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Old 09-26-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
Sep 2009
SIDNEY, ohio
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I was just offered 10 dozen long neck assortmentof caps...a couple dozen or so of the bottles with the swing off tops ( cant think of the name) two 5 gallon glass carboys...a fermenting bucket...a few pounds of hops ....several different cans of malt extract...air locks and bungs siphons and a bunch of odds and ends for $100.00 if I am willing to clean it up. It is all a couple of years old stored in a barn.

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Old 09-26-2009, 05:14 AM   #2
Jul 2009
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If the hops and extract have been stored a few years in a barn, I'd toss 'em out. Maybe use the hops for a Belgian lambic beer or something, but they're probably shot. Other than that, you've got what I'd consider a fair price, not necessarily a deal. Depends a little on how much you have to clean 'em up and what shape they're in. Odds and ends can add up, too...

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Old 09-26-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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The canned malt is probably expired and not usable as are the hops.

If you have a list of items already then check the catalog/on-line prices at or some other supply store and divide by 50%...that's the starting price, now it's time to make your deal.

I wouldn't add in the cost/price for the hops, malt or bottles in my calculations, but if you think it's a fair price then go for it.

As far as I can tell, all you're getting that's usable are two 5 gallon glass carboys ($10 each used), a fermenting bucket ($5), some caps ($3) and airlocks ($1 each). Not worth $100. in my book....$30 TOPS for all of it.

But, hey, that's just me.

Good luck!
HB Bill

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Old 09-27-2009, 03:57 AM   #4
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I would offer $40, steep some grains and the malt with around 4 lbs of honey to make some braggots.
Then it might be worth it.

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