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Old 10-28-2007, 01:44 AM   #11
Rich the Brewer
Sep 2007
Rhode Island
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All grain costs me 37 to 47 cents a bottle. My last extract brew cost 54 cents a bottle. All ingredients were bought in kit form from my local homebrew store.

Newcastle Brown Ale costs $1.35 a bottle, and Sam Adams is about $1.10 a bottle.

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:20 AM   #12
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It varies widely based on the specific recipe, how much grain/adjunct is used, what kind of yeast, if you're reusing yeast, all-grain or extract, ordering in bulk, current prices of hops, etc.

I think prices ranging $0.25 to $0.75 per bottle is a good range estimate (factoring in only ingredients). My all-grain session ale is about $0.35 per bottle if I reuse yeast. I could get that down a lot further if I bought grain and hops in bulk.

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:26 AM   #13
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10-gallon All Grain batches of my Nierra Sevada (relative premium beer).

I recon it's about 25-30 cents a bottle including propane...not including other miscellaneous items (zip ties, garbage bags for spent grains, box of Triscuits for munching during boils...etc)

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Old 10-28-2007, 03:37 AM   #14
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beersmith's new calculator puts mine at 40-60 cents per bottle
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:39 AM   #15
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Less than 50 cents for a 1/2 liter bottle...
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Old 10-28-2007, 04:48 AM   #16
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~14 cents per 12 oz serving at my house. This only includes malt,hops, & yeast.

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:53 AM   #17
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I'm right around 50 cents these days for my consumables. I usually distribute my equipment costs over the course of a year, so if you include the items that are less than a year old my price might be closer to a dollar.
And now we go AG!

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Old 10-28-2007, 04:56 AM   #18
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+1 for consumables only. The equipment has a longer life span, plus salvage value. It's about 50 to 75 cents for a glass of all grain beer.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:38 AM   #19
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I just did the numbers and am running 60 cents per 12 oz. This will drop when I go completely AG starting with the brew I just did last night.

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Old 10-28-2007, 07:25 AM   #20
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Dependant on were I get my base malt (store/brewer)

10-20p 20-40c

this is for the goblin.

Have a beer on me.

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