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Old 02-19-2010, 08:17 AM   #31
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I've spent $280 on all my equipment, including grain mill, since I've started brewing about a year ago. Style for style it's a hell of a lot cheaper. I'm satisfied with my equipment, however I have spent quite a bit on my keggerator. Not necessary, just something nice. I have plenty of people to give me bottles. I know I've saved a hell of a lot of money by brewing, rather than buying the same styles of beer at the store.

Do I brew my own beer to save money? No. I brew because I love good beer and love making it even more, from scratch, and my own recipes. I just end up saving money in the long run had I been buying craft beer instead.


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Old 02-19-2010, 08:37 AM   #32
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Hey,

Brewing helps us to be in a position and had a good quality of beer.. (just when we started it ourselves).. if not it wont comes under money saving .. I guess. But the taste of it as you said would not that good at all..!!

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Old 02-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #33
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Ha, I was a real estate agent in 2009 and my business expenses I can deduct. I was going through my statements throughout the year and soooo much money was spent at brewmaster's warehouse, AHB and LHBS it kind of made me sick. I would guess around $200/month.

My 2010 budget is $50/month on homebrew stuff. I spend WAY too much on this hobby. Not to mention "market research".
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:55 PM   #34
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Ugh, I just added up what I've spent in 2010 so far.....$291. Upgrading my mash tun hurt pretty bad.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:48 AM   #35
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Much like me, you seem to think your "next batch" will be cheap. Let me know when you get there!
You're probably right! But the trend is going in the right direction at least.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:30 AM   #36
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I've been wondering at my costs and I put together a spreadsheet for myself.

Provided I've remembered everything, $546 on gear, $233 on ingredients, and a per-bottle cost of $1.64. That'll improve when I do more batches, since I'm only on my eighth batch and just finished my all-grain conversion.

As long as I can keep from getting too much other hardware this hobby starts to look affordable…
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Old 02-21-2010, 12:23 PM   #37
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It costs me about 25-35$ a batch for 55 bottles. A sixer of anything good in my neck of the woods runs you about 10$. I'm not great at math, but it's hard for me to see how I'm not saving money....


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