, but I like to have some kind of visual to keep it topped up to 5 gallons while I brew. Also, the lid handle has some cracks around where it's welded onto the lid: I'm hoping it's more stably set on there than it looks. Besides these things, I like the Tall Boy kettle. So, while not perfect, overall a deal!
January 26, 2016
Response from Northern Brewer

If you ever need some help with that lid let us know!
November 21, 2016
Northern Brewer
Solid Set
I was happy to see this back in stock. The kettle is a great size. I'm happy I went with the 8 gallon (narrowly avoided a few boil overs). The burner is perfect for a beginner like myself. Easy to use and control. I brewed on a windy day and never lost the flame. Overall, you can't beat the price for these two pieces. If you're in the market for a kettle and burner, this is a no brainer.
May 21, 2016
Good but not top quality.
Over all I'm happy but has some flaws.
NB get rid of the paint all together! It burns off instantly smells horrible and probably would get in the wort if not burned off first .
The kettle is nice but not top quality, first impression was good but upon further inspection it's pieced together and welded not spun on a lathe like almost every other kettle. This is a potential weak spot for leaks or total failure.
I filled the kettle up halfway with water and set the burner on high to burn off the paint and see how long it would take for a full boil . It was windy and uncovered, took about 22 minutes to boil and the flame never went out.
June 24, 2017
4 months ago
6 brews in
Faster than my Viking stove and I thought that was fast. Fairly well constructed. I have 6 brews done and still have gas in my propane tank (gas grill size).

Pot is well constructed and should last me many years.
January 13, 2017
1 year ago
Awesome kettle!
I was very pleased with the 8 gallon kettle and burner set for a couple of reasons. One was the price. Northern Brewer did a good thing by making this a combo order. And I was pleasantly surprised by the kettle itself. Much more solid and durable feeling than I had anticipated. This thing should last for a very long time. Also I just wanted say the customer service here is awesome as well. Thanks!
September 18, 2016
Awesome deal!
I love my new kettle and burner. Great quality lots of power for full boil and with banjo style burner and regulator and air damper no problem with soot on bottom of kettle. Very happy with both items kettle is built to last a lifetime with really thick tri clad bottom to prevent scorching. It's really nice to be able to do full wort boil. Great products and the upgrades to the burner is awesome.
January 17, 2016
Dark Star and Burner Combo - Great Combo
The two combined make a great pair. Plenty of heat to spare, but be careful, if you don't stir frequently enough, you'll scorch your wort.
October 5, 2016
Perfect sized kettle for brewing fairly big batches and the darkstar burner is great. The air control on it could be better but overall, it is a great value for the cost.
July 27, 2016
Great Buy
I just brewed my first all grain batch and bought this kit for this and subsequent batches. It worked great out of the box. Hooked up the propane line and tank and fired it up. Boiled my liquor and then my wort. I live at 5800 feet in the Denver area and had my boil started in no time. Completed a 90 minute boil with my additions. Only one wish is that the pot was 10 gallons, other than that I would highly recommend it. Thanks guys at Northern Brewer for putting this package together.
June 28, 2016
Perfect for 5 gallon batches
Great kit
July 27, 2016
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When will this combo be available with a kettle that has a drain valve?
scott s on Jan 20, 2017
How difficult would it be to drill a hole for a drain valve on this Tall Boy?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I drilled mine and it was a pain. I started with a small hole and we used soapywater as a coolant/lubricant and stepped up the hole with bigger sized bits. It's stainless steel so it's tough stuff and you don't want it to get too hot or it'll harden. Take your time use coolant let it cool if it gets hot. If you have a hammer drill and or a step bit then it probably won't be too bad
This has been out of stock for a while does NB plan to offer this combo again in the future? If so any estimate on availability and what about a 10 gallon version?
C B on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the request on a 10 gallon option, I'll pass that along. The 8 gallon kettle is out of stock until probably April! Sorry about that, it should be available once we receive more kettles. Let me know if we can help further!
Is there an equivalent deal for the 10 gallon pot and burner?
E N on Dec 8, 2015

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may pose, but the package discount is only available on the 8 gallon kettle.
Do you recommend this for biab?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This would work awesome for a BIAB. If you want to do full size 5 gallon BIAB you may look into a 10 Gallon kettle.
Can you upgrade to a 10 gallon pot?
Ryan H on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ryan,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! We cannot upgrade to the 10 gallon pot. To run the 10 gallon and darkstar, they would need to be purchased separately. Sorry about that!
Can this product be upgraded to a 10 gal pot so you can have enough volume for BIAB?
G A on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be upgraded from a 5, to a 8 or a 10 gal while you are making your purchase. 8 gal brew kettles are good for 3 gal batches if you are going to BIAB. I bought an 8 gal when I should've gotten a 10 or larger! Didn't know about BIAB being new to brewing, so 5 gallon BIAB batches are out of the question until I buy a larger than 8 gal kettle. Do your research if you are a beginner, and purchase for the future!!
Any idea's when they will be back in stock?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. I understand you are eagerly awaiting the Raise your Game II Kettle and Burner kit. At this time the burner is out of stock, but we should be getting more in this week. We thank you for your patience. Cheers! -Deanna, staff
Any idea when this'll be in stock again??
C T on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are out of both items, sorry. I believe both should be back available by the end of April. Cheers! James J.
Since the 8 gallon is out of stock any chance you could do this same combo in the 10 gallon.
T S on Apr 5, 2016

Thanks for contacting us. I'm sorry to say that we are currently out of the burner as well, so we are unable to do any bundles containing the Dark Star 2.0. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Should the burner move a lot ? While installing gas line I noticed the burner has a lot of "wiggle" up and down and side to side. Nut holding burner is tight. Is this typical?
S J on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The base is flexible and is designed to work on uneven ground. Once you have a kettle with liquid on the burner

the weight presses the flexible base towards the ground and is will seem much more sturdy. The base is still strong enough to support over 200 lbs.

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