You are shopping Northern Brewer US shopping site, to view our Canadian shopping site - Click Here

Raise Your Game II - 8 Gal. Kettle & Burner Kit


SKU# 41142

Standard Shipping Rates Apply to this product

You’ve proven yourself as a brewing prodigy. It’s time to step up your game and build out your brewhouse.

Epic flames of the Dark Star® Burner 2.0 blast your wort to boiling in under 20 minutes. A propane burner designed for brewing.

The full-volume boil capacity of the 8 Gallon Tall Boy® Kettle increases hop utilization and flavor profile. A stainless steel kettle that will last a lifetime.

Raise your game and don’t just make better beer, make more of it. Skyrocket quality and efficiency and start making the most of your brew day.


Availability: In stock

Get it in Ashburn by Thu May 24.
Raise Your Game II Kettle & Burner Kit

More Views

  • Raise Your Game II Kettle & Burner Kit - Tall Boy Brew Kettle and Dark Star Burner 2.0
  • Raise Your Game II Kettle & Burner Kit - Tall Boy Brew Kettle and Dark Star Burner 2.0
Product Details
This kit will take your brewing to the next level. It comes with the premier Dark Star® 2.0 propane burner and an 8 Gallon Tall Boy®. This stainless steel brew kettle holds enough to allow you to do a full volume boil on a 5 gallon batch, and the Dark Star® 2.0 packs the power - over 65,000 BTUs - to get your boil rolling in under 20 minutes.

Brew like the big boys and ditch the dilution! Full volume boils mean you’ll be getting better hop utilization, less wort darkening, and less chance of scorching your precious wort which ultimately means better beer in the glass.
Additional Information
Support Documents:No
4.8 / 5.0
72 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
First, shipping was very fast and the packaging was careful and well thought out. I wanted to use the kettle/burner combo before I wrote my review and finally had the opportunity to use it a few days ago. Set up was a snap, getting my 6 1/2 gallons of water up to temperature took less time than it took my husband to complain that I was making another beer. Once it was up to temp it was super easy to keep it there without having to turn the burner off and on all the time, just had to find the sweet spot on the dial. Handles stayed cool, clean up was a snap and it isn't super bulky for storage on my shelving unit. My only "complaint" is there aren't level marks on the interior of the kettle, but I think you can have those etched in yourself if they're needed. Overall, great product!
April 19, 2018
1 month ago
Great upgrade
Everything works great. Love being able to boil a full wort. Only bad is that the paint on the burner heats up and peels off as its cooking. Doesnt effect the performance just the aesthetics of the unit.
User submitted image
Paint peeling off.
User submitted image
April 16, 2018
2 months ago
You are not kidding when you guys sent me a email as soon as my product was delivered. You nailed it it is a box of awesome and just a addition that I needed. Great job guys and great turn around time. Now all I need is a 15 gallon kettle with a spigot. Will you ever have these for sale on a sale??
User submitted image
Added Apr 13, 2018
April 13, 2018
1 month ago
Kettle works great, haven't tested burner
Kettle does exactly what I needed - an upgrade from my extract kit's kettle so I can do full grain boils. Comfortably holds 6-6.5 gallons of wort. Haven't tested the burner - the burned + kettle was a good deal didn't really need the burner, but its construction looks solid, I think it will work just fine.
April 2, 2018
2 months ago
Best deal with discount and delivery. Next venture is to get into kegging.
I'm impressed with the delivery, received kettle and burner three days sooner than expected. I thought the burner would be flimsy based on the photo. I was surprised again, it was strong and no doubt will be durable for a long time. The kettle is well constructed with reinforced bottom, the Tall Boy slim design is nice to look at. Both item was well packaged with no dent or scratches. Being somewhat new to brewing, now I can graduate to all grain 6 gallon batches. Great job NB for making the purchase affordable.
March 23, 2018
2 months ago
Did it's job!
I did my first batch with this combo a week ago. I ordered the 8 gallon kettle and a 3 gallon BIAB. It worked perfectly. It was pretty easy to dial in the flame to get a quick boil. I bought the combo with the idea that if the burner was not to impressive that at least I got an 8 gallon kettle. The Darkstar 2 did it's job!
March 22, 2018
2 months ago
Have not brewed a batch yet, but the quality seems to be very good! Hooked the tank up to it and it produces a nice even ??
March 15, 2018
3 months ago
Raise your Game Brew Kettle
This is a great product for the starter brewer. I purchased it because I did not have adequate heat from my current stove and wanted it for larger brew possibilities. It heated the water quickly and was easy to use.
March 15, 2018
3 months ago
Great product easy to use, better than stove top.
March 14, 2018
3 months ago
Haven't used it yet but it looks great and I can't wait to brew with this setup.
Beautiful setup.cant wait to use it. I will be making a motification by drilling a hole for a weldless bung for a valve.
February 28, 2018
2 months ago
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 14 questions Browse 14 questions and 30 answers
When will this combo be available with a kettle that has a drain valve?
scott s on Jan 20, 2017
How difficult would it be to drill a hole for a drain valve on this Tall Boy?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Get a good step drill and it's pretty easy. Drilled a hole for a thermometer and drain on mine.
Does this kettle have volume markings?
A shopper on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. However it is worth every penny.
Do you recommend this for biab?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This would work awesome for a BIAB. If you want to do full size 5 gallon BIAB you may look into a 10 Gallon kettle.
This has been out of stock for a while does NB plan to offer this combo again in the future? If so any estimate on availability and what about a 10 gallon version?
C B on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for the request on a 10 gallon option, I'll pass that along. The 8 gallon kettle is out of stock until probably April! Sorry about that, it should be available once we receive more kettles. Let me know if we can help further!
Is there an equivalent deal for the 10 gallon pot and burner?
E N on Dec 8, 2015

