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Old 10-01-2008, 09:44 PM   #1
Jul 2007
Rochester, MN
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I haven't looked at all-grain kits very much recently, but I stumbled upon northern brewer's all-grain kits today and they have a lot of kits in the $15-$20 range including yeast. There are even a couple kits that include liquid yeast for under $20.

I know lots of recipes can be cheaper when you buy in bulk, but I'm still trying to find multiple beers that I always want to have on tap and this is a cheap way to try out lots of different beers.

Just thought I'd give a heads up to everyone.
On tap: BCB Porter, $12 Cream ale, Amarillo Pale Ale, Simcoe Pale Ale
Kegged: Amarillo Pale Ale, Simcoe Pale Ale, $12 Cream ale
Primary: Calypso Pale Ale (x2)
On Deck: Lake Walk Pale Ale, BCB IPA

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Old 10-01-2008, 11:29 PM   #2
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Last kit I got from them came with the wrong ingredients. Oh well, maybe i'll give them one more try.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:03 AM   #3
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Look again I think they change there prices to reflect no yeast is standard now.
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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I've always had good luck with them.

My last catalog they didn't include yeast in the kits, probably to combat rising shipping cost.
Planning: Something with German ale wyeast
Primary1: 6gal Apfelwien
Primary2: Cheese's Vanilla Caramel Cream Ale
Second: Nadda
Kegged: Brown Porter
Bottled: Red Ale

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Old 10-02-2008, 12:12 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Brew-boy View Post
Look again I think they change there prices to reflect no yeast is standard now.
There are a few low-gravity & IBU kits that still come in under $20, even with liquid yeast.

They do freely substitute hops with the kits, presumably based upon availability. I found this disappointing, but I've experienced the same from AHS, so we can't single out Northern. In the middle of a hop shortage, I suppose it's not unreasonable.

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