10# Avangard pilsen malt @ $1.25/ pound = $12.50 spent (from LHBS)
1 pack 34/70 @ $6.75/pack = $6.75 spent (from LHBS)
2mL CO2 hop extract @ 2.99/3mL = $2 Spent (yakima valley hops)
2oz YVH Hallertauer Tradition @ $2/ 2oz pack = $2 spent (yakima valley hops)
TOTAL = $23.25 spent on beer ingredients (plus of course the minor costs associated with; tap water, yeast nutrient, rice hulls, 1 whirlfloc tablet, 1/4 campden tablet, ?KWH of electricity and CO2 for kegging)
I did not think it was possible given inflation these days to brew a proper batch of beer, without a lot of dextrose, for less than $25 bucks (raw ingredients) but somehow found a way.
I did a decoction and a whirlpool hop addition to boot, on my batch of “Hutch Lite”
I ended up diluting it further (higher efficiency than expected, I planned for 60% BHE) down to 4.3% expected ABV (5.5gal after dilution, in the fermenter at ~1.044 SG- provided my math was correct)
I’m going to let this special batch lager until April or May. Hopefully it will be worth the wait.