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Old 02-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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That works out pretty well for you and where you are. For me, though, it's $3/lb for DME and about 75 or 80 cents a pound for base grains.
Same here, no idea where he/she found that. Quickly browsing vendor sites here have bulk listed on average $3.50 pound for 50 pounds bulk (AHS) .My local store is over $4 a pound.

Morebeer, since it was mentioned is 3.75 a pound. *shrugs*


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Old 02-06-2013, 05:29 PM   #22
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http://www.miamibeerandwine.com/BRIESS_GOLDEN_LIGHT_GROWLER_33_LB_p/1097.htm

This is what I was buying last year from my LHBS for about $55. Looks like price has gone up. So this is now $2.36 / lb.

Should look and see if he has any still marked at that price...


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Old 02-06-2013, 05:58 PM   #23
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http://www.miamibeerandwine.com/BRIESS_GOLDEN_LIGHT_GROWLER_33_LB_p/1097.htm

This is what I was buying last year from my LHBS for about $55. Looks like price has gone up. So this is now $2.36 / lb.

Should look and see if he has any still marked at that price...
Thats quite the deal since their DME is 5.99 a pound http://www.miamibeerandwine.com/BRIESS_CBW_SPARKLING_AMBER_DRY_p/1106.htm

$3.78 per pound non-bulk on LME: http://www.miamibeerandwine.com/BRIESS_GOLDEN_LIGHT_CANISTER_p/1637.htm

Its a no brainer to buy bulk from them!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:08 PM   #24
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YES, extract is very expensive. I seem to spend $40 to $60 for most of my 5 gallon extract batches. (I generally brew beer that is 6% and up). However, the equipment to go all-grain is also expensive. Since I cannot manage to afford a "true" all grain rig any time soon, I will be stuck with extract for the time being. As soon as I can afford an 8-gallon stockpot, I will probably switch to BIAB, but with the 4 gallon pot I have now, I cannot even do that yet. It seems that HOMEBREWING is expensive!
Sorry, Off topic!!

Check out Wal-Mart, I've seen 32 qt tamale pots for about $23. The nice thing about them for biab brewing is that they come with a shelf, it keeps the bag off the bottom of the pot.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #25
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I pay $11.95 NZD per kilo of DME or about $12.50 NZD for LME. If I went AG, I would pay $3.95 NZD for NZ Pale Ale base malt.

When I do a 20 litre brew, it works out at about $2.50 per 500ml bottle. When I buy a local craft beer, like Epic or 8wired, it will cost between $8 - $12 NZD per 500ml bottle. So even though extract is more expensive than all grain, it's still cheaper than buying all my drink from the bottle store

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:03 PM   #26
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For me...buying from either of my LHBS options brewing AG is 30-40% LESS expensive than Extract buying on an individual batch basis.

Buying in bulk might decrease the spread slightly but all grain is much less expensive...based on the purchase options available to me. If I ordered LME in bulk kegs...it might be different...but shipping eats most of that up....don't think morebeer includes the LME bulk in the free shipping program.

DME $4/lb
LME $18/6.6lb

quality 2-Row Base grain: $1.10/lb-$1.50/lb

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:14 PM   #27
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I agree, it costs too much. Grain you can get cheap. My time spent brewing is relax time for me, so would rather more time, less cost. AG is the ticket. Extract is a short cut you have to pay for. Realizing that now that I am getting away from using it.

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Old 02-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #28
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Wait does more beer include 59 lb grain sacks in their free shipping program?


Edited: no 50 lb sacks of grain aren't free shipping...

Edited again. But they do sell 9 lbs LME for $2.60/ lb, eligible for free shipping. Not terrible. AG still cheaper but maybe this helps you get to free shipping faster.

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Old 02-09-2013, 12:54 AM   #29
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I did recently purchase some morebeer LME at the local freight damaged grocery store. I'm not sure how they end up at NPS in SLC....but they occasionally have a few bags vaccuum mylar bags og extract from Morebeer. Usually priced at under $2/lb.

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Old 02-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #30
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It is all about a give and a take. I do both, but my all-grain days (I'm old school apparently and do the mash-tun, not BIAB) rarely take longer than 4 hours.

But extract lets me brew inside, and saves me at least an hour. While my time is very valuable, so is a brew day that doesn't happen outside when it's raining/snowing/zombie apocalypse



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