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Old 06-08-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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I've brewed up 7 batches of extract kits so far. The first was a true brew kit (instructions were horrible) for the rest i've used brewer's best kits. What kits has everyone used and which ones have been your favs?

I like the brewers best kits, the price is fair, ingredients good, instructions very clear; but i'm trying to expand on my experience brewing.


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Old 06-08-2012, 03:00 AM   #2
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I didn't do too many extracts, but I really liked northern brewers kits.


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Old 06-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #3
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I didn't do too many extracts, but I really liked northern brewers kits.
I've looked at their kits and some look real tasty, what were your favs?
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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I made a Wheaton beat down kit that I really liked. It tasted just like north peak's vicious wheat IPA.
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NOrthern brewer has great kits - I can vouch for the Caribou slobber, american rye ale, and the SS minnow. Great kits from real brewers!
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Old 06-08-2012, 05:43 AM   #6
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Northern Brewer has great kits and a super wide selection. I've also used breworganic.com. Tasty brew kits that are 100% organic and a pretty good section under those parameters.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:18 AM   #7
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Northern brewer has some good kits. I order most of mine through Midwest, and haven't had any problems, so far. High Gravity has good kits (they're my LHBS), but they're a little more expensive than the larger company's due to being a smaller operation. Austin has the biggest selection I've found, but I haven't tried any of their kits yet. I'm hoping that soon, I'll just start ordering ingredients, and creating my own recipes.
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #8
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Northern Brewer and Midwest make really good kits. Although I have never ordered from them, I have heard that Austin Homebrew Supply makes good kits as well.
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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Northern Brewer has some great kits, as does Austin Homebrew. Favorites would be NB's Bourbon Barrel Porter, and Austin's Stone's Imperial Russian Stout clone. But there are so many more to choose from that I haven't had the time to get to yet.

I know some people don't them because they don't label what's in their kits, but Williams brewing has some great kits that are affordable and very tasty. They consistently give me the best results. Their Amarillo Ale kit is sublime.
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NB's extract kits have all been great so far. I have done Hefe, Innkeeper, Belgian Wit, and a couple others. All produced good results.


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