Deluxe Brewing Starter Kit
- Want to buy first home brew kit!
Hi, I would like to buy a home brewing kit for my boyfriend for Christmas, but I am totally overwhelmed by all the options!! We have never brewed our own before, so does anyone have a suggestio
- Morere Beer Discount: Starter Kit and Keg Conversion Kit
I picked up some brochures a the GABF and found this deal for someone just starting out or getting into kegging. Specials go through 10/30/2007. These seem like good deals, however, I have no aff
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Pros: Well packed, shipped same day as ordered.
Cons: Missing 2 items.
Recommended? YesI gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for the simple reason the kit was missing the spigot assy' and the mesh bag for steeping.
I emailed about the missing items and was very quickly responded to, and the items were shipped out the same day with a free glass for the troubles. The free glass was a nice touch, and I appreciate it.
The kit itself contains everything but a brew pot. Everything was well packed, and great instructions including a DVD, info sheets and a laminated "brew day" tip sheet.
Pros: Comes with almost everything you need to get started
Cons: Does not include boil kettle.
Recommended? YesAfter attending a brew day with my brother, I knew I had to do this for
myself. He pointed out a few items that his starter kit did not come
with and that he lamented only having a single carboy, so I ordered the
deluxe kit with glass carboys and the Irish Red extract kit.
The equipment itself arrived in perfect condition and the kit has almost
everything you would need (had to get a stock pot separately.)
Here is where the "almost" perfect comes in. The Irish Red extract kit
was a sticky mess when I opened it. I did ship 2nd day Air, so it is
plausible that pressure changes caused the malt extract to leak, but it
seemed to me that the lid just wasn't on tight enough. At any rate, it
didn't leak enough to prevent me from brewing. What did bring me to a
halt was the fact that the Willamette hops was completely missing from
I got back on the website and started a customer service chat explaining
the situation. Within 2 minutes and very few questions asked, Northern
Brewer had a new complete Irish Red ale kit on the way to me. That is
some serious customer service!
Highly recommend this kit! With no experience I was able to get up and running in no time and my first home brew is happily conditioning in the secondary fermentor. Using only the supplies from the kit I had everything cleaned and ready for the next batch.