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Old 11-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #11
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I just figured the approximate price on the 10 gallons of EW's Haus ale.

2 row domestic at .50 per lb
specialty gains at 1.00 per lb
hops were free because I picked them
I use tap water
yeast was around 1.00 (I wash and use starters)
fuel was around 6-8 dollars


I'm at around 25 cents per 12 oz.

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Old 11-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #12
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Dude, what's your secret? I brew extract and it costs me $30+ (shipping is the real killer) to brew 45 bottles of beer. That's 66.67 cents per bottle. Does going all grain really drop your cost to brew by that much?
Ryan-boc,

Howdy, about the price of my homebrew...
.40 is a figure I came up with years ago.
But I buy a 55 Lb sack of D.M.E. { = 7 - 5 gallon batches}
Once a month during the brewing season.
I never figured shipping-{gas to go get the stuff} in the .40 price.
It costs about $210. each trip and the resulting 7 batches,
7 batches x 5 gallons = 35 gallons.
5 gallons = 46 - 12 oz bottles
46 x 7 = 322 - 12 oz bottles of 'Mien Acht Pfund Hammerbier'
$210.00 for 322 - 12 oz ales...


Hmmmm... you are right!
I am spending .65 cents on my damn brew man!
and that does not count store bought water!
of course it is 6 3/4% alcohol...
Once one had all the gear, whole grain
would be cheaper if a lot more trouble...
and at .65 and more alcohol,
it is about half
of what a good store bought beer costs...
Hmmmm, I feel stunned and confused,
like a duck what's been hit on the head...
I thought my homebrews were .40
and they ain't.



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Old 11-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #13
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$10.26 for the AG grain bill
$25.40 for the extract + grains grain bill...

Or, almost 2.5x more for extract.

Plus, more hops (maybe 50% more) to get the same IBUs in a partial boil extract batch as you'd get from the equivalent AG batch.
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