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Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon


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Awesome beginner brew works. 5 minute set up. Simple. Precise. Now Only $199.98

With more brewing space than any other cooler system on the market, the Fermenter’s Favorites® 10 gallon cooler mash tun has a full capacity of 11.7 gallons! Imperial brews, huge grain bills, and the flexibilty to add water for temperature adjustment are all easier than ever with an enlarged mash tun.

Upgraded to ensure a tight seal, our insulated Fermenter’s Favorites® Hot Liquor Tank and Mash / Lauter Tun coolers feature silicone-reinforced valve ports for a leak-free brew day. Quick and simple to assemble, the brass ball valves offer superior flow control, minimizing the risk of clogging or stuck sparges.

Keep grain particles out of your wort. The newly redesigned smooth-edge Titan universal false bottom promotes clear wort while setting up a solid grain bed. You'll have high mash yields and eliminate scratched cooler walls to keep your system pristine. The strongest, most effective false bottom on the planet.

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Fermenter’s Favorites™ Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon

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Read the full Intro to All-Grain article here

Upgrade to All Grain brewing without the need for additional propane burners and kettles. The new and improved essential all-grain brewing system is the most affordable introduction to all-grain brewing, loaded with brewing power at an unbelievable price.

The insulated coolers maintain stable temperatures for the duration of your rest schedule. Simply add more hot water to raise the temperature, while knowing you have room to spare. When you're ready to sparge, do so knowing that your Hot Liquor Tank is ready to go. 

The strongest, most effective false bottom on the planet— the Titan™ Universal False Bottom makes better beer, no matter how you brew it. This stainless-steel false bottom delivers high efficiency, clarity and a solid grain bed. The Titan™ pickup tube gets closer to the floor of your mash tun than any other false bottom. You'll be able to transfer more of your wort into the boil kettle, leaving less than ¼" of wort behind.

New cooler design stores easily and stays out of the way with recessed, foldable handles and a narrower body for a smaller footprint in your brew cave.

Includes everything you need to mash and sparge your first All Grain batch, right out of the box. 

New to All-Grain? Check out our Crash Course in Mashing and Sparging

A full boil is required for All-Grain brewing, so a boil kettle with an 8 to 10 gallon capacity is highly recommended.


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4.5 / 5.0
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Make sure all the pieces fit before installing
What I mean by that is apparently one of the nuts did not fit all the way, which in turn I could not tighten the pieces to the cooler which resulting in a leaky seal, plus I could not remove these as I did tighten enough to prevent the removal. Result? I have a cooler that is unusable and will need to be disposed off. I did call into NB support and all they could offer me was to hopefully find the right tool at the hardware store. So if a piece does not fit perfectly, either give them a call or go on your own and find it. I will need to start over and purchase yet another cooler, disappointed with the quality of that product.
March 17, 2018
10 Gallon Starter Kit
This is a good product. There were no instructions for assembly of the false bottom. I found a youtube video that helped. It would be nice if instructions were included in the package. I bought two sets for a beer brewing group. One worked great and the other did not drain. We may have had a stuck sparge so I don't think it was due to the equipment. The equipment looks good and I am looking forward to the next brew. The 10 gallon size is just right for a 5 gallon batch.
March 1, 2018
1 month ago
Poor quality
I usually like Northern Brewer quality and think the prices are fair. I’m a fan and will continue to shop here but this particular purchase was a mistake. These coolers are very cheaply made. Thin and uninsulated in spots -transparent walls near handles. I hope they maintain temperature. Don’t even plan to lift the cooler when filled; there is no way the handles will hold. Seems like a little force will pull them off the cooler body, screws and all. There were also small cosmetic gouges in one cooler which appears to be from manufacture - not shipping related (box undamaged).

