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Beer_Me

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I just bought a brew kit, went to the store to pick up a malt extract, dried malt extract, hops and yeast.

Walk in and see that 3.3 pounds of light malt extract alone is 20 dollars. Does this price sound right? Am I going to be spending 40 bucks every 2 weeks brewing?
 

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extract is a big chunk of the price. i can't remember what LME cost, i think at austinhomebrewsupply.com you can pick up 5lb of DME for $10 or $12.

but i'd check out a few places online, some have flat rate shipping, and you could order enough supplies for a few batches at once and probably save a little over going someplace local.
 

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Sounds high. I usually spend about 12 bucks for that size. If you can't find anything locally, I suggest you try some online stores.

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edit...Evan beat me to it!!
 

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3 lbs of Munton's DME (Dry Malt Extract) is $14.99 at my LHBS (Local Home Brew Store). LME (Liquid) is $3.50/lb from their bulk containers. 3.3 lbs of Muntons LME in a can is $13.99.

I think some of the "kit" brews that some shops sell are discounted compared to buying the individual ingredients, but I'm not sure of that.
 

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I've been going extract kits and some recipes and they range from high 20's thru high 40's, but I usally end up buying some equipment also, so yea plan on spending 40-50 each time I'd guess
If you only have 1 kit, does it include a secondary or did you only get a ferminter and a bottle bucket? With a plan on a new brew every 2 weeks, I think you're going to upgrade or equipment quickly
 
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Thanks guys - I will definitely order online from now on. I am just giddy to get this started so I sucked it up and spent $55 bucks this once.
 
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