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Old 08-10-2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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I am about to buy a couple BIAB recipe kits from Northern Brewer. Any suggestions? I was thinking Irish Red Ale and Dead Ringer IPA. Maybe Smashing Pumpkin Ale? Has anyone tried their kits before?

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Old 08-10-2014, 01:35 AM   #2
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I'd do their IPA and their smashing pumpkin. I've tried one kit, it was good and easy.

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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I do their Irish Red fairly often. Its a good red.

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Deadringer is an awesome one. Can't go wrong with it.

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Old 08-23-2014, 11:14 PM   #5
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+1 to Dead Ringer. I ordered that with their 1 gallon starter kit a couple of years ago for my first homebrew and it was easily one of the best IPA's I had tasted (and still is to be honest). I just ordered their Smashing Pumpkin 5 gallon kit and plan on doing a 5 gallon of the Dead Ringer early next year after I brew some more winter-friendly beers for friends and family for the holidays. Given the reviews that they have received, you can't go wrong with either of them.

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I did two of their kits when I first started a year and half ago. I think it was an Oatmeal cookie brown and Jake's Cascadian. They were both really good and a great introduction for me. Haven't used a kit since then though. I took a sample of both to Ballast Point when I lived there and they said that they were good as well so that gave me some confidence too. I don't think you can go wrong with NB.

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+1 to Dead Ringer. I ordered that with their 1 gallon starter kit a couple of years ago for my first homebrew and it was easily one of the best IPA's I had tasted (and still is to be honest). I just ordered their Smashing Pumpkin 5 gallon kit and plan on doing a 5 gallon of the Dead Ringer early next year after I brew some more winter-friendly beers for friends and family for the holidays. Given the reviews that they have received, you can't go wrong with either of them.
they have 5 gal kits? since when?

but these guys have 5 gal kits, http://shop.greatfermentations.com/category/biab-kits
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AFAIK they don't have 5 gal BIAB. I brewed several of their 3 gal kits. with really good results when I first started with BIAB.

Every once in a while I'll do a batch of the Oatmeal Cookie as a 5 gal brew. SWMBO loves the stuff. I used brewsmith to convert the original recipe to 5 gal and just buy the bulk ingredients.

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Old 08-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #9
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They have 5 gallon all-grain kits. They aren't specifically for BIAB but you could use them that way (right?).

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They have 5 gallon all-grain kits. They aren't specifically for BIAB but you could use them that way (right?).
Sure. You may want to see if they'll do a double crush on the grains to help with BIAB efficiency.
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