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View Poll Results: Since I've started homebrewing I have spent:
< $100 6 1.58%
< $500 92 24.27%
< $1000 96 25.33%
< $2000 93 24.54%
< $5000 68 17.94%
< $10000 12 3.17%
< $20000 6 1.58%
< $50000 5 1.32%
< $100000 1 0.26%
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #61
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GIGGLE...OK OK OK A TOTAL LOL was in order! I couldn't answer the poll

It all started with a basic home brew kit, a borrowed kettle and a membership on HBT!!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #62
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I got most of my stuff for free. Several glass and several plastic carboys for free when my work was cleaning out storage space. Mash tun from a cooler someone was throwing out because the outer shell had a crack. Brew kettle for free because my mom bought a turkey fryer on clearance then realized she was afraid to use it. Honestly my most expensive piece of equipment is a $20 bottle capper.

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Old 01-05-2013, 01:56 PM   #63
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Rule # 1 of hobbies is to NEVER add up receipts.

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:33 PM   #64
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$460.17 according to my spreadsheet. Most expensive piece is my freezer which I paid $125 for. Only use/need 2 carboy's. Kettles were free so that helps. I can't see going much over 500. Maybe when I have a permanent place.

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:46 PM   #65
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I wanna see the setup for the person who answered <$100,000

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #66
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I have tried to go cheap. I would say that i have spent around $150 on equipment out of my pocket. Got a few things as gifts that i am not including. I have a pretty good BIAB setup. I still need to make a wort chiller. The ice bath takes too much time trying to cool 5gal batches. But, I have more time than money.

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Old 01-05-2013, 03:42 PM   #67
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bysmW4juI8&feature=player_detailpage

GIGGLE...OK OK OK A TOTAL LOL was in order! I couldn't answer the poll

It all started with a basic home brew kit, a borrowed kettle and a membership on HBT!!!
Need another choice? >$100,000 ?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #68
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Rule # 1 of hobbies is to NEVER add up receipts.
Hah...too true. I was following that rule until this thread started. My wife has been REALLY REALLY cool about this one (she has hounded me for years to find a hobby), so she has yet to ask me to account for my spending. However....the number was much bigger than I expected.

The good news is that I am almost done. I have come to the conclusion that I must have a way to cold crash these primaries if I am ever going to have clear beer. After that...nothing but ingredients and good times.
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As for the question the OP asked about expensive stuff making better beer there's no correlation at all. My conical is my most expensive piece of equipment, but the beers fermented in it are no better than the beers I still ferment in my 20 year old $7 buckets. I spent about $225 to build a temp controlled fermentation chamber for my conical(or my buckets), that investment improved the quality of my beer tenfold.

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I have no idea and I don't care...it's a hobby.

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