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Old 07-20-2010, 01:44 PM   #1
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I'm about to purchase a home brew kit and start brewing my own suds. I have a kit in mind but would like some imput on the best kits out there ( under $200 ) that will give me the best chance to succeed.
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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best kit depends on you. but congrats. life just got better.



 
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Check out the kits at northernbrewer.com

here's a linky: http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...027810c204dd42
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:06 PM   #4
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I agree on the congrats. Buying a deluxe kit seems to be the best alternative. If your like me and many others you will eventually add more and more

 
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:29 PM   #5
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I agree on the congrats. Buying a deluxe kit seems to be the best alternative. If your like me and many others you will eventually add more and more
and more and more.......
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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and more and more.......
and more and more........

I also bought a kit similar to the one above. It's a great place to start and will get you what you need to get the ball rolling.

 
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:42 PM   #7
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brewi...e-carboys.html

I have found Midwest usually has the best prices. This one gives you plenty of fermentation containers to create and manage a "pipeline" so that once you start, you will never run out. Use the remainder of your cash to buy a 3 gallon or greater brewpot, and a couple of easy starter kits.

Then GO MAKE BEER!
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:43 PM   #8
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Grapestompers, in Laurel Springs, NC has a really good kit that has some things most other kits don't, like a bottle tree. Just a shade over $200 but it's a great kit. I shopped around for at least a year & looked at A LOT of different kits. The equipment kit also comes with a beer kit of your choice.

http://www.grapestompers.com/product...ternal_index=0

 
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:02 PM   #9
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/brewi...e-carboys.html

I have found Midwest usually has the best prices...
I bought Midwest's intermediate "everything" kit. I haven't used the carboy that came with it yet and I'm beginning to think I might not ever.

That said, it was a good price AND Midwest has really good customer service. The kit I ordered came with the wrong size pot. I called and they sent the right one immediately.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:09 PM   #10
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Grapestompers, in Laurel Springs, NC has a really good kit that has some things most other kits don't, like a bottle tree...
http://www.grapestompers.com/product...ternal_index=0
I don't see a bottling bucket with that package (might be there, I just don't see it). Also note that the beer kits are a no-boil variety. I'm assuming that means pre-hopped canned beer.

Neither of these things are deal breakers, but they do mean that their kits differ substantially from Midwest or Northern Brewers setups.


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