Originally Posted by elproducto
Extract is expensive no matter where you go. I made the switch to All-Grain recently only after just starting, and not only are my beers much better, I can do a 5 gallon batch for about 12 bucks with bulk grains, hops and re-used yeast. Extract was costing me between 20 and 30 dollars for the same batch, and the beer wasn't near as good.
Now that is some great value beer! Where are you located elproducto?
Are you a member of the SOB group?
I live in Parry Sound, 2.5 hours north of Toronto.
For a basic pale ale which uses 10 pounds of 2-row = $6
1 pound of carapils = $2
Safale US-05 reused from previous batch - free
6 ounces of bulk hops - $4 approx.
The key is buying bulk if you can. I bought 110 pounds of 2-row for $70 which will last me over a year.
The only piece of equipment I needed to go all grain was a mashtun which I made for about $50 using a coleman cooler from walmart, and various parts from home depot.