I would not have made this purchase if I had seen the quality in person. I would buy the parts locally at much less cost and much higher quality.
February 27, 2018
3 weeks ago
Response from Northern Brewer
Thank you for the review. We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed with this cooler kit. Please let us know how the first brew goes, we believe our kit will help you make really awesome beer. If you have any other concerns, please feel free to email or text our brewmasters. We are here to help.
March 5, 2018
Todd JStaff
Excellent product recommended to all.
Excellent product. They made the transition to all-grain brewing simple and straight forward. I have had nothing but success, to include great mash efficiency. I recommend this product. The only reason I gave for stars instead of five is the difficulty in getting one bulkhead/spigot assembly not to leak.
January 16, 2018
4 months ago
Great Setup - Would Buy Again
Let me start by saying that this setup works great and Id be happy to recommend it to anyone wanting to brew with larger grain bills - right away or in the future.
A few issues that I should point out:
-the larger size coolers dont hold the temp as well as they probably could with smaller brews (8-9 lbs) because of the extra headspace. Its not a big deal and its around 1 degree or so of loss in a 60 minute rest. I think its worth this downside to have the ability to brew larger grain bills too.
-also, initially, I had problems with a stuck sparge (even after removing the grain and starting over). This was due to one of the coolers having a bottom that was a bit warped, causing a gap between the false bottom the cooler floor. To fix the problem, I moved the false bottom to the other cooler and all problems were resolved. Northern Brewer customer service was excellent in helping me with the problem - I wont hesitate to buy from them again, and I recommend this setup!
January 8, 2018
3 months ago
Very nice functional system great for beginning all grain brewing
Very nice starter kit but wish id Bought the metal 1.2 mega pots if I had more $$$
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January 1, 2018
3 months ago
Really good
Really like the kit. The only thing that would of made it better is gallon marks on the inside of the coolers. But would definitely recommend this kit. This was my first time doing this and I really like this kit and the instructions made it easy.
November 11, 2017
5 months ago
One Batch In
I brewed my first batch of beer ever out of these, and i have to say there were a few hiccups, through no fault of the product i must be clear. They serve their intended purpose most definitely. I will say, recommending them for 10 gallon batches is hardly advisable though. i believe i used about 25lbs of malt, and there was next to no headroom to close the top . Otherwise very little criticism. We brewed a Grapefruit Pale, and it turned out awesome
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My wife just after finishing adding the strike water
November 6, 2017
6 months ago
Canâ??t wait to get a mash tun with built in thermometer. But for the price this is a perfect starter kit and the delivery was spot on. Thanks everyone! Great team work
October 25, 2017
5 months ago
5 mins setup, life time of beer
It’s simple but as precise and accurate as the brewer aims to be.
September 28, 2017
6 months ago
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Do you offer international shipping? I live in Mexico City. Thank you.
A M on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello Arturo,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! We are unable to ship outside of the United States. If you would like to order our products, you will need to go through a freight forwarding company such as shipito.com. Let us know if you have any further questions!
Has anyone done the calculations for entering the equipment into brewing software?
A shopper on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Beer Smith has equipment profiles built in. When you build your specific equipment profile in the software you just simply choose cooler setup.
What is the maximum grain bill that can be used for a 10 gallon batch assuming 1.3L/lb of grain used for mashing?
A L on Aug 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I recently brewed an imperial stout & parti-gyle. The grain bill called for 26 lb and it was very full, but it fit! I also brewed a double IPA with a 21 lb grain bill without a problem. So far so good.
