This is the box that contains all of the essentials for this particular beer: 3 oz. of Chinook Hops, Specialty Grains, Liquid Malt Extract (LME), Dry Malt Extract (DME), and a packet of US-05 Dry Yeast
Here is the outside of the recipe box detailing what’s inside and telling you what kind of beer you ordered if you didn’t already know.
A shot of the top of the recipe box and the lovely Northern Brewer logo in all it’s sans serif glory.
These are the carboys or fermentation chambers. The big one on the left is the 6.5 gallon primary fermentation chamber, and the smaller one on the right is the secondary fermenter. Also included in the shot is the white bottling bucket on the far right, the carboy stand for cleaning them on the bottom, a blowoff tube in between the carboys, and the carboys are on top the brewing tools box.
This is the brewery tools box which has all the goodies you need to get going with your first homebrew (save a few things). It has an autosiphon, caps, a capper which puts the caps on the bottles, No-Rinse Powdered Brewery Cleaner, the airlocks and seals, and the tubing necessary for racking, siphoning and bottling.
Here it is! The moment you’ve all been waiting for I’m sure. The Northern Brewery Deluxe Starter Kit is here and I cannot be more excited to brew!
It’s here! It’s here! It’s here! The Northern Brewer Deluxe Starter Kit is finally here! Just a heads up to anyone considering buying this, shipping takes FOREVER! They’re forthright about how long it may or may not take, and who knows it may have just seemed longer because I was so excited to get it, but absence makes the heart grow fonder right?
Anyway, I decided to take some pictures during the unboxing and share them for anyone curious as to what exactly is in the box. I took them with a DSLR camera so hopefully they’re decent enough to see whats in each picture. If not I added a little caption to each photograph explaining what it is. You can click “Full Sized Image” in the bottom right corner of the slideshow to get a better look (you may have to scroll down a bit to see it). So, in just a few short days, the long awaited brew day will commence! Beers and laughs will be had by all and hopefully a great brew will come from it.
My next post in the homebrewing section will be a detailed post of what happened during the brew days, trials and tribulations, successes and words of wisdom from having done the process once. Hopefully all goes smoothly and a quality, drinkable IPA comes out the other end.
Until then, brew on.