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Old 12-17-2009, 03:16 AM   #21
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I am positive I'm not done buying equipment.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:17 AM   #22
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You need to get off this site and brew. If you brewed every week, it'll be almost 6 years before you reach the $0.99/pint level. By then, you'll have built a bigger, more expensive rig, and be that much further behind.
Clearly, I don't care about the cost. Believe me, if I didn't work 60 hour weeks and 80 hour weeks January through April, I would be brewing donkey kong.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:19 AM   #23
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maybe he should also take into consideration the increase in "pint drinkage" since homebrewing.

Don't know about OP, but I definitely drink more beer now(but less wine and vodka...)

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:20 AM   #24
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maybe he should also take into consideration the increase in "pint drinkage" since homebrewing.

Don't know about OP, but I definitely drink more beer now(but less wine and vodka...)
I think the increase in flatulence in a cost benefit analysis probably outweighs the pint drinkage component, so I'm going to call that a wash factor.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:21 AM   #25
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Hah... sounds about like the journey I've have over the last 8 months or so...

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:22 AM   #26
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$30 per batch...time to start buying in bulk. Grain costs next to nothing when you buy in bulk and hops are a great buy now too we just picked up 11# at an average of $.068/oz including shipping. My last batch, lil sparky's nut brown cost $18.11 for an 11G batch and $3.50 was for the nottingham yeast.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:28 AM   #27
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$30 per batch...time to start buying in bulk. Grain costs next to nothing when you buy in bulk and hops are a great buy now too we just picked up 11# at an average of $.068/oz including shipping. My last batch, lil sparky's nut brown cost $18.11 for an 11G batch and $3.50 was for the nottingham yeast.
Yes! Much cheaper than $30 per batch. All you need is a barley crusher. With yeast washing my Alt today was like $11 for 6 gallons. Thats $0.275 a pint and I didn't use bulk hops.

I'm still eyeing a sump pump...and I just bought 2 better bottles, I guess I am still addicted to equipment upgrades.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:29 AM   #28
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Yeah...buying in bulk must be gangster.

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Old 12-17-2009, 03:34 AM   #29
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LOL equipment doesn't count, you'd spend 10x that playing golf. I now NEED a conical and a pump O yeah and a fermentation chamber.

 
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:36 AM   #30
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All you need is a barley crusher.
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Yeah...buying in bulk must be gangster.
Yeah, but it takes money to save money so you'd better get on with the purchase. You'll also need a refractometer, scale, stir plate, etc, etc.

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