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Old 11-09-2012, 12:09 AM   #71
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Just checked the 2011 pdf for the grain buy... US 2-row was under 55 cents a pound, depending on which maltster you went with (GW was the lower cost). Also looked up one of the price sheets for another group buy I was involved in. The sacks of MO I got were $39 each, delivered cost). UK 2-row was $34 a sack (55# per sack). Looks like the US 2-row was not much less in price. Don't remember where I got the other price, but I do recall it being mentioned at some point not that long ago. Although I could be mixing it up with another malt. Still, under $40 for a 55# sack is pretty good in my book.
Wow that's cheap. I need to find something like this.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:32 AM   #72
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I think anything around a buck a pound is decent for base malt. I just paid $190 for 240 lbs of assorted malts. 79 cents a pound is phenominal in my book but theres other group buyers getting it even cheaper i think.

Just so the op doesn't feel TOO bad about it, your 47 dollar batch is still less than a dollar a beer. Sure, group buyers pay about 40 cents or less a beer, but a quality beer for less than a buck is still a decent price, imho.

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Old 11-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #73
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Just so the op doesn't feel TOO bad about it, your 47 dollar batch is still less than a dollar a beer. Sure, group buyers pay about 40 cents or less a beer, but a quality beer for less than a buck is still a decent price, imho.
Good point. Sometimes I forget myself how inexpensive this hobby actually gets after start-up costs, new equipment and such. Anything under a dollar is still a great price for a beer considering most craft beer goes for $4 a pint, at least in these parts.

I never worried too much about getting the lowest price possible, but it came naturally when I moved to AG and started buying my base malt in bulk. I just couldn't pass up a $.90 discount per pound.

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:14 PM   #74
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My last batch of IPA cost me $28 including 8 oz of hops, Simcoe and Centennial. I always add $8 to that, however, to account for propane and sanitizer, as well as CO2 since I keg. Likely an over-estimation, but it's still only $36 for 40 pints, $0.90 a glass. Even when I account for all the money I've spent on equipment over the years, split between all the batches I've made, it's only just over double that. Still really cheap. And with each batch that goes down. Now if we start talking about man hours, it could get expensive but hopefully you enjoy brewing and so that doesn't factor in.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #75
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I run a LHBS and this is a 25-30 dollar recipe. Do you know how much you paid per item.
I posted the prices here in another post .

Is your online store not up and running ? I tried the link on your page and got error page not found http://shop.thebrewshop.biz/

A note on my town and anything good for sale . Wichita is the largest city in Ks but seems to have very little in the way of shopping for things . I buy very little in stores . Most shopping done on line .Lots of things are too pricey here . we have only one LHBS and it is very small . Heck I drive a truck . there is NO real truck stop in the Wichita or surrounding areas. Amazing that we have so little in a big city , well big for Kansas .
I will be ordering my grains online from now on.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #76
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I think anything around a buck a pound is decent for base malt. I just paid $190 for 240 lbs of assorted malts. 79 cents a pound is phenominal in my book but theres other group buyers getting it even cheaper i think.

Just so the op doesn't feel TOO bad about it, your 47 dollar batch is still less than a dollar a beer. Sure, group buyers pay about 40 cents or less a beer, but a quality beer for less than a buck is still a decent price, imho.
I guess you are right . that is 3 bucks less a sixer than I can get microbrew for at the liquor store .
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:49 PM   #77
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I can pick up a 50lb sack of Montana grown two row for $45 from my LHBS, any time all the time. Not the best price in the world, but it's good malt and locally grown. Definitely inquire about bulk base grains, it's the only way to fly with AG and you'll end up easily using it with 10lb here, 12lb there. Even if you only brew 4-5 times a year, you'll certainly use it up well before it expires.
I drink a bit less than a case a week so I brew about every couple weeks or so to keep a stash of different beers ready to toss in fridge . I usually have 3 or four different kinds at a time . As soon as I find a AG that I really like I will buy in bulk . As it is I have only tried one time . I will enjoy it in a month I think as I just put it in secondary to clear up a bit .
Now off to find a good online source for grain.
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I looked up the same stuff on Northern brewer and came up to about 41.00 for what i bought in town . I had also bought a 2.50 bottle of yeast nutrient with my order . So about 6 bucks saving with 8.95 shipping included .

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That is way too much. I usually buy whole sacks and split sacks of specialty grain. That recipe would cost me about $14. It would cost $11 if I used washed yeast.
I call bull**** on $11. Itemize please? 47 is nuts, but so is 11.
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I call bull**** on $11. Itemize please? 47 is nuts, but so is 11.

I just did a 1.061 SMASH for about $15 with washed yeast at standard prices for malt and hops. If I had been able to get volume discounts then I can see $11 no problem.
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