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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.

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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I did my first all grain brew and was ultra careful with strike temps and other calculations. I hit my mash temp on the nose and when I checked the temp 60 minutes later it had not changed at all. I did preheat it with hot water beforehand.

One thing concerns me. The hole has a small plastic piece and I'm not sure if I'm supposed to keep that on or not. It would be nice if there were instructions. I will write NB and ask them when I get done with my reviews but maybe they can post a comment here for other beginners.

So happy with this purchase...
May 17, 2018
2 weeks ago
Good for beginners
Great system. Keeps the temperature and pretty easy to use.
April 28, 2018
1 month ago
One batch in - works great!
Brewed my first all grain batch this weekend, and I’m very happy with how this equipment handled the process. Having a pair of channel locks handy helped me stop a couple small leaks, and it otherwise worked like a charm.
April 23, 2018
2 months ago
Worth penny!
I reccomend for anyone ready to move up to all grain brewing
April 22, 2018
2 months ago
Great set up for the new all grain brewer!
I must say the only thing they could add to this kit to make it better are thermometers. We all know temperature is the most critical part of grain preparation. With all of the inexpensive temperature devices available it wouldn't really add all that much cost and I really think the feature would over come the small price increase. Again great quality product for the introduction to grain brewing. Spend a little and learn a lot!
April 19, 2018
1 month ago
No markings for volume (gallons).
Worked fine but the YiuTube videos all day your mashtun and liquor tanks have markings forbid gallons on the inside. These do not. If that is why they were on sale I guess I would say it Ian worth it. Would have been nice to know ahead of time.
April 16, 2018
2 months ago
First run testing
This was the first run of my new all grain set up. Some tweaks need to be made, but overall very successful. No matter how tight you make the connections on the coolers they still seem to leak a couple drops here and there. I don't believe it to be a big deal, probably more annoying than anything else. Either way I can't wait until the next brew day to do a full cycle run!
First round of testing of the new equipment was very successful.
First round of testing of the new equipment was very successful.
April 16, 2018
2 months ago
It makes tasty beer and I like to drink tasty beer.
April 9, 2018
2 months ago
Smooth and easier than I expected
Finally took the leap and went to all grain. This kit made it much smoother than I expected. Coolers hold temperatures extremely well. Could not be happier.
April 6, 2018
2 months ago
Great unit for first-time all-grain experience
I've already used this unit in my college-level brewing class to introduce all-grain principles. Apparatus was easy to assemble and performed admirably. It held a constant temperature throughout mashing and was easy to use. Ball valves allow for controlled water flow from hot liquor tank and mash tun. Initially I was disappointed when false bottom arrived dented and scratched. A quick comment to NB's on-line chat provided satisfaction, as they shipped out a replacement right away.
March 24, 2018
3 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!
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.
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.
Anybody know how much the mash tun weighs?
A shopper on Mar 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: With the false bottom, valve and tubing it weighs 10.5 lbs empty. Just checked on the scale.
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
Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon
Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon
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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.
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: That said, the ball valves are easy to remove and substitute, so there is nothing stopping you from replacing them with stainless steel fittings if you want. The brass fittings have worked very well for me over the past 2 years, but I am considering replacing them with SS to be able to use a quick-connect attachment without worrying about a galvanic reaction at the valve.
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.
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.
Can you tell me what specific quick disconnect pieces I would need to connect a hose to the Fermenter’s Favorites® Mash/Lauter Tun?
David C on May 21, 2018
Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon
Fermenter's Favorites® Essential All-Grain Brewing Starter Kit - 10 Gallon
Female Stainless Quick Disconnect x 1/2
Female Stainless Quick Disconnect x 1/2" Barb
Female Stainless Quick Disconnect x Male 1/2
Female Stainless Quick Disconnect x Male 1/2" NPT
BEST ANSWER: I think the best way is to use a quick disconnect with the "male" part on the mash tun. ( SKU 40857 ) Put this into the outside of the ball-valve in place of the hose barb. Then use the female quick disconnect with SKU 40855 in the hose. This way, the hose can be easily removed with one hand, and you don't have to pull back the "lock" with one hand when you are removing the piece of hose from the Mash Tun.
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
BEST ANSWER: They are brass, and lead free.
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
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
BEST ANSWER: On my setup, which is pretty compact, I have the collection kettle on the floor, the mashtun sitting on a stool 18" above the floor, and the HLT sitting on a short footstool on top of the kitchen counter. (44" above the floor) The HLT needs another 21.5", so the total height of the setup is 65.5". This has plenty of head potential to keep fluids moving easily, and should fit in all but the shortest rooms. Only downside is that I need to lift the boiling kettle from the floor to the burner, but this is pretty easy for 6-8 gallons of wort.
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.

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