Who can brew beer at home

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 #61

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    Don't get me wrong, I like hops, but once you get over about 35 IBUs and it just all hops, I don't like it anymore.
     
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    There is no price to get me off my favourite Imperial Double IPA, I believe it comes up more expensive than a regular Ale off the shelve never checked as it doesn't matter, but that's not just a beer its a craft beer the way I like it!

    Grain
    5 kg (80.7%) — Pale Ale
    350 g (5.7%) — Oats Malted
    350 g (5.7%) — Wheat Mal
    500 g (8.1%) — Corn Sugar (Dextrose)

    Hops (654 g)
    8 g - Simcoe 12% — Boil — 75 min
    140 g - Centennial 9.3% — Aroma — 20 min hopstand
    127 g — Amarillo 7.4% — Dry Hop — 8 days
    80 g — Centennial 9.3% — Dry Hop — 8 days
    46 g — Simcoe 12% — Dry Hop — 8 days
    127 g — Amarillo 7.4% — Dry Hop — 7 days
    80 g — Centennial 9.3% — Dry Hop — 7 days
    46 g — Simcoe 12% — Dry Hop — 7 days
     
  3. Jan 14, 2020 #63

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    Water, Electric, blah, can’t be arsed counting that up!!
    I can make a decent beer with 100g of hops at £3.50 and no caps if you keg, gas is pennies over the year.
    Where do you stop adding costs up, petrol to the supermarket to get beer, council tax to sit in a house to drink it :laugh8:
     
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    That's some serious hoppage!
     
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    who you hauling for?
     
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    My water charges are included in my council tax, so if I was to try to factor in my water costs I’d be doing exactly that!
     
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    An amusing side benefit to the smart meter is that I know it costs me about £1 - £1.50 in electricity to brew a batch. :-)
     
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    And to run a brewing fridge for a couple of weeks?? ;)
     
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    I've been curious about that but probably not much, my kveik brews sometimes needed a 20w and 14w heat mat to maintain the high temps but thats essentially running a lightbulb? Things fermented at 20c seem to hold pretty stable without the heat or cooling coming on much so the fridge is just doing a few days cold crash per batch. Cost would be a lot more if I was running something to keep kegs cold, but I bottle and have a cold cupboard.
     
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    I would cover production costs. Taproom costs are a separate spreadsheet. Just ordered some hops. One packet, 225g £20.99. Well worth it
     
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    What variety did you order?
     
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    I hate those things, I wouldn’t feed my dog his three whole chickens a week with his biscuits if I had one of those athumb..
    Plus if swmbo knew the REAL cost of it all.........
     
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    Forget about it, the cost is so minimal it’s not worth working out.
     
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    I don't add costs up I just buy my grains hops and yeast and brew, to me its a hobby even if I do a kit I always buy a 500g bag of dme I am tasting one half of a werry at the moment 1 tin 500g of medium dme 500g of suger 30g of challenger brewed with hog norst, its very nice to no twang or any off flavours just a nice easy drinking ale, I bought 3 packs of hog norst from cml this is the second brew both have been very good, brewing a bitter in the morning with the other pack, so cost doesn't come into it for me I do it for pleasure and enjoyment
     
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    At that price sabro
     
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    Wow what brand?
     
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    Hops is where the money is spent
     
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    Yes sabro. Also bought Idaho 7 which is nearly as expensive.
     
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    If you don’t mind an old crop they are a bit cheaper, but if you don’t mind paying what you are paying, I suspect you would mind an old crop! 9D21496A-42CF-456B-8C02-26D2E84107A6.png
     
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    I'm ex Navy and 30 years Fire Service. Absolutely ok to brew beer at home. And wine. Get yourself a still. Although don't advertise that
    Good luck.
     

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