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Old 04-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hey I am trying to find out how cheap I can make a beer. Taste is of little concern but price is. My friends know I make beer and always want some but I dont want to give them the good stuff. So if some of you have some beer recipes for something really cheap post them. I was even thinking about adding some dextrose to make it cheaper. Thanks


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Old 04-05-2010, 07:12 PM   #2
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not to be a smart-ass. but if you want the cheapest beer possible with little concern for taste for your friends. Go out and but some Keystone Light or Beast or whatever for 8 bucks a case.


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Old 04-05-2010, 07:17 PM   #3
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I make beer they want something I made.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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#10 2-row = $11.5
1 oz. Centennial Hops = $2.15
Muntons Yeast = $1.19

$14.84 for 5 gallons. This is the cheapest batch I have made, it was fantastic. And those are BMW prices. I buy hops in bulk, so they are about $0.60 per ounce for me. If you lower the malt bill it can be cheaper. I did this as a SMaSH brew, NOT because I wanted a cheap brew. It's great though. Far cheaper than any Keystone or Beast, and MUCH better.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:21 PM   #5
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The Man posted a good one.
also can look at: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f62/crea...eam-ale-66503/
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I would suggest giving them a sample of your homebrew and see what happens. You may end up converting some of them.

Here are some AHS low cost kits.
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Old 04-05-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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#10 2-row = $11.5
1 oz. Centennial Hops = $2.15
Muntons Yeast = $1.19
I think something is wrong with what my computer displays do you mean 10 pounds of 2-row
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yes, you are correct. It's 10 pounds of two-row. It will get you about a 5% ABV beer. If you lower it to maybe just 8 pounds of grain you'll have about a 4% ABV beer with more bitterness to play with.
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patersbier is cheap and easy, the bonus is that you can make that beer and repitch the yeast for a nice boutique belgian strong ale for yourself.
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two words. cream ale.

70% 2-row
30% corn*

shoot for about 1.045 or so. Mashing lowish.

us-05 yeast
whatever hops you have lying around at 60mins to get about 15-20 IBUs

Tips: for yeast you can also wash part of the yeast from the bottom of a primary, as long as it's a clean yeast, bam! take off the cost of yeast.

*flaked corn works, but corn meal is even cheaper, you just have to cook it with some water to form a thick paste and gelatinize the starches.

Hops: left over hops are great, .25oz of a really high AA% hop like summit or zues could hop the entire 5 gallons.


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