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Old 01-30-2013, 03:46 AM   #21
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2 row $.70
C 60 $1.33
Munich $.81
Pilsner $.93
Vienna $.81
Black Patent $1.31
CaraAroma $1.46
Marris Otter $1.19

Some sample prices from my goto brew shop. This is not bulk prices - it's by the lb (in 1/10 increments). It's online so I pay shipping. I usually order enough for 3 to 4 batches with each order - that makes shipping cheaper than flat rate for a single batch!

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #22
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2 row $.70
C 60 $1.33
Munich $.81
Pilsner $.93
Vienna $.81
Black Patent $1.31
CaraAroma $1.46
Marris Otter $1.19

Some sample prices from my goto brew shop. This is not bulk prices - it's by the lb (in 1/10 increments). It's online so I pay shipping. I usually order enough for 3 to 4 batches with each order - that makes shipping cheaper than flat rate for a single batch!

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/
Great prices for malt (if local, shipping kills the deal) can find hops for cheaper but still ok

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #23
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I paid $22 and change for my last 10 gallon batch of stout. (1.065 OG). Never really tracked how much the individual grain cost, really....

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:01 AM   #24
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$40/50 lb 2 row and under $2/lb for most specialty grains. I buy hops by the lb so less than about $/oz for most and I'm going to start growing. I just ordered my first rhizomes.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:05 AM   #25
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$40/50 lb 2 row and under $2/lb for most specialty grains. I buy hops by the lb so less than about $/oz for most and I'm going to start growing. I just ordered my first rhizomes.
Sorry. Didn't finish that one. Starting from there:

I recover most of my yeast from bottled beers I like. When I do buy I grow a bit up from the dregs of the vial and freeze for later use. Almost never pay for yeast. Biggest expense is hops in a big IPA and the malt extract I use for starters.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:37 PM   #26
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2 row $.70
C 60 $1.33
Munich $.81
Pilsner $.93
Vienna $.81
Black Patent $1.31
CaraAroma $1.46
Marris Otter $1.19

Some sample prices from my goto brew shop. This is not bulk prices - it's by the lb (in 1/10 increments). It's online so I pay shipping. I usually order enough for 3 to 4 batches with each order - that makes shipping cheaper than flat rate for a single batch!

http://www.brewbrothers.biz/
I checked out the brewbrothers site. Really liked the $29 price for 2-row. Did a shipping estimate for South Carolina $60.00 plus. Just doesn't make sense, but perhaps I'm missing something.

Guess I'll continue to pay a little over $1/pound from MoreBeer and get free shipping for any order over $59. My only semi-local option would be a small craft brewery about 40, hard miles away. I'm not sure that their pricing would be that much better. FWIW, most of my 5 gallon batches come in at about $20 to $25. ABVs are in the 6.5 and under range, and most are relatively easy on the hops and used recycled yeast.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #27
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For me it's the hops that hit the most, so if I'm making a beer that's low on hops like belgian blondes or trippels , etc it will be significantly cheaper than a very hoppy IPA with 8-12 oz of hops. Right there we're talking about 16-20$ difference in the batch price

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #28
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My LHBS charges $2.70/lb for 2-row or any other of their limited grain and $3.25/oz for hops. Brewing with LME from them is cheaper then AG because it's $9/L (3.15LB). I'm not sure I could afford to be an alcoholic at those prices so I mail order most of my stuff and go there is I need one or 2 things.
I'd prefer to support local business but between selection and price it's hard, but I could see how people would get those numbers using 15lbs of base malt at those prices.

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:23 PM   #29
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for me here in uk, 25kg maris otter is 20 > $32
100g hops is 2-3 > $3.1-$4.7
yeast 11g pack $2 > $3.1

a typical bitter beer costs about 10 for 5uk gallons
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #30
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for me here in uk, 25kg maris otter is 20 > $32
100g hops is 2-3 > $3.1-$4.7
yeast 11g pack $2 > $3.1

a typical bitter beer costs about 10 for 5uk gallons
Where do you get it for 20? I have only seen it 33

 
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