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Old 02-19-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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We often like to wonder if brewing is cheaper than buying, well you want to buy hoppy micro American Pales it's not even close. I don't need to do the math to know the PTE clone I got @ $66 total from AHB is cheaper than $19.51 per growler you have to spend by the time you buy the beer, the growler and pay tax.

At $66 bucks yielding about 10 growlers that's $6.60 each. Yeah, less than 1/3rd the price.

I spent so much time and care on my PTE clone which came out great I don't want to plow through it. But good god.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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Craft beer is super expensive!! I was shell-shocked when I grabbed a six pack of Stone Ruination and it cost $18. I was sure they made a mistake. It was delicious though and worth every dollar!! With that said, next time I'll brew a clone.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #3
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is that like canadian monies or what? All those prices are about double than here.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:41 PM   #4
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is that like canadian monies or what? All those prices are about double than here.
USD. I live in the Boston area.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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We often like to wonder if brewing is cheaper than buying, well you want to buy hoppy micro American Pales it's not even close. I don't need to do the math to know the PTE clone I got @ $66 total from AHB is cheaper than $19.51 per growler you have to spend by the time you buy the beer, the growler and pay tax.

At $66 bucks yielding about 10 growlers that's $6.60 each. Yeah, less than 1/3rd the price.

I spent so much time and care on my PTE clone which came out great I don't want to plow through it. But good god.
Using that logic you must include the price of all of your equipment you used to brew the clone.

How much was the beer alone?

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:51 PM   #6
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I covered the price of my equipment years ago. I'm working on "free" equipment now so I don't have to add it in right. Just the price of ingredients and propane.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #7
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what about your time, amigo? surely that's worth something.

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Old 02-19-2010, 02:58 PM   #8
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:02 PM   #9
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"Hobby time" doesn't count. I don't get paid when I watch football.

 
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Old 02-19-2010, 03:13 PM   #10
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I agree with that, of course, it just doesn't work very well in your mathematical comparison. I'm building on kikshaaz's logic, here. Saving dough was definitely one of the reasons I got into homebrewing and, like you, I don't "price" my time when I figure out how much my beer costs.

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