Total newbie brewer here. Got my 5 gal starter extract kit from NB, made my first extract batch (Block Party Amber Ale) and now I'm hooked of course! I want to take it to the next level with All Grain. My question is do I go with this kit or should I go with a BIAB approach? I know this All Grain kit is more money, more equipment and it takes longer which I'm ok with if the quality of the beer is superior than BIAB. Your thoughts and feedback are appreciated. Thank you!
E D on Jun 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We went straight from extract to this system. I wouldn't go back! The quality of the beer is so much better not to mention to clarity and color. It does add about an hour and a half to brew days but it is well worth it. We are no able to do our own recipes and live it. We have been doing only 5 gallon batches with this but just ordered a larger pot and burner so we can do 10 gallon batches. We did have a few stuck sparges which was not fun but figured out the issue. We hold the false bottom in place with one spoon and stir the grains with another. It does help if you have a friend help here. I hope this helps your decision. Happy brewing and cheers.
What are the dimensions of the two collers?
Stephen C on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Stephen,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! I am assuming that you are referring to the coolers not collers. The dimensions are as follows. OD 13.5" ID 16" Height 21.5" I hope that this is helpful!
Can you confirm that these are BPA free and are designed for use at mash temperatures? What type of plastic are they made from?
H U on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are food grade plastic free of BPA or any other contaminants. Not sure the exact kind of plastic they are made from. We designed them specifically to be used at mash temperatures, thought the manufacture is essentially the same as rubber maid coolers. I hope this helps! Cheers! James J.
Can you do 5 gallon batches with the 10 gallon all grain kit? I want to do 10 gallon in the end but right now I can only do 5 gallon. I'd rather spend the money for one all grain with out having to buy it again to up my gallons.
sterling n on May 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I do 5 gallon batches in the 10 gallon mash tun. The only thing I have found is it is a good idea to warm up the mash tun first. Because you have a lot of head space, I found the temp drops more than I would like over a 1 hour mash. I just fill the mash tun 3/4 the way with 175 degree water. Let it sit until it drops to my mash temp, then add grains. This helps reduce heat loss because the only thing lowering the temp are the grains.
If I bought this recipe kit together with the "Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon", would I be all set to start brewing?
Killian G on May 1, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: You will still need a brew kettle. Assuming you have been extract brewing prior to all grain, you should be all set.
Can these be modified to include a thermometer?
A shopper on Jan 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you are careful you can do a lot with these coolers. I installed a blichmann auto sparge on mine. Installing a thermometer or thermowell should be doable as well. I would be very careful when putting extra holes in your cooler since the walls are thin and there is little room for error but rest assured it can be done.
Are you supposed to leave the clear silicone bushing that is installed the cooler hole when I opened the box?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will want to take that piece out. Cheers!
Is it possible to attach a dip tube to the HLT bulkhead?
A shopper on May 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That would be totally possible to use with this particular cooler.
am i suppost to cut the clear tubing for the false bottom or is it suppost to come with one already pre cut for you?
brewdog619 on Jun 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to cut the silicon (cloudy) tubing to the right length for the false bottom. It should just reach from the connector on top of the well centered false bottom to the connector on the inside of the mash tun nozzle. You can use the left over silicon tubing to connect the nozzle on the hit liquor tank to the sparging jet nozzle. The clear tube should connect to the mash tun so you can tell when the mash is starting to run clear and free of stray grains.
Does this come with all of the needed equipment for sparging? Does it have a sparge arm?
D U on Jun 1, 2016

