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Old 04-01-2011, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default What's your ingredient cost per pint?

Got back into homebrewing quite a bit in the last 4 months. Got bags of grain and pounds of hops.

Right now my low cost per pint (ingredients only) is $0.19 (an english Mild and a light-ish blonde), and my avg is $0.33.

What's yours?

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Just ingredients: 0.91/bottle
With equip and all the other brewing stuff: 1.21/bottle


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Old 04-01-2011, 03:10 PM   #3
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My last one was right around $1/pint (16oz).
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #4
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I'm running in the ~$0.30-$0.43/pint range for medium ABV brews (under ~6.5%)... Higher ABV brews run me about $0.45-$0.60/pint...

I'm using grain from a group purchase, harvested/washed yeast (whenever possible) and hops bought in bulk. Doing all that, even my big barley wine recipe is coming in at under $22 for 5 gallons.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:26 PM   #5
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Ingredient costs for a 10 Gallons of Blonde Ale (malt, hops, yeast, defoamer and Irish moss) work out to about $0.17 a pint.

A rather heavily hopped IPA runs $0.54 a pint.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:27 PM   #6
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USD its 2.70 a leter :P

but everything is taxed to hell in Norway regarding alcohol, thats still 5x cheaper than buying crap beer in supermarkets.
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:41 PM   #7
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Just guesstimating for a 12-plato beer.

9 lbs base malt: $7.50 - $10, depending on brand
1 lbs specialty/crystal malts: $1.50-$2, depending on type
1.5 oz hops: $1.20-$2.90, depending on type
Yeast, dry: $4 or Yeast, liquid: $9
Misc salts, whirlfloc, etc: $1
Propane: $3
CO2: $2

Total: $0.50 to $0.75 per pint, roughly (not including cost for water).
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:55 PM   #8
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Ingredient costs for a 10 Gallons of Blonde Ale (malt, hops, yeast, defoamer and Irish moss) work out to about $0.17 a pint.
My ingredient cost work out about the same. But I have to add 4 a pint for propane and oxygen.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:01 PM   #9
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It's a hobby for me so I no more care nor would calculate this than the cost of playing a hole of golf. The ROI is the leisure, not the beer.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:04 PM   #10
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I just started a blueberry ale...didn't realize how expensive blueberries were! It's going to be like 3x the cost of the beer.


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