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This kit allows you to start your very own mini brewery at home. It is designed to be foolproof and fun, plus the instructions have been honed for more than 20 years making it one of the most trusted anywhere. A fantastic first homebrew is pretty much guaranteed.

The kit includes:

• Chinook IPA Extract Recipe Kit
• 6 gallon (27 litre) glass carboy (primary fermenter), bung and airlock 
• 5 gallon (23 litre) glass carboy (secondary fermenter), bung and airlock 
• Blowoff hose, funnel and fermagraf° stick-on thermometer
• Siphon and tubing
• Bottling bucket and spigot
• Bottle filler and tubing
• Bottle capper and caps
• Carboy brush and bottle cleaning brush
• Brewery cleaner and carboy dryer

The kit inventory in the box mentions an instructional DVD. Due to region differences the DVD is not included in the UK, but you can watch the videos embedded on this product page below.

You will also need a large pot with a capacity of 16 to 20 litres.

The Brewery in a Box Deluxe Starter Kit includes two large glass bottles known as carboys for a two-stage fermentation. You also get a comprehensive, easy-to-use step-by-step guide to homebrewing. Once you’ve got the bug for homebrewing (and you will), this equipment allows you to make a huge range of beer styles.

Now for the best bit! Each starter kit comes with a Chinook IPA recipe kit. Who doesn’t want to brew an IPA?

We also highly recommend using a hydrometer to keep an eye on fermentation and know your final ABV.

For brewing instructions click here.
To read about the Deluxe Kit’s content, click here.



We’re confident that this is kit is the best way to start homebrewing. It has been honed over 20 years in the US and now it is here in the UK. Also included is the Chinook IPA extract recipe kit. This ‘brewery-in-a-box’ is an essential starter's kit.


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Comprehensive kit, good value
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I've been researching home brewing for a couple of months.

This looks like pretty much everything one would need for Extract brewing, minus bottles (it comes with bottle caps) and a stove top stainless steel or aluminium stock pot. To go with this kit, one would need one of 5 US gallons, minimum. So, that is 18-and-a-bit litres. Slightly larger may give you some wriggle room when it comes to boil overs (a previous reviewer mentioned he got a 21 litre).

Important for review purposes to say that I have not yet tasted the finished product. However, this kit (Which is the Northern Brewer 'Brewery in a box' Deluxe Starter Kit) is well reviewed across the internet. Northern Brewer also have a fairly amusing YouTube video with 'regular guy' Nick and Brad Segall of Northern Brewer using the kit to make Chinook IPA, which is the recipe kit that this box comes with. It actually works as quite a good instructional video if you don't like reading instructions.

So, on the basis that it is a good kit with rave reviews, and that Beer Hawk (at the time of writing) were selling this for £87.50, while everyone else is selling for at least £120, I took the plunge. Value is fantastic - 5 gallon glass carboys alone are around £20 in most shops and online. The item arrived the day after I place my morning order, so very good service.

I look forward to tasting the finished product!
Good kit, great price
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I bought this kit mainly because it was an absolute bargain at half price. When it was delivered, the bottling bucket was broken, and unfortunately there were no more in stock for a replacement. Ellie was great at helping me out though. I made the beer in a few hours and I’m waiting to bottle it now. Can’t wait to taste it
Excellent kit
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Excellent kit, and great customer services. Many thanks
Great introduction
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Received this as a gift. Fantastic starter kit, after many years of wanting to homebrew this has got things going. Great instructions and almost everything you need to brew successfully. Purchased a heat pad and digital controller separately so I could keep the carboy at 22 degrees. The finished result is great, nice hoppy aroma with tones of caramel and a nice bitter finish.
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