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Old 02-22-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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I've been looking around for some lower priced complete ingredient kits, that come with the yeast, malt etc etc. Basically trying to save a few dollars and give myself a hobby. On the internet I can't seem to find anything that will beat my local store when it comes to price with shipping.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:11 PM   #2
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I've been looking around for some lower priced complete ingredient kits, that come with the yeast, malt etc etc. Basically trying to save a few dollars and give myself a hobby. On the internet I can't seem to find anything that will beat my local store when it comes to price with shipping.

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What price are you finding at your local store so we can compare to the places we shop at?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:12 PM   #3
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I'm in the market for the same thing and the cheapest I have seen are of these 5 kits on morebeer.

5 Beers Under $.50 a Beer | MoreBeer

Those seem to be the best priced, but northernbrewer has a few kits that are in the same ballpark. I think morebeer has a deal where if its over $59 you get free shipping.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #4
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Be happy if your local home brew store has great prices that beat or compare to online stores when shipping is taken into account. Sadly I've yet to find a better deal local than online. With 10+% sales tax + gas money to drive to a LHBS + prices that are no better than online stores I find that its hard to not shop online.

Your best bet might be to visit an online store with flat rate shipping and buy several kits at once.



EDIT: I found that midwest has some decent partial mash brews in the low $20s. Sure midwest doesn't have flat rate shipping but if you fiddle with your order (buy more than one kit) the shipping cost doesn't go up horribly.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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Yeah, I agree my LHBS charges $40 for a kit and around $25 for a 6 lb LME, so I am shopping online.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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Have you checked out Austin Homebrew Supply's Session Series kits? He has a nice selection of kits at good prices. With the flat shipping rate I think these are pretty darn inexpensive.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
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Most kits at AHS are at the cheapest $24-25 + yeast.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #8
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Prices are around $13-$20 for a 2 gallon ingredient pack, or $30-$45 for a 5 gallon pack, everything included.

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Old 02-22-2009, 04:33 PM   #9
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http://morebeer.com/search/103560/beerwinecoffee/coffeewinebeer/5_Beers_Under_%24.50_a_Beer

I looked at this, it doesnt have the yeast or the grain, anything that has it all?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #10
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Austin Homebrew Supply

More what I'm looking for, although it doesnt have the yeast. Good price though!
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