I recently just bought my brewmaking kit and am really exciting about brewing my own beer. I'm in college, so one of the main reasons for me to brew my own beer is to save some green and also to make myself specifically the kind of beer that I want.
I went to go by my hops, malts, yeasts, etc. today today and I got some bad news. I was quoted on spending about $45 for all that stuff. I almost pooped myself right then and there.
I suppose it was just my imagination, but I was planning on spending way less than that.
How much does it typically cost everyone to brew a good quality batch of beer (about five gallons)? Is it around the 45 dollar range, or can I get it cheaper?
To be honest, I'd like to pay between 20-30 dollars. Is that possible without brewing a beer like Bud Light?