I too am about to make the leap to AG brewing and wanted an easy to follow recipe to get started. I'm considering a NB kit because of the quality and convenience. The only concern I have is that quite a few people in this thread have mentioned that NB kit packages have been "clearly labeled." Does this mean that NB gives the names of the ingredients and amounts or do they simply say "Hop Addition 1, Hop Addition 2, Malt 1, etc." with their list of instructions. Early in my extract days, I bought an extract kit hoping to get a well detailed plan on how to make a particular style but the kit just had generic labels like those above with no list of ingredients or their amounts. I just don't want to make that mistake again. If I'm not going to formulate the recipe myself, I'd at least like to learn about the beer by knowing what goes in it and why. Any information from NB kit users would be appreciated.
Primary: Stone IPA Clone, Great-Grandma's Czech Pilsner
Secondary: Russian Imperial Stout
Bottled: Java Stout, 115th Dream Hopbursted Imperial IPA, Belgian-American IPA, Oatmeal Stout, Anglophilic American Pale Ale, Hefeweizen
On deck: Robust Porter