Thanks NorCalAngler and shuf for the info. I will probably just primary 14 days and then give a good, long bottle condition.
As for the price, it did seem a little high, I think my cost was $53 for everything in the recipe plus a bottle of iodophor (I use that cause it was the preferred sanitizer for cider making. I read a lot of people here use Star San, maybe it's cheaper. I haven't really checked that out). I know that they charged for each of the items individually and gave a 10% discount for making a "kit." Here was my breakdown of cost:
QTY/ Item/ Cost per item/ Total with 10%discount
2 /Muntons Light DME 3lb bag/ $14.99/ $26.99
1 /Belgian Light Candy Sugar/ $4.99/ $4.49
1 /Wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes/ $5.99/ $5.99--no discount
1 /One shot Primer Sugar/ $.99/ $.89
1 /Tettnang Pellets 1oz/ $2.09/ $1.88
2 /Hallertau Pellets 1oz/ $2.19/ $3.94
1 /Iodophor 4oz bottle/ $5.09/ $5.09--no discount there of course.
Grand Total: 49.26 +4.58tax=$53.84
Not sure if that's a decent amount, maybe the DME was over priced. I'll have to check that out. As a newbie, I may be over paying. There is another place in town, not sure if the prices are different. I do like the info and friendliness of the staff at this place, so if the prices are similar, I'll probably stick with them for anything I need to run and pick up. Not sure if paying for shipping makes sense. I guess I'll have to look into it for future brews. I'm already looking towards a nut brown from Christmas time, I might check around for that. The LHBS has a nut brown for about the same cost as Northern Brewer's with their $7.99 shipping added in.
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