I'm brand new to the homebrew scene. I'm going over to a buddy's place on Saturday to bottle my first batch and brew a second. He has all the equipment and has always used Northern Brewer for recipe kits. I see they get the lions share of press out there for supplies. I was wondering though if you guys had better luck with other online outlets for beer recipes and kits. I'm always dubious of places that have seemingly every one of their products listed with high approval ratings. I think to start we'll be tackling mostly IPA's, stouts, and porters. If anyone has had consistent good luck with certain recipes or kits or supplies, I'd greatly appreciate the help. Also, if it makes a difference, we're trying to brew everything as partial mashes to start. Thanks in advance for any input.