I live in the Seattle area - VERY new to home brewing.
I'm interested in seeing the rise or decline in prices for what you paid for your extract brew ingredients. I'm thinking of 2000, or 2006 or 2010 prices.
Have they gone up? Have they declined ?
As I type this - my batch of ingredients was:
3 lbs of dry malt extract $ 13.95
Liquid malt extract 3.1 lbs for $ 11.95
Liquid yeast created on Jan 11 2010 $ 6.50 - enough to ferment 5 gallons...which is exactly
what I have brewing right now.
Hops, 1 oz at $3.50 a bag of pelletized hops...regardless of % or the AAU units involved.
I remember a headline from two years ago where a hop farm burned to the ground in a bizzare fire. Hops have gone up and up in price since then.
What did you pay? Is there a trend here? I'm curious for your response.