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View Poll Results: Since I've started homebrewing I have spent:
< $100 7 1.84%
< $500 93 24.41%
< $1000 96 25.20%
< $2000 93 24.41%
< $5000 68 17.85%
< $10000 12 3.15%
< $20000 6 1.57%
< $50000 5 1.31%
< $100000 1 0.26%
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #51
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My post above show an annual average of at least $500 but honestly there were the fat years where I had lots of money to spend on brewing(and did) and the lean years. In the past 5 years I have probably spent less than $500 total not counting ingredients.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:56 AM   #52
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3 tap kegerator with a tower, kegs and Perlicks was the most expensive at about $1k, forcing me into the <$2k poll category. My brewing equipment is just a beginner's kit, 10 gal triple clad stainless kettle, a couple extra Better Bottles and misc. bottle tree, vinator, scale etc. So, minus kegerator, under $500.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:38 AM   #53
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Under $500. Maybe not by much though.

I bought a lot of my set up as a kit and it's lasted me. I still have both buckets, capper, wands, hydrometer, spigot, some of the bottles, an airlock and some other misc gear from it.

My outdoor burner was on blow out sale at Cabelas with a pot. Watch Cabelas and Bass Pro for those. They have ridiculous sales now and then.

I made my mash paddle and spiral wort chiller.

Between the kit, what I drink and what's shown up on the porch, I've plenty bottles.

Caps are cheap and one LHBS sometimes has printed caps that no one wanted for whatever reason for real cheap.

I made my tun from an existing Igloo cooler.

My starter/rehydrater is an empty fifth bottle of Jager.

All the LHBS I use have mills and will either let me crush or crush for me, free.

Got my Better Bottle on sale.

Buying local for all but my initial kit has also worked well for me. No shipping. An 8.75% discount here and there.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:42 AM   #54
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I'm all in.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:54 AM   #55
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I fold with 2 keggles, 3 mash tuns, 10 corny's a converted undercounter BevAir ferment chamber. You Win. Plus I just sent you an order for some more cam locks so I can convert the Mash Tun that wasn't set up for cams.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:00 AM   #56
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I have a simple set up and I've made it work for me. My beers are coming out good so I'm comfortable where I'm at. Cooler mash tun $20, SS 13 gal BK $90, Burner $30, Grain mill $180, Carboys $100, Wort Chiller $40, and misc $30. I've definitely brewed enough to where I'm saving money at this point.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:05 AM   #57
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It'd be easier to add up how much I didn't spend on brewing.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:07 AM   #58
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I've probably spent on equipment (or had given to me as a present around 300

I bought a kit for my brother and I to brew with, that was like 70 or 80, plus our kettle was like 70, but for myself I was given a 100 dollar brew kit and I have an additional 40 for a 5 gallon stock pot. Plus some other odds and ends things here and there (my brother has a thing with breaking hydrometers and thermometers)

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #59
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Not too much so far maybe $200 I got alot of stuff for Christmas/ birthday presents but I'm currently building an AG brewery and might have to build an outside brewery Ina woodshed type building. Even with all that I don't think I'll break $1000, for now.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:21 AM   #60
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In equipment I have around 130 and around the same in recipes. I scored finding all my stuff on craigslist for 100 bucks!
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