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Old 07-08-2009, 02:31 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by gerbache View Post
That sounds really high for an extract kit. Which store have you been going to? MoreBeer has a showroom in Concord and another in Los Altos (I think? Somewhere on the peninsula, anyway).
Yes, Los Altos.

Sorry, I can't tell you how much their kits cost, since I buy my grain and hops in bulk. They do stock a large number of grains, however, as well as extracts, in case you want to put together your own recipe.

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by mudog View Post
Every time I go to my LHBS I end up spending 45-60 on a extract kit. Does anyone know where I can get things cheaper. I live in CA near SF if the helps.

Danm! I think i get out for about $30 each time here at Fort Worth Homebrew. I am lucky that most of what they sell comes directly from Austin Homebrew.

What are you ordering in your kits? I usually use about...
1-1.5# specialty grains
4-6# DME
Yeast (dry if available)

The only time I have spent more than $35 on a 5gal batch, was when i needed 2# of fresh raspberries, and that was $15 alone.

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:38 PM   #13
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Don't think they are the cheapest, but Morebeer.com has daily specials, which can sometimes be pretty significant. Today I checked and bought a AHA membership for like 25% off. Not bad considering I have been wanting to do this for a while.
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You must be making very big beers to spend that much on one batch. There's a linear relationship between ABV and cost.
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:15 PM   #15
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Just wanted to let everyone know about this website I found called "theamericanbrewer" dot com. My buddy turned me on to it and they got some of the best prices on kits I've ever seen. They don't show up in google searches (wonder why?) but they got a brew kit/ingredient kit combo for like 79 bucks. My friend bought one in February and he said he's super happy with it. he told me he got lot's of extra stuff and they even threw in a huge glass beer stein. Anyway, don't want to give them to much kudos until I get mine. I ordered it yesterday nd I guess it'll be here in like a week or so. They got like 15 or 20 different ingredient kits to so I got their O'reily's Irish Stout kit. I guess I'll let everyone know what happens when I get my stuff. I think all us brewer's should let each other know about any deals we find since brewing is getting a little expensive, at least for me. Thanks, later.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #16
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Mudog, it's the same way at my LHBS and the kits use canned extract. They're $25 online and 50+ in store. Immediately explored AHS, Midwest, and morebeer instead. I like all 3.
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Midwest Supplies or Northern Brewer, just ship them out to ya. I will say extract costs have gone up a few bucks over the last 2-3 years. But you'd have to go to extreme kits to spend $50 (huge gravity or insane hopping rates) at those places. Both turn over huge volumes of liquid extract too, so it should be fresh. AHS the same I expect.

For kits I feel Northern Brewer really puts together some good ones. The majority are between $25 and 40.

I usually shop at Midwest now as its closer, a tidge cheaper, and I buy stuff separate with my all grain recipes.
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Originally Posted by UncleDave
Morebeer has a "deal of the day" and usually offer a kit two or three times a month. I picked up an Irish Red Ale kit in June for around $22.
^^^^this for sure they have 10 kits that are supposed to cost like 50 cents a beer to make.... found the link
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Beer kits often include a convenience price.

Take the True Brew hefe kit: it costs $36 at my LHBS

Materials, if bought individually, are $26 for the extract, $1 for the dry yeast, $1.50 for the hops, $1 for the priming sugar, and $1.50 for the caps, for a total of about $31.

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