Drinking homebrew is one of life’s simplest pleasures. And we feel that brewing it should be pretty simple, too. That’s why we crafted the Essential Brewing Starter Kit. It combines a simplified brewing process with easy-to-use equipment you don’t need a chemistry degree to operate. So you can easily dip your toe in the waters of homebrewing without getting in over your head.
- 6.5 Gallon Fermenting Bucket, Grommeted Lid, Airlock
- 6.5 Gallon Bottling Bucket, Bottling Spigot, Bottle Filler, Bottling Tubing
- Siphon, Siphon Tubing
- Beer Bottle Brush, Bottle Capper, 60 Caps
- Instructional DVD, One Step Cleaner/Sanitizer
To help you get a real taste for just how easy brewing can be, we’ve hand-picked three great beer recipe kits for you to choose from (see their descriptions below!). And just to make sure everything goes without a hitch, we’re including a bonus, FREE Getting Started 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 the Essential Brewing Starter Kit is easily expandable, too. The perfect place to start a long brewing career.
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 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.
Chinook IPAThis American IPA beer kit has a relatively modest gravity and an immodest hop character derived entirely from a single hop variety. Chinook hops have long been used by US brewers for bittering additions, but their intense aroma and flavor have caught on only recently.
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 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.