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Old 02-24-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default What's your most expensive brew?

What did it cost you for 12oz of beer out of either the tap or in a bottle?

When I get it bottled it will be my Belgian Barleywine at $1.75 even though I don't bottle any more, this one is going to grace glass rather than stainless.

EDIT: Take your total cost, figure it out per gallon, then divide that by 128 and multiply by 12 to get to the answer here. Thanks

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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From the recently brewed recipes, it's gotta be Scrum Bag IPA. 6 oz of hops will do that.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:36 PM   #3
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Was my first attempt at an DIPA.

30 pounds of grain and 8 ounces total hop charge.

Thanks goes to a cheap domed false bottom for that one never making it's way to a fermenter. Thusly, it became my most expensive brew. Especially after dropping nearly $80 on a new, better, false bottom.

Never did brew that again tho'.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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Mine was also a double IPA, I think my total hop charge was about 8 oz (at 2.50 an oz)for a 5 gallon batch. At least it tasted good...

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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the chocolate espresso imperial stout I just bottled is in the neighborhood of $1.88 per 12oz. Any of my friends that even get to taste this should consider themselves loved...

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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Yeah, my Belgian Barleywine isn't any more expensive than the IPA I just made, but add in the cost of those damned bottles and it doubles! Anyone that drinks it is going to have to be closer to me than SWMBO, actually that is a lie. I love having people drink my beer when they appreciate it. Plus I have 10 gallons to go through at 10%abv!

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Old 02-24-2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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The very first. If I hadn't brewed that, I would have never needed to upgrade my boil kettle, by a burner, IC, etc., etc., etc.

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Old 02-24-2009, 10:16 PM   #8
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Old Bog Water Barleywine. No idea what the last batch cost (2005) and I don't bottle. 15 pounds of grain, 2 pounds of dark brown sugar and 4 ounces of hops in the boil.

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I did a 10 gallon IIPA with 28oz of hops in it. 28lbs of grain and 8lbs of extract. Don't know the per bottle cost as I don't bottle, but I remember 10 gallons costing over $150 fifty to make.

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1.85 / 12 oz bottle of Brewpastor's Water into Barleywine.

It had 2 $7 bottles of grade A maple syrup.

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