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Old 08-17-2008, 09:44 PM   #101
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Not counting ingredients...

Starter kit $110
AG setup $150
Barley crusher $130
Toys and extra carboys .. $100?! ..
Kegging rig $200
Kegerator $500

Beer that even makes your light beer drinking neighbor think you are a god... PRICELESS!!


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Old 08-17-2008, 10:23 PM   #102
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Are we talking weekly here? I haven't kept track. I build as much as I can though nowhere near as much as Yuri or as pretty. What I cant build I try to buy used.


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Old 08-17-2008, 10:34 PM   #103
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i spent $150 on ingredients LAST WEEK.
Equipment I do really good on...untill My temper takes over.
In Example, I got a great deal on a keg, Regulator, and 5# tank, hoses and picnic tap. Except I couldn't find anywhere local to fill the tank, forgot it when we went to the city, and ended up cutting a check for $375 for a 50# C02 Tank....then still ended up spending $20 to trade the little tank in for a full one (It fits in the $800ISH Keezer a bit better)

Thank the loard that I'm still not that interested in Conical Fermentors.
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:36 PM   #104
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I'm at about $1000 excluding ingredients, and that's with a keezer that's still missing 3 taps (and the 3 I have aren't pretty, but they were free!)


Now let me see, what else do I need?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:52 PM   #105
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right around $1,000 I would estimate.

 
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:01 PM   #106
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I don't keep a record of it. I find my hobbies less enjoyable when I keep a record of the cost.
+1. Some questions are better left unasked. Or at least unanswered!

 
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:40 PM   #107
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On a rifle site I have frequented (another hobby) one poster was criticizing someone else's wasted money spent on spiffing a former military rifle. I thought the other guy's reply was wise. It went something like this:

"Man, this is my hobby. I do this for the pleasure I get from it, not to make a profit. If my hobby is to throw money down holes, and it gives me pleasure, harms no one, and is legal, then why do you care? Leave me to do it, and let me be"

(Actually, the last phrase was more strongly worded, but I doubt the language would fly here).

I think he must be a wise man.

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:43 AM   #108
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I plead the 5th

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:44 AM   #109
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I've spent $650 just at AHS since January on ingredients and odds and ends. And another $275 on 2 chest freezers (1 for fermenting and 1 for conditioning)and temp controllers. This doesn't count any brewing equipment or my kegerator. That would have to add another $1000 to $1200.
Jeebus, now im depressed.

 
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:46 AM   #110
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At this rate...brewing may keep me from ever having a chance of retirement.


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