- Jan 30, 2013
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It is tough. I agree, homebrewing is not a huge cost savings to some extent. But, if you prefer good, expensive beer I do believe it is cost effective. Buying Belgian beer is an eye opening experience. If one can learn to brew these beers at home, they will be fresh tasting and lower cost. IPA I have my doubts as you can get good examples for not too crazy prices. The brewer needs to purchase a lot of hops to make these beers. But breaking even over time is in the cards. It is just a fun hobby for me. I have spent quite a bit over the years (20) on equipment as I enjoy the hardware side.