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Old 09-04-2009, 02:51 AM   #21
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Northern Brewer is top notch... When I first started out on extract kits I made plenty from NB and have always been satisfied with the service. I don't have a local homebrew shop in my town which forces me to order online all the time.. You will not be disappointed from NB, Midwest, Brewmaster Warehouse, Morebeer etc...

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:22 AM   #22
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if it wasnt for them i would have never got into brewing

 
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:07 AM   #23
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Northern Brewer is an A+ place to buy from. There shipping is always fast and I can bank on when my orders arrive every time. There all grain kits aren't bad either.

 
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:00 PM   #24
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The kits from NB that I purchased have all turned out fine, although they are the only kits I have ever used.

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:07 AM   #25
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I just put in an order with NorthernBrewer for an entire brewing kit and 3 extract ale ingredient kits. Everything came at the same time from Fedex. The Wyeast was in an envelope with reusable cold packs (other retailers charge extra for that). The yeast pack rose within minutes and worked excellently in primary fermentation (small airlock activity with a few hours, significant airlock activity within 14 hours)

The kits I ordered:
NB Dunkelweizen (wyeast 3638 instead of 3068)
NB Honeyweizen (wyeast 1010)
NB Witbier (wyeast 3944)

The dunkel is 7 days into primary, I'll report back in 5 weeks. Good luck!

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #26
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prepare to buy extra hops. every recipe i've gotten from them only comes w a single ounce of hops. overall you get what you pay for.

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #27
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prepare to buy extra hops. every recipe i've gotten from them only comes w a single ounce of hops. overall you get what you pay for.
WTF?? That's rather an odd statement.

Many recipes only call for 1 oz of hops. Out of the three kits I've gotten from NB, two have had 2 oz hops, (one bittering add and one flavor/aroma add), and the weizen had 1 oz hops.

In addition, every kit on their webpage has a link at the bottom to the kit contents, where it specifically lists everything in the kit, including hops, so you should never have been surprised.

Not all beer is supposed to be "triple-hopped" with "over a pound of hops!"

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #28
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I have my eye on their kriek. I'd be interested if anyone here has brewed it.

 
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:55 PM   #29
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WTF?? That's rather an odd statement.
Not all beer is supposed to be "triple-hopped" with "over a pound of hops!"
whoa, way to take it personally buddy, do you work for NB or something? how is that statement odd? 6 lb of extract usually overpowers a single ouce of hops. when i buy recipes from the LHBS it typically has 2 ounces for very similar kits. get over it...

the oud bruin which i got from them had only an ounce which was perfect for a super low hopped beer. others i've recieved the small amount of hops just didn't cut it. i'll stick w/ my local guys. hate to say it but if you're trying to steer clear of giving your money to big companies than you should look elsewhere than NB.


 
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Old 09-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #30
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whoa, way to take it personally buddy, do you work for NB or something? how is that statement odd? 6 lb of extract usually overpowers a single ouce of hops. when i buy recipes from the LHBS it typically has 2 ounces for very similar kits. get over it...

the oud bruin which i got from them had only an ounce which was perfect for a super low hopped beer. others i've recieved the small amount of hops just didn't cut it. i'll stick w/ my local guys. hate to say it but if you're trying to steer clear of giving your money to big companies than you should look elsewhere than NB.
I'm not taking it personally, I just find it odd that you are going by weight of hops alone. To say that 6 lb of extract overpowers a single oz of hops makes no sense....are you talking about 13% AA hops, or 3% AA hops? Are you talking about light, medium, wheat, or dark extract?

I'm just saying that it's not all about the quantity, it's about the balance.

And no, I don't work for them, and I DO believe in keeping it local. NB is 5 minutes out of my way on my way home from work .

 
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