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Old 07-28-2011, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Is it about brewing good beer or being overly friggin cheap-a$$?

To me, like most things in life, they don't come together. Yes, there is cost-effectiveness, but when someone wants to brew with a $15 budget it's like comparing BMW to Lada. You get what you pay for (sorry about ending a sentence with a preposition).

Just my 1199 cents.

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Old 07-28-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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I think it's about brewing the best beer you can working inside your individual budget constraints. Not everyone can spring for a 14 gallon Blichmann conical, some of us have to use a couple platic buckets...

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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Reasons vary by individual. Me? I just spent $2500 on a new brew rig and maybe drink 6 pints a week. It's about good beer, and love of the process/hobby, in my case!

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It's about doing whatever you want really. For me it's about brewing the best beer I can, while on my poor college student budget.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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For me its brewing good beer cheaply.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:25 PM   #7
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For me its brewing good beer cheaply.

Exactily. I like $9.00 a six pack beer and can brew it for the price of Bush
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:27 PM   #8
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Great beer for self, friends and potential convertees

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It's a little bit of both for me. I just want to make as much as I can and learn and get as good as I can. I never cheap out on ingredients or anything but I also enjoy the fact that I can have this nice beer at my house without spending a mint. Some do it to save money mostly. Sure. Nothing wrong with that either imo.

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Old 07-28-2011, 11:33 PM   #10
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For me, it's always been about making good beer. These days, it's about making much better beer than many of the craft beers available today.

With craft sixpacks averaging 8 bucks these days, it's nice to be able to brew 10 gallons of Bavarian Hefeweizen for under $15 that's better than any domestic in the store. That's a big plus these days as beer prices continue to rise.

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