Originally Posted by McKBrew
How about 24.99 off the IPA kit?
Seriously though that is a decent price for that big of a recipe. 17 fricken ounces of hops
Is it really?
$77 for a recipe w/o yeast? Yes, I know there is a over a pound of hops in there.. but let me add this up...
I don't know what the base grains are, but based on AHS's prices they range from $1.35-$2/lb So anywhere between $22 (for plain 2row) to $33 (for Golden Promise)
+ $2 for the 1lb of specialty grains
$77 - $24 = $53 / 17 ounces of hops = $3.12 an ounce for the hops
$77 - $33 = $44 / 17 ounces of hops = $2.59 an ounce for the hops
AHS regular price for hops is $2.99 an ounce. (which comes to $50.83 for 17 ounces).
Ok, so let's say I get this same recipe from my rapist of a LHBS store...
Sack of 2Row 50lbs is $42 = 84cents/lb = $13.86
Sack of MO 50lbs is $64 = $1.28/lb = $21.12
1lb of specialty grains = $2.25
17 ounces of hops * $2.75/oz = $46.75
So that will cost me, plus yeast $62.86 - 70.12
Plus $4.90 tax I'm still cheaper.
If I use the hops that I got from HopsDirect, which averaged me 70 cents an ounce it would come to $11.90 for the hops, so I could do this recipe for $28 to $35.27, plus the cost of yeast. With 2 new vials for $14 (AHS recommends pitching 2 vials for this recipe), I'm still only at $49.27
Sorry, this isn't a deal.