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Old 02-16-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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I just got back from the store. I can't go there without taking a pass through the beer section. I just noticed something.

All Sierra Nevad six packs are $8.49 each and most other micros are selling for $7.99 and up for a six pack. Naturally, Dogfish is even higher.

Wow. I usually will grab a sixer or 4 when I see them on sale at $5.99, but I never really noticed such a high price.

I think I'm off to Sam's club tomorrow to stock up on enough SNPA at $18.99 a case to last me till my brews mature. I hope their price has not gone up too.

 
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:21 PM   #2
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Yeah, everything is going up. But wait... You can get SNPA for $18.99/case?

It's funny that you mention that particular beer. I just put the lid on a clone of that. On my way back home from LHBS, I calculated the money saved at $4.25 a sixer if I make it myself. You really can save some money by HBing.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #3
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You really can save some money by HBing.
You're new at this, aren't you?
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:27 PM   #4
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Really,

hmmmm. In raw materials, yes it may be substantially more inexpensive but total cost is way higher homebrewing. I am sure that there are a couple k in my equipment costs. By the way time is money and I do spend a fair amount of time with the hobby. Fuel also comes into factor.
All that said, I love brewing - I don't see a cost savings. Cheap beer can be had.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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You're new at this, aren't you?
5 AG batches under my belt. Meh, I think since I work work for a beer distro that sells the SWILL, I have always compared the price of my HB to that crap. If you do that, IMHO, you will never feel like you save some money. I never thought of comparing it to a quality beer in the $7-$9 sixer range.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:44 PM   #6
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[quote=LostDakota I never thought of comparing it to a quality beer in the $7-$9 sixer range.[/quote]

Me neither till I started brewing all grain. Now, IMHO, my beer is much better than a lot of those $7 six packs, yet only costs me less than 8 bucks for 5 gallons to make.

Still, it's not the savings, it's the hobby, the better beer, and the look on peoples faces when they taste it.

I get the biggest enjoyment when folks try my beer and they want more.

 
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:07 PM   #7
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I get the biggest enjoyment when folks try my beer and they want more.
I get the biggest enjoyment from people trying your recipes and wanting more of my beer too ;-) Thanks for your contributions around here EdWort.

 
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Old 02-17-2008, 12:02 AM   #8
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You are welcome! I'm glad you enjoy them!

 
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:48 AM   #9
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a 12 pak of #9 here in VT is usually 11.99 so figure $1.00/bottle...

AG gives me a cost of abt $0.60 per bottle if making the famous Haus Pale Ale !
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I just got back from the store. I can't go there without taking a pass through the beer section. I just noticed something.

All Sierra Nevad six packs are $8.49 each and most other micros are selling for $7.99 and up for a six pack. Naturally, Dogfish is even higher.

Wow. I usually will grab a sixer or 4 when I see them on sale at $5.99, but I never really noticed such a high price.

I think I'm off to Sam's club tomorrow to stock up on enough SNPA at $18.99 a case to last me till my brews mature. I hope their price has not gone up too.
SNPA is 9.49 here and Dogfish is 10 something plus deposit but Sams has a case for 18.99 here as well God I love that place!
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