Thank you for your question. This kit does not come with a sparge arm. You would need to purchase that separately. You could also look in to our Pro All-Grain System.

Anyone else have leakage issues with the fittings? Followed instructions to a tee used Teflon tape and tested it with water 10 times or more. Leaks between the locknut and valve. Not much but it should not leak what so ever. Both jugs leak in same exact spot. Sounds like a common issue reading the reviews. Suggestions would be helpful thanks
Ethan S on Dec 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for submitting this question. I can try and help, maybe others will chime in as well.

]If it is leaking through the lock nut, so not from the very edge of the kettle wall, that would be an O ring issue, then more teflon tape would be the solution., Might just need a little more, I would try removing the teflon tape that you can and giving it a more vigorous wrapping.

If it is the O ring, hard to tell really, then the installation might just need a few adjustments. What I like to do is get everything installed in the correct order and be sure to push the O rings against the cooler wall so they are in the right place to begin with. Then hand tighten/loosely with a wrench the lock nut until it is contact the O ring, we expect it to leak at this point. Put a little water in it, and you will be able to see a slightly leak. Then, you want to hold the outer portion in place so it does not move the O ring. So, hold the outer portion in place, then the best way is to take a wrench, and give the lock nut slight turns, maybe 1/4 turn at most.

Then I check to see if it is still leaking after each tightening turn. You can take like a paper towel and dab away any water, then you can see for sure if any leaking is happening at all. If it leaks, give it a quick tigthen, then check to see if it is leaking, repeat until perfect. You rarely will need to disassemble that part, so while sometimes it takes a couple tried the first time, once you get a leak free seal, it should not be an issue again. Also, make sure the little clear silicone ring is in place on the cooler itself. I hope this info helps! Cheers! James J.
If I have a large enough boil pot, can I do a 10 gallon batch with this system?
E R on Oct 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can do 10 gallon batches but will need a 15 gallon pot minimum. You will be limited on higher gravity beers in ten gallon batches but it will allow you to make some big imperial brews if you stay at 5 gallons.
Is this kit available with stainless steel ball valves? Or is it "pre-constructed" and only available with the brass fittings as shown?
H E on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This kit only comes with the brass ball valves. We are not able to make substitutions on it at this time.


Gabe from NB
Good day gents. Please, what are the size and weights of the two coolers? Thanks in advance.
A shopper on Dec 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They weigh about 9lbs and about 16” wide and 22” high
I just order this setup. The opaque tubing for the HLT has a slight rubbery/chemical smell to it. Is this tubing appropriate for brewing beer? Will it impart any off flavors? Thank You.
A shopper on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It may have some residue left over from the manufacturing process. After it has been cleaned, it should not impart any flavors in your beer.
Is the 10-Gallon system really less money than the 7-Gallon system?
A shopper on May 30, 2017
I am using the BeerSmith 2 program and I am setting up my equipment profile and need some information on the mash tun in this system:
{1} What is the Mash Tun Volume ?
{2} What is the Mash Tun Weight ?
{3} What is the Mash Tun Deadspace ?

Thanks In Advance For Your Assistance !!
T H on Mar 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The volume is 10 gallons or 9.9 factoring in dead space, the weight is 14 lbs with the false bottom and ball valve or 12lbs for just the cooler, and the dead space is .084 gallons.
What is the size of the barbed hose fitting? I have misplace one of mine and need a replacement.
F L on Feb 6, 2016

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! The barbed hose fittings are 1/2". http://www.northernbrewer.com/brass-1-2-mpt-x-1-2-barb I hope that this helps!
If I were to be interested in creating 5-gallon batches of imperial ales, what max O.G. could I attain(ish) without having to use extracts. Grain-wise I guess I don't know how much these could accommodate.
C B on Oct 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would be able to fit about 24 pounds of grain for a OG of 1.090. There is some variance based on the volume per pound and fermentability of the malts used.
I have used this system twice now, and both times have had almost no flow out of the mash tun. My grains have been ground by the company that I purchased them from. Any thoughts on to why this would happen? Do I need to get a different false bottom with smaller holes?
Christopher V on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: A stuck mash or sparge is a result of how fine the crush is and how quickly water is drained out. The crush should break the grain to expose the white endosperm inside

but the hulls should not be destroyed

so they can aid in the filtering. You will get stuck sparges/mashes if you start the flow too quickly. Open the valve only slightly at first and let the liquid drain for a minute before slowly increasing the flow rate. If it goes too fast right away the grain bed will compact

and need to be disturbed to regain proper flow. You also might consider increasing the water to grain ratio. The sweet spot is usually right around 1.

quarts of water per pound

but maybe try 1.5 if having issues. Check your water amounts

how fine the crush is

and make sure to drain slowly. Worst case

I would try adding some rice hulls to aid the filtering.
Anybody know how much the mash tun weighs?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2018
The description at the top of the page refers to "brass" ball valves. The list of what is included under the Product Details tab refers to "bronze" ball valves. First question: Are they brass or bronze? Second question: Are they lead-free?
Ed L on Jan 30, 2018
What is the total height these two containers sit at for a gravity set up? I am trying to figure out if I have the clearance in my basement or if I need to go a different route.
A shopper on Nov 15, 2017

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