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Old 05-07-2006, 05:16 PM   #1
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http://www.northernbrewer.com/starterkits.html

I am thinking about buying the glass starter kit. here is what it comes with:

CONTAINS:
Six gallon glass carboy
Six gallon bottling bucket with spigot
Funnel
Blowoff hose
Fermentation lock and bung
Siphon tubing
AutoSiphon
Bottle filler
Bottle brush
Carboy brush
Bottle capper
144 bottle caps
Beer thief
Thermometer
Hydrometer
8 oz One-Step Sanitizer
Complete instructions

Can I use the plastic bucket for primary and bottling? and use hte glass as secondary?


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Old 05-07-2006, 05:27 PM   #2
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You can use the plastic bucket for primary but I don't see a lid and airlock for it. If you can go another $40.00 the all glass kit looks nice.



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Old 05-08-2006, 09:42 PM   #3
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I've been shopping around for kits myself and it seems to me that this one is a better deal:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdBySubCat.aspx?SubCat=520&fd=1

The difference is that you do primary fermentation in a plastic bucket and secondary to a glass carboy.

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Old 05-08-2006, 09:49 PM   #4
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I think im going to by that kit. The midwest supplies kit. Thats the best deal I have seen so far....

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Old 05-12-2006, 12:39 PM   #5
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http://www.sicilianosmkt.com/productcat05_i1851705.html?catId=90678

this is the kit I went with. The only problem I have is when it was delivered the airlock and hydrometer were broken but I blame that on the shipping company. I called the place I ordered it from and the new parts are on the way. All in all a good experience and a good price in my opinion.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:45 AM   #6
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What about the kits at morebeer.com or beermanmicrobrewery.com?

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Old 05-27-2006, 05:25 PM   #7
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Okay, I already just posted, but I have a question about some kits. Some people are suggesting the beenmanmicrobrewery or the beermachine. Neither involve boiling water. To me, this appears like adding water to beer powder to dissolve. Not sure it's any good. One has CO2 cartridges and the other has drops. Does this method make good beer? Otherwise, some people recommended the morebeer one. Looks pretty good to me. Boiling involved, but I don't understand what the carbonation method is...can anyone help? I am looking for something fun and somewhat easy-that doesn't take up too much room in my 2 BR apt. I don't want to go with the lame MrBeer however. Thanks!!

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Old 05-27-2006, 05:38 PM   #8
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I don't know if you have one yet or not, but maybe you should start looking for a nice kettle and wort chiller also.

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Both of those kits look good. NB does not appear to have a book with the kit. The kit at MW looks like you get a few more stuff and has a book, but I have it..... your going to want a better one if you dont already have one. I have no idea where you are shipping it to, but you also might want to consider shipping costs. Austin has free shipping after $60, but there kits are a few more dollars.

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Originally Posted by WeretheBrews
http://www.northernbrewer.com/starterkits.html

I am thinking about buying the glass starter kit. here is what it comes with:
Have you checked out your local HBS? I did a quick yahoo search and it looks like there is one in your area.... might be more..... you could be brewing TONIGHT!

Southern Brewing Supply
(813) 932-3297 1717 E Busch Blvd
Tampa, FL Map


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