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Goose Island Homebrew Starter Kit


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The perfect homebrew kit for the brew-curious craft beer enthusiast.

The Goose Island Starter Kit was designed by our brewmasters to provide the best out of the box first-time beer brewing kit experience on the market. This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to start brewing today, including the Goose Island Sweet Porter Brewery Edition recipe kit.

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The perfect homebrew kit for the brew-curious craft beer enthusiast. The Goose Island Starter Kit was designed by our brewmasters to provide the best out of the box first-time homebrew experience on the market. This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to start brewing today including the Goose Island Sweet Porter Brewery Edition recipe kit. The Goose Island Starter Kit is perfect for beginners, complete with foolproof instructions.

Kit Includes:
  • Goose Island Sweet Porter Brewery Edition recipe kit
  • Goose Island 6.5 gallon fermentor w/ lid & Bubbler airlock
  • Goose Island Bottling Bucket w/Spigot assembly
  • Fermenter's Favorites® Bottle filler
  • 5 Gallon Stainless Brew Kettle
  • 21” Stainless Spoon
  • Siphon, 5 ft. Siphon Tubing & Siphon Tube Holder
  • Cleaner/Sanitizer - Fermenter's Favorites® Oxygen Wash
  • Bottle Brush
  • Royal® Crown Bottle Capper & Caps (60ct.)
  • 20% OFF  coupon code for use on a subsequent purchase
Begin your Homebrew adventure today, with the Goose Island Starter Kit!

Goose Island Sweet Porter Brewery Edition Extract Kit: Our brewmasters partnered with Goose Island Research and Development brewer Tim Faith to craft a homebrewing recipe that perfectly captures the complex flavors and character of the Goose Island original. The result of that collaboration is an unbelievably memorable brew that evokes the creamy essence of the eggnog cocktail that inspired it, along with notes of milk chocolate, nutmeg and a big, toasty malt backbone. It also conveys the complex flavors of barrel aging that have become a Goose Island trademark…without the barrel aging.
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4.6 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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Hooray for homebrew!
It's Thursday night and my started kit just arrived on my front porch. Brew day is this coming Saturday. I'm positively floating in anticipation. It's been over 25 years since the last time I brewed a batch. The Goose Island Sweet Porter recipe looks terrific. I can almost smell the wort. The kit is perfect; everything needed to brew and bottle my next first batch. I bought bottles too, and more extract and hops and caps so I can start brewing another batch as soon as the fermenting bucket is freed up.
I have to find my old Charlie Papazian recipe book! All hail Zy-Murgy, God of Fermentation!
Thank you, Northern Brewer, for making the jump back into home brewing inexpensive and easy.
April 12, 2018
1 month ago
Easy peasy and lots of fun!
You couldn't ask for an easier and more enjoyable way to brew your own beer. The instructions were so simple, yet not so simple that you feel like you don't have a part in the creative process. The kit was a real value for the price. All you need is about 42 12 ounce pop-top beer bottles, and you're ready to go. I had lots of fun, and I can't wait to brew my next batch!
April 10, 2018
2 months ago
First time ever doing something like this. Just made my first batch and was able to taste it! It was amazing! Tastes great!
March 14, 2018
3 months ago
Great kit
I loved this kit, I gave it to my boyfriend and it was the best surprise when he saw it was from his favorite brewery. Everything arrived complete and in good condition.
February 5, 2018
4 months ago
Expanding my Home Brewing Options
I had great success (judging by other people who liked the Amber Ale from my first kit) so I wanted to expand my equipment inventory and I have always enjoyed Goose Island products. As a novice home brewer I really like the easy to read, step by step instructions both in print and via text message and I must say that my entire kitchen and downstairs area smelled fabulous all day long. Can't wait to sample batch #2.
January 22, 2018
4 months ago
Goose Island Review
The Goose Island kit is high quality and a deal for the price. I use the fermenter and bottling bucket and other included accessories for my other beer brewing.

