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Old 10-16-2012, 02:28 AM   #1
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Apparently it takes the average American five minutes worth of work to buy a typical beer. 20 minutes in most other countries, according to the October issue of time. I bet the average HBT member pays 6 times as much for one good microbrew as most people do for one beer.


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Old 10-16-2012, 02:32 AM   #2
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Apparently it takes the average American five minutes worth of work to buy a typical beer. 20 minutes in most other countries, according to the October issue of time. I bet the average HBT member pays 6 times as much for one good microbrew as most people do for one beer.
What? Depends on the wage, I make 9 bucks an hour I live in illinois( depends on tax too). If your talking keystone yeah 5 mins, Bud maybe a bit more. Hmmm well 9 bucks a six pack. Im not the best at math and I dont feel like thinking about it, but that add looks off to me.


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Old 10-16-2012, 02:35 AM   #3
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If I figured in my "hourly rate" at work, when I make beer.. it would be a much better deal to buy craft beer.

(not even figuring in the blichmann, march - equipment overhead... or great western, rahr, weyermann - consumable cost)
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Lol did a sec of math. I make .15 cents in a min so in 5 mins I make 75 cents, that from were im from covers keystone or something close to that. What its like anywerw from 11.99 to 13.99 and sales tax of 10% ( for a 30 pack I think) dont know havent bought cheep in a long wile <------- buzzed on homebrew. About .80 cents a brew
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if i figured in my "hourly rate" at work, when i make beer.. It would be a much better deal to buy craft beer.

(not even figuring in the blichmann, march - equipment overhead... Or great western, rahr, weyermann - consumable cost)
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I found the online version of this blurb.

http://moneyland.time.com/2012/10/09...o-afford-beer/


So extrapolating from the numbers in that article, what they are saying is the average person makes $1.80 every 5 minutes, which means $21.60 per hour. If you figure 2080 hours per year, that's a hair under $45k average salary. Is that reasonably accurate?
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I found the online version of this blurb.

http://moneyland.time.com/2012/10/09...o-afford-beer/

So extrapolating from the numbers in that article, what they are saying is the average person makes $1.80 every 5 minutes, which means $21.60 per hour. If you figure 2080 hours per year, that's a hair under $45k average salary. Is that reasonably accurate?
Uhhh no. Not were im from. I make 17k a year before taxes and thats full time 40 hours a week. Oh and I did say before taxes? And i did mention I live in illinois.
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This might work for most people using cheap beer drunk at home, but I'm pretty handsomely paid and I still can't afford a decent pint a bar for 5 minutes of work (except maybe happy hour specials). Typical beer prices are $7-9 around here.
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I found the online version of this blurb.

http://moneyland.time.com/2012/10/09...o-afford-beer/

So extrapolating from the numbers in that article, what they are saying is the average person makes $1.80 every 5 minutes, which means $21.60 per hour. If you figure 2080 hours per year, that's a hair under $45k average salary. Is that reasonably accurate?
That's what I'm saying. At $20 hour ( in California that ain't much) that's $1.66 for five minutes. I could buy a BMC but surely not a Stone lol

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This might work for most people using cheap beer drunk at home, but I'm pretty handsomely paid and I still can't afford a decent pint a bar for 5 minutes of work (except maybe happy hour specials). Typical beer prices are $7-9 around here.
Most ales that I look at and wish I could buy.. Are over $5 per bomber!!!

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Uhhh no. Not were im from. I make 17k a year before taxes and thats full time 40 hours a week. Oh and I did say before taxes? And i did mention I live in illinois.
Dude, do you work at McDonalds or Burger King? That's $8.17 an hour. The average single American income in 2011 was about $26,500 ($12.70 an hour).

I made more than you mowing grass (23 grasses, to be exact) when I was 13.

Pizza guys, UPS/FedEx box slingers, CRAPPY waiters and construction workers make about double what you make. You need to go get a decent suit from the Goodwill and get to interviewing!

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