My two bits for the OP.
Some homebrewers are all about brewing for the very lowest price. I understand and respect that.
For me, though, the couple of dollars I might save just isn't worth the time. I don't have enough brewing time as is, and I find it difficult to invest more of that scarce commodity when I could spend $7 for a vial of liquid yeast.
- blogging about making my own beer and raising a lot of kids.
Check out the priming sugar calculator
and the beer calorie calculator
Fermenting: American brown ale
Bottled: big Irish red ale, Thundersmoke brown ale (Yorkshire brown), Belgian golden strong ale, imperial nut brown ale