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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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Great kit, worth the plunge
Thought about brewing our own beer for quite a while. Took the plunge right after Christmas and we have about a week left of bottle conditioning. It’s been great to use this kit and the extract kit!! Each step is very interesting, lot of cleaning and sanitizing lol. We’ve tasted the beer at each step and the change in taste and aroma is great!! Ordered two more extract kits, going to brew a batch tomorrow. Also, we like that even if in the future we go to all grain, almost all of this equipment will still be used.
Before bottling, Chinook IPA
Before bottling, Chinook IPA
February 9, 2018
1 month ago
Fantastic start to a advanced home brewing.
Great kit to start home brewing. Has everything need to start the beer process with minimal external expenses (bottles, bottle rack). Fun and enjoyable to do with friends, family and loved ones.
January 31, 2018
1 month ago
You won't regret this kit!
I love this kit...I also got an add on kit so I had some bottles and a brew kettle... Just racking my second batch of beer into the secondary and I can tell it's gonna be a winner.

Can't wait for these batches to carbonate. Thanks Northern Brewer!
January 30, 2018
1 month ago
Great starter kit that had everything I needed to start brewing. Great quality
January 27, 2018
1 month ago
Received my deluxe starter kit today. As a former brewer returning to action (took several years off but I’m back baby!!) I know what I need to get started up again. This kit has all the essentials to brew great beer. A well planned kit and expertly packed. LOVE that it includes a recipe kit also. Glad to be back brewing again and happy that NB has my back. Thanks NB!! Let the brewing begin.
January 27, 2018
4 weeks ago
Perfection in a box!
I have brewed 4 batches of beer with this kit and all have tasted great. I can’t say enough about the quality of the Products from Northern Brewer as well as their unmatched customer service. I had so many questions while brewing my first beer and the ability to call and speak to a Brewmaster was invaluable. One of the best hobbies I’ve tried. Keep up the awesome work NB!
First bottling day. Kit had everything I needed.
Finished product... The Irish Red Ale. Cheers!
January 24, 2018
3 months ago
Very Impressed with everything from the product to the packaging. Awesome quality.
I received my Deluxe Starter Kit yesterday. I was impressed with the overall packaging. It was all very sorted and secured within the inner boxes. Great job.
After opening and sorting through the various contents, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products. I actually assumed that due to the relatively low cost of the kit, it would be fairly cheaply made (cheap quality). Very impressed. This kit will obviously last me a long time. I am so looking forward to my first “brew day”. If all goes well, I will be expanding into larger batches and kegging in the near future.
Northern Brewer, you’ve just earned a future long term customer. Here’s to the many brewing adventures to come.
January 23, 2018
1 month ago
Great kit but hops included were stale.
Everything came as advertised but when I went to add the hops i noticed that the hops included in the Chinook IPA kit were stale and smelled terrible. The recipe kit was brewed the same day as received but had to run to the local home brew store for new hops.
January 21, 2018
Extremely satisfied my first brew almost done fermenting and ready to be racked to my big mouth bubbler for dry hopping .
Excellent equipment i have already expanded so i can do 2 batches at one time. Between dvd instructions, laminated sheet instructions and the instructions that come with a beer kit you should have no issues. If you wanna go Big this is the kit for you
My deluxe brewer kit and then some.
My deluxe brewer kit and then some.
January 17, 2018
2 months ago
Brewing up Victory
This kit is excellent. My dad and I used this kit as our first intro to homebrewing, and the thing I liked most about it was how each piece of equipment had a clear purpose that directly impacted the brewing process. This kit provides the essential items that you need to successfully craft a delicious homebrew, and it helped to build our confidence as we sought to try new techniques and build on our experience. The materials in this kit are really good quality, and I know they will last a long time.
January 16, 2018
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.

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!
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.
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.
Does the yeast in the shanook recipe need to be prepared before brewing?
A shopper on Jan 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can just add the dry yeast directly to the fermenter. Cheers!
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!
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!
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.
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.
I just got this kit as a gift, and realized my fermenter 6.5 gallon bucket does not come with the lid. Do I have to order the lid separately? Can I ferment without the lid?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: if you got the kit shown in the pic... you don't ferment in the bucket , I use the bucket to mix sanitizer, & for bottling , there is a kit that uses buckets but they have a lid with airlocks, this kit uses a 6 & 5 gal carboy
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!
does the kit include all the ingredients to make a beer (malt, yeast, etc...)?
A shopper on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: my delux brewing starter kit came w/caribou slobber, yes had everything, when you order kits separate you'll have to choose a yeast & carbonating sugar
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 beer bottles?
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This kit does not come with beer bottles. Cheers!
Do I have to buy more stainless steel kettle for boiling?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The kit doesn't include a kettle.
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.
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.
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.

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