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Old 03-13-2010, 07:46 PM   #1
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I've been looking at starter kits online and was hoping to get a complete system that could brew 10 gallon batches (I have a very high tolerance) but wow are those pricey! was thinking about maybe two 5 gallon kits? Can anyone recommend a good quality 5 gallon starter kit? thanks in advance



 
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:47 PM   #2
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I've been looking at starter kits online. I was hoping to get a complete system that could brew 10 gallon batches (I have a very high tolerance) but wow are those pricey! was thinking about maybe two 5 gallon kits? Can anyone recommend a good quality 5 gallon starter kit? thanks in advance



 
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:49 PM   #3
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Al you wanting to do all grain or extract brewing? Any of the basic starter kits for extract brewing would suit you fine. For example the ones on this page:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...ment-kits.html
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #4
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I also like Northern Brewer for supplies. Good shipping rates, good customer support.

 
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:58 PM   #5
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Al you wanting to do all grain or extract brewing? Any of the basic starter kits for extract brewing would suit you fine. For example the ones on this page:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/homeb...ment-kits.html
guess I just want to start with extract brewing for now, thanks for the link

 
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:12 PM   #6
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i like morebeer.com because they have free shipping but there's alot stuff on back order. If your gonna get alot of stuff or heavy stuff check out there if not i also like northernbrewer.com

 
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:19 PM   #7
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my gf bought me the deluxe kit from northern brewer for Christmas. its pretty sweet. im in their almost weekly, i get good customer support when i go to buy supplies. ive also been in Midwest supplies. im not sure on their starter kits. since i live 15 min from either location, i find myself comparing prices and making multiple stops. all in all i think you will be happy with either of the stores. DJ

 
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:04 AM   #8
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Look at Austin homebrew supply. They have everything you need, great starter kits, and $7.99 flat rate shipping. I love those guys!

I would suggest 5 gallon batches to start off with, try a bunch of different recipes. Buy a few extra plastic fermenters and get a big supply line going now. Don't even worry about using a secondary.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:20 AM   #9
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I would definitely agree with going with Austin Homebrew.

They have great equipment, are incredibly helpful, flat rate shipping and get things in the mail super quick.

Last time, I ordered on Wednesday night *late Wednesday night* and the package was on my doorstep by the time I got home on Friday. Granted, I live in Texas.

Also, you should check out Midwest Homebrewing Supplies (http://www.midwestsupplies.com). I've never ordered from them, but I've yet to hear a bad review of their service and/or products.

 
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:32 AM   #10
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Thanks for the tips fellas, I'm really looking forward to my first batch at home. So far my experience is limited to following simple instructions laid out for me at my favorite brew-on-premises pub. Going there tomorrow to bottle my third batch So I'm only at the point of trying to figure out what equipment I'll need for home. After using such nice facilities and equipment I don't think I can just settle for a Mr.Beer



 
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