My next batch will be the included Goose Island Beer kit
November 7, 2017
7 months ago
Kit is great but a little dissapointed in final results
Just got done bottling the beers today. Brewing day went great and everything was included in the kit you could need. My only complaint is that my beer has a strong banana smell and taste coming off it from the esters. I read the directions for the extract kit only that you sell and it recommends “Due to the high starting gravity of this kit, we recommend pitching multiple packs of yeast or preparing a yeast starter for best results.” If the extract kit calls for this then I am a little bit confused why the starter kit with this extract kit did not come with liquid yeast so we could do a yeast starter. Or at least another pack of dry yeast. After doing research I am sure this is where the banana ester off flavor is coming from. Just a little disappointing to do all this work and not be happy with the final results. Hoping that once the bottles age for a while the banana off taste will die down some.
November 3, 2017
Response from Northern Brewer
Thanks for the review. We are thrilled to hear that you like the equipment but sad to hear that the kit disappointed you. The Sweet Porter is not intended to have notes of Banana. While the most common cause for that flavor is fermentation temperatures we did make a recent change to this kit and it does now include two packs of the dry yeast. We want to help you make a beer that you are proud of and Customer Service will be in touch to do that. This is the exact reason why we have our kit Guarantee!
November 3, 2017
Todd J Staff
Good Kit, Great Support, Good Beer
Kit was good, i bought a chiller and thermometer as well. Support was excellent, i called with a question as the one hops packet was larger than the recipe called for and they answered right away. Also they text you the steps as you go. Easy to follow. Let it ferment for 4 weeks then 2 weeks bottle conditioning. The beer has a very slight bitterness on the first sip but then tastes excellent; i don't know if it is supposed to be that way or not. But it is a good drinking beer with a nice taste and maybe a little bit of a chocolate . Nice dark color and perfect carbonation. This is a great kit for you first time brew.
September 10, 2017
10 months ago
great price, easier than thought
I used mr beer extract kits before; while their is more detail involved, it's quicker to brew
August 30, 2017
11 months ago
Great value, great tasting beer!
Bought this kit to as a supplement to my aging brewing buckets + the infamous Goose Island Porter recipe kit. Pint glass NOT included in the kit but still a very good value at around a hundred bucks!
August 29, 2017
10 months ago
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I just bought this kit plus the stainles cooler. Looks great but, I'm already getting prompted with emails did you forget the Hydrometer and Sanitizer kit? Looks like the kit contains sanitizer. Do i have everything i need to brew this porter or not? I don't mind buying other stuff but would have preferred to do it all at once. Thanks
b t on Jun 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes you have everything you need. No worries. HOWEVER-- I found you only have enough to sanitize but not enough to wash. You could use soap to wash everything but it really isn't recommended. Do yourself a favor and more sanitizer (such as star san) and wash (such as oxy clean free). You will need these things if you want to continue the hobby! Also, a hydrometer is only needed for you to test your alcohol content and a couple other things. . Not needed right away. Cheers!
Does it come with liquid yeast? Do i have the option
A shopper on May 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: In a starter kit, the kit can only come with the dry yeast option. If you border the recipe on it's own, you would have the ability to customize the yeast option.
Is this the same as the Brew Share Enjoy kit but with a different recipe?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Seemed to be. I got it because I knew I'd enjoy the beer more in this kit. Mine is still in secondary fermentation, so I cant vouch for how good it is yet, but the kit came as advertised and had a smooth brew day.
will the Silver Serpent® Stainless Steel Immersion Wort Chiller fit this kit? what is pro cons of stainles vs copper?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think it'll fit I jus picked up a chiller my self,
Does the kit come with a thermometer?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It does not come with a thermometer, but NB sells some great options!
Pocket Dial Thermometer
Pocket Dial Thermometer
Why only a 5 gallon kettle for 5 gallon batches? What about boil over...
A shopper on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You only make about 2.5 gallons of wort in the boil kettle. You add an extra 2.5 gallons of water to the wort in the fermenter to get the full 5 gallons. Just bottled our second beer made with the beginner kit gear and I can attest that any 5 gallon extract recipe will work great with the beginner kit.
What should final gravity be close to with the goose island milk porter extract kit?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You should finish beneath 1.020-1.025. This beer has a little higher of a final gravity because of the lactose used.

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