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may pose, but the package discount is only available on the 8 gallon kettle.
What is the diameter?
A shopper on Nov 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: DIA=12.5" Depth=15" after adjusting flame mix on burner this is EASILY one the best investments I've made a hobby brewer. 5stars.
Can you upgrade to a 10 gallon pot?
Ryan H on Dec 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello Ryan,

Thank you for choosing Northern Brewer! We cannot upgrade to the 10 gallon pot. To run the 10 gallon and darkstar, they would need to be purchased separately. Sorry about that!
Can this product be upgraded to a 10 gal pot so you can have enough volume for BIAB?
Gregory Wyant on Nov 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be upgraded from a 5, to a 8 or a 10 gal while you are making your purchase. 8 gal brew kettles are good for 3 gal batches if you are going to BIAB. I bought an 8 gal when I should've gotten a 10 or larger! Didn't know about BIAB being new to brewing, so 5 gallon BIAB batches are out of the question until I buy a larger than 8 gal kettle. Do your research if you are a beginner, and purchase for the future!!
What would you charge to drill 2 holes in the kettle? Also cost of temperature probe? Thanks
A shopper on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi there- we do not custom punch the kettles. Cheers!
Any idea's when they will be back in stock?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Northern Brewer. I understand you are eagerly awaiting the Raise your Game II Kettle and Burner kit. At this time the burner is out of stock, but we should be getting more in this week. We thank you for your patience. Cheers! -Deanna, staff
Any idea when this'll be in stock again??
C T on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are out of both items, sorry. I believe both should be back available by the end of April. Cheers! James J.
Since the 8 gallon is out of stock any chance you could do this same combo in the 10 gallon.
T S on Apr 5, 2016

Thanks for contacting us. I'm sorry to say that we are currently out of the burner as well, so we are unable to do any bundles containing the Dark Star 2.0. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Should the burner move a lot ? While installing gas line I noticed the burner has a lot of "wiggle" up and down and side to side. Nut holding burner is tight. Is this typical?
S J on Oct 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The base is flexible and is designed to work on uneven ground. Once you have a kettle with liquid on the burner

the weight presses the flexible base towards the ground and is will seem much more sturdy. The base is still strong enough to support over 200 lbs.

You may also be interested in:

Please wait...

Your selected product has been added to your Cart.
Continue shopping
View cart & checkout