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ohiobrewtus

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It looks like a solid starting kit, but you may want to check out northernbrewer.com and austinhomebrew.com as well. The both offer flat rate shipping which could end up saving you some money.
 

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That is basically the same setup that I bought and it is pretty complete. If you don't already have a better resource, you will want to buy a better brewing book that provided in the kit.

If you use teflon tap, you can turn the tube that your hydrometer came in into a nice wort sample tube. If you only ferment in the plastic buckets, you will never use the bottle brushes. The sanitizer works just fine but I switched to a bleach solution after I finished the container provided; much cheaper.

The red wing capper works well and is not actually the cheapest piece of plastic on the market.

If you use the stick-on thermometer on your fermenter, be sure to place it between the 5 gal mark. The sticker is not water proof; I destroyed mine when it got wet (submerged) when I put the fermenter into a cold-water batch to cool primary fermentation.
 

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I bought that exact same setup from the same place and i have had no complaints at all. The only issue was that the autosyphon came cracked, but they replaced it. Also, you might want to buy an extra hydrometer. I broke mike right off the bat.
 

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I paid $15 more for that kit without the carboy. but it included startup batch ingredients
 
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How did you break your hydrometer. I can get this kit and shipped for 96.00. Flat ........I would really like to get a 6.5 gal carboy buy havent found one for that cheap....
 
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