Well, do the math for a second. Suppose you are new to brewing and sticking with extract (more expensive than all-grain, but easier). And suppose you want a big Belgian strong dark ale. You could shell out $50 for a really nice kit for a pretty darned good beer.I am looking to brew a beer that is decent tasting, has a high alochol content, and made from malt extract / corn sugar (cheap). Would like the alochol around 10%, are there any walkthroughs for such a beer brew?
That's not a bad idea. But beer is made up of malt, hops, yeast and water. Sometimes you can add rice or corn for more fermentables, but not as a high percentage of the beer. Changing a recipe to take out some of the malt and add sugar instead would change the recipe. Most of the time, not for the better.With the current economic problems people are facing maybe coming up with cheaper alternatives to popular recipes would be a good idea.