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Old 11-29-2012, 01:24 AM   #1
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I get the NB catalogs. What a pleasure they are. I have the greatest respect for them because of this simple thing.

So, I've never brewed a kit. I've never even seen one, so I'm not sure what to expect. But this Christmas I'm getting one from NB just to try it. The Caribou Slobber looks cool.

Do they make 10g kits?

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Do they make 10g kits?
Yes. You just click "2" when you order.

I've actually done a couple of NB kits, and have been very pleased with them. I haven't done caribou slobber, but I've done quite a few others and have no complaints at all!
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Do they come with yeast? Are the hops pellets or whole leaf?

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Do they come with yeast? Are the hops pellets or whole leaf?
You are so cute. You bring out the inner smart ass in me, and I'll try to refrain!

The yeast is a choice below the kit, so you can choose the yeast strains chosen (with appropriate charges) or not. There isn't a discount to buy yeast with the kit, though, so you can use the yeast of your choice if yours isn't one of the "suggested" strains.

The hops have all been pellets- but I"m not sure if that's just because that was available in those varieties or because it's their policy.
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Do they come with yeast? Are the hops pellets or whole leaf?
You have to buy the yeast separate, but they come with pellet hops...

I've brewed at least three of their kits and enJoyed all three beers (inn keeper, caribou slobber and dead ringer - my favorite). I'd like to try their black IPA, it sound interesting.
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I did the Lord Fatbottom, Broken Spear, and Dead Ringer. very pleased with all of them.

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You are so cute. You bring out the inner smart ass in me, and I'll try to refrain!

The yeast is a choice below the kit, so you can choose the yeast strains chosen (with appropriate charges) or not. There isn't a discount to buy yeast with the kit, though, so you can use the yeast of your choice if yours isn't one of the "suggested" strains.

The hops have all been pellets- but I"m not sure if that's just because that was available in those varieties or because it's their policy.
I feel like I set myself for a joke, but I don't see it.

Anyhoo, they don't list any yeast with the item in the catalog, but they do have these neat labels they sell for it. I'm not interested in bottling it, so I'll pass on those. Nice touch tho.
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I feel like I set myself for a joke, but I don't see it.

Anyhoo, they don't list any yeast with the item in the catalog, but they do have these neat labels they sell for it. I'm not interested in bottling it, so I'll pass on those. Nice touch tho.
Oh, you're still looking at the catalogue! Well, when you go to their website, the recipe has choices under it so you'll see why I was given you some **** about it!
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All the kits I have tried from there have been excellent. You usually get to choose between dry or smack pack yeast. Sometimes a 3rd option if there is a wyeast seasonal release that matches that particular kit.

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Sure sign of hbt addiction when you ask questions about a homebrew website...and don't just go to the website to find out!

I'm a big NB fan. I've gotten at least a dozen lots from there and have been very pleased w the results.

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