Originally Posted by aubiecat
I was unsure at first because I wanted to see what was in the recipe to see if I even wanted the kit.
This is probably the biggest reason I have stuck with Northern Brewer. I guess I am a bit of a control freak. I need to know what I am buying. That is probably the main reason homebrewing appealed to me as well.
I am also a penny pincher. More than straight cost though, I look for value. So when I saw the complete ingredient list on the Northern Brewer kits I went to a couple other sites and created a shopping cart at each to make sure kit prices were a better value. The sites I checked came out $2-$5 higher than the NB kit price.
Now that I more comfortable in the process and I've heard only positive things on here about Austin, I have been looking over their site a lot the last week. My cupboard is bare and I have a Primary that will be empty soon...